Tumors in Children

Tumors in Children

Simply defined, a tumor is an abnormal growth. Usually not accompanied by swelling (inflammation), tumors can appear at any age. When present in children, growths can sometimes be difficult to detect since younger patients often don't know how to clearly verbalize symptoms. Potential sources of tumors in children are also different from what typically affects…
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How Cancer Treatments Can Affect Your Child

It is important to attend follow up appointments after cancer treatment to minimize the effects of the treatments on the body. It also helps you to know the specific problems or illnesses that are likely to develop after treatment. Cancer treatment can have many effects on children’s growth and immune systems. Puberty and Fertility Radiotherapy…
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Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis

Unfortunately, doctors have to deliver the news to parents that their children have cancer around 40 times a day, on average. This comes out to 14.6 thousand times a year. The average age of a diagnosed child is six. Twelve percent of child patients do not survive. Of the survivors, over half suffer later side…
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Understanding Lymph Nodes & Cancer

Bean-shaped glands called lymph nodes sometimes becomes malignant (cancerous) or may be affected by other types of cancer originating elsewhere. Lymphoma is the term for the specific type of cancer that develops within the lymph nodes. It's a form of cancer that affects nearly 2,000 children, adolescents, and teens annually in the United States. Hodgkin's…
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