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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... Read more
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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 can... Read more
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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... Read more
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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... Read more
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Cancer in children can be difficult to detect and diagnose, especially at early stages when symptoms are vague. The odds of successfully treating most types of pediatric cancer increase greatly when it's discovered sooner rather than later. Since children aren't always able to articulate or recognize symptoms, it's important to be as observant as possible... Read more
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When you first hear from your doctor that your child suffers from cancer, you may feel overwhelmed and so emotional that you have a hard time talking with your son or daughter. Once your child receives his or her diagnosis, you should sit down as a family and go over exactly what that means now... Read more
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There is an old cliché that says “you are what you eat.” While this may not be completely accurate, it does hold a little bit of truth. What you eat can have a significant impact on your health and cancer risks. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet will not only have a positive impact on your... Read more
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