- About Cancer
Detailed information on cancer in children, including causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping
- Alternative Therapy for Cancer
Alternative therapy is a nonconventional approach to healing. it may be used instead of standard treatment or in combination with standard medicine.
- Diagnosing Cancer
Many tests are necessary to determine whether a child has cancer, or if another condition is mimicking the symptoms of cancer.
- Treatment for Cancer
The specific treatment for your child's cancer will be determined by your child's doctor, based on a variety of factors, including the type of cancer and the extent of the disease.
- Causes of Cancer
There is no one single cause for cancer. Scientists believe that it is the interaction of many factors--genetic, environmental, or constitutional characteristics of the individual.
- Chemotherapy for Children: Side Effects
Detailed information on chemotherapy and managing chemotherapy side effects in children
- Chemotherapy for Children
Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. In most cases, it works by interfering with cancer cells' ability to grow or reproduce.
- Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children
A cancer diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming. But prognosis of childhood cancer continues to improve, and the chance of being cured continues to increase.
- Germ Cell Tumors
Detailed information on germ cell tumors, including causes, types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Glossary - Oncology
Glossary of terms relating to cancer in children
Detailed information on hepatoblastoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Hodgkin Lymphoma
Detailed information on Hodgkin's lymphoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Home Page - Oncology
Detailed information on cancer in children
- Managing Alopecia in Children
Hair loss is a common side effect of most forms of chemotherapy. Younger children may not be bothered by hair loss, but the school-aged child or teenager may be devastated.
- Managing Mucositis in Children
Mucositis can be a very troublesome and painful side effect of chemotherapy. Common symptoms include diarrhea and abdominal cramping or tenderness.
- Managing Bone Marrow Suppression in Children
Nearly all chemotherapy drugs affect the number of blood cells in the body. When the number drops, the risk for anemia, fatigue, infection, and bleeding increases.
Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children. The abnormal cells are often found in the nerve tissue that is present in the unborn baby and later develops into a detectable tumor.
- Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer
Good nutrition is vital for children being treated for cancer, yet these young patients often have poor appetites.
- Online Resources - Oncology
List of online resources to find additional information on cancer in children
Detailed information on osteosarcoma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Pain Management and Children
When a child has cancer, one of his or her greatest fears is pain. Every effort should be made to ease the pain during the treatment process.
- Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor
Parents are entitled to a clear explanation about anything related to their child's condition. Here are some important questions you may consider asking your child's doctor.
Detailed information on retinoblastoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on rhabdomyosarcoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Topic Index - Oncology
Detailed information on cancer in children
- Brain Tumors in Children
Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. Brain tumors that occur in infants and children are very different from adult brain tumors, both in terms of the type of cells and the responsiveness to treatment.
- Wilms Tumor
Detailed information on Wilms tumor, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Ewing Sarcoma
Detailed information on Ewing sarcoma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Detailed information on leukemia in childhood, including symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children
Detailed information on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including causes, staging, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children
The goal of a bone marrow transplant is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a child after his or her own unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.
- Cancer Overview
Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.
- About Clinical Trials: Information from the National Cancer Institute
Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses, to develop, produce, and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.