Childhood Cancers Directory
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Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information about Late Effects
Late effects are treatment-related health problems that appear months or years after treatment has ended. The treatment of cancer may damage healthy cells at the same time it destroys cancer cells. Some cancer treatments,such as chemotherapy,radiation therapy,and bone marrow or stem cell transplant,stop the growth of rapidly dividing cells,such as cancer cells. Since bones,tissues,and ...
Hodgkin's disease is one of a group of cancers known as a lymphoma. Lymphoma is a general term used to describe cancers that affect the lymphatic system,especially the lymph nodes. Tumors often form in the lymph nodes (places where lymphatic vessels unite) and/or the area around the nodes. Fever,night sweats,and weight loss may occur along with swollen lymph nodes. The exact cause of ...
Ewing's sarcoma is a rare bone tumor that occurs most often in adolescents. It may also arise outside of the bone in soft tissue (extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma). Ewing's sarcoma is related to another type of tumor known as primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET). Researchers have learned that both of these tumors arise from the same primitive cell and now refer to these tumors as the Ewing ...
Wilms' tumor is the most common form of kidney cancer in children,accounting for 6 to 8 percent of all childhood cancers. About 500 new cases are diagnosed in the USA per year. The exact cause is not known,although it is thought that in 10-15% of affected individuals,one or more mutated genes create a predisposition to Wilms' tumor. Typically,this disease first appears when the affected ...