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Dr. William Harmon
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Hepatoblastoma (Overview)

Hepatoblastoma is malignant tumor of liver that is uncommon in children.


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What is hepatoblastoma?

What is hepatoblastoma?

Liver cancer: A solid tumor/cancer of the liver that occurrs in young children usually ages 4-5 years or younger. Treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harmon
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Hepatoblastoma (Overview)

Hepatoblastoma is malignant tumor of liver that is uncommon in children.


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What are the symptoms of hepatoblastoma?

What are the symptoms of hepatoblastoma?

Abdominal pain: Hepatoblastomas can grow to large size before diagnosis. One may feel a RUQ mass or just note abdominal distension. Frequently child has poor appetite and/or weight loss. Occasionally patient may experience jaundice or itchy skin. ...Read more

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What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

Fight for survival: Hepatoblastoma-most common cancerous liver tumor affecting children from infancy to about 5 years of age. As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival vary greatly from child to child.Prompt medical attention, aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis.Continuous follow-up care is very important because side effects of radiation/chemo may occur, as well as second malignancies. ...Read more

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Treatment for hepatoblastoma?

Surgery: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children. Treatment requires a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Oftentimes the tumor is resectable, if not then chemotherapy and subsequent second look surgery if tumor responds. ...Read more

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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is hepatoblastoma?

Liver cancer: A solid tumor/cancer of the liver that occurrs in young children usually ages 4-5 years or younger. Treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is a hepatoblastoma?

See below:: Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children, although it is relatively uncommon compared with other solid tumors in the pediatric age group. Surgical techniques and adjuvant chemotherapy have markedly improved the prognosis of children with hepatoblastoma. Complete surgical resection of the tumor at diagnosis, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, is associated with 100% survival rates. ...Read more

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What is an hepatoblastoma?

Rare liver tumor: Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant liver tumor seen primarily in children. It is the most common liver cancer in children. It is graded based on how much of the liver is involved and by microscopic appearance. Current therapy includes chemotherapy and surgery for most patients. A small number of hepatablastomas may be able to be surgically removed. The majority require both. ...Read more

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I've got hepatoblastoma. Now what?

I've got hepatoblastoma. Now what?

You probably don't: Have the diagnosis checked. Almost all hepatoblastomas are in children - most less than 3 years old. So if you are asking this question (and it is not being randomly generated by a computer) you probably don't have hepatoblastoma. Any more information? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatoblastoma?

Abdominal pain: Hepatoblastomas can grow to large size before diagnosis. One may feel a RUQ mass or just note abdominal distension. Frequently child has poor appetite and/or weight loss. Occasionally patient may experience jaundice or itchy skin. ...Read more

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