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How does childhood cancer develop?

How does childhood cancer develop?

Childhood cancer: This is an intense area of current research. There are inherited syndromes that lead to pediatric cancer, but most cases are not. Studying patient tumors have found some mutations in dna, but why these happen we do not know. Is it a random error (bad luck, if you will) or an unknown genetic predisposition? A defect in gene regulation (epigenetic defect)? No evidence yet for exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can be done for childhood cancer?

What can be done for childhood cancer?

Unsure how to answer: Are you asking about a particular cancer? If so you need to ask a more specific question. If you're asking how you can eliminate childhood cancer in general the answers are: donate to childhood cancer research. Get your elected representatives to increase funding for the same. Decrease children's exposure to 2nd hand smoke and other carcinogens. Volunteer at your local children's hospital. ...Read more

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What does childhood cancer do on height?

What does childhood cancer do on height?

It depends...: Usually the cancer itself does not affect height, but our treatments in order to achieve a cure can affect growth. This can be caused by both chemotherapy and radiation treatment, if this was a part of the treatment regimen. If you have further questions, I would take with the patient's oncologist, or if they have been off treatment for a while, get them to see a long term cancer specialist. ...Read more

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What are common forms of childhood cancer?

What are common forms of childhood cancer?

Depends on age...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are neuroblastoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), brain tumors, retinoblastoma and wilms tumor. Common adolescent cancers include all, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read more

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Please describe the most common childhood cancer?

Please describe the most common childhood cancer?

ALL: Overall, the most common is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). ...Read more

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What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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What are common complications of childhood cancer?

What are common complications of childhood cancer?

Variable based on Dx: Childhood cancer includes several different cancers. The outcomes are variable from one cancer to the other and so are the complications. Some common ones include risk of growth retardation, infertility and organ toxicities such as Heart damage or kidney damage in rare cases. Most of the complications are preventable or treatable. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are causes for childhood cancer?

I was wondering what are causes for childhood cancer?

Numerous: Chemicals, pollutants, toxins, genetics, random bad luck, mutations...To name a few. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the most common childhood cancer?

Please help! What is the most common childhood cancer?

ALL: Overall, the most common childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). ...Read more

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What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

Leukemia Most Common: In children (including ages 10-15 years old), Leukemias are the most common cause of cancer accounting for 33% of cases. Brain and other Central Nervous System tumors are the next most frequent accounting for 20% of childhood cancers. Additionally, cancers occur more commonly in boys whose rates are 20% higher than the rates for girls. Other cancers of note are Lymphomas, Bone, Kidney, and more. ...Read more

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What kind of organizations are out there for childhood cancer research?

What kind of organizations are out there for childhood cancer research?

Other sources...: The st. Baldrick's foundation (http://www. Stbaldricks. Org), alex's lemonade stand foundation (http://www. Alexslemonade. Org), and hyundai hope on wheels (http://www. Hyundaihopeonwheels. Org) are other wonderful foundations helping support pediatric cancer research. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15.?

I was wondering what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15.?

Why?: Leukemia, brain tumors, ewings sarcoma (bone), lymphomas,
http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/aya/types

don't go looking for trouble my mother always said...... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15.?

Could you tell me what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15.?

Many...: Common adolescent cancers include acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read more

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What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

Find what fits: Find a charity or organization that you believe in and donate what time or money you feel able to. Ther eis no one right answer, it will depnd on what you are willing and able to do. ...Read more

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Which childhood cancers are deadly?

Which childhood cancers are deadly?

Unfortunately, they: All are. While the risks differ for separate malignancies, they all can leed to bad outcomes either from the cancer or treatment for it. The most common pediatric cancer, all, is also one with one of the best prognoses. However, because it is far more common than many other cancers, many deaths still occur because of it. Cancer kills more children than any other disease. This has to change! ...Read more

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How to get a childhood cancer support group started?

How to get a childhood cancer support group started?

Many resources...: There are many resources and organizations involved with various aspects of childhood cancer. Alex's lemonade stand foundation has an excellent list of web resources to help:

http://www. Alexslemonade. Org/childhood-cancer/resources. ...Read more

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Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the symptoms of childhood cancer. I need it to diagnose my daughter?

Please tell me what the symptoms of childhood cancer. I need it to diagnose my daughter?

Too vague.: Childhood cancer has many symptoms, depending of the type of cancer. If you have concerns, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are some ways to better fund the various forms of childhood cancer programs in the community?

What are some ways to better fund the various forms of childhood cancer programs in the community?

Great question!: Cancer funding continues to decrease. If you can think of ways to fund childhood cancer programs, great! Most are funded through the national cancer institute or research grants. There are also foundations including the pediatric cancer foundation: www. Fastercure. Org. ...Read more

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How can childhood cancer be detected earlier and how can pediatricians be made more aware to help this detection?

How can childhood cancer be detected earlier and how can pediatricians be made more aware to help this detection?

Special case: Wondering if this question was prompted by someone promoting urine screening for neuroblastoma. Many babies are both with neuroblastoma, a curious cancer that usually disappears by itself. Screening turned out to generate more problems (cost, upset people, chidren damaged by treatment) than it was worth for the (extremely few) lives saved. ...Read more

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What is being done to prevent childhood cancer? I am doing a speech on childhood cancer and this would be very useful. Thank you

What is being done to prevent childhood cancer? I am doing a speech on childhood cancer and this would be very useful. Thank you

People: People who live healthy day to day lifestyles have a lower incidence of cancer throughout their lives. Beginning this education during childhood is essential. Many cancers are believed to be caused by a nutritional defiency or exposure to environmental pollution.

Factors such as choosing a healthy diet (rich in organic vegetables/fruits and antioxidant rich foods), maintaining an active lifestyle (exercise), getting adequate rest, healthy emotional relationships (decrease stress) and application of skin protection are steps adults/parents can take to decrease the risk of cancer in their child's life.
Best of luck in your speech! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could childhood cancer survivors have ptsd?

Please tell me, could childhood cancer survivors have ptsd?

Many do: People's experiences and people's resilience differs. There's an nice review at http://www. Chop. Edu/service/oncology/pediatric-cancer-research/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-after-cancer. Html. ...Read more

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Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially.

Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between neuroblastoma (a childhood cancer) and twins?

Is there a connection between neuroblastoma (a childhood cancer) and twins?

No...: If your question is "are twins more likely to develop neuroblastoma than a singleton pregnancy? ", then the answer is no. If this is not your question, see dr. Stegman's answer. ...Read more

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I've got all or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. How can an adult get a childhood cancer?

Adults get it too: While acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children, adults get it also. In fact, more adults each year are diagnosed with all than children. It is usually more difficult to treat when it occurs in adults compared to children. ...Read more

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Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Anaplastic medullo: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor (or cancer) in children. Anaplastic medulloblastoma is a particular subtype of this disease. While almost all cases of medulloblastoma occur in children, this disease can also rarely occur in adults. ...Read more

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What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

Many effects: Although most children with cancer can be successfully treated. However, cancer treatment and diagnosis can cause side effects called late effects. Emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, and fear of recurrence can occur in cancer survivor. Depending on the therapies they received, they can also have learning disability and memory lose, specially in children received cranial irradiation. ...Read more