Childhood cancer

Cancer in children and adolescents is rare. Since 1975, the number of new cases of childhood cancer has slowly increased. Since 1975, the number of deaths from childhood cancer has decreased by more than half. Unusual cancers are so rare ...1

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Symptoms of Childhood cancer

“If you notice something unusual in your child—unexplained symptoms, not growing properly, belly distended, blood in urine—take your child to the doctor,” says Dr. Nita Seibel, a pediatric oncologist at NIH. If the doctor suspects cancer, a series ...2

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Causes of Childhood cancer

The causes of childhood cancer are largely unknown. Childhood cancer can occur suddenly, with no early symptoms, and might get detected during a physical exam. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)3 ...

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Causes List for Childhood cancer

Some possible causes of Childhood cancer or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Childhood cancer

The most common type of childhood cancer is leukemia, a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins in the bone marrow, the spongy substance inside our bones where blood cells are made. Other childhood cancers include lymphoma (blood cancer that begins ...5

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Genetics of Childhood cancer

Genomics is giving scientists a detailed picture of cancer cells: how they grow, survive and spread. Studying cancer at this molecular level can lead to more targeted therapies. “Instead of treating a type of brain cancer one way, for example ...6

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Treatments: Childhood cancer

Cancers in children can be different from adult cancers. When you’re researching the diagnosis, be sure you’re looking at how that cancer affects children. Often, the outcomes may be better for children than for adults with the same ...7

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Research for Childhood cancer

Improvements to treatment are often based on clinical studies of people who have cancer. Children might be eligible to participate in certain clinical studies of cancer shortly after their diagnosis. “NIH supports clinical trials for most types of childhood cancer ...8

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  1. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ childhood-cancers/ patient/ unusual-cancers-childhood-pdq
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jun2013/ feature1
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jun2013/ feature1
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.

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