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Osteosarcoma - Never Disregard a Chronic Sprain in a Child

Osteosarcoma originates from bone-forming cells which are mesenchymal in origin. Osteosarcoma is a very common bone tumor and it is highly malignant. It is common among children and younger adults. The exact etiology causing osteosarcoma is idiopathic. One predisposing factor is rapid bone growth, ...

Good News For Young Cancer Fighters

This week saw some great news for young cancer sufferers.  Over the past 40 years, cancer deaths in the UK among those aged 24 and under have dropped by a huge 58 per cent. The figures, released by Cancer Research UK, claim that progress in treating the disease has led to the reduction in ...

Better Methods Arise for Identifying Childhood Cancers

A research group at Sweden’s Lund University has now found a method for identifying children’s malignant tumors. Instead of looking for individual mutations, which has been the method always followed, the new method concentrates on studying generic micro-variations.It is a fact that in ...

How Will Cancer Affect My Unborn Child?

Cancer during pregnancy is thankfully not very common, and, lukckily, a pregnant woman suffering from cancer is still, for the most part, capable of producing a healthy child if managed carefully. DiagnosisSome cancer symptoms can be masked as they are common during pregnancy; abdominal bloati ...

Cancer - From a Child's Perspective

(From the diary of a GBM Grade 1V brain tumor patient's daughter )Post 1CANCER - From a child's perspectiveI was a thirteen year old, happy go lucky girl studying in a boarding school. Nestled within a comfortable and protective environment,I was oblivious to all the harsh realities people ...

Psychosocial Effects of Cancer in Children

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Approximately 9,000 children are diagnosed with cancer annually, and 1,500 die as a result of this disease.Based on the feedback of our last discussion on the psychosocial effects of cancer, it is only appropriate t ...

Coping: My Son Was Born with Pediatric Cancer

Cancer of any kind, happening to any person, is horrible, but when cancer ravages the body of a tiny baby or child, dealing with cancer rises to a whole new level. Especially when it is your own child. This is a subject that no parent wants to think is even possible, but the reality is It can happe ...