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Childhood Cancers Disease Directory
Note: The sections on the different cancers have health/medical information. They not written by a health care professional. In each section, I cite my medical information resources and when they were last accessed/studied. Since my major field of interest is ALL, the other cancers are only briefly described.
Cancers in children tend to fall into specific types, as listed below. In general, childhood cancers are more agressive than adult cancers and derive from more primitive cell types.
Information on each childhood cancer
The common childhood cancers are discussed separately on nine ped-onc web pages, linked to in the navigation links to the right. Each includes: disease descriptions, treatments, and links to pertinent information. Some of the rarer cancers are not listed, such as rhabdoid tumors, colon cancer, hepatoblastoma, clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. I suggest beginning at this page on the NCI site to learn about these cancers: Childhood Cancers. Also check the "other" pages of the cancer kid home pages for these cancers, since some of the parents keep good links and information on their sites.
Symptoms of each childhood cancer
The signs of each cancers are on the ped-onc page:
Causes of childhood canceer
What causes childhood cancer? The ped-onc pages linked below is a compilation of articles and agencies studying childhood cancer causes.
Clinical trials for childhood cancers
A large percentage of children enter clinical trials.
Resources: Information on all Childhood Cancers
Many web sites have information about the different childhood cancers. Below are just a few.
- NCI site (cancer.gov)
- CureSearch (Choose for parents and families, then click on enter under newly diagnosed, and select a type of cancer. If you want to then see a different type of cancer, you will have to change settings, since the site customizes visitors.)
- St. Judes. Choose the type of cancer from the pull-down menu on the upper left side.
- University of Maryland Medicine
These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.