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Category: Cancer Types
Name: Medulloblastoma. Childhood Cancer Name: Medulloblastoma, cerebellar PNET. Main types: Classic medulloblastoma Desmoplastic nodular medulloblastoma Large-cell or anaplastic medulloblastoma Medulloblastoma with neuroblastic or neuronal differentiation Medulloblastoma with glial differentiation Medullomyoblastoma Melanotic medulloblastoma Special cases: In rare cases, the tumor can be associated with familial syndromes including Gorlin’s syndrome, Turcot’s syndrome, Li-Fraumeni, and Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. Childhood Cancer … Read more
There is a significant difference between standard (x-ray) radiation treatment and proton therapy. What is Proton Therapy? Proton therapy is a type of radiation treatment that uses protons to treat cancer. It’s also called proton beam therapy. Why is Proton Therapy better? Proton therapy is often the preferred option for treating solid tumors in children because … Read more
Sometimes as parents we have a difficult time in finding the right words to explain our children about the therapies they are getting and we wonder if there is a simple or interactive way to explain them. So here is Jake, an animated eight years old boy created by The Brain Tumour Charity that can … Read more
Name: Neuroendocrine tumors. Childhood Cancer Name: Neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid tumors, NET. Main types: Appendiceal NETs or Appendix carcinoids (a pouch that sticks out from the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine) his is the most common neuroendocrine tumor in children. Lung NETs or Bronchial carcinoids Small bowel NETs Large bowel … Read more
Many patients diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor claimed that this video helped them to learn and understand deeply about their condition. For this reason, we want to share with you this lecture about Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust given by Dr. Christos Toumpanakis and Jorge Garcia-Hernandez. Eventhoug is not specifically … Read more
Ependymoma Name: Ependymoma Childhood Cancer Name: Ependymoma, Main types of Ependymoma: Ependymoma is a class of tumor that occurs in the brain or spinal cord. It includes different subtypes and grades. It is the third most common type of childhood brain tumor. Subependymomas (grade I): Typically slow-growing tumors. Myxopapillary ependymomas (grade I): Typically slow-growing tumors. Ependymomas … Read more
What are the main signs and symptoms of Retinoblastoma? Find out in this short video. In collaboration with Childhood Cancer International and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has spearheaded a campaign targeted at primary and community healthcare workers to raise awareness of early ‘Signs and Symptoms’ of childhood … Read more
Name: Retinoblastoma Childhood Cancer Name: Retinoblastoma Main types of Retinoblastoma: Congenital (hereditary) retinoblastoma Sporadic (non-hereditary) retinoblastoma Intraocular retinoblastoma (within the eye) extraocular retinoblastoma (cancer has spread beyond the eye) Special cases Trilateral retinoblastoma: Refers to a syndrome that occurs in 5% to 15% of patients with heritable retinoblastoma defined by the concurrence of bilateral retinoblastoma … Read more
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare malignancy that tends to strike young adults and adolescents. It has an unusual clinical behavior; it is somewhat indolent, with slow progression, and yet is incurable once metastasized. Patients with ASPS often present with extensive metastatic disease, frequently involving the lungs and sometimes the brain.