Category: Cancer Types


Medulloblastoma

By Joyce Vazq,

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

Proton therapy.

By Joyce Vazq,

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

Neuroendocrine Tumors.

By Joyce Vazq,

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

More about Neuroendocrine Tumors…

By Joyce Vazq,

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

By Joyce Vazq,

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

Retinoblastoma Signs and Symptoms (Video).

By Joyce Vazq,

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

Retinoblastoma

By Joyce Vazq,

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)

By Super User,

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.    

Childhood Cancer Basics

By Super User,

MyChild’sCancer is here for you. We are a group of parents which offer knowledge and experience to you, fellow parent, who have just started your journey in the pediatric cancer world. If your child was recently diagnosed with cancer, you have started a long journey. Here you can find testimonials, tips and ‘inside information’ from  … Read more