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Brain Tumors in Children

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The brain is part of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS also includes the spinal cord.

Chemotherapy-Related Hair Loss (Alopecia) in Children

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. It can affect the hair on the head, and also the eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial and pubic hair. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss. And not all children lose hair in the same way.

Chemotherapy-Related Hair Loss (Alopecia) in Children

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. It can affect the hair on the head, and also the eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial and pubic hair. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss. And not all children lose hair in the same way.

Chemotherapy-Related Mouth Mucositis in Children

Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to treat cancer. The medicines can cause an inflammation of the lining of the mouth. The mouth is lined with mucous membranes. When these are inflamed, it’s called mouth mucositis.

Chemotherapy-Related Mouth Mucositis in Children

Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to treat cancer. The medicines can cause an inflammation of the lining of the mouth. The mouth is lined with mucous membranes. When these are inflamed, it’s called mouth mucositis.

Ewing Sarcoma in Children

Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer. It’s most common in children and teens between the ages 10 and 19. It usually grows in bone, but it can also grow in soft tissue that’s connected to the bone. This may include tendons, ligaments, ...

Germ Cell Tumors in Children

Germ cells form as a baby grows in the womb. The cells usually form the eggs (ova) in females and the sperm in males. Germ cell tumors are made up of these underdeveloped cells. The tumors may be cancer (malignant) or not cancer (benign).

Hepatoblastoma in Children

Hepatoblastoma is a very rare cancer. It’s a tumor that starts in the liver. The cancer cells are similar to fetal liver cells. It usually affects children less than 3 to 4 years of age.

Leukemia in Children

Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It’s the most common form of cancer in childhood. The cancer cells grow in bone marrow and go into the blood.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in Children

NHL is a type of cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It helps to fight diseases and infections. The lymphatic system also helps with balancing fluids in different parts of the body.

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor. It grows in nerve tissue of babies and young children. The cancer cells grow in young nerve cells of a baby growing in the womb. These cells are called neuroblasts. It’s is the most common cancer in ...

Osteosarcoma (Osteogenic Sarcoma) in Children

Osteosarcoma is cancer of the bone. The cancer (malignant) cells make immature bone cells (osteoid). Osteosarcoma is rare, but it is the most common type of bone cancer in children and teens. It is most common when teens have growth ...

Retinoblastoma in Children

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina of the eye. The retina is in the back of the eye. It’s the part of the eye that receives light. Retinoblastoma is the most common tumor affecting the eye in children. It almost always occurs ...

Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer. It starts in cells that grow into skeletal muscle cells. The cells are called rhabdomyoblasts. Skeletal muscles control all of a person’s voluntary muscle movements. The cancer is most common in ...

Skin Cancer in Children

Skin cancer is a type of cancer that grows in the cells of the skin. It can spread to and damage nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Skin cancer is rare in children.

Skin Cancer in Children

El de piel es un tipo de cáncer que crece en las células de la piel. Se puede extender a los tejidos cercanos y dañarlos, así como también a otras partes del cuerpo. El cáncer de piel es infrecuente en los niños.

Skull Base Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer. It starts in cells that grow into skeletal muscle cells. The cells are called rhabdomyoblasts. Skeletal muscles control all of a person’s voluntary muscle movements. The cancer is most common in ...

Wilms Tumor

Wilms tumor is a cancerous tumor that starts in the cells of the kidney. It’s the most common type of kidney cancer in children.

Actinic Keratosis

Detailed information on actinic keratosis, including causes and treatment.

Adrenal Cancer: Overview

Adrenal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the adrenal glands. You have 2 adrenal glands. One sits on top of each kidney. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

AIDS-Related Cancers

People who have AIDS are much more likely to get certain types of cancer than people without the disease.

Ampullary Cancer

Ampullary cancer, or ampullary carcinoma, is a life-threatening cancer that forms in a body part called the ampulla of Vater in the duodenum, where the pancreatic and bile ducts release their secretions into the intestines.

Anal Cancer Overview

The anus is the last part of the digestive tract. Most anal cancers start in the cells that make the inside lining of the anus. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Bladder Cancer: Overview

Bladder cancer most often starts in the cells that make the inside lining of the bladder. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Buccal Mucosa Cancer

The buccal mucosa is the lining of the cheeks and the back of the lips, inside the mouth where they touch the teeth. The use of tobacco and alcohol makes cancer in this area far more likely. The disease is treated with surgery, ...

Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer in men is rare—less than 1 in 100 of all breast cancer occurs in men.

Carcinoid Tumor

Carcinoid tumor is a rare type of tumor that grows slowly.

Cervical Cancer: Overview

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Colorectal Cancer: Overview

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either your colon or your rectum. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Detailed information on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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