• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Health

Diseases & Conditions   - Pediatric Library

Pediatric Library

Oncology

Back

  • About Cancer

    About Cancer Cancer is a complex illness that requires clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some general information about cancer, for which w...

  • Alternative Therapy for Cancer

    Alternative Therapy for Cancer What is alternative therapy? Alternative therapy (or alternative medication) is a nonconventional approach to healing. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are ...

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children

    Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children What is a bone marrow transplant? Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. A bone marrow tra...

  • Brain Tumors in Children

    Brain Tumors in Children What is a brain tumor? Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. Approximately 4,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with primary brain tu...

  • Causes of Cancer

    Causes of Cancer What causes cancer? There is no one single cause for cancer. Scientists believe that it is the interaction of many factors together that produces cancer. The factors involved may be ...

  • Chemotherapy for Children

    Chemotherapy for Children What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells. Chemotherapy has been used for many years and is one of the most common treatments f...

  • Chemotherapy for Children: Side Effects

    Chemotherapy for Children: Side Effects Chemotherapy is one form of treatment for cancer, with some possible side effects that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Lis...

  • Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children

    Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children Learning that your child has cancer usually makes parents feel like their world has been turned upside down. Everything in their life may suddenly feel o...

  • Diagnosing Cancer

    Diagnosing Cancer How is cancer diagnosed? Unfortunately, there is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. A large number of tests are necessary to determine whether a person has cancer, ...

  • Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing Sarcoma What is Ewing sarcoma? Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue. Ewing sarcoma can occur in any bone, but it most often it is found in the long bones s...

  • Germ Cell Tumors

    Germ Cell Tumors What are germ cell tumors? Germ cell tumors are malignant (cancerous) or nonmalignant (benign, noncancerous) tumors that are comprised mostly of germ cells. Germ cells are the cells ...

  • Glossary - Oncology

    Glossary - Oncology | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [back to top] Acute -...

  • Hepatoblastoma

    Hepatoblastoma What is hepatoblastoma? Hepatoblastoma is a very rare cancerous tumor that starts in the liver. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. The primary functions of the liver i...

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Hodgkin Lymphoma What is Hodgkin lymphoma? Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infection...

  • Home Page - Oncology

    Topic Index About Cancer Chemotherapy Bone Marrow Transplant Leukemia Wilms Tumor Hodgkin Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Osteogenic Sarcoma Ewing Sarcoma Neuroblastoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Retinoblastoma ...

  • Leukemia

    Leukemia What is leukemia? Leukemia is cancer of the blood and develops in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft, spongy center of certain bones that produces the three major types of blood ce...

  • Managing Alopecia in Children

    Managing Alopecia in Children What causes alopecia? Alopecia, or hair loss, is a very common side effect of most forms of chemotherapy. Hair loss occurs as a result of the chemotherapy agents penetra...

  • Managing Bone Marrow Suppression in Children

    Managing Bone Marrow Suppression in Children What is bone marrow suppression? Nearly all chemotherapy agents cause a drop in blood cell counts. This is because the chemotherapy makes it harder for th...

  • Managing Mucositis in Children

    Managing Mucositis in Children What is mucositis? Mucositis is the swelling, irritation, and ulceration of the mucosal cells that line the digestive tract. Mucositis can occur anywhere along the dige...

  • Neuroblastoma

    Neuroblastoma What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children. The abnormal cells are often found in the nerve tissue that is ...

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children

    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)? NHL is cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infect...

  • Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer

    Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer The importance of good nutrition Good nutrition is very important for children being treated for cancer. Children with cancer often have poor appetite...

  • Online Resources - Oncology

    Online Resources - Oncology This Web page was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical adv...

  • Osteosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma What is osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer among children, adolescents, and young adults. The disease usually occurs in the long bones, such as the arms (h...

  • Pain Management and Children

    Pain Management and Children What are the causes and effects of pain? Pain management is an important concern for a child with cancer. When a child has cancer, one of his or her greatest fears, and t...

  • Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor

    Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor No parent wants to see his or her child suffer. A diagnosis of cancer in a child is one of the most devastating events in a parent's life. One of the best coping ...

  • Retinoblastoma

    Retinoblastoma What is retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina (the innermost layer of the eye, located at the back of the eye, that receives light and images necessary for visi...

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

    Rhabdomyosarcoma What is rhabdomyosarcoma? Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that originates in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, and connective tissues. The most comm...

  • Topic Index - Oncology

    Topic Index - Oncology Oncology Home About Cancer Cancer Overview Causes of Cancer Diagnosing Cancer Treatment for Cancer Alternative Therapy for Cancer Pain Management Nutritional Requirements for a...

  • Treatment for Cancer

    Cancer Treatment for Children How is cancer treated? The group of health care professionals who work together to find, treat, and care for people with cancer is called the "cancer care team." The can...

  • Wilms Tumor

    Wilms Tumor What is Wilms tumor? Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer ...