Cancer in Children

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia or intense myeloid leukaemia begin in the bone marrow and spread through the bloodstream; brain and central nerve system tumors, gliomas and medulloblastoma; neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve tissue found around the kidneys; lymphoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas begin in white blood cells, usually in the lymph nodes and other lymph tissues; Wilms' tumour, a type of kidney cancer; bone cancer, osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma; rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer of muscle mass and connective tissue such as biopsy, a small quantity of tumour is gotten rid of and analysed; blood tests; bone marrow aspirate, a percentage of bone marrow is taken using a needle and evaluated; imaging tests, bone check, CT scan, MRI, PET, ultrasound or x-ray; lumbar slit, a percentage of spine liquid is gotten rid of making use of a needle and analysed. You might contact the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 and consult with a cancer nurse. The significance of phases depends on the type of cancer, but as a whole, the phases are: stage 1, cancer has not infected other components of the body; stages 2 and 3, cancer has spread out to areas near to the initial primary tumour; phase 4, cancer has infected other areas of the body and might have generated secondary tumours.

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