MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Overview Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL, is a cancer arising from the bone marrow. Specifically, it is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells, those cells in our body responsible for...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Ewings Sarcoma
Overview Ewings sarcoma is a cancerous tumor that arises in bone or soft tissue. Histologically, it is a type of small blue round cell tumor along with lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and neuroblastoma. It is the second most common primary bone tumor in...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Hepatoblastoma
Overview Hepatoblastoma is the most common type of liver cancer to occur in children. Approximately 100 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, accounting for 43% of all pediatric liver masses. Hepatoblastoma occurs most frequently...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Overview Hodgkin's lymphoma, also sometimes referred to as Hodgkin's disease, is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system of the body. The lymphatic system is a group of organs that make, store, and transport white blood cells throughout the...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Neuroblastoma
Overview Neuroblastoma is a tumor that arises from developing sympathetic nerve tissue (the part of the nervous system that allows the body to respond to stress by adjusting heart rate, blood pressure, hormone levels, and digestion). This special...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Osteosarcoma
Overview Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer to occur in children. It arises from those cells that produce new bone and is therefore characterized by the appearance of immature bone tissue. This type of cancer is seen most...
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Retinoblastoma
Overview Retinoblastoma is the most common primary intraocular (meaning within the eye) tumor to occur in children. It is a relatively uncommon type of pediatric cancer, accounting for only 3% of all malignancies in children younger than 15 years....
MD2B - Pediatric Oncology: Wilms Tumor
Overview Wilms tumor, also known as "nephroblastoma", is a solid tumor that arises from immature kidney cells. Wilms tumor is the fourth most common type of pediatric cancer, and is the most common type of kidney cancer to occur in...
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