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Treatments for Childhood Cancer
The NCI site (cancer.gov) lists treatment options for specific childhood cancers. Please go to this ped-onc page:
How to find clinical trials, what they are, help in deciding whether or not you should enter a clinical trial. A short section on when/how to get a second opinion with a link to the Ombudsman program.
The Problems With Teen Cancer Care
Not all teen cancer patients receive their care at pediatric oncology centers, and fewer teens are enrolled in clinical trials. The ped-onc page below links to journal articles on this topic.
Medical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiation
Information on medical procedures (spinals, bone marrow aspirations/biopsies); chemo administration methods (IVs, pills, shots, etc.); chemotherapy drugs; radiation; routine antibiotics; special concerns during treatment.
Blood counts explained
A little bit about the basics of blood counts (e.g., ANC, WBC) and links to some very good sites that explain blood count values and blood cells.
Bone marrow/stem cell transplants
Some children diagnosed with cancer undergo a "bone marrow" or a "stem cell" transplant, often referred to in the shorthand "BMT".
Late effects of treatment issues
A separate section on this web site.
These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.
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