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Kids With Cancer Information

  • This community's purpose is to provide a place for parents and kids with cancer to support each other. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues...
  • Cancer can occur in young children and adolescents, but it is rare. Pediatric cancers, especially leukemia, are on an upward trend. Though some studies have not shown this, others done over a longer scale of time have so indicated.

    The age of peak incidence of cancer in children occurs during the first year of life. Leukemia (usually ALL) is the most common infant malignancy (30%), followed by the central nervous system cancers and neuroblastoma. The remainder consists of Wilms' tumor, lymphomas, rhabdomyosarcoma (arising from muscle), retinoblastoma, osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma.

    Female and male infants have essentially the same overall cancer incidence rates, but white infants have substantially higher cancer rates than black infants for most cancer types. Relative survival for infants is very good for neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor and retinoblastoma, and fairly good (80%) for leukemia, but not for most other types of cancer.

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Health Blogs

This week on Sharecare we’re helping you avoid heart trouble, filling you in on the dangers of processed meats and giving you the 411 on the latest hepatitis C news.
1. When it’s chilly, sometimes all you want to do is bundle up with a big blanket and a hearty meal. Unfortunately, many of our cold-weather favorites ... Read More »
While red meats might be popular choices on the dinner table, they’re not finding big fans in the medical community. Research has been mounting for years that red meats including pork, lamb, and beef contribute to a variety of chronic illnesses, cancer, and heart disease among them. Now the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ... Read More »
Metastatic breast cancer is associated with lymphatic or hematogenous spread of the breast cancer from your breast to lymph nodes or other parts of the body, which may include bone, brain, lungs, liver. Metastatic spreading of breast cancer reduces survivability and also increased recurrence of the tumor. It may also make it more difficult to ... Read More »

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