21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Atypical Teratoid and Rhabdoid Tumors (AT/RT) of the Central Nervous System - Clinical Data, Practical Information for Patients, Physicians
Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about atypical teratoid and rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) of the central nervous system. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation provides detailed information on diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. More
Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about atypical teratoid and rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) of the central nervous system. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Conveniently organized contents include: overview, incidence, background information, clinical behavior, presentation, prognosis, cellular classification, stage information, treatment options, and more; glossary; late effects of treatment for childhood cancer, pediatric supportive care. Central nervous system (CNS) atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a very rare, fast-growing tumor of the brain and spinal cord. It usually occurs in children younger than three years of age, although it can occur in older children and adults. About half of these tumors form in the cerebellum or brain stem. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls movement, balance, and posture. The brain stem controls breathing, heart rate, and the nerves and muscles used in seeing, hearing, walking, talking, and eating. AT/RT may also be found in other parts of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
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