21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Childhood Astrocytomas, Oligodendrogliomas, Oligoastrocytomas, Glioblastoma Multiforme - Clinical Data, Practical Information for Patients, Physicians
Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about childhood astrocytomas and related pediatric brain tumor cancers (Oligodendrogliomas, Oligoastrocytomas, glioblastoma multiforme, Pilomyxoid astrocytoma, Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, Protoplasmic astrocytoma, Fibrillary astrocytoma, Anaplastic astrocytoma, Gliomatosis cerebri). More
Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about childhood astrocytomas and related pediatric brain tumor cancers (Oligodendrogliomas, Oligoastrocytomas, glioblastoma multiforme, Pilomyxoid astrocytoma, Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, Gemistocytic astrocytoma, Protoplasmic astrocytoma, Fibrillary astrocytoma, Anaplastic astrocytoma, Gliomatosis cerebri). 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: General Information About Childhood Astrocytomas * Stages of Childhood Astrocytomas * Recurrent Childhood Astrocytomas * Treatment Option Overview * Treatment Options for Childhood Astrocytomas * Untreated Childhood Astrocytomas * Recurrent Childhood Astrocytomas * Glossary * Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer * Pediatric Supportive Care. Astrocytomas are tumors that start in star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes. An astrocyte is a type of glial cell. Glial cells hold nerve cells in place and help them work the way they should. There are several types of astrocytomas. They can form anywhere in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Brain tumors are the third most common type of cancer in children. The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Benign brain tumors grow and press on nearby areas of the brain. They rarely spread into other tissues. Malignant brain tumors are likely to grow quickly and spread into other brain tissue. When a tumor grows into or presses on an area of the brain, it may stop that part of the brain from working the way it should. Both benign and malignant brain tumors can cause symptoms and need treatment.
Extensive supplements, with over forty chapters gathered from our Cancer Toolkit series and other reports, cover a broad range of cancer and health care topics useful to cancer patients. This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations. Supplemental coverage includes: Clinical Trials Background Information, Workbook; In-Depth Program; Clinical Trials at NIH; How To Find A Cancer Treatment Trial; Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies; Access to Investigational Drugs; Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer; Facing Forward - Life After Cancer Treatment; When Someone You Love Is Being Treated For Cancer; Living Beyond Cancer: Finding a New Balance; Caring for the Caregiver; Young People With Cancer, A Handbook For Parents; When Cancer Returns; When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer / Support for Caregivers; Chemotherapy; Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects; Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment; Radiation Therapy; Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects; Cancer and the Environment; Cancer Resources; Online Cancer Fraud; FDA Office of Oncology Drug Products; HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA - Understanding Obamacare and Options, Plans, Programs, Bill of Rights.
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