Cancer Center

Cancer Center

Body Basics

Blood
Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Brain and Nervous System
Digestive System
Eyes
Female Reproductive System
Heart and Circulatory System
Immune System
Kidneys and Urinary Tract
Lungs and Respiratory System
Male Reproductive System
Metabolism
Mouth and Teeth
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Spleen and Lymphatic System

Cancer Basics

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Anemia
Brain and Nervous System Cancers
Brain Tumors
Central Venous Catheters
Chemotherapy
Childhood Cancer
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Ewing Sarcoma
Germ Cell Tumors
Hodgkin Disease
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
Late Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment
Leukemia
Liver Tumors
Lymphoma
Melanoma
Neuroblastoma
Neurofibromatosis
Neutropenia
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Nutritional Needs for Kids With Cancer
Osteosarcoma
Radiation Therapy
Retinoblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)
Thalassemias
What Is Elective Surgery?
Wilms Tumor

Dealing With Feelings

Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias
Caring for a Seriously Ill Child
Caring for Siblings of Seriously Ill Children
Childhood Stress
Coping With Cosmetic Effects of Cancer Treatment
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
Helping Kids Handle Worry
How Can Spirituality Affect Your Family's Health?
Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission
Life After Hospitalization: Helping Kids With Cancer Adjust
Relaxation Techniques for Children With Serious Illness
Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers
Understanding Depression
What Kids Say About: Handling Stress

Diagnostic Tests

A Directory of Medical Tests
Biopsy
Blood Test: Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, or SGOT)
Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Blood Test: Complete Blood Count
Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Blood Test: Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
Blood Test: Magnesium
Blood Test: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
Blood Test: Phosphorus
Blood Test: Uric Acid
CAT Scan: Abdomen
CAT Scan: Chest
CAT Scan: Head
CAT Scan: Neck
Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Brain
Ultrasound: Abdomen

En español

¿Es el cáncer de mama una amenaza para las adolescentes?
¿Es un ensayo clínico lo indicado para su hijo?
Administración financiera durante una crisis
Anemia
Anestesia: qué esperar
Ansiedad, miedos y fobias
Ayudar a sus hijos a afrontar el estrés
Cáncer cerebral y del sistema nervioso
Cáncer infantil
Cómo afrontar los efectos estéticos del tratamiento del cáncer
Cómo conversar con el médico de su hijo
Cómo mantener sano a su hijo durante la remisión del cáncer
Cómo preparar a su hijo para la anestesia
Cómo preparar a su hijo para las visitas al médico
Catéteres venosos centrales
Conceptos básicos sobre anestesia
Cuando su hijo se ha hecho demasiado mayor para seguir yendo al pediatra
Cuidado de los hermanos de niños gravemente enfermos
Cuidado de un niño enfermo de gravedad
Directorio de Exámenes Médicos
Efectos del tratamiento contra el cáncer sobre la fertilidad
Efectos secundarios de la quimioterapia y radiación
El aparato circulatorio y el corazón
El aparato digestivo
El cerebro y el sistema nervioso
El metabolismo
Enfermedad de Hodgkin
Esteroides para el tratamiento del cáncer
La boca y los dientes
La piel, el cabello y las uñas
La vida después de la hospitalización: cómo ayudar en la adaptación de los niños con cáncer
Leucemia
Leucemia linfoblástica aguda
Leucemia mielógena crónica
Leucemia mieloide aguda
Leucemia mielomonocítica juvenil
Linfoma
Linfoma no Hodgkin
Los ojos
Los pulmones y el sistema respiratorio
Los riñones y el aparato urinario
Los títulos en los hospitales
Melanoma
Neuroblastoma
Neurofibromatosis
Neutropenia
Osteosarcoma
Quimioterapia
Rabdomiosarcoma
Radioterapia
Retinoblastoma
Sangre
Sarcoma de Ewing
Sistema inmunitario
Sistema reproductor femenino
Sistema reproductor masculino
Sol y seguridad
Técnicas de relajación para niños gravemente enfermos
Trasplantes de células madre
Tumor de Wilms
Tumores cerebrales
Tumores de células germinativas

Personal Stories

Cancer: DJ's Story (Video)
Cancer: Franklen's Story (Video)
Cancer: Jen's Story (Video)
Cancer: Parents Talk (Video)
Cancer: Rose's Story (Video)
Coping With Your Child's Cancer: Liz Scott's Story
Then and Now: Shanon's Cancer Story

Q&A

Are Tanning Salons Safe?
How Can I Help My Teen Quit Smoking for Good?
Is Breast Cancer a Threat in the Teen Years?
Should Girls Who Aren't Sexually Active Be Vaccinated Against HPV?
What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
What Is Informed Consent?
Why Do Doctors Perform Testicular Exams?

Treatment & Prevention

Anesthesia - What to Expect
Anesthesia Basics
Balancing Academics and Serious Illness
Banking Your Newborn's Cord Blood
Caring for a Seriously Ill Child
Central Venous Catheters
Chemotherapy
Coping With Cosmetic Effects of Cancer Treatment
Effects of Cancer Treatment on Fertility
Financial Management During Crisis
Finding Your Way in the Health Care System
Gene Therapy and Children
Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Immunotherapy
Is a Clinical Trial Right for Your Child?
Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission
Kids and Smoking
Late Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment
Life After Hospitalization: Helping Kids With Cancer Adjust
Managing Home Health Care
Medications: Using Them Safely
Nutritional Needs for Kids With Cancer
Palliative Care
Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia
Preparing Your Child for Surgery
Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor
Radiation Therapy
Relaxation Techniques for Children With Serious Illness
Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Stem Cell Transplants
Steroids for Treating Cancer
Sun Safety
Sunburn Instruction Sheet
Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers
Talking to the Pharmacist
Types of Anesthesia
What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
What Is Informed Consent?
What's a Nurse Practitioner?
Who's Who in the Hospital

Words to Know

Words to Know (Cancer Glossary)