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Neuroblastoma

Introduction Neuroblastoma is the commonest cancer in infants and the second commonest malignant solid tumour malignancy after brain tumour; in children below 5 years of age.  Occasionally, it may also occur in older aged group. The incidence is approximately 3-5% of all childhood malignancy.  Sites of Origin It originates from …

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Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer that develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye. It is the most frequently occurring neoplasm of the eye in childhood, occurring in about 1 in 14,000–18,000 live births. Thus, an estimated 8000 cases will occur worldwide. A …

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Lymphoma

What is Lymphoma? The term lymphoma refers to cancers that originate in the body’s lymphatic system. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes (also called lymph glands), thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and bone marrow, as well as the channels (called lymphatics or lymph vessels) that connect them. Although many types …

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Brain Tumor

What is a brain tumor? Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors that occur in children. Children of any age can be affected by this tumour. Today, more than half of all children diagnosed with a brain tumor will be cured of the disease. However, because of their location, …

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Cancer

What is Cancer? Every cell in our body is tightly regulated with respect to its growth, interaction with other cells and even its life span. Cancer occurs when a type of cell has lost these normal control mechanism and grows in a way that the body cannot regulate. All kinds …

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