Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is when normal body tissues change into abnormal cells and grow uncontrollably. Almost any body part can develop cancer. These abnormal cells can move through fluid such as blood, lymph, or spinal fluid to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis.

Topics within childhood cancers include:

  • acute lympoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • astrocytoma
  • bone cancer
  • chemotherapy
  • chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML)
  • complementary therapies for cancer
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • osteogenic sarcoma
  • parent with cancer
  • radiation
  • school re-entry
  • soft-tissue sarcoma
  • Wilms' tumor

Our Journey With Cancer App for Android, iPhone, and iPad is available free for download!  Learn more here - Cancer App

More information

A Day in the Hospital - Hematology/Oncology - English | Spanish

About Blood Cells - English | Spanish

About Chemotherapy - English | Spanish

About the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Phoenix Children's Hospital - English | Spanish

Blood Transfusions - English | Spanish

Bone Marrow Aspiration - English | Spanish

Childhood Cancer Resources on the Internet - English

Food for Children Getting Cancer Treatments - English | Spanish

Home Care: Hematology/Oncology - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Child's PICC Line - English | Spanish

How to Give Epoetin Through a Catheter - English | Spanish

How to Handle Chemotherapy Safely at Home - English | Spanish

How to Use a Port-a-Cath - English | Spanish

How to Care for a Port-a-Cath - English | Spanish

Medicine List - English | Spanish

Side Effects of Chemotherapy and How We Treat Them - English | Spanish

Stem Cell Transplant Family Handbook - English | Spanish

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) Health Care Team - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

ACS - cancer.org - American Cancer Society

ACTION: Arizona Children's Therapeutic & Investigational Oncology Network - Arizona-based Clinical Trials for Children with Cancer

Childhood Cancer Center - Patient-centered Guides

Childhood Cancers - National Cancer Institute

CureSearch - CureSearch represents the combined efforts of the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children's Oncology Group.

nbmtLINK - National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

PBTF - Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

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