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Childhood brain & spinal cord tumors

a guide for families, friends & caregivers
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O"Reilly , Bejing, Sebastopol, CA
Brain Neoplasms -- Child -- Popular Works, Spinal Neoplasms -- Child -- Popular
Other titlesChildhood brain and spinal cord tumors
StatementTania Shiminski-Maher, Patsy McGuire Cullen, Maria Sansalone.
GenrePopular Works.
SeriesPatient-centered guides
ContributionsCullen, Patsy McGuire, 1955-, Sansalone, Maria, 1960-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC280.B7 S48 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 546 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17841013M
ISBN 100596500092
LC Control Number2001052057
OCLC/WorldCa48046069

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Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Cited by: 5. A childhood brain or spinal cord tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different areas of the brain or spinal cord.

The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Tania Shiminski-Maher, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has worked for more than 30 years with children and teens who have brain and spinal cord tumors.

Catherine Woodman, MD, whose year-old son is a long-term survivor of a childhood brain tumor, has published peer-reviewed papers on ethics of pediatric research and late effects of treatment. While conducting research for this book, we were repeatedly told by parents to “write the truth.” Because the “truth” varies for each person, more than parents, children with brain or spinal cord tumors, and their siblings share portions of their experiences.

Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors, the most complete parent guide available, includes detailed and precise medical information about both benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors that strike children and addition, it offers day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues Cited by: 5.

Get an overview of brain and spinal cord tumors in children and the latest key statistics in the US. Overview and Types If your child has just been diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors or you are worried about it, you likely have a lot of questions.

The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous is the body’s command center for thought, emotion, speech, vision, hearing, and balance. Brain and spinal cord tumors in. Types of Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children Many different types of tumors can occur in the brain and spinal cord.

Several factors are important when doctors are trying to figure out how best to treat a tumor and what the prognosis (outlook) is likely to be. Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS).

Benign tumors are noncancerous, and malignant tumors are cancerous. The CNS is housed within rigid, bony quarters (i.e., the skull and spinal column), so any abnormal growth, whether benign or.

For most childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, the optimal treatment regimen has not been determined. Children who have brain and spinal cord tumors should be considered for enrollment in a clinical trial when an appropriate study is available. Such clinical trials are carried out by institutions and cooperative groups.

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Benign tumors are noncancerous, and malignant tumors are cancerous. The CNS is housed within rigid, bony quarters (i.e., the skull and spinal column), so any abnormal growth, whether benign or malignant, can place pressure on sensitive tissues and impair function.

Tumors that originate in the brain or spinal cord are called primary tumors. A childhood brain or spinal cord tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different areas of the brain or spinal cord.

The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (). Tania Shiminski-Maher, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has worked for more than 30 years with children and teens who have brain and spinal cord lives in New York City.

Catherine Woodman is a physician who has published peer-reviewed papers on ethics of pediatric research and late effects of treatment for childhood cancer. She lives in Iowa City, : Childhood Cancer Guides. Cells in the brain or spinal cord sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally. These changes may lead to non-cancerous (benign) conditions such as brain or spinal cord cysts.

Cells in the brain and spinal cord can also change and form tumours. There are many types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumours. Tumours can be non. Whenever possible, the primary treatment for benign childhood brain tumors is surgery to remove the tumor. Malignant brain tumors can grow more quickly and spread to other areas of the brain and spinal cord, sometimes through the cerebrospinal fluid that circulates in and surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

Pediatric Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: Ask The Expert featuring Dr. Jason Fangusaro, Lurie Children's - Duration: Ann & Robert H.

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 2, views The signs or symptoms of childhood brain and spinal cord tumours may vary depending on where the tumour is in the brain, the size of the tumour, how fast the tumour is growing and the child’s age and development. The signs and symptoms are not the same in every child.

Brain and spinal surgeries are complicated and risky procedures. But new technologies and surgeon training are improving every year, giving children.

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Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children: Some Introductory Basics. On average in the United States each year, there are more than 4, new diagnoses of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, making this the second most common type of childhood cancer after on average, the five-year survival rate (meaning the number of children who survive more than.

This guide includes descriptions of the newest brain and spinal cord tumor treatments, as well as practical advice about how to cope with the diagnosis.

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Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future. Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Brain and spinal cord tumors feature abnormal tissue growth inside the skull or the bony spinal column. Tumors are classified as benign (noncancerous) if the cells that make up the growth are similar to normal cells, grow slowly, and are confined to one Size: KB.

The poignant and practical stories from more than children with brain or spinal cord tumors and their parents show the personal side of diagnosis and treatment.

Parents who read this book will find simply explained medical facts, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child.5/5(2). Childhood Brain and Spinal Tumors Maine Medical Center’s Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is well equipped to help diagnose and treat your child’s brain or spinal tumor.

BBCH has the only pediatric surgery unit in Maine. Here the providers are supported by the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatments.

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Get this from a library. Childhood brain & spinal cord tumors: a guide for families, friends & caregivers. [Tania Shiminski-Maher; Catherine Woodman; Nancy Keene] -- Each year about 4, children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor.

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Rutka. Book Description. This second edition comes at a time of a paradigm shift in understanding of the molecular pathology and neuroscience of brain and spinal tumors of childhood and their mechanisms of growth within the developing brain. Content. Children with brain and spinal tumors account for % of childhood cancers.

Until the early s there had been little progress in the development of new treatments, and outcomes were not improving despite advances seen in other childhood cancers. A pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in brain and spinal cord tumors in children will head up the brain tumor care team.

The neurosurgeon, with a physician assistant, will help the parents understand the brain tumor. They will discuss the recommended treatment plan and other options so that the parents can make good decisions about care.Staging Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors. In childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, treatment options are based on several factors.

Staging is the process used to find how much cancer there is and if cancer has spread within the brain, spinal cord, or to other parts of the body.Each year about 4, children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor.

The illness and its treatment can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated.