Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.
Causes of Cancer
There is no one single cause for cancer. Scientists believe that it is the interaction of many factors--genetic, environmental, or constitutional characteristics of the individual.
Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children
A cancer diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming. But prognosis of childhood cancer continues to improve, and the chance of being cured continues to increase.
Many tests are necessary to determine whether a child has cancer, or if another condition is mimicking the symptoms of cancer.
Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor
Parents are entitled to a clear explanation about anything related to their child's condition. Here are some important questions you may consider asking your child's doctor.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a surgical procedure that helps doctors determine if or how far a cancer has spread within the body.