Wilms’ tumor: childhood kidney cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wilms-tumor-childhood-kidney/id43184... Wilms’ tumor is a cancer that develops in the kidney and is the fifth most common cancer in children. Generally there are no symptoms and Wilms’ tumor is most likely discovered when a large mass is felt by a parent. Najat Daw, M.D., professor in Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses detection, treatment and research for Wilms’ tumor.

Hepatoblastoma – a rare liver cancer in children

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Hepatoblastoma is rare, but it’s the most primary liver tumor in children. Right now there are 100 new cases each year in the United States, but that number is gradually increasing. Susan Abraham, M.D., professor in Pathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses hereditary risks, survival, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, including liver transplantation for hepatoblastoma patients.

How to tell children their sibling has cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-tell-children-their/id431848... . Pediatric cancer affects the whole family. Stress may cause parents to focus only on their ill child, forgetting that their other children need help coping with the new family dynamic brought about by cancer. Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares important conversations to have with cancer patients’ siblings, including telling them their brother/sister...

Volunteer Makes a Difference for Pediatric Patients

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When Mary Belle Wooddy began volunteering at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, the five-year survival rate for children with cancer was less than 60%. Wooddy, who has volunteered in the pediatric playroom for 35 years, has seen that survival rate rise to 80% along with a lot of other changes at the hospital.

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Research Helping the Cancer Survivor

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is leading the way in new research initiatives addressing issues faced by cancer survivors. Guadalupe Palos, M.S.W., Dr.P.H., Manager of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at MD Anderson, explains the importance of funding cancer survivor research and discusses current studies investigating ways to reduce treatment side effects. Jason Cox is a childhood cancer survivor of rhabdomyosarcoma and is now a successful attorney. Cox discusses his...

Is Proton Therapy Treatment Optimal for Childhood Cancer?

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MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center physician Dr. David Grosshans talks about the importance of proton therapy radiation for childhood cancer. After sharing the difference in traditional IMRT radiation and proton therapy, he discusses why proton therapy is optimal for children, how children tolerate proton therapy, preliminary outcomes for children treated with proton therapy, and the importance of having a comprehensive and dedicated team devoted to treating children with this form of...