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21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Childhood Bone Cancer - Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) of Bone - Clinical Data, Practical Information for Patients, Physicians

Childhood Bone Cancer - Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) of Bone - Clinical Data, Practical Information for Patients, Physicians

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Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of this diseases. Conveniently organized contents include: Prognostic Factors * Primary Site * Tumor Size * Presence of Clinically Detectable Metastatic Disease * Adequacy of Tumor Resection * Necrosis Following Induction or Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy * Additional Prognostic Factors * Syndromes Associated with Osteosarcoma * Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome (RTS) * Inherited Diseases That Predispose to Osteosarcoma * Cellular Classification Central (Medullary) Tumors * Surface (Peripheral) Tumors * Staging and Site Information * Localized Osteosarcoma * Metastatic Osteosarcoma * Treatment Option Overview * Localized Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Biopsy * Surgical Removal of Primary Tumor * Chemotherapy * Osteosarcoma of the Head and Neck * Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation * Current Clinical Trials * Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone with Metasta Lung Metastases Only * Bone Only or Bone with Lung Metastasis * Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone * Recurrent Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Lung Only Recurrence * Bone Metastases Only * Local Recurrence * Second Recurrence of Osteosarcoma * Glossary * Late effects of treatment for childhood cancer * Pediatric supportive care. Osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the bone are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form in bone. Being a male teenager or having past treatment with radiation can increase the risk of osteosarcoma. Possible signs of osteosarcoma and MFH include pain and swelling over a bone or a bony part of the body. Imaging tests are used to detect (find) osteosarcoma and MFH.

Extensive supplements, with over forty chapters gathered from our Cancer Toolkit series and other reports, cover a broad range of cancer and health care topics useful to cancer patients. This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations. Supplemental coverage includes: Clinical Trials Background Information, Workbook; In-Depth Program; Clinical Trials at NIH; How To Find A Cancer Treatment Trial; Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies; Access to Investigational Drugs; Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer; Facing Forward - Life After Cancer Treatment; When Someone You Love Is Being Treated For Cancer; Living Beyond Cancer: Finding a New Balance; Caring for the Caregiver; Young People With Cancer, A Handbook For Parents; When Cancer Returns; When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer / Support for Caregivers; Chemotherapy; Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects; Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment; Radiation Therapy; Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects; Cancer and the Environment; Cancer Resources; Online Cancer Fraud; FDA Office of Oncology Drug Products; HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA - Understanding Obamacare and Options, Plans, Programs, Bill of Rights.

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