Neonatal Cancer

Neonatal cancer is a very rare type of cancer occurring in the fetuses and neonates, and comprises heterogeneous group of neoplasms with substantial histological diversity. Diagnosis of neonatal cancer requires complex knowledgeable care from health care team. Neonatal intensive care nurses play an important role from health care team. Reasons for neonatal cancer are unclear, but genetic factors can play an important role. Soft-tissue sarcoma, teratoma, renal tumors, neuroblastoma, leukemia and brain tumors are the histological types of neonatal cancer. Neonatal cancer raises diagnostic, therapeutic, and ethical issues, and management requires a multidisciplinary approach. Prenatal detection, mainly by ultrasound can be used as only one and important diagnostic procedure for neonatal cancer.

In a recent review of mortality rates due to neonatal cancer, it was observed that neonatal death rate from malignancies to be 1 per 6.24 million live births.

  • Histological diversity
  • Neonatal intensive health care
  • Soft-tissue sarcoma
  • Teratoma
  • Renal tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Leukemia
  • Brain tumors

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