Pitfalls in Management of Childhood Tumours
Radiation Oncology, Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Virender Suhag
HOD Radiation Oncology
Army Hospital (R & R), Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 02, 2016 Accepted Date: February 06, 2016 Published Date: February 12, 2016
Citation: Suhag V (2016) Pitfalls in Management of Childhood Tumours. Int J Sch Cog Psychol 3:162. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.1000162
Copyright: © 2016 Suhag V. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Childhood cancer is broadly defined as the malignancy arising in pediatric patients upto 14 years of age. The common cancers in this group include acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), lymphomas, CNS tumors, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma etc. Today many of these patients are surviving more and more, not only due to early and correct diagnosis, but also due to availability of better chemotherapy drugs, radiation delivery facilities and supportive care, thereby allowing better survival and cure rates for most of these cancers. An increased number of patients and survivors of childhood malignancies are posing unique problems for the Oncologists, family members and the society.