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Pediatric Oncology

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What is Pediatric Oncology?

Pediatric Oncology is the research and treatment of cancer in children and young adults. Cure 4 The Kids specializes on pediatric oncology because the types of cancers that develop in children are often very different from cancers that happen in adults. Our oncologists specialize in treating infants, children, pre-teens and teenagers who have cancer.

Why does childhood cancer occur?

While this is a common question, there is no easy answer. Sometimes cancer develops as the result of DNA changes in cells early in life and sometimes even before birth. Cancer in children is rarely linked to lifestyles or environmental issues. At Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, we are working with Roseman University College of Medicine to discover ways to prevent and cure childhood cancer.

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Types of Pediatric Cancer

In the United States in 2019, an approximately 11,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years old. The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas. But there are many other forms of cancer that Cure 4 The Kids Foundation looks for and treats in children:

  • Bone Cancers (Osteosarcoma)
  • Brain Cancers (and Brain Stem Tumors)
  • Leukemia
  • Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s)
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdoid Tumors
  • Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Wilms Tumor (Kidney Tumors)

Pediatric Hematology

What Is Pediatric Hematology?

Pediatric hematology is the study and treatment of blood diseases and blood-forming organs. These diseases include childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, anemia and other related hemoglobinopathies related to children.

Cure 4 The Kids evaluates and decides on the best treatment plan for every child on a case by case basis.  We also participate in research and clinical trials for our children with these conditions to continue to expand our knowledge and increase better outcomes. During the last 50 years, Pediatric Hematology has increasingly used immunology, biochemistry, enzymology, genetics and molecular genetics and others as we continue to search for a cure. 

Some of the most common blood disorders include:

  • Hemophilia
  • Anemia
  • Blood Clots
  • Cancers of the blood
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Bleeding & Clotting Disorders

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What are Bleeding and Clotting Disorders?

A bleeding and clotting disorder is a condition that affects the way your blood normally clots.  The clotting process, known as coagulation, changes blood from a liquid to a solid.  When you’re injured, your blood normally begins to clot to prevent a massive loss of blood.  Sometimes, certain conditions prevent that from happening.  Bleeding disorders can cause abnormal bleeding both outside and inside the body.  Some disorders can drastically increase the amount of blood leaving the body.  Others cause bleeding to occur under the skin or in vital organs, such as the brain.

What types of Bleeding and Clotting Disorders are there?

Hemophilia A and B can cause heavy or unusual bleeding into the joints.  Through hemophilia is rare, it can have life-threatening complications.  Factor II, V, VII, X, or XII deficiencies are bleeding disorders related to blood clotting problems or abnormal bleeding problems, and Von Willebrand’s disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder.  It develops when the blood lacks Von Willebrand factor, which helps the blood to clot.
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What Causes a Bleeding and Clotting Disorder?

Bleeding disorders develop when the blood can’t clot properly. For blood to clot, your body needs blood proteins called clotting factors and blood cells called platelets. Normally, platelets clump together to form a plug at the site of a damaged or injured blood vessel. The clotting factors then come together to form a fibrin clot. This keeps the platelets in place and prevents blood from flowing out of the blood vessel.

Bleeding and clotting disorders are largely inherited, which means they’re passed from a parent to their child. Some disorders may develop as a result of other medical conditions, such as liver disease.

Bleeding and Clotting

 

For people with bleeding and clotting disorders, the clotting factors or platelets don’t work the way they should or are in short supply. When the blood doesn’t clot, excessive or prolonged bleeding can occur. It can also lead to spontaneous or sudden bleeding in the muscles, joints, or other parts of the body.

Symptoms can vary depending on the specific type of bleeding and clotting disorder. The main signs may include unexplained and easy bruising, frequent nosebleeds, excessive bleeding from small cuts or an injury, or bleeding into joints

Pediatric Rheumatology

   What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the field of medicine that evaluates and treats of people with autoimmune conditions and joint diseases, including arthritis. Branches of rheumatology include basic research and clinical research, as well as clinical diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of patients with these illnesses. Special Knowledge and Training: Our pediatric rheumatologists specialize in providing comprehensive care to children (and families) with rheumatic diseases, including autoimmune diseases, and particularly arthritus.
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Genetics

What is Genetics?

Genetics is the study of how traits such as hair color, eye color, and risks for health problems are inherited or passed from parents to their children. Cancers develop due to changes, called mutations, in genes. Only a small number of cancers are from inherited mutations that are passed down in families.

Despite their highly specialized knowledge, genetic counselors are an under-recognized resource within the healthcare system. Having the service of genetic counselors to review genetic test orders is a highly specialized area of medicine. In a clinical setting, genetics counselors collaborate with pediatricians and oncologists, to review data and make recommendations

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A Key Part of Medical Diagnosis

Many different types of physicians, such as pediatricians and neurologists, order genetic tests for their patients. However, most of them do not have expertise in genetics. When considering the limited emphasis on genetics in medical schools, the ever-increasing number and complexity of genetic tests, and the limited number of genetic counselors and physician geneticists in the U.S, it is not surprising that genetics counselors are an integral part of the medical diagnosis process.

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We believe every child is entitled to the best treatment options that modern science has to offer. This is why we also place a great emphasis on raising money to support access to these trials for all children.