Flashcards in Paediatric oncology and haematology Deck (10):
what is the most common type of cancer in children?
in what age group do we normally see wilm's tumours and neuroblastomas?
children aged less than 6 yrs
what is a good tumour marker of neuroblastomas?
urinary catecholamine excretion
commonest leukaemia in children?
what type of paediatric brain tumour is not particularly malignant but grows slowly?
apart from an abdominal mass, what are some other clinical features which may make you think of neuroblastoma in a 5 yr old child?
loss of weight and poor appetite
(signs of metastatic disease) :(
what are some uncommon clinical features of a wilm's tumour? (the common feature being abdominal mass)
what is the most common presentation of rhabdomyosarcoma in a child?
head and neck features like proptosis, nasal obstruction, bloodstained nasal discharge
what are some long term consequences of having cancer as a child?
brain surgery--> neuropsychological deficits
future malignancy from radiation
chronic ill health