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Leukemia

Combination chemotherapy, CNS prophylaxis: injecting chemotherapy into the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecally) as a preventive measure against the leukemia spreading to the central nervous system, Radiation therapy to the head in selected cases, Allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation in first or second remission, depending on the type of leukemia, Investigational therapies

Hodgkin’s Disease

Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Investigational therapies

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas

Chemotherapy, CNS prophylaxis: injecting chemotherapy into the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecally) as a preventive measure against the lymphoma spreading to the central nervous system, Radiation therapy to the chest is sometimes given to shrink a lymphoblastic lymphoma that is obstructing breathing or circulation, Allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation (after relapse), High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bonemarrow transplantation (usually after relapse), Investigational therapies

Brain Tumors

Surgery to remove the tumor from the brain, Radiation therapy to the brain (and to the spine, if the cancer is disseminated), Chemotherapy, Investigational therapies

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Surgery to remove the tumor, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bonemarrow transplantation (usually after relapse), Investigational therapies

Osteosarcoma

Preoperative chemotherapy, Limb-salvage surgery, to preserve the limb, or amputation, Chemotherapy, Surgery to remove any metastatic tumors that remain following chemotherapy, Investigational therapies

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Preoperative chemotherapy, Surgery to remove the tumor, Radiation therapy (if the tumor is not completely resected), Surgery, to remove metastases to the lungs, High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bonemarrow transplantation (after relapse) Investigational therapies

 

Last Updated
3/28/2014
Source
Caring for Your Teenager (Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics)
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