This is the third edition of a well-received compendium of information and guidance on the diagnosis and management of the various oncological diseases that are encountered in children and adolescents. In the new edition a chapter on Rare Tumors was added. For each disease entity, fundamental facts are provided that will be relevant for a range of professionals - hospital physicians, specialist nurses, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists, family doctors and pediatricians. Compared with the first edition all chapters have been updated. Throughout, rapid orientation is ensured by the clear, consistent layout and the concise, lucid style. Pediatric Oncology: A Comprehensive Guide is an excellent, easy-to-use reference that belongs on the shelf of every practitioner who encounters or treats malignancies in the pediatric age group. Pediatric Oncology is teamwork! Fundamental facts for all those involved in diagnosis and management - even social worker, pedagogic teachers, religious care persons.
General Aspects of Childhood Leukemia.- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.- Myelodysplastic Syndrome.- Myeloproliferative Syndromes.- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.- Hodgkin Disease.- Histiocytoses.- Brain Tumors.- Neuroblastoma.- Nephroblastoma (Wilms Tumors).- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Osteosarcoma.- Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors.- Retinoblastoma.- Germ Cell Tumors.- Hepatic Tumors.- Rare Tumors.- Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology.- Oncological Nursing Care.- Psychology and Psychosocial Issues in Children with Cancer.