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central nervous system account for more than half of the new cases. Children typically have longer treatment plans than adults due to their increased metabolic rate and rate of cell turnover. Cure rate is improving for most types of pediatric malignancies. During nursing assessment of a child with Wilms' tumor, do NOT palpate the abdomen Neuroblastoma is a cancer that actually begins in utero. An active child who suddenly becomes lethargic and exhibits symptoms of childhood cancer, e.g., weight loss, pain, and fever, should be evaluated by a health care provider. Acute leukemia can advance very quickly; a child with anemia and bruising should be evaluated for leukemia. Osteosarcoma is more common than Ewing's sarcoma but both are tumors of the bone. Pediatric oncologic emergencies include: acute tumor lysis syndrome, superior vena cava syndrome, septic shock. Pediatric cancer is a highly charged emotional arena. Be calm and collected in dealing with both parents and clients. All cancer victims and their families need support and encouragement.
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