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Tumours in Children

  • Henry Basil Marsden
  • James Kenrick Steward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 1-13
  3. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 59-97
  4. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 98-136
  5. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 137-193
  6. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 194-244
  7. J. L. S. Smith, M. A. Bedford
    Pages 245-281
  8. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 282-326
  9. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 327-361
  10. N. J. Brown, F. A. Langley
    Pages 362-402
  11. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 403-444
  12. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 445-460
  13. Henry Basil Marsden, James Kenrick Steward
    Pages 461-485
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 487-502

About this book

Introduction

Cancer in childhood is a rare disease, but for many reasons attracts interest out of proportion to its frequency. There is, of course, the parental anguish associated with a catastrophic illness in a son or daughter - anguish shared in large measure by the physician. This aspect no doubt has spurred on clinicians and investigators in their race to develop more effective means of treatment. The rewards are great. Not only is there the human element, but there is also the fact that survival of the successfully treated child is measured in scores of years rather than the ordinary five to ten year survival rates cited for the adult. Associated with this aspect of paediatric oncology is the responsibility to make those many years as trouble-free as possible. The challenge to the team organizing the care of children with cancer is clear. Cure is to be obtained, but not at the cost of progressively more severe somatic or psychic lesions as the child develops through adolescence to maturity. The cured child of today must not become the chronically ill adult of tomorrow. The spectrum of malignant diseases in childhood is not so varied as that of older patients. The kinds of tumour seen in children are relatively few in number; therefore, concentrated attention can be focussed on each entity, and specific strategies developed for clinical management.

Keywords

Children Tumors Tumours cancer diseases oncology tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry Basil Marsden
    • 1
  • James Kenrick Steward
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Child Health, Christie HospitalUniversity of ManchesterWithington, ManchesterGreat Britain
  2. 2.Departments of Child Health and PathologyManchester UniversityUK
  3. 3.the Christie HospitalUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81020-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81022-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81020-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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