Section: Parents - posted in 2019

  • Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL)

    Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL) What Is Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL)? Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare kind of liver cancer that happens mostly in children. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL)? Many children with UESL have no symptoms. Others may have one or more of these signs: a lump in the belly, or a bigger belly ...
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  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

    PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) What Is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is when someone takes medicines every day to lower his or her chances of getting HIV. Who Should Take PrEP? Only people at very high risk for getting HIV should take PrEP, such as: those who are in a sexual relationship with someone who is HIV-positive men who have sex with other men and have had anal sex without a condom men who have sex ...
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  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis

    Scheuermann's Kyphosis What Is Scheuermann's Kyphosis? Scheuermann's kyphosis (kye-FOH-sis) is a condition affecting the upper back. It makes the upper back rounded so it looks hunched over. It's sometimes called Scheuermann's disease. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Scheuermann's Kyphosis? The main signs of Scheuermann's kyphosis are: A rounded, hunched back. Sometimes the rounding is hard to see. Other times it ...
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  • Thrombocytopenia

    Thrombocytopenia What Is Thrombocytopenia? Thrombocytopenia (throm-buh-sye-tuh-PEE-nee-uh) is when there are fewer than normal platelets in the bloodstream. Platelets are tiny colorless cells in the blood that help the blood clot. Like all blood cells, platelets are made in the bone marrow (the spongy inner part of bones). What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Thrombocytopenia? A child with a platelet count that is ...
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  • Hepatoblastoma

    Hepatoblastoma What Is Hepatoblastoma? Hepatoblastoma is the most common type of liver cancer in children. It most often happens in children under age 3. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Hepatoblastoma? A child with hepatoblastoma (heh-puh-toe-blass-TOE-muh) usually will have a painless mass (a large belly that sticks out). Less common symptoms include: belly pain jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) dark pee back ...
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  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Hepatocellular Carcinoma What Is Hepatocellular Carcinoma? Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of liver cancer. It is the second most common liver cancer in children. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Hepatocellular Carcinoma? Hepatocellular (hep-uh-toe-SEL-yuh-ler) carcinoma often affects teenagers, but also can happen in younger children, especially those who have been treated for an underlying liver disease. A ...
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  • Rhabdoid Tumor of the Liver

    Rhabdoid Tumor of the Liver What Is a Rhabdoid Tumor of the Liver? A rhabdoid (RAB-doyd) tumor of the liver is a cancer that begins in the liver, then often spreads quickly to other parts of the body. These tumors are very rare and usually happen in babies and toddlers. Rhabdoid tumors also can affect other parts of the body, like the kidneys and brain. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Rhabdoid Tumor of the Liver? A ...
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  • Congenital Kyphosis

    Congenital Kyphosis What Is Congenital Kyphosis? Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that makes it look hunched over. Congenital kyphosis means the child was born with the condition. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Congenital Kyphosis? The rounded back may be seen at birth as a lump in the back, or it may take time to become obvious. Sometimes it is noticed when the child starts walking. What Causes Congenital ...
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  • Questions to Ask When Your Baby's in the NICU

    Questions to Ask When Your Baby's in the NICU If your newborn is being cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) , you'll want to learn as much as you can about your child's health. The more you learn, the better prepared you'll be to help and care for your baby. What Should I Ask the Doctors and Nurses? Below are some questions you might want to ask: Why is my baby here? How long will my baby be here? What is my baby's treatment and ...
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  • Postural Kyphosis

    Postural Kyphosis What Is Postural Kyphosis? Postural kyphosis (kye-FOH-sis) is a rounding or hunching of the back that usually affects teens. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Postural Kyphosis? Teens with postural kyphosis have a smooth, round shape of the upper back. It can look like a hunched back. It usually isn't painful. Unlike with other types of kyphosis, someone with postural kyphosis can straighten ...
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