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Leukaemia in childhood
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-06)
Leukaemia means white blood. It is a disease of the white blood cells and was first described by Virchow in 1845. Leukaemia can present as an acute disease, occurring more often in the younger age groups, or as a chronic ...
Cancer in children -- Diagnosis -- South Africa
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-07)
Childhood cancer is rare and comprises only 1% of all cancers. It usually develops from non-ectodermal embryonal tissue. Major improvement in cancer treatment and supportive care in the last 50 years has changed a fatal ...
Malnutrition in paediatric oncology patients
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-08)
Children more commonly present with protein energy malnutrition (PEM) at diagnosis of cancer in developing countries than in developed countries, depending on the type of cancer and extent of the disease. PEM at cancer ...