Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in childhood may refer to any lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system) that is not Hodgkin's lymphoma (see also Hodgkin lymphoma) that develops during childhood.

Lymph tissue is found in the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. NHL can start from either B-cells or T-cells, both are a type of white blood cell important in fighting infection. Because there are many different forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, there are varying causes, diagnoses, and treatments for each. While some are caused by genetics, others may be caused by infection, chemicals, or radiation. Often times, a specific cause is not known. NHL sometimes occurs in individuals with weakened immune systems such as those with HIV/AIDS or those who have undergone an organ transplant.

Symptoms of NHL may include a swelling of the lymph nodes and other body parts (head, neck, arms), trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, trouble swallowing, fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue (tiredness or weakness), and itching. Symptoms of lymphomas are not specific and similar symptoms could be a result of other conditions. However, if your child presents one or more of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor to schedule tests to find out for sure. Lymphomas are generally diagnosed through a biopsy of the lymph nodes, although other exams are available. Treatment varies depending on the type and stage of the cancer. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or other targeted therapies.

If your child has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, contact your doctor to discuss the most current treatment options available.

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Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

http://www.asociatiapavel.ro

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Collecting and Storing Samples of Bone Marrow and Blood From Patients With Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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Pediatric MATCH: PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor LY3023414 in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders With TSC or PI3K/MTOR Mutations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Malignant Glioma; Recurrent Central Nervous System Neoplasm; Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Childhood Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma; Recurrent Glioma; Recurrent Hepatoblastoma; Recurrent Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis; Recurrent Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Recurrent Neuroblastoma; Recurrent Osteosarcoma; Recurrent Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Refractory Central Nervous System Neoplasm; Refractory Childhood Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Refractory Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis; Refractory Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Refractory Neuroblastoma; Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Rhabdoid Tumor; Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage III Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage III Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IV Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IVA Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IVB Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; TSC1 Gene Mutation; TSC2 Gene Mutation; Wilms Tumor

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2017

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Pediatric MATCH: Trk Inhibitor LOXO-101 in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders With NTRK Fusions
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Malignant Glioma; NTRK1 Fusion Positive; NTRK2 Fusion Positive; NTRK3 Fusion Positive; Recurrent Central Nervous System Neoplasm; Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Childhood Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma; Recurrent Glioma; Recurrent Hepatoblastoma; Recurrent Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis; Recurrent Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Recurrent Neuroblastoma; Recurrent Osteosarcoma; Recurrent Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Refractory Central Nervous System Neoplasm; Refractory Childhood Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Refractory Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis; Refractory Malignant Solid Neoplasm; Refractory Neuroblastoma; Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Rhabdoid Tumor; Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage III Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage III Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IV Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IV Soft Tissue Sarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IVA Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Stage IVB Osteosarcoma AJCC v7; Wilms Tumor

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2017

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