Brain tumors are the most common form of solid tumors among children under the age of 15. Although brain tumors are still rare among the general pediatric population, about 20% of all childhood cancers are brain tumors...
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The Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan has the largest pediatric oncology research effort in Michigan, providing comprehensive care for children with cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, neuroblastoma and Wilm's tumor.
Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor in the retina of a child’s eye. Although retinoblastoma may occur at any age, it most often occurs in younger children before the age of five years. The tumor may be in one eye only or in both eyes. Retinoblastoma can occur randomly or it can be hereditary.
One type of white blood cell in the body is known as a lymphocyte. There are many different types of lymphocytes, which like other white blood cells, play a role in fighting infections. When faced with an infection, the number of lymphocytes will multiply in order to have a greater number of cells to combat the invading organism.
Neurointerventional radiologists use advanced imaging technology to guide treatment, allowing them to avoid large open procedures and often reach areas of the brain and cerebrovascular structures that would be otherwise difficult or impossible to navigate.
A medical second opinion is a valuable resource when you are faced with a solid tumor diagnosis and choices regarding your treatment options. The Solid Tumor Oncology Program at Mott Children’s Hospital offers second opinion consultations for families whose child has been given a diagnosis of a suspected solid tumor.
The Solid Tumor Oncology Program at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary programs caring for children with solid tumors. Our team of pediatric specialists treats so many children with complex solid tumors, we are particularly well versed in the treatment of these conditions and have special expertise in even the most rare tumors.