Conditions and Treatments from the Solid Tumor Center

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer in children and young adults. It usually occurs in the long bones, such as the arms or legs, though it can also occur in the pelvis, spine, jaw or

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Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a kind of cancer that grows in bones or soft tissues. The tumor was first described by a pathologist, Dr. James Ewing, in the 1920’s. Most often, it is found in the bones of the

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Liver tumors

What are liver tumors? Liver tumors are masses occurring in the liver that can be either benign or malignant (cancerous). Tumors that are found at birth or early after delivery are often benign in

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Hepatoblastoma

Hepatoblastoma is a rare type of childhood cancer that occurs in the liver. The primary functions of the liver include filtering and storing blood, processing the food we eat and making vital proteins

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Wilms' Tumor

Wilms tumor (also called nephroblastoma) is a cancerous tumor in the cells of the kidney. Fortunately, with the right treatment, Wilms tumor is highly treatable. Wilms tumor can occur at any age

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Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of very young children, usually beginning in the abdomen or adrenal glands. Abnormal nerve cells may be present before birth, but the

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Skin Cancer

Melanoma is a highly malignant skin cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin, which gives our skin its color) of normal skin or moles and spreads rapidly and widely. It

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Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare childhood cancer of the eye. It arises from the retina, the nerve tissue in the back of the eye that is sensitive to light. Thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment, more

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Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that begin in the tissues that connect, support or surround organs and other body structures. A soft tissue sarcoma can develop almost anywhere in the body.

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Fibrosarcoma

A fibrosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that originates in the connective tissue found at the ends of bones of the arm or legs, and then spreads to other surrounding soft tissues. Soft tissues include:

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Bone tumors and bone cysts

(Benign) Bone tumors and cysts Finding out that your teen or child has a bone tumor or cyst can cause a lot of anxiety for everyone in the family. You’ll have concerns about your child’s treatment,

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