Tag: symptoms

  • Community tips for living with cancer

    Live Better With Cancer  is a web page which shares community tips to help patients and carers cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. They feature a wide range of topics that users can offer tips on, including: Skin Things Feeling Sick Hair Loss Difficulty Sleeping Eating Well Mouth Trouble Bowel & Bladder Issues Mind & Brain Doing Exercise Carers Survivorship Treatment Planning Going on Holiday     In addition to the community created tips Live Better with Cancer also have a range of expert guides. You may also want to take a look at their blog which features many different […]

  • Germ cell tumours overview

    This overview of germ cell tumours is by Cancer Australia, and provides information about the symptoms that might be experienced, as well as information about different treatments that may be used. Germ cell tumours occur when abnormal germ cells grow in an uncontrolled way. A germ cell is the type of cell that develops into eggs (in the ovaries) or sperm (in the testicles). Germ cell tumours can develop before or after birth, and can occur in the ovaries or testicles, or in other parts of the body. This is because sometimes, when babies are developing in the womb, germ […]

  • Liver tumours in children

    Like all cancers, liver tumours occur when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. In this article from Cancer Australia you can read about the different types of liver tumours that can develop in children, including: Hepatoblastoma usually occurs in children under 3 years of age and does not usually spread to other parts of the body. Hepatocellular carcinoma usually occurs in older children and teenagers, and often spreads to other parts of the body. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver usually occurs in children aged 5–10, and often spreads throughout the liver or to the lungs. Infantile choriocarcinoma starts in the developing baby and […]