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children with pediatric cancer.
Is pediatric cancer different from a common cancer?
- Cancers develop in different ways for children because their body has not fully developed. Contrasting to cancer development in adults, which in most cases are solid cancers, children mostly develop hematologic malignancies such as leukemia and lymphoma and solid cancers such as brain tumor, nervous system tumor, and sarcoma.
- Although the survival rate of pediatric cancer has increased lately due to advancement in technologies, the concerns encompassing the side effects during the time of survival has been elevated. Therefore, it is important to maintain the improved treatment results while minimizing the risks of side effects in the organs when treating pediatric cancer.
- The radiation treatment is performed after the surgical operation to prevent recurrence or it is sometimes conducted as a substitution for the operation to remove tumors. The proton treatment, which decreases the level of radiation transferred to the normal organs, is expected to minimize long-term aftereffects to increase the quality of life of patients.