I have a 6 year old niece who was just diagnosed with stage 2 ALL. She has been living with congenital heart disease. Would her heart condition affect the effectiveness of the chemotherapy and stem cell transplant? Can those treatment options even be considered with her heart defect?
Hi Doctor Aung,it has been 6 months since my son went for surgery for a benign brain tumor. He has been complaining about getting painful headaches these days. He also says his sight is blurry. He is 8 years old this year. Does this sound like a relapse to you? Or is it a common side effect of the surgery?
What are the chances of cure and recovery for stage 2 Wilms’ tumor in a child? My daughter was diagnosed with it. She has undergone radiotherapy and also surgery. She is about to start on her chemotherapy. What is the gold standard of treatment?
Afternoon, Dr Aung. My 8 year old daughter has swelling in several areas of her body such as the abdomen, arms and neck. Is this a symptom of leukemia? She also often complains about joint pain. What check should I bring her to do?
My 13 year old daughter is currently in remission from ALL. Would she be prone to other types of cancer in the future?
Doctor, after having a bone marrow transplant, my son’s reflexes has become a bit slow. He always seems lost in his thoughts and responds very slowly to conversation or touch. Is this normal? Do you think I need to consult a psychologist?
My daughter has had problems with seizures since she was a toddler. There is also a strong history of cancer in my family. I have done some research on seizures and the research mentioned one of the symptoms of childhood leukaemia is seizures. Is this true? Do I need to be worried and take her in for tests?
If a child is experiencing severe nosebleeds when going through chemo for leukaemia, is it still safe to continue the chemo?
What is the early sign of brain tumor in children? My 9 year old son has been telling me about severe headaches lately. He said they make him nauseous. I noticed too that when he stands up from a sitting position, he cannot keep his balance.