Acta Scientific Cancer Biology

Short CommunicationVolume 2 Issue 5

Hoping Against Hope: Being the Parent of a Child with Cancer

Abhishek Purkayastha*

Department of Radiation Oncology, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, India

*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Purkayastha, Department of Radiation Oncology, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, India.

Received: May 28, 2018; Published: June 29, 2018

Citation: Abhishek Purkayastha. “Hoping Against Hope: Being the Parent of a Child with Cancer". Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 2.5 (2018).


   World-wide the most prevalent paediatric malignancies include acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, medulloblastoma, craniopharyngioma, retinoblastoma, Wilm’s tu - mor, Neuroblastoma to name a few apart from other less common malignancies [1]. Not only these children but their parents also suffer from physical and emotional upheaval which drastically af- fects their quality of life [2] . Parents bring their children suffering from various symptoms to an oncology centre after being referred by primary physicians for suspicion of cancer.

Copyright: © 2018 Abhishek Purkayastha . et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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