Cancer Health Center

A cancer diagnosis is a tremendous blow to any individual and family, but it’s made all the more painful when it happens to your child. Whether you’re looking for information about cancer treatment, medical conditions and their associated cancer risks or tips on coping with cancer, Dr. Greene’s Cancer Topic Center is here for you.

In addition, you’ll find articles addressing cancer prevention and nutrition, as well as discussions about toxins in the environment and how to reduce exposure to pesticides and other contaminants.

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Swollen Lymph Nodes: Normal, infection or malignancy?

Dr. Greene, our 7 month old daughter Elise has had swollen lymph nodes in the back of her neck and head for about 3 months. They said that she could be getting over an infection (she has only been sick once and that was last week). Well, they have not gotten any smaller, and her hemoglobin was 11.3. The doctors think it is nothing. Correct me if I am wrong, but this sounds much more serious.

She is in the 95th percentile for length, but 50th percentile for weight. She has a humongous appetite, but is very thin. She is active and has been pulling herself up and standing alone along furniture since she was 6 months old. She has always been a happy, healthy baby.

I have looked up these conditions on the net (anemia, swollen glands) and found them similar to those of lymphocytic leukemia. What type of tests need to be run on her to rule this out? Also what other problems could these symptoms indicate?

After losing my mother to cancer at a very young age due to initial misdiagnosis, I do not want to take any chances with my beautiful little girl. When my mother went in with pain in her liver area, they didn’t even think of cancer. They sent her home with pain pills only to find a few months later it was cancer. By then it was too late. That is also why I am so worried. Please give me all the information you can.
Shelley Haukoos – Industrial Lab Tech – Hibbing, Minnesota

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Cancer Support

Facing a cancer diagnosis is extremely difficult, to say the least. Finding the resources that feel right for you, personally, can go a long way in navigating the process with support and encouragement.

Medical Signs

No one ever expects their child will receive a cancer diagnosis, and thankfully most never do. There are, however, signs and symptoms to look for if that may be a concern.

Skin Cancer

Going beyond sunscreen to keep your family safe in the sun.

Causes of Cancer

Causes of cancer range from diet to environment to genetics. Learn about some common causes, as well as ways to protect yourself against them.