Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Neurofibroma (Neurilemmoma, neurinoma, neuroma, Schwannoma)

A benign tumour growing from the fibrous coverings of a peripheral nerve: it is usually symptomless.  When it develops from the sheath of a nerve root, it causes pain and may compress the spinal cord.