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  • Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents


    Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).

  • Diagnostic Tests for Cancer for Parents


    Learn about exams your child may need.

  • Sick Kids for Parents


    Learn about tests, procedures, common conditions, and how to keep kids well.

  • Craniopharyngioma for Parents


    A craniopharyngioma is a rare type of benign brain tumor. Most people treated for a craniopharyngioma are cured.

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for Parents


    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Because it develops and gets worse quickly, prompt treatment is very important. With treatment, most kids are cured.

  • Meningitis for Parents


    Meningitis is treatable, but can be serious. So it's important to know the symptoms, and get medical care right away if you think that your child has the illness.

  • Encephalitis for Parents


    Encephalitis is a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus. The best way to avoid encephalitis is to prevent the illnesses that may lead to it.

  • Lymphoma for Parents


    Lymphoma is cancer that begins in the body's lymphatic tissue. It's a common type of cancer in children, but most recover from it.

  • Medulloblastoma for Parents


    Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. Most brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma.

  • Managing Health Care for Parents