Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow for Parents
A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are performed to examine bone marrow, the spongy liquid part of the bone where blood cells are made.
Meconium Aspiration for Parents
Meconium aspiration can happen before, during, or after labor and delivery when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid. Although it can be serious, most cases are not.
Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis) for Parents
A joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) involves withdrawing (aspirating) a sample of fluid from a joint using a needle and syringe.
Diagnostic Tests for Teens With Cancer for Teens
Learn about some of the tests doctors do to diagnose cancer.
Lungs and Respiratory System for Parents
By the time we're 70 years old, we will have taken at least 600 million breaths. All of this breathing couldn't happen without the respiratory system.
Ganglion Cysts for Parents
Ganglion cysts are lumps that, most commonly, appear on the back of the wrist. These cysts are not cancerous and are easily treated.
Lungs & Respiratory System for Parents
Learn about problems that can affect breathing.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Parents
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the use of a machine to do the work that the heart and lungs normally do.
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.
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.