Best Treatment Option - Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare cancer that usually can be found in infant and young children. It is form in the tissue of the lung and pleura which covers the lung and the lines inside of the chest. The late-stage tumor will be solid and can spread to the brain. Even though you using surgical removal, the tumor may recur or spread.
There are four types of PPB:
Type I: It consists of cysts (air pockets) that show it is cancerous, but it difficult to find and diagnose in the early form. Usually found in young children with average 10 months old. Chance to successfully treated is better than Type II and Type III.
Type Ir: This type of PPB is similar to Type I but it does not have cancerous cells where the letter “r” mean regressing.
Type II: This Type II PPB contains both cysts and cancerous nodules. It usually occurs in 3 years old children.
Type III: This is the most serious stage because it contain solid cancerous tumor. Children around 4 years old commonly being the victim.
Pleuropulmonary Blastomas (PPB) Symptoms
Sometimes, children with pleuropulmonary blastomas (PPB) do not show any symptoms or signs but usually children who suffer from PPB will experience sudden, stressful breathing which caused by air escaping from the lung cysts into the chest cavity. Besides that, the children may feeling unwell, fever, cough, and pain in the chest. These symptoms are very non-specific. It can be caused by other types of tumor in the lung or by other condition too.
Pleuropulmonary Blastomas (PPB) Causes
Actually, the real cause of PPB is unknown yet. Like other childhood cancer, PPB may appear "out of the blue" without any clue of what caused it.
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