Hi All,

Elizabeth went off treatment in Sept 2010 and has been doing well.  I've been quiet, trying to give us back some sense of normalcy.  But I'm figuring out that once your kid has had cancer, you can't ever quit it.  The relapse fear is there.  Hopefully, it will fade with time.  Does anybody have a copy of this article they wouldn't mind sharing?  Thank you.  God bless our children.

 

Intracranial calcifications in childhood leukemia*: An association with systemic chemotherapy

M.D. Sue McIntosha, b, c, Ph.D. Diana B. Fischera, b, c, M.D. Stephen G. Rothmana, b, c, M.D. Nancy Rosenfielda, b, c, M.D. Jeffrey S. Lobela, b, c and M.D. Richard T. O'Briena, b, c

aDepartment of Pediatrics,the Yale-New Haven Medical Center New Haven, Conn. USA

bDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn. USA

cDiagnostic Radiology, theYale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn. USA


Available online 17 August 2006.

Children with acute lymphocytic leukemia were examined for evidence of intracranial calcifications withroentgenograms of the skull and computerized tomography. Of 39 children in their initial complete remission, ten were found to have subcortical cerebral calcifications. Significant associations were found between the presence of cerebral calcifications and systemic treatment with large cumulative doses of methotrexate.

*Supported in part by grants RR-125, the General Children's Research Center Branch, Division of Research Resources, the National Institutes of Health, and CA-16359, the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States Public Health Service.

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I don't have a copy.  However, a web search for the title gave a few web sites you might want to look at to determine if you can simply download it from the internet:

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/283372

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/925819

http://www.ajnr.org/cgi/content/full/26/5/1263

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2396789/

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