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The purpose of palliative care is to help a child with cancer live as comfortably as possible. The right approach to such care can also provide some peace of mind for parents and other loved ones. Sometimes referred to as supportive care, palliative care goes beyond managing symptoms to include a focus on overall quality... Read more
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Children who have cancer obviously have a lot on their plate. While getting better is understandably the first priority, it's just as important for children to find ways to keep up with their educational needs. Finding the right balance between healthcare needs and academics often involves a cooperative effort between parents, doctors, and educators. Here's... Read more
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Weight loss as a result of having cancer or undergoing treatment is fairly common. But for children with a form of leukemia called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, it's weight gain that's often a side effect associated with treatment. While many children with leukemia can be cured, more than half of them become obese (a body mass... Read more
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Childhood cancer continued to remain scarce in the overview of all cancer cases, making up one percent of all reported cancer diagnoses in the passing year. On average, childhood cancer tariffs have been increasing in small amounts during the last couple of years. An estimated 10,300 children in America ages fifteen and under were diagnosed... Read more
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Many people enjoy giving money to charity in order to honor a cause that is close to their hearts, to honor the memory of a loved one, or to promote and facilitate the work performed by the charity. Now is a great time of the year to give more to cancer charity if you planned... Read more
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Simply defined, a tumor is an abnormal growth. Usually not accompanied by swelling (inflammation), tumors can appear at any age. When present in children, growths can sometimes be difficult to detect since younger patients often don't know how to clearly verbalize symptoms. Potential sources of tumors in children are also different from what typically affects... Read more
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It is important to attend follow up appointments after cancer treatment to minimize the effects of the treatments on the body. It also helps you to know the specific problems or illnesses that are likely to develop after treatment. Cancer treatment can have many effects on children’s growth and immune systems.Puberty and FertilityRadiotherapy can... Read more
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