Rare Childhood Cancers

Rare Childhood Cancers

Cancer is a devastating event that leaves confusion among children and families. Even in the simplest of cases, treatment can be more challenging due to a child’s size and developing immune system. And while there is no easy to understand cancer diagnosis, some cancers are more commonly seen in children than others. A diagnosis of…
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A Primer On Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy refers to the use of chemicals to destroy cancer cells and treat cancer. It is often used in combination with antibiotics and other medications and methods, such as the combination with radiotherapy to treat cases of lymphoma. Chemotherapy drugs can be placed in a child’s bloodstream to attack cancer cells throughout the body or…
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Childhood Cancer Symptoms: What Should I Watch For?

Symptoms of childhood cancer can be difficult to detect. There are several different types of cancer, each with its own common symptoms, and still other types of cancer that may not show any symptoms at all. Additionally, many of the symptoms associated with cancers that affect children are also related to other illnesses or health…
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Story of Amir

Amir is an active, kind, and sociable young boy. He has lived all of his life in a small village outside of Karaj and loves nature and hiking. Just before his 8th birthday he started getting headaches almost every afternoon. His parents thought he may be straining his eyes and purchased eye glasses for him.…
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