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How to Explain Your Child’s Cancer to Their Classmates

June 20th, 2018 / admin

A diagnosis of cancer doesn't just affect a child's immediate family members and neighborhood friends. When they go back to school, it's something their classmates will likely have questions about. While it's entirely up to you to determine how much information you want to share with the school and your child's peers, doing so can ease some common fears or…

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Bright-Colored Fruits and an Exotic Spice May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risks

April 20th, 2018 / admin

Accounting for approximately 30 percent of all childhood cancers, leukemia affects bone marrow and blood. While rates steadily declined from 1975 through 2013, it's still a disease that's the most common cancer in children and teens. Plus, it can be difficult to manage and eliminate once it's detected. For this reason, anything that can minimize the risk of developing childhood…

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Treatment Advances for Wilms Tumor

February 20th, 2018 / admin

Wilms tumor, also known as nephroblastoma, is a rare form of kidney cancer that mostly affects children. Wilms tumor is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Though the cancer can affect both kidneys, it typically only grows in one. Advancements in diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved the outlook for children with Wilms tumor. The prognosis for…

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Healthy Eating Tips for Kids Fighting Cancer

December 21st, 2017 / admin

The effects of the many treatments children with cancer often undergo can take a toll on young, developing bodies. For this reason, it's important for kids fighting cancer to make healthy eating a priority. Choosing healthy foods may also ease some of the side effects associated with some cancer treatments. For some kids with cancer, healthy eating may mean avoiding…

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The Main Differences Between Childhood and Adult Cancers

October 27th, 2017 / admin

Children aren't just small adults. This is evident in the way cancer affects them compared to how similar conditions affect adults. Not only are the types of cancers likely to be seen in children different, but so are the ways such abnormal growths spread. Even the way children respond to treatment isn't the same as what reactions are normally seen…

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Explaining a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis

August 20th, 2017 / admin

A cancer diagnosis is never the kind of news that patients want to hear, regardless of age. However, if the diagnosis is for a child, it is usually an even more sensitive matter. Different questions are raised, including if the child will get well and whether or not the family will be able to afford the treatment. Globally, cancer rates…

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Top 3 Recent Childhood Cancer Studies

July 20th, 2017 / admin

Every year, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed, with more than 600,000 dying from the disease each year, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. Cancer is especially devastating when it impacts a child. While an estimated 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day, researchers and medical professionals have worked hard in the last…

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5 Common Cancers in Children

June 20th, 2017 / admin

Cancer occurs when the body's cells divide and spread without stopping, which is abnormal. While the majority of cases affect adults, about one percent of all cancer diagnoses each year are in children. Unlike cases in adults, cancers in children are usually not linked to environmental or lifestyle factors. Most often, cancers in children are the result of cellular DNA…

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Palliative Care & Childhood Cancer

June 20th, 2017 / admin

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 of life. It can be…

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After Cancer: Returning to School

April 21st, 2017 / admin

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 what you can do to…

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