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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Fighting Weight Gain From Childhood Leukemia

March 17th, 2017 / admin

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 index of 30 or more)…

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2016 Childhood Cancer Statistics

February 20th, 2017 / admin

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 with cancer in 2016. The…

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4 Reasons to Give More This Year

January 18th, 2017 / admin

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 to donate more this year.…

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Tumors in Children

December 21st, 2016 / admin

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 adults. Sources of Tumors in…

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How Cancer Treatments Can Affect Your Child

November 21st, 2016 / admin

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 Fertility Radiotherapy can affect fertility and the…

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