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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Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis

October 20th, 2016 / Admin

Unfortunately, doctors have to deliver the news to parents that their children have cancer around 40 times a day, on average. This comes out to 14.6 thousand times a year. The average age of a diagnosed child is six. Twelve percent of child patients do not survive. Of the survivors, over half suffer later side effects like heart failure, infertility…

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Understanding Lymph Nodes & Cancer

September 15th, 2016 / Admin

Bean-shaped glands called lymph nodes sometimes becomes malignant (cancerous) or may be affected by other types of cancer originating elsewhere. Lymphoma is the term for the specific type of cancer that develops within the lymph nodes. It's a form of cancer that affects nearly 2,000 children, adolescents, and teens annually in the United States. Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma are…

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Tips for Finding Cancer Early

August 19th, 2016 / Admin

Cancer in children can be difficult to detect and diagnose, especially at early stages when symptoms are vague. The odds of successfully treating most types of pediatric cancer increase greatly when it's discovered sooner rather than later. Since children aren't always able to articulate or recognize symptoms, it's important to be as observant as possible when looking for potential signs…

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Tips for Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

July 20th, 2016 / Admin

When you first hear from your doctor that your child suffers from cancer, you may feel overwhelmed and so emotional that you have a hard time talking with your son or daughter. Once your child receives his or her diagnosis, you should sit down as a family and go over exactly what that means now and for the future to…

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Diet and Cancer Risk

June 27th, 2016 / Admin

There is an old cliché that says “you are what you eat.” While this may not be completely accurate, it does hold a little bit of truth. What you eat can have a significant impact on your health and cancer risks. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet will not only have a positive impact on your health and the health of…

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Cancer Prevalence Around the World

May 17th, 2016 / Admin

More than 15,000 parents around the world hear the news that their child has been diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. While any battle with cancer is one that's sure to be hard-fought, it's especially challenging for children living with the condition. A look at the prevalence of cancer affecting children around the world paints a clearer picture…

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An Overview of Childhood Cancer Medications

April 15th, 2016 / Admin

Children typically suffer from different cancers than adults. Whereas the most common adult cancers are in areas such as the lungs, colon, breasts, and skin; children most often get leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastomas, and brain cancers. Since the cancers are different, many of the medications used are different. There are dozens of specific medications, but they fall into a few general…

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