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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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A type of cancer found in the eyes, retinoblastoma is characterized by a malignant tumor found on the retinas. While this type of cancer is not one of the most common in children, it is not necessarily a rare cancer, either. Around 40% of the children who have retinoblastoma are under the age of fiveyears. The... Read more
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This is a story of a young girl named Leila born in a family of 8 in Zahedan, Iran. She has a common story, in her small town it took a long time to be diagnosed with cancer. She remembers the early day’s vividly as she traveled from hospital to hospital, from... Read more
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Like most children her age, Jasmine loves to swim, play board games and has her own garden at home. But something sets Jasmine apart from her friends: Jasmine has fought cancer not once, but twice, in her young life. Jasmine was just 5 years old when she first walked through the doors of MAHAK Hospital. Treatment... Read more
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At a young age of 13, Kamran ShokriSalari was diagnosed with Osteosarcomaandbecame a patient of MAHAK hospital and supported by the organization. Unfortunately, in the course of treatment Kamran lost his left leg, however his spirit and will to excel stayed stronger than ever. In September of 2012 Kamran won a silver medal at London... Read more
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