Paediatricians are skilled at distinguishing the usual bumps and pains from those that should cause concern, and can generally sense which symptoms truly need evaluation and will order tests based on the character, duration and severity of symptoms in order to properly diagnose children. Most paediatricians are also very instinctual, and will send a child […]
Help for a Friend whose Child is Diagnosed with Cancer Many parents comment on how helpful neighbours and friends have been during their child’s cancer treatments, volunteering to care for other children at home, making meals, and even driving visitors to see the patient. One of the most important things you can do, however, […]
Telling someone that you have been diagnosed with cancer is never easy, and this is even more true when it is your child that has cancer. Deciding how to tell family members and friends, who to tell, and who should be taking the lead, is important, and while there are some universal recommendations, a lot […]
Emma was diagnosed with Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when she was 11 years old. But for Emma, losing was not an option. After three years of remission, Emma’s cancer returned and she came to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for a bone marrow transplant. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is home to one of the […]
Karen Hohertz-Jacobs tells the story of what happened when her baby daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma and how their CaringBridge site helped them through her health journey. CaringBridge Founder, Sona Mehring, tells the story of how she started CaringBridge. CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends […]
Up until now, drug companies have been free to decide whether to pursue treatments for paediatric cancers as part of their work on adult cancers or not, and this has led to a minimal amount of new drugs specifically for paediatric cancers being developed. An estimated 2,000 children die of cancer annually, and the overall incidence of […]
While many types of cancers have had improved survival outcomes over recent years due to new drugs and other clinical innovations, there are certain cancers that have not progressed appreciably in their survival rates or in developing new methodologies and drug protocols for decades. Unfortunately, these cancers primarily affect children and young adults. Since the […]
While Childhood Cancer is “relatively rare” with an incident rate of around 1 in 600, or 150 patients per million in South Africa, too many children with Cancer are dying needlessly because cancer, including Childhood Cancer, is not a priority in South Africa. The cure rate for Childhood Cancer in high income countries is around 80% […]
Garth Taylor will once again be churning out hits of a different kind this September (International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) in order to raise funds for the vital work done by the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. Garth has supported LFCT over the years, and last year took part in the “White Collar Boxing 14” event […]
The sight of a cancer patient covering their hair loss is all too familiar. Hair loss is a frequent side effect of cancer treatment, and for many patients, it becomes a real worry. Chemotherapy agents actively target and kill rapidly growing cells, such as those in a tumor. But similar to a tumor, the hair […]
Parents who are dealing with caring for a Child with Cancer undergo huge amounts of stress, and generally experience both positive and negative changes in their relationships, communication, stress, and their roles. Emotions run the gamut; anger, anxiety, guilt, and distress will all ebb and flow during the course of the child’s illness. Childhood cancer […]
When #BraveKid, Joey Evans was 2, doctors discovered he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a tissue cancer in his bladder that spread quickly. It was the beginning of a long journey for Evans, who spent a lot of time at Cincinnati Children’s and considers it the place he grew up. The staff at Cincinnati Children’s helped him survive […]
Meet #BraveKid, Brock Hart and his #BraveMom, Vanessa. Brock is a pediatric cancer survivor and an avid fisherman. TSET is honored to support families like Brock’s through critical pediatric cancer research funding here in Oklahoma. “To see the collaboration between TSET, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Stephenson Cancer Center and the Children’s […]
This authoritative reference examines in depth the myriad challenges facing pediatric cancer survivors and proposes a robust framework for structured follow-up of these patients through adulthood. Approaches to long-term follow-up include both established models of care and targeted models of lifelong surveillance of late effects by bodily systems and neurological outcomes. Sections devoted to quality […]
Sarah is a childhood brain cancer survivor and 2 year BAYADA REGATTA rower. In this video, Sarah shares her passion for photography and love of rowing. The BAYADA Regatta allows Sarah to experience true freedom on the river. We are honored to feature her story here. #ThroughGlass — at BAYADA REGATTA.
THE WHAT? SERIES: Managing the Cancer Battle featuring Courtney, Childhood Cancer Survivor, P.N.E.T. Ewings Sarcoma, Primitive Nuero Ectodermo Tumor (#1103) December 20th 2014 THE WHAT? SERIES is a non-profit cancer education web series presenting raw, honest questions and answers constructed in the hope of removing some of the fears around cancer and empowering the viewer […]
Edie, a neuroblastoma survivor, is an inspiration to everyone she meets. Her colorful personality and sweet innocence is charming. She loves bright colors, baby dolls and visiting the ice cream truck.
The success of pediatric cancer therapies has a downside: adults with lingering health problems caused by their treatments. Meet Sally Ekus who was successfully treated for her life-threatening blood cancer more than 25 years ago. For her, being cancer-free hasn’t necessarily meant being worry free.
#BRAVEKID (CNN)This 7-year-old’s last-day-of-school photo is melting hearts for more than that adorable smile.
There’s a good reason this last-day-of-school photo is melting hearts By Amber Van Dam, CNN Updated 3:38 PM ET, Fri June 9, 2017 (CNN)This 7-year-old’s last-day-of-school photo is melting hearts for more than that adorable smile. When Sophi Eber began kindergarten, she was in the fight of her young life with stage IV neuroblastoma. On […]
Gregory T. Armstrong, MD, MSCE, pediatric oncologist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, discusses a trial of 34,000 childhood cancer survivors. Data showed that among those who have survived at least 5 years, all-cause mortality at 15 years after diagnosis dropped by half from 12.4% to 6%. More from Oncology Nursing News: http://nursing.onclive.com/