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/
Two-year-old Amanda came to Children’s National to uncover why her leg was swollen, the diagnosis she got was cancer — Ewing’s Sarcoma. This is her story.
Extramedullary leukemia in children with acute myeloid leukemia: A population-based cohort study from the Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (NOPHO)
Heidi Kristine Støve, Julie Damgaard Sandahl, Jonas Abrahamsson, Peter H. Asdahl, Erik Forestier, Shau-Yin Ha, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Ólafur G. Jónsson, Birgitte Lausen, Josefine Palle, Bernward Zeller, Henrik Hasle ⋅ Blog, Latest Pediatric Cancer News, Parent's Post ⋅
Abstract Background The prognostic significance of extramedullary leukemia (EML) in childhood acute myeloid leukemia is not clarified. Procedure This population-based study included 315 children from the NOPHO-AML 2004 trial. Results At diagnosis, 73 (23%) patients had EML: 39 (12%) had myeloid sarcoma, 22 (7%) had central nervous system disease, and 12 (4%) had both. EML […]
In July 2007, at the age of 10 months, Austin was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms tumor, a type of childhood cancer in both kidneys. He was thrust into a world of chemotherapy, hospital stays, and four abdominal surgeries before being declared cancer free eight months later. But after one year, the cancer was back. More […]
UPDATE: Jan. 2015 Riley had another recurrence in July 2013. She had another craniotomy where they were able to remove 90-95% of the tumor, she then had a stem cell transplant in Oct. 2013. 6 weeks after the transplant, there was no sign of the residual tumor!! She had scans on Jan 5, 2015 and […]
7-year-old Faith is battling a malignant brain tumor. She stole our hearts with her precious words, “My favorite present is being home.” Hear Faith’s story from her mom, Tana, during one of Faith’s chemotherapy treatments.
Back in 2014, photographer Lora Scantling captured three young girls fighting cancer. Now, 3 years later, the girls have reunited for a new photo, and they’re stronger and healthier than ever! Scantling’s father was losing his fight to lung cancer, so she wanted to do something “that spoke a thousand words that would draw emotion”. […]
Despite advances that have made treatments safer and more effective, childhood cancer survivors don’t appear to have experienced gains in long-term health outcomes, a new study suggests. Their survival odds are better, but as adults they may have chronic medical problems linked to cancer and tumor treatments, the study found. Up to one in four […]
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama – Parents and players hear the words “play ball” before every little league game. Although routine to some, those words hold a dear place for the Barksdale and Moultrie families in Trussville. Their sons, Trevor Moultrie and Andrew Barksdale are both 7-year-old cancer survivors who played this season at the Trussville Baseball Park. […]
Children have special medical needs that are different from those of adults. When your child isn’t feeling well, you need to know that he or she is being well taken care of by highly trained pediatric clinicians. That’s why Sunrise Children’s Hospital is on a mission to care for the well-being of children in our […]
Eight-year-old Addison has a message for cancer: “You messed with the wrong kid!” Addison bravely battled against leukemia in 2012. He is one of approximately 1,500 individuals being supported by Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program and its nonprofit partners, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Starlight Children’s Foundation. Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program supports Alex’s Lemonade […]
When her son was diagnosed with pediatric cancer, Jenni DeWitt began a difficult journey. Here, she shares 10 “commandments” that help her through life. Source: http://lionfighters.childrensomaha.org/10-commandments-try-follow-mom-pediatric-cancer-survivor/
WOW! Can you believe that another week has flown past and it is once again Foodie Friday? We hope that you have all had a great, healthy and fun-filled week and that all our Little Fighters are feeling strong! As we all know, Children with Cancer often struggle to eat due to problems with their […]