MRI Explanations for Children

  Going to a hospital and undergoing a myriad of tests to determine what is wrong with them can be very traumatic for a child, and this includes going for an MRI, during which is it vital that the patient lay very still. With this in mind, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Radiology Department have created a video in […]

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Paul & The Dragon

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is changed forever. The child is put into an unknown world filled with hospitalizations, people in white coats taking blood, giving “pokes,” and administering treatments that can include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Children often feel sick, frightened and alone. Family routine suddenly includes balancing life at the […]

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Just Like You – Cancer

This video is part of the “Just Like You“series by Just Like You Films, which is “a nonprofit organization that creates films and materials that educate our audiences about subjects including childhood cancer, burns, Down syndrome and autism.” Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010 In “Just Like You – Cancer”, Hope, Bryndon and Carrie look straight […]

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Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure […]

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2-Year-Old Cancer Survivor With Down Syndrome Hears For First Time: ‘Her Body Started Trembling’

Two-year-old Grace of Strongsville, Ohio, is a two-time cancer survivor who was born with Down syndrome. Grace was born with a form of leukemia called transient myeloproliferative disorder. She was only 2 days old when she began treatment. And since Grace was also born two months premature, she barely weighed over 4 pounds when she […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: RhabdomyoSarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue cancer that develops in the soft tissue of striated muscles, which are the muscles that are attached to bones and help the body to move. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for about 50% of soft tissue sarcomas in children and can begin in various places in the body. Rhabdomyosarcoma is mostly found in […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a bone cancer (although it can also very rarely develop in the soft tissue) and is the second most common primary sarcoma that can develop in children, comprising 10-15% of childhood bone cancers. The Ewing’s family of tumours: Ewing’s sarcoma of bone Extraosseous Ewing’s – a tumour outside of the bone Primitive […]

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International Sarcoma Awareness Month!

The month of July is designated International Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They can affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone […]

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