New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?

Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]

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Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training

Children may not experience the same brain tumour side effects and symptoms as adults. Because their brains and bodies are still growing, they may experience symptoms and side effects that are unique to their age and stage of development. Children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors generally experience various side-effects from brain cancer, including Physical […]

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The Impact of Childhood Brain Cancer on School & Education

During the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour, your child may be asking, “When can I go back to school?” Going back to school after months of treatment can be a cause for celebration. Children and young adults gain a sense of accomplishment and peer support from school, and long absences and changes in […]

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Are there Risk Factors for Brain Cancer in Children?

A risk-factor is anything that affects a person’s chance of getting a disease such as brain cancer. Different types of cancer have different risk factors, and this article only deals with the potential risk-factors for brain cancer. Lifestyle-related risk-factors such as diet, body weight, physical activity, and tobacco use play a major role in many […]

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Why & How are Brain Tumours Graded?

Brain tumours are the most common solid tumour in children under the age of 15. When discovered early enough, brain tumours are usually treatable. Many that are slow-growing are cured with surgery alone. Other types that are faster-growing might need additional treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or both. Brain tumours are graded on a […]

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Side Effects of Childhood Brain Cancer

Childhood Brain Tumours are different to Adult Brain Tumours because their brains are still growing and developing. This means that the side effects that childhood cancer sufferers experience will generally be unique to their age and stage of development. The side-effects of a brain tumour can be taxing on both the child and the parents, […]

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Foodie Friday: Best Nutrition for Children with Brain Cancer

It is vital that Children with Cancer, including Children with Brain Cancer, eat well-balanced, nutritional meals and snacks in order to maintain their weight, rebuild any tissue lost in treatment, and strengthen their immune system and power it to fight against the brain cancer. The occurrence of malnutrition in children with childhood tumours is multifactorial […]

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Brain Cancer

Brain tumours can be either primary (develop in the brain) or secondary (cancer from another part of the body spreads to the brain). A primary brain tumour occurs when abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumours are the most common type of tumour that develops in children, and they can affect […]

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