Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina. The White Eye Detector or CRADLE (ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukoria) cellphone app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in […]

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Why do Some Children Develop Brain Tumours?

Any time a child is diagnosed with a brain tumour or, truth be told, any type of cancer, the most obvious question many parents ask is “Why? What caused my child to develop a brain tumour?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Scientists now believe that the vast majority of brain tumours […]

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (iv): Immunotherapy

In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly-diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood […]

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (ii): Chemotherapy

In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with […]

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (i): Surgery

In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with […]

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New Drug-Filled Nanocapsules may Fight Cancer more Effectively

Researchers have found a way of creating more resilient drug-loaded nanoparticles that enables them to target diseased tissue or cancer cells more effectively. The findings may change nanomedicine and its applications for treating cancer. The field of nanotechnology holds a great deal of promise in the treatment of cancer. For instance, in a recent breakthrough, researchers used […]

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Chemobrain in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the  overall treatment plan. Around 70% of cancer survivors report difficulties with memory and concentration after undergoing chemotherapy – this is conversationally referred to as “Chemobrain,” which is described as a […]

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