Childhood Cancer Burden Much Bigger Than Previously Recognised

New research indicates that childhood cancer cuts more lives short and imposes a bigger burden on society than all but a handful of diseases. Apart from cutting short young lives, cancer also burdens children with disabilities. Childhood cancer may be relatively rare, but in terms of disability and years of life lost it ranks near […]

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Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t. In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow and divide […]

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Onco Mom Shares What She Wished She Had Known About Childhood Cancer

September is the month dedicated to creating awareness about childhood cancer and this mom wrote a touching letter about her experience with the condition In 2013, my seven-year-old daughter Quinn was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor ― a rare and aggressive pediatric brain cancer. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew to tell people. […]

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How To Bring Cancer Care To The World’s Poorest Children

It’s one of the great achievements of modern medicine: with advances in treatment, cure rates for children with cancer in North America now exceed 80%, up from 10% in the 1960s. Yet for kids across the developing world, the fruits of that progress remain largely out of reach. In low- and middle-income countries, restrictive access […]

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It Takes a Village

A cancer diagnosis that forecasts a premature end to a patient’s life is often described as unfair. When that patient is a child who has not yet fully experienced life, the diagnosis is not just unfair—it is tragic. The good news is that the cure rate for pediatric cancer in high-income countries is greater than […]

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✨Foodie Friday ✨Child-Friendly Meals

Today’s offering is some wonderful Child-Friendly Recipes for those times when you are really struggling to get your Child with Cancer to eat or when you just want to give them a nice little treat. These recipes are all nutritious and your child will love making some of them with you – spending time in […]

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Important Questions about Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. This can lead to confusion for parents, and even for some medical professionals who are not familiar with childhood cancer. Paediatricians are skilled at distinguishing the usual bumps and pains from those that should […]

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