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4 Ways Friends & Family Can Support a Child With Cancer

4 Ways Friends & Family Can Support a Child With Cancer It’s common knowledge that humans are social animals, and children thrive when they feel that they are loved. Undergoing pediatric cancer treatments is a difficult and scary time for a child, so receiving that love and support becomes even more important than ever. If you have a child in your…
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Could Dogs Help Your Child’s Doctor Fight Cancer?

Could Dogs Help Your Child’s Doctor Fight Cancer? Dogs have been the friends and companions to people for thousands of years now, sharing many joys and hardships along the way. Unfortunately, one hardship both dogs and people share is a considerable risk of developing cancer. Recently, pediatric oncologists have noticed similarities between cancers like osteosarcoma, a type…
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How to Help Children With Leukemia Eat After Treatments

How to Help Children With Leukemia Eat After Treatments When fighting leukemia in children, treatment plans can include therapies that affect a child’s ability to process food. As the parent of a child undergoing treatment for leukemia, it can be hard to help your child maintain a nutritious diet. Kids can be picky eaters to begin with, but…
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How Can You Tell If Your Child’s Symptoms Are Cancer?

How Can You Tell If Your Child’s Symptoms Are Cancer? The best treatment for cancer is early detection, but cancer symptoms in children can be hard to detect. Children with cancer may experience all of the symptoms, or none at all. Sometimes these symptoms are caused by a medical condition other than cancer. Normally, you may not be able to…
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5 Tips to Make a Blood Draw Easier for a Child

5 Tips to Make a Blood Draw Easier for a Child Nobody really likes having their blood drawn, and for some children it can be a scary experience. When a child is undergoing pediatric cancer treatment, blood tests are frequent. Here are five tips you can use to keep your kid calm and positive when their blood is drawn. 1.
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How One Boy Decided to Help Children With Cancer

Even at the best of times, dealing with childhood cancer can be a difficult journey. Physical effects such as hair loss caused by some treatments can make it all the more difficult. But thanks to help from kids like Luke Acuna, a 9-year-old boy, the problem of hair…
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3 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatric Oncologist

3 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatric Oncologist When your child receives a cancer diagnosis from a pediatric oncologist, questions about what to expect are common. It can be a confusing subject, especially when faced with the uncertainty that it introduces into your family’s life. Here are three questions for you to ask your pediatric oncologist if…
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Key Differences Between Cancer in Children and Adults

Key Differences Between Cancer in Children and Adults Although cancer affects all types of people, both young and old, its effects may vary considerably depending upon the age of the person with cancer. Because of this, pediatric cancer treatment plans differ from an adult treatment plans. Keep this in mind when reading about cancer research and treatments.
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Supporting the Siblings of Children With Cancer

Supporting the Siblings of Children With Cancer A diagnosis of childhood cancer affects your entire family. It changes your routines and can introduce an element of uncertainty about the future. As a parent, you won’t be able to stop emotions like fear or sadness from arising in healthy siblings, but you can play an important part in…
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