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Why Pediatric Oncologists May Prescribe Fasting Someday

Why Pediatric Oncologists May Prescribe Fasting Someday Acute lymphatic leukemia, also referred to as ALL, is the most common type of leukemia in children. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine suggests that intermittent fasting may become a viable part of treatment plans. ALL is a type of blood cancer that affects the production…
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Study Shows Protein Imbalance Can Cause Leukemia

Study Shows Protein Imbalance Can Cause Leukemia Leukemia in children is the most common cancer in kids, according to the American Cancer Society. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that affects the production of blood in a child’s bone marrow. The blood produced contains too many immature white blood cells. A recent study…
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Genome Sequencing Reveals Secret in Childhood Cancer

Genome Sequencing Reveals Secret in Childhood Cancer Surviving childhood cancer is both a victory and relief for the whole family of those afflicted. However, childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing unrelated cancers later in life. This is often believed to be a result of cancer treatment. The study of more than 3,000…
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What Tiny Zebrafish Could Mean for Children Fighting Cancer

What Tiny Zebrafish Could Mean for Children Fighting Cancer The fight to cure cancer has seen many advances over the years. Recently, pediatric cancer treatments are receiving big boosts from a small fish. Thanks to the zebrafish, cancer researchers now have a window providing live images of tumors forming and growing. Understanding the earliest stages of tumor growth will…
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Pre-Pregnancy Smoking May Increase Cancer Risk in Kids

Pre-Pregnancy Smoking May Increase Cancer Risk in Kids We all know that smoking is bad for us, leading to a host of problems such as lung cancer and heart disease. We also know it’s bad for children developing in their mother’s womb, leading to birth defects and childhood leukemia. However, according to a new study published in the…
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How to Pick a Hospital for Your Child’s Cancer Treatment

How to Pick a Hospital for Your Child’s Cancer Treatment If your child has been diagnosed with cancer, then you probably want to make sure they get the best treatment available. There are many options these days for cancer treatment, but the best choice is typically a children’s cancer hospital. Hospitals dedicated to diagnosing, treating and researching cancer as it…
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5 Possible Leukemia Symptoms You Shouldn’t Dismiss

5 Possible Leukemia Symptoms You Shouldn’t Dismiss The symptoms of leukemia in children can vary a great deal depending on the child and type of leukemia present. The symptoms of chronic leukemia can take time to develop, while those of acute leukemia can show up overnight. Some symptoms may appear to be caused by common childhood disease…
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Childhood Cancer Is On the Rise – and So Are Survival Rates

Childhood Cancer Is On the Rise – and So Are Survival Rates Childhood cancer may be on the rise, but so are the survival rates for leukemia, according to two recent studies in the Lancet. The studies also found that cancers in children are more likely to be caused by genetic predisposition compared to adults with cancer. The evidence that childhood cancer…
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2 Odd Factors Research Shows Could Cause Leukemia

2 Odd Factors Research Shows Could Cause Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that most often affects the white blood cells in a child’s body, but can also affect other types of blood cells. Childhood leukemia accounts for around a quarter of all cases of childhood cancer in the United States. Medical researchers are not entirely sure why it…
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Why Specialty Cancer Treatment Centers May Boost Survival

Why Specialty Cancer Treatment Centers May Boost Survival If your child’s doctor has detected a tumor or suspects your child may be at risk for cancer, you may want to consider taking your child to a specialty pediatric oncology center. A children’s cancer hospital may increase your child’s chance of being properly diagnosed and treated over a…
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