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4 Ways to Help a Child Adjust After Cancer Treatment

4 Ways to Help a Child Adjust After Cancer Treatment Change can be a major source of stress for people. Children who have undergone pediatric cancer treatment have had to cope with a lot of change, which can make settling back into the rhythm of everyday life difficult. Here are four ways to help your child adjust back to…
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Stem Cell Transplant 101: Understanding the Basics

Stem Cell Transplant 101: Understanding the Basics Stem cell transplants are a reliable way to treat leukemia in children, along with some other blood diseases. These procedures were more commonly called bone marrow transplants in the past, since the stem cells were taken directly from the bone marrow and injected into the bloodstream. Taking cells from…
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3 Ways to Help Children With Cancer Manage Stress

3 Ways to Help Children With Cancer Manage Stress A childhood cancer diagnosis can create a great deal of stress for both child and family. This stress is a natural reaction to the situation, and there are a number of ways to address and manage it. Here are three ways you and your child’s cancer treatment team can…
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How to Make a Hospital Stay More Kid-Friendly

How to Make a Hospital Stay More Kid-Friendly Treating childhood cancer often involves a stay at the hospital. Unfortunately, this can be a scary or intimidating prospect for some kids. Here are a few ways you can help make a hospital stay more enjoyable for a child in your life who needs to stay in a hospital.
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Helping Kids Cope With the Effects of Cancer Treatment

Helping Kids Cope With the Effects of Cancer Treatment Childhood cancer treatment can cause drastic changes to a child’s appearance. Especially for older kids, this can cause an extra amount of stress during a time when they’re already physically weak. It’s important to work with your child to help lessen negative feelings at their appearance. Most importantly, don’t forget…
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Is a Cancer Center the Best Treatment Option for Your Child?

Is a Cancer Center the Best Treatment Option for Your Child? Fortunately for children and their families, childhood cancer is relatively rare. Therefore, pediatricians and family doctors may only see a handful of cases during their careers. Because of this, if a family doctor suspects their patient has cancer, a referral to a specialized pediatric cancer treatment center is…
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4 Ways to Talk to Kids About Their Cancer Diagnosis

4 Ways to Talk to Kids About Their Cancer Diagnosis School-age kids so often look to their parents for help making sense of the world and the events in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that parents create a dialogue built on trust and empowerment when discussing a childhood cancer diagnosis.   1. Communicate Clearly When talking…
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6 Nutrition Tips for Kids Coping With Cancer Treatment

6 Nutrition Tips for Kids Coping With Cancer Treatment Children receiving pediatric cancer treatments often experience a change in their senses of taste and smell. There are a number of changes you can make to help your child stay strong and deal with any side effects.   1. Stay Hydrated Children that are treated for cancer often…
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Hungry Bunch Teens to Walk the Runway

Hungry Bunch Teens to Walk the Runway Three years ago, Aysa Province, a local Austin fashion stylist, started the annual Children’s Blood & Cancer Center  Fashion Show.  Little did she know, it would become a hit with the Hungry Bunch teens and the Austin community. “The Fashion Show started as a thought that wouldn’t leave my…
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