Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 11:04am
More than 90 percent of children younger than 10 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer are treated at cancer centers that participate in National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored clinical trials, and more than half of them are enrolled onto a study.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:55pm
At some point in your cancer journey, a long hospital stay may be inevitable. Some days, sleep may be your go-to pastime to combat nausea, pain or side effects from treatment. Although rest and relaxation are keys to recuperation, after a while, hospitals can feel like a whole lot of waiting around.
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:42am
With each new year comes a sense of hope. An opportunity to set ambitious goals, break bad habits and learn from past mistakes. It’s a free pass at a fresh start with endless possibilities for growth. But when you’re battling cancer, the promise of a new year is stifled by the stress of a life threatening illness.
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:32pm
The Holidays are a time of joy and celebration; a time to reunite with family and friends and revel in tradition. However, the news of a cancer diagnosis can halt holiday cheer. In fact, the holiday season can prompt new questions for you, such as: How do I take care of myself and participate in the holiday rush? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind? What will my life be like next year? Sharing these concerns with friends and family can help you manage the struggles of the season.
Here are some tips for coping with cancer during the holidays:
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:08pm
Life shouldn't stop with a cancer diagnosis – especially your love life. Although disclosure of a life-threatening illness can put a damper on dating, it shouldn't halt your social pursuits. I know that dealing with intimacy and body image issues are standalone struggles without the stress of cancer and the physical changes that sometimes come with treatment. But there are ways around these less than desirable feelings. The key?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:40pm
For the AYA population, becoming a parent was probably an afterthought, until cancer threatened the possibility.
Among the many decisions that come with a cancer diagnosis, protecting your fertility is now on the forefront. Before you begin treatment, learn your fertility preservation options. Arm yourself with information, ask questions, and connect with others who have been through it.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 3:22pm
The types of cancers that develop in children are different from those that develop in adults. Lifestyle or environmental risk factors don’t play a role. Instead, it’s usually the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life.
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 1:22pm
More than 80 percent of children beat cancer and go on to lead happy, productive adult lives.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:57pm
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month. I’d like to recognize both by sharing with you a research project that is aimed at improving treatment options for lymphoma, which is the third most common type of childhood cancer and also one of the most common in adolescents and young adults.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:00pm
Cancer can feel like the ultimate form of identity theft, especially for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) between 15 – 39 years old. Along with the mental and emotional stress of a life-threatening diagnosis, treatment can alter your physical appearance, deplete self-confidence, and leave you feeling broken. Your body becomes an obstacle to your goals even if you are normally confident and seemingly invincible.