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.
More than 80 percent of children beat cancer and go on to lead happy, productive adult lives.
Brandee Aquilino, PsyD, MA, and Kristen Fix, LMSW, joined this week's Roswellness Radio to discuss childhood cancers and their effect on not only the patient, but the entire family.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.