Childhood Cancer

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

People with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing very specific types of childhood leukemia, but Eugene Yu, PhD, has an additional reason to focus on the genetic mysteries of Down syndrome.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:53pm

One day in 1955, Dr. James Grace’s two-year-old son, Jimmy, spiked a fever of 105°. It was the first sign that the little boy had acute leukemia — a fast-moving disease that in those days had no hope of a cure. When his son died only a few months later, Dr. Grace converted his pain to passion.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 1:21pm

At age seven, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. After my main surgery to remove the cancer, I had to go through weeks of chemotherapy and never stopped asking questions during the process.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 1:22pm

While there is no way to fully prepare for a cancer diagnosis, it's important to pay attention to any warning signs and recognize symptoms.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:04am

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:57pm

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.

Thursday, September 6, 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.