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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Things You Should Know

Sam Cohen | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

Every day, there are 43 children diagnosed with cancer, a fatal class of diseases that involves the out-of-control growth of cells. While 40,000 of t...

WATCH: Mom Creates 'Chemo Ducks' to Help Kids Feel Safe During Treatment

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News

In honor of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we bring you a very special 14-year-old boy, Gabe Sipos, and Gabe's Chemo Duck Program. Born on New Year's Day 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee, Gabe was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (a soft tissue tumor) in his sinus cavity just one week shy of his first birthday.

The Never-Healing Wounds From Childhood Cancer

Alethea Mshar | Posted 09.28.2016 | Parents
Alethea Mshar

Childhood cancer awareness month has peeled scabs off old wounds and demonstrated just how raw the scars are. I don’t know if they’ll ever really...

The 10 Things Parents Of Children With Cancer Want You To Know

Farrah Alexander | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Farrah Alexander

In June of 2015, Abby Williams and her husband took their sweet 2-year-old son, Wyatt, to the pediatrician after a minor fall. Although their son wasn't eating or drinking as he normally does, the pediatrician wasn't too concerned. The Williams had no idea their lives would drastically change in 24 short hours.

Tearjerking Video Shows Kids With Cancer Ringing ‘End-Of-Treatment’ Bell

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents

Kids with cancer can spend weeks, months and even years undergoing chemotherapy. That’s why finishing chemo treatment is so amazing. At the Aflac Ca...

15 Things Parents Of Kids With Cancer Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say or do for their parents. We asked families affected by pediatric cancer in the ...

Mom's Devastating First Day Of School Photo Has A Powerful Message

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents

A U.K. mom is showing how back-to-school season can be heartbreaking for parents who have lost a child to pediatric cancer. Julie Apicella of Norfolk ...

She's kind of a big deal

Erin Coriell | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Erin Coriell

My niece Dottie has undergone radiation and continues to receive chemo. The latest scans show that there are no signs of cancer!! She is finishing her chemo treatments and has begun her journey back to wellness! A couple of weeks ago she started preschool - bald and beautiful!!

This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents

Perhaps the most devastating words a parent can hear are “your child has cancer.” The St. Baldrick’s Foundation estimates that every three minut...

This Summer Camp Gives Hope To Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 08.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Building A Movement

Jay Scott | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Building a movement is a tough but exciting project. At Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, we felt that the childhood cancer community needed a movemen...

Healthy Child Healthy Pet: What Do Pets And Kids Have In Common

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In 1992, we lost our only child to a rare non-hereditary cancer...

32 Touching Photos Of Cancer's Young Fighters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

Mom, law professor and artist Stacey Steinberg wants to use photography to make a difference in the devastating world of pediatric cancer. Through her...

Learning to Live With Sickle Cell Disease

Justin Flowers | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Justin Flowers

A pain crisis is hard to put into words. Every person with sickle cell disease describes it differently. For me, it is a sharp, excruciating pain that runs throughout my entire body.

We Can All Make a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Do you think everyone believes they can make a positive difference in the world? I have been lucky enough to witness many amazing stories of people making a difference and changing the world over the past 10 years.

Is Cancer in the Family Tree?

Kim Nichols, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Kim Nichols, M.D.

It is estimated that nearly 10 percent of children with cancer have the disease because, like Megan, they carry predisposing gene mutations. That percentage may be even higher, because some children carry genetic mutations that have not yet been identified.

Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

The Moment I Realized This Back-to-School Month Was Not Going to Be the Same

Nicole Scobie | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

September, for a parent, is a symbol of change. It's back to school time -- a new beginning, new friends, new classroom, new things to learn. Summer is over and a new stage of life begins. But not for everyone.

Magical Photo Series Lets Kids With Cancer Live Out Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents

Photographer Jonathan Diaz likes using his work to foster kids' vivid imaginations and inspire them to follow their dreams. His "Anything Can Be" phot...

Six Words That Shattered Our World

Connie Cruthirds | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Connie Cruthirds

How does one sleep when the to-do list has been wiped clean except for one task "save my son's life?"

Childhood Cancer: A New Global Fight

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Every September, families, caregivers and researchers across the world commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month by honoring children fighting cancer, celebrating how far we have come, and recognizing how much is left to do.

Thank You to Oncology Doctors, Nurses, and Hospital Staff

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Thank you to all the oncology doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who cared for my son, and to all those who go to work every day and treat their patients with skill and compassion.

From His Strength, I Discovered Mine

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.11.2016 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

My son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 months old. He had just gotten a clean bill of health at his one-year pediatrician checkup. He learned to walk about halfway into the next month. I'd weaned him by 13 months. And just a couple weeks later, on the afternoon of February 15, I discovered a lump.

This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents

"Your child has cancer." Every three minutes, a parent hears those devastating words. And every year, an estimated 91,250 children around the world di...

How I -- as a Pediatric Cancer Survivor -- Became a Practitioner and Returned to St. Jude

Dr. Jason Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jason Schwartz

After two-and-a-half years of treatment, I made the important transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor. My experience made me realize that I wanted to be a doctor and help children through their cancer journeys.