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Childhood Cancer

How Should I Tell My Daughter She Needs Brain Surgery?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents

How do I tell my daughter she needs surgery? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

Teen Who Died Battling Cancer Gets Honored With Homecoming King Crown

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2016 | Good News

These selfless students came together to honor a former classmate who died while battling cancer. As a tribute to Nick Peters, a 17-year-old who died ...

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...

10-Year-Old Grows Out Hair To Make Wigs For Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 10.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


These Parents Want You To Get 'Mad As Hell' About Pediatric Cancer

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.30.2016 | Parents

Like most 4-year-olds, Phoebe Dooley loves toys, animals and stories. She has a wild imagination, a great sense of humor and a wisdom beyond her years...

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 ...

Brain Cancer Is Now The Deadliest Form Of Cancer For Children

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Brain cancer is now the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, surpassing leukemia as treatment...

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 ...

The Moment My Child's Mortality Slapped Me In The Face

Kathleen Brown-Blake | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Brown-Blake

You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face.

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...

5 Years of Childhood Cancer Awareness And Counting

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and our color is gold. We gild our profile pictures and status updates with it in solidarity, driven to ...

The Joy And The Pain Of Back-To-School Pictures

Jonathan Agin | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Jonathan Agin

In the end, I look at the pictures that my "friends" post of their children returning to school. I smile. Some comments are funny. These are of course joyful images. Images that allow people separated by distance to easily connect and share life. I suppose I am just overwhelmingly sad and jealous though

This Summer Camp Gives Hope To Kids With Cancer

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


Couple Didn't Have Funds For A Wheelchair, So They Built One For Their Baby

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News

This little girl is taking the wheel. When Evelyn Moore was 4 months old, she was diagnosed with a spinal tumor, underwent eight rounds of chemothera...

A Grieving Father's Invitation To Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton To Discuss Childhood Cancer As A National Priority

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton your children are adults now, living in a world where the incidence rates of cancer continue to rise. I believe that by placing greater emphasis on childhood cancer we can make a significant impact on all cancer as a whole. Isn't it worth an hour of our time?

These Powerful Photos Show What ‘Defeating' Cancer Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living

WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condit...

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

When a Child Has Cancer

Melanie Bishop | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

The words child and chemo should not be uttered in the same sentence; yet any memoir written by a father about his five-year-old daughter's cancer is ...

Best Dad Ever Gets Son’s Scar From Cancer Tattooed In Same Place

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

A father got the mother of all tattoos. In an effort to boost his son's self-esteem, Josh Marshall got a tattoo that matches his son's scar from surge...

I Didn't Recognize My Daughter's Best Friends

Mark Myers | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

My mind reeled and my feet were frozen to the promenade beneath me because I had no idea who she was. I should have known her instantly. She was one of Kylie's classmates and a friend since the first grade. Still, her name escaped me -- a fact that rocked me to my core.