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Pediatric Cancer

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

A Little Girl With Cancer Has Just One Big Wish

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-thr...

A Community of Worth

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.

The Inspiration to Act Beyond the Buzzer, How Sports Inspire Change

Jay Scott | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The real winners in life aren't decided by the final score, who crosses the finish line first (or last), but rather how you choose to deal with the challenges presented to you.

Hope Is Spelled N-O-A-H: How My "What If" Became "What Is"

Amber Larkin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Amber Larkin

I just wanted "something different," something better for these children. This started my search and I learned a lot as I became a "momcologist."

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

Unlocking the Secrets of Pediatric Cancers Can Help Doctors Treat Children and Adults

David A. Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David A. Williams

The fact that childhood cancer is, thankfully, a rare disease belies the fact that it is the leading cause of disease-related death in U.S. children, age 1-19.

Oncology Occupational Hazards

Pamela Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

've learned a lot about life and humanity from working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology. Some of those lessons have undoubtedly made me a better person than who I was before I learned them. They shifted my perspective. They gave me insight I never would have had.

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

Swedish Subway Ad Sends A 'Hair-Raising Message' That Shouldn't Be Ignored

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

Back in February, a clever Swedish subway shampoo ad, in which a woman's long hair blows around her face whenever a train arrives, went viral. Recentl...

Devon Still Opens Up About Daughter's Cancer Battle In Touching Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

Few words frighten a parent quite like these four: "Stage IV pediatric cancer." Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still knows this better than most. ...

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.

This Is Pediatric Cancer

Kathy Glow | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Kathy Glow

If this bothers you -- as it should -- look. Think. Research. Donate if you can. Spread the word. Share. I don't want any other parent to know firsthand what pediatric cancer looks like.

'Truly Brave' Kids With Cancer Are All Smiles In Music Video From Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

One look at the amazing kids in this video, and you'll notice the smiles on their faces long before the fact that they are battling pediatric cancer. ...

WATCH: NFL Player's Daughter Gets A Heartwarming Pep Talk Before Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports

Is there anything a pep talk can't help? Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still took his four-year-old daughter, Leah, in for pediatric c...

What Happened When My Son Spotted Another Cancer Fighter In Public

Nicole Scobie | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

He wants to chat with her about baldness the way he would otherwise chat with a friend about Legos. Baldness is familiar to him. If she had a visible scar, he would probably happily lift up his shirt to show the one that stretches across his abdomen.

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers Surprises Young Fan, Helps Her Cancer Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.23.2014 | Sports

As part of his It's Aaron campaign, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been visiting nonprofits in Wisconsin, highlighting organizations ...

This Is What Pediatric Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

"I never thought I'd hear those words, 'Your daughter has cancer' ... and then one day I did," says Melissa Bradley, whose 4-year-old daughter, Belle,...

20 Things A Cancer Mom Knows By Heart

Jessica Bensten | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

At times, I think I was born the day Jackson was diagnosed. The world falls silent as cancer shuts out all the background noise of work stress, mortgages, that extra 10 pounds or what's on TV. It awakens a level of empathy to suffering and an awareness to what's truly important in life.

The Chemo Took His Hair, But His Hat Made Him Brave

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Together, my son and his hat charmed and brought joy to the many cold, sterile, and terrifying situations we had to endure.

Why This Couple Is Embarking On A 3,000-Mile Bike Ride To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents

When their daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Kim and Jon Smith did everything they could to try and save her. They exhausted treatment options in th...

Alena Hall

How One Mom Who Lost Her Daughter To Cancer Is Using Her Physical -- And Mental -- Strength To Give Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

Sandra Andrade never considered herself to be much of an athlete. However, witnessing her young daughter struggle with and ultimately succumb to an ag...

Teen With Cancer Remixes Jay-Z, Shows There's Room To Laugh

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

Paging Jay Z: There’s a teen at a hospital in Philadelphia with whom you may want to collaborate. Since April, Tom G., 19, has been battling acut...

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?