Telling Your Child You Have Breast Cancer: 5 Things You Need To Know
There is no one “right way” to tell your kids you have cancer, but there are some things you can say to help relieve their fears and communicate what this diagnosis means for everyone.
All Grown Up: Preparing Young Survivors for Life on their Own
For parents who have cared for a child with cancer, a coming of age may be especially bittersweet. Whether you have a child who’s going away to college, taking a first job, or moving out on their own, the tips here can help you both get ready for the next big step.
Children with Cancer Face Back-to-school Challenges
Children with cancer may have to miss a lot of school while they’re getting well. Making the return as smooth as possible requires cooperation and communication among educators, students, parents, and doctors.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Health Risks
A study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found that adult survivors of childhood cancer are likely to be at high risk for a number of serious health conditions.
Study Estimates Children’s Potential Cancer Risk from CT Scans
Medical experts are once again advising that children undergo CT scans only when medically necessary and using the smallest radiation dose possible, following a new study.
Study Shows Some Children with Eye Cancer Can Avoid Chemotherapy
French researchers have found that some children with low-risk retinoblastoma who are treated with surgery can safely skip post-surgery chemotherapy without the disease returning or spreading.
Study Helps Define Treatment Options in Children With Hard-to-Treat Leukemias
For some children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) who don’t improve after initial induction therapy, more chemotherapy may work better than a stem cell transplant, according to a study.
New ACS Book for Children Addresses Grief
Ten-year-old Emily and 7-year-old Ben have just lost their mother to cancer in a new book for children, “And Still They Bloom” written by Amy Rovere and published by the American Cancer Society.
New Report Tracks Growing Population of Cancer Survivors in the US
A first-ever report by the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute estimates there are 13.7 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to almost 18 million by 2022.
CT Scans in Children Raise Risk of Cancer
Computed tomography (CT) scans in children have been linked to a small increased risk for later developing leukemia and brain cancer, according to a newly published study by international researchers.
Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Improve Significantly
A new study shows that children with the most common type of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a survival rate of more than 90%.
Study: Still No Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
An update of a large study from Denmark finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors, even with use for 10 years or more.
Book Helps Children With Cancer Cope With Hair Loss
In The Long and the Short of It, a new children's book published by the American Cancer Society, two little girls give some serious thought to their hair.
Bang! Zap! Pow!
The newest graphic novel in a series designed to explain cancer to children depicts superhero medical experts and cartoon cancer cells.
World Health Organization Says Cell Phones a Possible Cause of Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that using cell phones may possibly cause cancer.
Experts See Progress, Hope in Battle Against Childhood Cancers
Survival has improved dramatically for kids with cancer over the past 30 years.
Major Study Complicates Debate over Cell Phone Use and Cancer Risk
Results from a major international study released Monday do not establish a definitive link between cell phone use and cancer, but they don’t rule one out, either.
TNF Blockers May Increase Lymphoma Risk in Kids
Kids and teens treated with drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers may be at an increased risk for lymphoma and other cancers, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is updating black box warnings for the drugs.
Your Family Health History
Think back for a minute on all the family get-togethers you have attended over the years, and the countless heartfelt conversations that have taken place.
Parents of Kids with Cancer Suffer Post-traumatic Stress
A study of the parents of children undergoing treatment for cancer finds that in most of the families, at least one of the parents has symptoms of post-traumatic stress.