Dr. Paula Rauch discusses why it’s so important for parents to start talking with their kids about taking steps to prevent cancer as early as possible and shares helpful ways to begin these conversations around sun safety, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, not smoking, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Karen Cordova shares what it was like losing her childhood best friend to cancer, including the difficulty that came with understanding her friend’s death as a child and how she honors her friend today as an adult.
In this post, 10-year-old Madison Lyublanovits (M.N.L.) shares what it was like to learn her mom had cancer and what “being brave” during this experience means to her.
Melissa Hudson, MD, discusses the unique needs that survivors of childhood cancer have and how they can prepare for a life after cancer.
Susan Cohn, MD, shares a personal story about the courage of parents who enrolled their child in a clinical trial for a drug that is now approved to treat neuroblastoma.
When Vinita Mathew was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had to figure out what to tell her sons. They were 5 and 18 months old at the time. In this guest post, she discusses ways to help a child understand cancer based on what she learned from her own experiences, as well as from other survivors and health care professionals.
Two out of three people now live at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer, but there is still more to be done. Researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting showed how new treatment options can continue to improve and lengthen the lives of people with both rare and common cancers.
With the ongoing measles outbreak, how can we provide a “circle of protection” for children with cancer? Learn more from Hana Hakim, MD, an infectious diseases expert at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.
In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.