Four-year-old cancer patient McKenna May of Haskins, Ohio, was granted her wish for a Disney World trip by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, but her father nixed it and refused to sign the required approval.
In one of the rarest cases of its kind, a baby has inherited cancer while still in the womb from her now deceased mother.
Your friend's child has been diagnosed with cancer. How can you help? What can you say that will be supportive, not hurtful? Read through these suggestions written by a mom who has been through it.
Approximately one in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer by age 19. Although it is unlikely that your child will develop cancer, as a parent, you need to be aware of the symptoms of childhood cancer.
Do you have a friend or even your own child that has been diagnosed with cancer? Here are some helpful things you can do: Be sensitive to the emotional state of both the child and the parent; sometimes they want to talk about the cancer, other times they just want a hand to hold...
Memory is a funny thing. the day of my child's cancer diagnosis is a strong and vivid memory, even seven years later. Most of the time, I don't dwell on that series of images. It was, after all, a chapter in our lives, and one that is now blessedly behind us. But early each autumn...
Folic acid and other prenatal vitamins are typically taken to reduce the risk of birth defects. Now a new study reveals that these pills seem to also reduce the baby's risk of developing the most common types of childhood cancer: leukemia, brain tumors and neuroblastoma.