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Pediatric Cancer

“You’re 29 Years Old, There Is No Way You Have Cancer”
Patient StoriesPediatric CancerFrom Your Navigator
In 2015, Amanda Bruffy, RN, BSN, CNRN, OCN, was about to turn 30, newly single, and had a great job as an oncology nurse navigator when she couldn’t get over a nagging abdominal pain. “My role as an oncology nurse navigator has forever been changed after being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis,” she says.
Nutrition Tips for Young Patients Facing Cancer
Nutrition & CancerPediatric Cancer
Maintaining good nutrition is especially important for children and young people who are still growing and developing. These recommendations will help them stay healthy and maintain good appetite while fighting cancer.
Staying Up to Date on Vaccines for Patients with Childhood Cancer
COVID-19 & CancerPediatric Cancer
As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month, let’s focus on building awareness of the latest vaccination guidance and requirements to support parents of children and teens with pediatric cancer.
Team IMPACT Helps 7-Year-Old Morgan Tackle the Lonely Side of Cancer
Pediatric Cancer
Before her 6th birthday, Morgan was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents had to deal with the heartbreak and shock, and proactively got her in touch with a nonprofit organization that connects children facing serious illnesses with a local college athletic team.
How Virtual Learning Can Reduce Stress for Children with Cancer
COVID-19 & CancerPediatric Cancer
COVID-19 has brought virtual learning into the mainstream, meaning that a child with cancer who learns from home is now in the same “classroom” environment as any other student, which can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Young Patients Paying It Forward!
Issue IntroductionsPediatric Cancer

Welcome to the August 2020 issue of CONQUER: the patient voice. I hope you are well and being safe. We are living in a time that seems unimaginable, but very real.

7-Year-Old Lynden Raises Money for Cancer Research While Fighting Lymphoma
LymphomaPediatric Cancer
A year before Lynden was diagnosed with cancer, she cut off her hair and donated it to help kids with cancer. After her diagnosis, she launched a new project. She is just getting started, but so far she has raised more than $65,000 for pediatric cancer research.
The Invisible and Visible Scars of Cancer
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
Surviving Cancer and Going Back to School
Pediatric Cancer
For childhood-cancer survivors, beating cancer is one thing; facing the many hurdles that come with going back to school is another. Here are some ways parents can help their pediatric-cancer survivors cope with the physical, emotional, and mental stresses of student life.
September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Pediatric CancerSlideshows
View this slideshow to learn important facts about childhood cancer, including statistics, causes and treatment.
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