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Pediatric Cancer

The Emilio Nares Foundation: Helping Children and Their Families Cope with Cancer
Family MembersFinancial SupportPediatric CancerSupport Services
The Emilio Nares Foundation, located in San Diego, CA, helps children and their families navigate through a cancer diagnosis with valuable services, from a cost-saving transportation program to modified shirts with easy access to chemotherapy ports.
A Mother’s Intuition Gives Her Daughter a New Chance at Life
Family MembersPediatric Cancer
The power of mother’s intuition guided La Toya Johnson to ensure her daughter, Yantusha, received the proper care she needed.
Supporting Children Through the Cancer Journey
Issue IntroductionsPediatric Cancer
Welcome to our latest edition of CONQUER! Although this issue features pediatric cancer, other articles apply to virtually everyone going through a cancer experience.
Financial Assistance for Young Patients with Cancer
Financial SupportPediatric Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,380 children under age 15 and about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. The rate of children surviving cancer for 5 years or more is growing thanks to improved treatment, but so is the rate of children and teens who are diagnosed with cancer.
Fertility Preservation: What You Need to Know Before Starting Cancer Treatment
Fertility PreservationPediatric CancerSexuality & CancerSurvivorship
Many young adults with cancer don’t ask questions about their ability to have children after cancer treatment, despite wanting to have biological children. Not asking the right questions about fertility preservation before starting chemotherapy, radiation, or other treatments for cancer can lead to fertility problems and even infertility later on.
Navigating the Unique Needs of Adolescents & Young Adult Cancer Survivors
From Your NavigatorPediatric Cancer
Each year, approximately 70,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 39 years are diagnosed with cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. These young cancer survivors face many short-term and long-term health issues (including heart problems and infertility), as well as psychosocial issues (low levels of education, employment, and finances).
Meet the Medikidz–Medical Comic Books for Kids
Humor & CancerPediatric CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Kate Hersov describes the medical comic book series she and her colleague came up with as a creative way to communicate directly with children about cancer.
Engaging Families & Children in Cancer Treatment
Pediatric CancerThe Engaged Patient
Each year, approximately 16,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. There is nothing more frightening for parents than being told that their child is ill.
My New Perspective After Losing a Leg to Cancer
Pediatric CancerSarcomaSurvivorship
Overcoming body image issues and fitting in can be difficult for any teenager, but for Josh Morkert, the challenge became even greater after a life-altering surgery because of cancer.
Crafted Honesty: A Young Cancer Survivor's Dilemma
LymphomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
To disclose or not to disclose having cancer, that is the question. Tonya Marie Pan, a survivor of stage III non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma, shares insights into the difficulties of communicating with others as a patient with cancer.
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