Back to School While Battling Cancer

Back to School While Battling Cancer Learn About Alternative Options As summer vacation nears its end, it is time for students to return to school. However, this transition can be challenging, especially for children battling cancer. During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, online learning provided flexibility for children battling cancer, allowing them to attend […]


What About Me? Caring for Siblings of Children with Cancer

What About Me? Caring for Siblings of Children with Cancer It’s summer and you are excited about all the plans your family has for vacations, time with friends and siblings exploring uncharted territories, or backyard fun tent camping with smores, or even eventually working up the nerve to jump off that diving board in the […]


The Power of Animal-Assisted Therapy

The Power of Animal-Assisted Therapy Therapeutic Benefits Are you a cat person or a dog person? Even this question recognizes that most of us have connections with animals. This concept is known as biophilia, humans’ innate tendency to bond with animals. While biophilia is complex because of evolution and biological components, there’s no denying that […]


Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): CAR T-Cell Therapy to the Rescue!

Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): CAR T-Cell Therapy to the Rescue! Learn About Immunotherapy Image Credit: Blausen.com staff (2014). “Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014”. WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436. The Science Behind CAR T-Cell Therapy Though it’s true that, in some cases, our bodies can spontaneously and furiously turn against us, […]


Is Clean Air Important for Cancer Recovery?

Is Clean Air Important for Cancer Recovery? The Effects of Pollution The Importance of clean air during cancer recovery is not emphasized enough. Studies have shown that patients who live in areas with heavy air pollution are likely to face more difficult odds in their recovery than their counterparts. Therefore, it is vital that you […]


Preparing for Natural Disasters and Shortages

Preparing for Natural Disasters and Shortages Stocking Up for Cancer Care Image Credit: Russ Allison Loar Nowadays, news coverage almost always contains some warning about an impending natural disaster or resource shortage. We either thoroughly shake it off and decide that these warnings are false prophecies or begin to quickly binge-watch “Survivalism” shows that urge […]


Herbal Supplements During Cancer Treatment: Helpful or Harmful?

Herbal Supplements During Cancer Treatment: Helpful or Harmful? What is Safe vs Unsafe? Herbs = natural = healthy, right? Well, it’s not all black and white. While there are many pharmacological benefits to natural substances, there is potential for harmful drug interactions if someone is on a potent cancer treatment like chemotherapy. Additionally, the United […]


Can Music Help Heal Cancer Patients?

Can Music Help Heal Cancer Patients? Our Universal Language “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley.  Music is our universal language and one of the most powerful to evoke change and emotion. Can music help in the journey to heal cancer patients? We explore the role […]


Summer Fun Even When You’re Not Feeling Well

Summer Fun Even When You’re Not Feeling Well Activities with Improved Psychological Effects School has ended, and summer vacation has officially started. Summer break usually means sports camps, sleepovers, and pool days in the hot sun for many grade school children. However, this can be a tough season for a child with cancer because they […]


How Women’s Health Month Suggestions Help Cancer Caregivers?

How Women’s Health Month Suggestions Help Cancer Caregivers? Sharing Ideas! National Women’s Health Month observance is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office every May. Many ideas shared in May help women care for themselves to avoid serious illnesses. These ideas can also be implemented to help cancer caregivers. Here are […]