Emotional Wellness Month – Positive Mental Health During Cancer Treatment
Emotional Wellness Month Positive Mental Health During Cancer Treatment The National Center for Emotional Wellness defines emotional wellness as “an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of your emotions, and your ability to manage effectively through challenges and change.” October is Emotional Wellness Month in the United States. As we enter the cooling months of the Autumn […]
Childhood Brain Cancer: The Journey for Parents
Childhood Brain Cancer: The Journey for Parents What is it like for families when their child has a brain tumor? How do they cope? An active and bubbly three-year-old is no longer doing the fun things she always loved to do. Her speech starts regressing, and she uses baby talk. She is falling and unsteady […]
Providing Family Care During a Child’s Cancer Journey Matters!
Providing Family Care During a Child’s Cancer Journey Matters! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month What do you see when you see a child? For me, I see hope, dreams, and a future. I see a child with their whole life in front of them: college, careers, marriage, having children themselves, etc.. Childhood should only […]
A Focus on Pediatric Cancer Pain – September is National Pain Awareness Month
A Focus on Pediatric Cancer Pain September is National Pain Awareness Month Pain has no boundaries within the body; it also does not discriminate about who it affects. National Pain Awareness month makes it clear that pain impacts both children and adults equally. Pain knows no limits within the body. Pain management is one of […]
August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Pediatric Eye Cancer Here to Serve is passionate about helping children who are battling cancer. August is National Child Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month and it reminds us to be mindful of the vision of a child. Unfortunately, Children do get eye cancer. Retinoblastoma happens to […]
PTSD and the Loss of a Child
PTSD and the Loss of a Child Signs, Symptoms, and Help There is no greater fear for a parent than the thought of losing your child to cancer. Losing a loved one is one of the most heart-wrenching experiences a person can go through; if the lost loved one is your child, it could seem, […]
Can Cancer Kids Go Back To School With COVID-19’s Delta Variant?
Can Cancer Kids Go Back To School With COVID- 19’s Delta Variant? Weighing the Pros and Cons While most schools across the country are planning to return to the classroom this Fall, another segment of children has other reasons to be apprehensive about returning to school; they are kids who survived cancer or who are currently fighting the […]
How Common is Anxiety in Childhood Cancer Survivors?
How Common is Anxiety in Childhood Cancer Survivors? Feelings of Nervousness, Fear, and Tension When do you truly survive cancer? When the oncologist tells you the tests show no sign of cancer? When you feel physically better? Or maybe when you can dispose of all the cancer-fighting medication? When you get the news that you […]
Herbal Supplements and Prescriptions, Which Is Best?
Many cancer patients and parents of cancer kids want answers about which is best, herbal or prescription, when to use herbal supplements, or can you use both simultaneously?
Leukemia, Understanding the Most Common Childhood Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, about three out of four leukemias among children and teens is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)