Category: Parent tips


Sperm Banking for Adolescents With Cancer

By Joyce Vazq,

As treatments for childhood cancers have improved, more and more survivors are entering their reproductive years, and are thinking about starting families of their own. The possibility of losing the ability to have children due to cancer treatment is very concerning to many families. Fertility is an extremely important quality of life concern for childhood  … Read more

Detect Eye Cancer (Retinoblastoma) with Your Smart Phone.

By Joyce Vazq,

Retinoblastoma is curable when diagnosed early and treated appropriately, this post is dedicated to inspiration and awareness, often affected families who underwent though this road get a call to action to help other families and make their path easier by sharing or creating tools and information to friends, teachers, medical students, who can help with  … Read more

Natural Nausea Solution for kids

By Oded,

Your child is suffering from Nausea? We know that in order to prevent or decrease Nausea, a doctor may prescribe anti-nausea meds (such as Zofran, Ondansatron, Emmend etc.) which you should give a couple of days BEFORE a chemotherapy treatment cycle. However, nausea can come and go also long after chemo has ended and if  … Read more

Post Treatment Headaches and migraines

By Oded,

parents tips about childhood cancer

Headaches and migraines are a known post treatment phenomena which some doctors associate with the treatment and some don’t. It could be a result from the chemo and other parts of the treatment or a combination of other biological processes (such as puberty, hormones, eyesight etc.). It is recommended to consult with a pediatric neurologist  … Read more

When you get “There is nothing we can do”

By Super User,

parents tips about childhood cancer

When your doctor/s tell you there is nothing else they can do for your child, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is nothing that can be done. All it means that conventional medicine hasn’t identified the cure. Proactive parents and patients have proven time after time that they can find a way and fight cancer and  … Read more

Don’t judge a book by its cover and a tumor by its tissue

By Shadmit,

parents tips about childhood cancer

“For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it’s grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor’s genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective treatment, according to a study published online…. after performing a  … Read more

The Chalenge of sarcoma types of cancer

By Shadmit,

parents tips about childhood cancer

Soft tissue sarcoma is a group of more than 70 rare cancers that originate in soft tissues such as fat, muscles, nerves, and tendons. Because there are so many sub-types of soft tissue sarcoma, and each person’s disease differs in its behavior and genetic makeup, some of these cancers tend to be very difficult to diagnose  … Read more

About parents and doctors

By Shadmit,

parents tips about childhood cancer

More often than not, doctors will focus on the medical side. That’s their job. They can’t REALLY get involved with what we parents go through at home and they are not supposed to either. You the parents know your child best and what he wants and needs. Treatment protocol is what it is – the  … Read more

Liver surgery and transplant

By Super User,

parents tips about childhood cancer

Here are two doctors among the best in the world for liver surgery and transplants – both in NYC: Dr. Jean Emond from Columbia University Medical Center in NY. Prof. Myron Schwartz from Mount Sinai Hospital in NY.

Why it is a good idea to seek a second opinion

By Super User,

parents tips about childhood cancer

There are lots of reasons to seek a second opinion. Here are a few: Some doctors may favor one treatment approach, while others might suggest a different combination of treatments. Doctors in each oncology specialty bring different training and perspectives to cancer treatment planning. Another doctor’s opinion may change the diagnosis or reveal a treatment your first doctor was  … Read more