March Article 2016: Five Ways to Stay Healthy After Treatment for Childhood Cancer

More than 420,000 children, teens, and adults in the United States are survivors of childhood cancer. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children and teens of cancer can affect growing bodies and developing minds. The scary news is that most survivors develop late effects months, years, or decades after treatment…. Read more »

March 1, 2016

February Article 2016: Preparing Children for Hospitalization

“Why do I have to go to the hospital?” “Will they hurt me?” “Are you going to leave me there?” “How long will I stay?” These are some of the questions your child might ask before a trip to the hospital. Hospitals are fascinating, but sometimes frightening, places for children. They are full of beds… Read more »

February 16, 2016

February Newsletter 2016

Tis the Season to Apply for College Scholarships – Many organizations give scholarships to survivors of childhood cancer. For example, the Ulman Fund for Young Adults awards 14 different $2,500 scholarships. Scholarships are offered for siblings as well as survivors.  Due date for applications is March 1. The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation has a list of available... Read more »

February 3, 2016

January Article 2016: Venous Catheters for Children with Cancer

One of the first decisions parents have to make after their child is diagnosed with cancer is what type of venous catheter to use. Whether your child has leukemia, a brain tumor, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, Wilms tumor, or another type of childhood cancer, he or she will probably need intensive treatment. For most childhood cancers, treatment... Read more »

January 28, 2016

January Newsletter 2016

Tip for Parents of a Hospitalized Child – Stay away from that dangling necktie! Recent guidelines suggest that doctors should not wear a swinging tie, long sleeved shirts, rings, watches, or lab coats because those items collect and spread germs. Parents can ask hospital staff members to wash that grimy stethoscope and tuck that tie... Read more »

January 2, 2016

December Newsletter 2015

Welcome to the CCG Blog! I was walking with little Winnie (16 years old and still perky) in the park this morning, thinking about what you might want to read. If you are like me, you probably like snippets of interesting or useful info with pictures. That’s what I’ll share every month or so. Please let... Read more »

December 3, 2015

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