The definition of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patient has evolved over time, but in the United States, it is defined as those diagnosed with cancer between ages 15–39 years. AYA patients are a unique population with regard to both their cancer and psychosocial needs.
The most challenging part of a cancer journey isn't always the financial burden or the effects of treatment. Sometimes, being a cancer survivor is the hardest thing to overcome.
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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.
A stem cell transplant is a treatment that involves infusing hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells from a donor into a recipient. The collection of infused stem cells is called the stem cell “graft.” Hematopoietic stem cells produce the different cells that make up blood: white blood Read More
A common buzz-word in medical schools and academic hospitals, and particularly in cancer centers, is “translational research.” But what does that mean? Are doctors and researchers all studying the Rosetta Stone, figuring out how to translate languages? Simply put, translational research Read More
Cancers in the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system, CNS) are now the most common cause of deaths due to disease in children and adolescents. Among these tumors, the most common malignant kind in childhood are embryonal tumors. Read More
I’ve been told my child is immunocompromised – what does that mean? Certain conditions may cause a child to become immunocompromised. Some children are born with abnormal immune systems and have genetic conditions called primary immunodeficiency disorders like chronic granulomatous Read More
Over the past 40 years, carefully combining chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery has brought the overall cure rate for childhood cancer to nearly 80 percent. However, for many cancers, these conventional therapies have reached a plateau. Read More
You already know that secondhand smoke from cigarettes is bad for your kids, but do you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes? Since e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other similar devices hit the U.S. market several years ago, their popularity has skyrocketed. Read More
The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their vaccination guidelines, and one of the new recommendations was for all pre-teens to receive a 9-valent vaccine to protect against the human papillomavirus or HPV – a sexually transmitted infection responsible for most cases of genital Read More