March is Wilms Tumor Awareness Month

Posted on March 5, 2021

The month of March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Wilms tumor is a form of kidney cancer and the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Some genetic factors can make a child more likely to develop Wilms tumor, including:   a family history or personal history of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (a condition associated with larger-than-normal internal organs)  […]

February 2nd is Neuroblastoma Awareness Day

Posted on February 2, 2021

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that develops around a group of nerve cells. Neuroblastoma is typically arises in and around the adrenal glands (Mayo Clinic, n.d.). Neuroblastoma can develop in other others of the abdomen, chest, neck, and near the spine. This type of cancer commonly affects children under the age of 5, but […]