May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on May 18, 2021

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors affecting children and adolescents, with close to 5,000 children diagnosed each year (source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/brain-tumor/pediatric-brain-tumors). Symptoms of brain tumors can include:             -Headaches             -Seizures             -Irritability             -Lethargy and drowsiness A child experiencing these symptoms should be evaluated by their pediatrician to decide next steps. Treatment can […]

Superhero Spotlight: Lillie

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Children’s Cancer Partners serves 94 children battling brain cancer. Learn more here. One of Children’s Cancer Partners brain cancer Superheroes, Lillie was diagnosed two years ago. While Lillie still fights the childhood cancer battle, her story and “legend” stays strong. Below is a excerpt from an post on April […]

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

Posted on May 14, 2021

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week is May 10, 2021 until May 16, 2021. Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas supports 40 children on their cancer journey battling Retinoblastoma. Here is a story from one of our families. Words from Alisha Trent about her daughter Zuna and their journey: When our daughter was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in October […]

CCP Salutes World Social Work Day

Posted on March 16, 2021

A childhood cancer diagnosis crashes down on the entire family.  It blocks out the sun. The first ray of sunshine parents see is the pediatric oncology social worker who helps them overcome their shock, who guides them with assistance and tools that will aid them on their journey. We are proud to be a big […]

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 […]