July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on July 26, 2021

There are several types of cancers included for the month of July for awareness. The first are soft tissue sarcomas. They can appear in children in various locations. The below diagram explains it best:  Source: American Childhood Cancer Organization  Among the above sarcomas there is also osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma fall into the category of […]

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 […]

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)  […]