Category Archives: Cancer and Hematology

Yes, I Mix The Chemo Too…

So what exactly does a pediatric oncologist do anyway? Well, we take care of children with cancer. Our role is to coordinate their care with surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and … Full Entry »

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I Was Given This Disease Twice For A Reason

My name is Devin Duncan and I am an 18-year-old senior at Langham Creek High School. I am currently on the Bailadora drill team and am the reigning homecoming queen. … Full Entry »

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Challenges Of Culture — Approval From Elders

Culture provides an anchor for people, but it also can present challenges to the care of children. In Botswana, elders are respected and parents often need their approval for a … Full Entry »

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NASA Astronauts Visit Cancer Patients

With Tuesday’s launch of the second-to-last space shuttle, I found myself thinking about my friends at NASA and what the future holds for them. NASA has a great group of … Full Entry »

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Notes From The Field: Tracking An Invisible Killer Of Children

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious blood disorder that is passed down through families. When children inherit SCD from their parents who have sickle cell trait, the red blood … Full Entry »

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