Cancer and Blood Diseases
Misconceptions about Von Willebrand Disease in Teen Girls
Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Sometimes even though someone shows signs, it is not diagnosed right away. Read some misconceptions about VWD to help increase awareness of this blood disorder.
What It Meant for My Son With Hemophilia A to Attend His Class Trip
Cecil has Hemophilia A and desperately wanted to attend his 8th grade class trip to NYC and DC. However, he needed someone to infuse his factor while he was away. Learn how his school nurse helped make it happen.
Questions to Ask When Your Child Needs A Bone Marrow Transplant
When parents learn that their child needs a bone marrow transplant, they naturally have a lot of questions. Read this list of potential questions to ask to start the conversation with the medical team.
Four Things To Know About Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States. It is also often misunderstood. Learn four things about sickle cell and the people it affects.
Weathering the Storm Following A Neuroblastoma Diagnosis and Bone Marrow Transplant
When Roman was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 18 months old, his mom says it felt like a typhoon and a tornado hitting them at the same time. Complete devastation and total helplessness. Now 13, read how Roman is overcoming challenges and focusing on the perfect career for him.
Living Life to the Fullest: 9 Years After Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosis
Having chronic myeloid leukemia has not slowed Adam down! He was diagnosed nine years ago and has since graduated college and lives and works in Spain. Read how he has taken charge of his condition and is living life to the fullest!
Hepatoblastoma in Kids: Most Frequently Asked Questions
Hepatoblastoma, the common form for liver cancer in children, occurs in about 1 in 1.5 million kids in the U.S. Most kids can be cured and will go on to live fulfilling lives. However, some require newer therapies and treatments. Read the most frequently asked questions Dr. Geller receives about them.
NJoyitAll Camp: Can’t Wait for Another Summer
Dr. Trent Hummel spends two weeks at camp every summer with his patients and other cancer and blood diseases patients. It's called NJoyitAll Camp. It is one of Dr. Hummel's very favorite things to do and he explains why it's so special.
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Dabrafenib A Game Changer For My Son
When a mom asked her pediatrician about the rash on her son's back, she thought she would get a simple answer. Instead, he received a diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. This marked the beginning of a journey that would include traveling almost 900 miles for a life-saving therapy and liver transplant.
Childhood Cancer Survivors: Questions To Ask When Ready to Start A Family
As more childhood cancer survivors are thriving into adulthood, they may now be ready to consider starting a family. Read some questions to ask your doctor as you begin this process.
Chevy and Katie: Best Friends Through Cancer Treatment
Chevy, a facility dog at Cincinnati Children's, helped Katie through cancer treatment and was with Katie on her last day. Because when no doctor, no nurse, no radiation, no modern medicine could heal her, Chevy could do what no one else could. He could just be with her.
My Child Was Diagnosed With Cancer – Now What?
When a child first receives a cancer diagnosis, it can feel overwhelming. Read our team's list of things to consider as you begin this journey.
Stronger, Wiser, Thicker: Kelly One Year Post-Proton Therapy
One year following a diagnosis of a nongerminomatous germ cell tumor and subsequent proton therapy treatment, Kelly is stronger, wiser, and his hair is thicker.
The Challenges of Cancer Therapy in Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults with cancer face a unique set of challenges and fare worse than kids with some of the same types of cancers.
Ewing’s Sarcoma: A Sentimental Look Back
Samantha, a young adult Ewing's sarcoma survivor, looks back at her diagnosis, treatment & recovery. But what she's most excited about is the look forward.
4 Must-Know Points About CAR T-Cell Therapy
CAR T-cell therapy could potentially offer a cure to kids with relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia. Here’s what parents need to know about it:
Boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Signs with RedHawks
Now in remission, 7-year-old with Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL) signs letter of intent with the Miami RedHawks.
Child Life’s Role in Proton Therapy
Read how child life helps our patients through proton therapy, a radiation treatment that minimizes damage to areas surrounding tumors.
How to Help a Family of a Child With Cancer
Practical suggestions for helping and talking to a family of a child with cancer.