What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour Cancer?
Why do Some Children Develop Brain Tumours?
“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]
New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?
Any time a child is diagnosed with a brain tumour or, truth be told, any type of cancer, the most obvious question many parents ask is “Why? What caused my child to develop a brain tumour?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Scientists now believe that the vast majority of brain tumours […]
Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training
Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]
Foodie Friday: Diet and Nutrition During Brain Cancer Treatment
Children may not experience the same brain tumour side effects and symptoms as adults. Because their brains and bodies are still growing, they may experience symptoms and side effects that are unique to their age and stage of development. Children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors generally experience various side-effects from brain cancer, including Physical […]
In the past, you may have promised yourself that you and your family will start eating a more healthy and nutritious diet – now is the time to put that promise into action. Eating well can combat fatigue, help your child feel better, and keep their body strong so that they can cope more easily […]