What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour Cancer?

“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 […]

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Why do Some Children Develop Brain Tumours?

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 […]

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Dimas Lamp Running for Child Cancer Awareness

Over the course of young Dimas Lamp’s nine years of life, he’s gone through some pretty tough times. Dimas was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 24th, 2017. Dimas had to undergo numerous MRIs, a spinal tap, x-rays, and two brain surgeries. Dimas was not about to let brain cancer get the better of him though, and […]

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New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?

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 […]

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