Let's spread the word to help make childhood cancer disappear
If we had one wish it would be that no child would ever have to fight cancer. That's why we're asking you to join forces with Cook Children's oncologists, researchers, patients and families to help make that wish come true. There's a lot we can do, so let's spread the word to help make childhood cancer disappear.
Here are three articles about the kids who fight cancer and the work Cook Children's does to hopefully someday #erasekidcancer for future generations:
When it comes to battling cancer: she rocks!
Tori Pence has loved music since she was 7 years old when her grandfather gifted her with her first guitar. But it wasn’t until she was admitted to Cook Children’s that her passion for music flourished. Click to read her story.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cook Children's began this year's #erasekidcancer campaign for Children's Awareness Month with a ceremonial 1k walk. Fifth grader Luke Lange, who’s in remission for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stepped up to the podium and lowered the microphone to fit his 10-year-old height to share what Cook Children’s means to him. We found it so inspiring, we thought everyone should hear his story.Click to read Luke's words.
Our efforts to #erasekidcancer
The Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center works every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that affect children and teens, disappear. Here are some of our efforts to #erasekidcancer: Click to watch great videos about our MIBG program, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program and Complex Blood Disorders and Diseases program.
More about Hematology and Oncology
As a specialty, hematology and oncology was formed because there are so many instances where blood diseases and cancer cross paths. Just like adults, children get cancer, but the cancers children have are very different in many ways than adult cancers. Because of the unique nature of children with cancer, they must be evaluated and treated by pediatric specialists. Our top priority is providing the best care for your child.