Coping With Cancer – What Kids Need to Know

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  • Don’t be afraid of washing your wig. It’s the same as washing your hair, you just do it about once every 15 wears.
  • Don’t try and use a hair dryer to dry your wig if its made from prosthetic fibers. It will begin to melt. Not cool!
  • If your eyelashes are starting to grow back, but not quick enough, you should look into eyelash extensions. They are expensive, but they are glued on to your existing lashes. They last about three weeks and you can do everything as normal on them as your real eyelashes. It’s great when your eyelashes are growing in because it’s faster and they won’t damage the new lashes growing in.
  • Yes, it’s normal to get a metallic taste in your mouth when undergoing treatment. It’s because chemotherapy drugs can cause changes in the mouth and will affect taste. The good news is that everything should be back to normal when you get off treatment.
  • When you start feeling sick, stay away from strong smells. Go outside and get some fresh air. That usually worked for me.
  • Remember to eat! Sometimes you won’t feel like it or you may have sore in your mouth from the treatment. But in order to get better, you have to eat to maintain your levels of energy!

 

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Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing teamconnor.org on your Facebook.

Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle..

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!.

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer..

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region..

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers..

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer. .

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias..

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today..

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined. .

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults. .

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20. .

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children. .

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive..

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