Coping with Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Forums

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, your life as you knew it suddenly ends. Your days become entangled in protocols, doctors, treatments, and survival. Unless you know someone personally who has gone through or is going through this same challenge, life can be isolating. TeamConnor wants you to know that you are not alone. There are thousands of other families who have gone through or are going through what you are today. Join our forums to connect these families for encouragement, guidance, advice, support, or just an ear to listen.

Coping Tips

Surviving cancer is hard, but when it's a child who is battling the disease, the emotional needs are different for everyone involved. Parents, siblings, friends, and the children themselves need information they can relate to easily. We have compiled lists of tips with insights when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Caterpillars into Butterflies

Watching a child battle cancer is heartbreaking, but imagine watching a child emerge from cancer to become a strong, healthy adult. This is our goal at TeamConnor. A caterpillar was chosen to represent childhood cancer for a few simple reasons: caterpillars must go through various stages to grow up, spread their wings and fly. When they become butterflies, the children are cancer free. The color green is significant because it represents perseverance, patience, growth and healing. All of which children with cancer must endure. So we recognize the children who are growing from caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. Read More >

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Did You Know

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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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