After three years of treatment for neuroblastoma, Elijah Talley had exhausted options at his hometown hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Diagnosed when he was just 4 years old, Elijah went through the endless cycle of treatment and relapse, again and again. Conventional treatments, which included high dose chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant, failed.
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“I want chocolate milk, IMMEDIATELY,” those were 4-year-old Sophia’s first words following a seven-hour surgery to remove a tumor on her kidney.
It is no surprise that little Sophia, who is now 8 years old and a survivor of Wilms’ tumor, the most common type of kidney cancer in children, describes herself as “one tough cookie.”
Wilms’ tumor typically presents itself as a painless swelling of the belly. In Sophia’s case, her pediatrician noticed it at her routine 4-year-old checkup. For other... Read More
by Trish Adkins
Dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis can be one of the most devastating and frightening experiences for a family to face. Every day, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation strives to raise awareness and funds for much-needed research for better treatments and more cures for all childhood cancers.
While September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, childhood cancer is an everyday reality for thousands of families around the world. We’ve compiled 10 facts you need to know (and can share!) about childhood cancer:... Read More