The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

November 8, 2017
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.”

“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

September 1, 2017
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 10 facts

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

August 28, 2017
Every year, over 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children around the world. Every day, 250 of these children will die from cancer, making cancer the leading cause of death by disease for children. Childhood cancer research is consistently and vastly underfunded. There are dozens of types and hundreds of subtypes of childhood cancer—and many of these types have no known cures.

by Trish Adkins

Every year, over 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children around the world. Every day, 250 of these children will die from cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States.  Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is consistently and vastly underfunded. There are dozens of types and hundreds of subtypes of childhood cancer—and many of these types have no known cures. ... Read More

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