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Surviving Childhood Cancer

Posted Friday, August 15, 2008

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Surviving Childhood Cancer The cure rate for childhood cancer is one of medicine's greatest success stories. Tens of thousands more kids with cancer are living into adulthood. But researchers are discovering that childhood-cancer survivors are far more likely than others to develop heart disease and other serious health problems as adults. We'll hear what can be done about that and about the experience of living with cancer on The Sound of Ideas®. Photo courtesy Flashes of Hope

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Photo courtesy Flashes of Hope Photo courtesy Flashes of Hope Photo courtesy Flashes of Hope


Health, Children's Health, Other, Community/Human Interest, Parenting/Child Care


Dr. Stephanie Savelli, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Akron Children's Hospital
Lucas Rife, Ewing's Sarcoma Survivor
Susan Rife, Lucas’ Mom
Jennifer Fall, Adult Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Additional Information

Find out how you can help cure childhood cancer, one cup at a time - Alex's Lemonade Stand
Cancer Survival Rates, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it's especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child.
Young Cancer Survivors Receive Special Support, by Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer
The Gathering Place is a caring community that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge.
Akron Children’s Hospital Celebrates 20th Kids Cancer Survivors Day, Friday, August 15th
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute

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