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Unlocking the Mystery of Your Child’s Cancer Pain

Pain can be present at the time of a cancer diagnosis, during treatment and supportive care, and pain can continue to plague patients and families for a long time after. Pain is consistently ranked as one of the most common symptoms experienced by children with cancer. Read more here:

Kids with Cancer and School: Advice from Moms

September not only marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month but the beginning of a new school year. For many parents this is a joyful time as kids get back to a regular routine and embark on a new year of learning, friendships and personal growth. When that school age child has cancer a new school year can bring frustration, apprehension and tears for both the child and parent alike. Read more here:

Brain cancer now the leading childhood cancer killer: CDC

Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer. Read more here:

'Children Are Not Small Adults': Why It Matters in Cancer

A new report by the American Cancer Society and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer underscores the difficulties in doing pediatric cancer research and highlights the serious health problems that childhood cancer survivors face. Read more here:

The City of Barrie proclaims September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Why Doesn't Pediatric Cancer Get The Attention It Deserves?

Don’t harbor frustration or anger that retailers, celebrities and social media have forgotten all about the gold ribbon. Just focus on what you can do to raise awareness and to help others that are going through it. This September, take action. Don’t choose to look away. Read more here:

Childhood cancer survivors living longer, cancer-free

Due to better treatments and better monitoring, childhood cancer survivors are living longer, healthier lives, according to a study in the U.K. Read more here:

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

Significant progress has been made in treating childhood cancers, but more needs to be done to fight tougher cancers and protect the long-term health of survivors, a new report says. Read more here:

Dexrazoxane Can Mediate Cardiotoxicity in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Survivors of childhood cancers are at significantly increased risk of cardiotoxicity if treated with anthracyclines, according to a new review of the literature. That toxicity, though, can be substantially ameliorated if dexrazoxane is administered before each anthracycline dose. Read more here:

Health Behaviour Change Interventions for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

As cancer survival rates continually improve there is a growing number of young people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. However, teenage and young adult (TYA) aged cancer survivors face a number of potential health problems as a result of their original cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read more here:

List of Ontario buildings & landmarks going gold for CCAM

Here is a list of Ontario buildings and landmarks confirmed to be illuminated in gold starting Sept. 1st to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Burlington: Brant St. Pier beacon Hamilton: Hamilton City Hall London: London City Hall, London Life Building, London Convention Center, London Fountain at the Forks, London JA Taylor Building, Sifton Building Niagara Falls: 10pm display show, Skylon Tower, Ft. Erie Peace Bridge, Welland Canal Bridge 13, Fallsview Casino Ottawa: Parliament Hill (Sept. 17) Toronto: Toronto City Hall, RBC Financial building, CN Tower, Casa Loma If you are in those areas, take photos and send them to us so we can all see and share them! Let us know if there are other

OPACC at CCAM TSX market opening ceremony

On September 1st, OPACC joined other representatives from various Canadian and International childhood cancer groups for the Toronto Stock Exchange's market opening bell ceremony in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our Parent Liaison Susan Our Parent Liaison Susan with reps from Childcan, Meagan's Walk, and Cancer Knowledge Network

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH (Sept 1, 2016 – Barrie, Ontario) September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some startling childhood cancer facts: 1,700 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed annually in Canada 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in Canada do not survive 60% of survivors face late effects of their treatment, including neurocognitive impairments, sterility, and secondary cancers 40% of total household income was lost by one-quarter of childhood cancer families within 6 months of diagnosis 3% of cancer research funding in Canada is dedicated to childhood cancer Very few new drugs for children with cancer have been develop

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