Items Tagged ‘pediatric cancer’

Gigi's Story

September 7, 2018

Gigi’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Genisee Grace, or Gigi as we call her, has always been a special kid with a brilliant mind. Kind of like a grown-up trapped in a kid’s body. She learned to read as a toddler and actually doesn’t remember a time when she couldn’t read. She absolutely loves learning and most nights, she falls asleep […]

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Tags: cancer, dribble for the cure, hospital, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Alexa's Story

September 7, 2018

Alexa’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

It has been over five years since Alexa was last released from the hospital.  After being diagnosed with Medulloablastoma in 2013, Alexa spent over a year in and out of the hospital. She went through five months of chemotherapy and another month of radiation treatments. Today, she is healthy and is a very active ten-year-old.  She is taking dance lessons, something […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, featured, hospital, medulloablastoma, pediatric cancer, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, radiation, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

October 3, 2017

Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

By uclahealth uclahealth

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer can be confusing and scary for children and their siblings. Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society on how parents can help kids cope. Supporting children with cancer For little ones up to age 3: Stay with children during tests and distract them with toys. Cuddle them often […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer in children, child life, family support, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Secret Weapon: Dad

June 30, 2015

Secret Weapon: Dad

By uclahealth uclahealth

Secret Weapon: Dad. When 20‐year-old Alec Kupelian went to the ER at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica one Saturday, he never expected cancer was the reason a pulled groin muscle hadn’t healed. “On Sunday, I had an MRI. On Monday, I had a biopsy. On Tuesday, I had my port implanted. And on Wednesday, I […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children's cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, featured, patient stories, pediatric cancer, radiation oncologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center