Leukemia in children: What it is, signs and symptoms

Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Most of the remaining cases of leukemia in children […]

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Music therapy gives young cancer patient new joy

When acute lymphoblastic leukemia took away Lana Dobson’s greatest love — gymnastics — she was left with a void she thought she would never fill. From age 4, gymnastics was Lana’s life. She practiced six […]

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New blood and bone marrow transplant procedures for Louisville kids

A new hematologist in Louisville is putting international research to practice for local kids. His specialty: blood and bone marrow disorders such as leukemia and immune deficiency. William T. Tse, M.D., Ph.D., with UofL Physicians […]

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What is a child life specialist?

Getting a life-changing diagnosis, such as cancer, can create fear, uncertainty and stress for a child and his or her family. Child life specialists are professionals who provide emotional support, education and help children and […]

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New program takes music therapy to the next level [Video]

From the studio to the stage, cancer patients at Norton Children’s Hospital are more like musicians-in-the-making. “The battle that they have done, and they are so resilient,” said Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, physician-in-chief, […]

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Holiday photos could warn of retinoblastoma in a child

Visiting with Santa. Opening presents. Cuddling a new toy. Taking photos of our little ones is a treasured part of our holiday celebrations. Beyond the joy these images bring, they also may signal a lifesaving […]

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Pediatricians using specialized iPhone app to detect eye diseases

Pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Associates practices are using customized iPhones to detect serious eye problems, including amblyopia – lazy eye – and some types of eye cancer, such as retinoblastoma, in children age 6 and […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital wins camp experience for cancer patients

Earlier this fall, Northwestern Mutual held a contest for pediatric hospitals to host a hands-on camp experience for children. As a result of votes, Norton Children’s Hospital was one of 10 children’s hospitals to receive […]

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Radiothon: 4-year-old Camila Lopez isn’t letting cancer slow her down

Three-year-old Camila Lopez climbs out of her hospital bed and makes her way to a bench. “Let’s play!” she says, as she begins pulling oversized blocks from a bucket and stacking them one by one. […]

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Radiothon: Through cancer bout, Matthew Walker hasn’t fought alone

Thirty months ago, our family woke up one Sunday morning and went swimming with our seemingly healthy 12-year-old son. Little did we know when we left our house that morning, Matthew wouldn’t return home for […]

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Nurse honors teen cancer patient with his Bronze Star and Soldier’s Medal

An old proverb advises that it’s not glittering weapons that fight the fight, but a hero’s heart. Bob Wilkinson, R.N., probably understands this better than most. A former combat soldier, Bob, 63, served in the […]

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Cord blood banking: Should you save stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord?

For families with a history of certain cancers, storing a baby’s cord blood can be an attractive option. Is it right for you? And how do you go about it? “Cord blood contains stem cells […]

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