Tag Archives: National Cancer Institute

Be Informed Grandparents

Once they have been told that their grandchild has cancer, the best thing a grandparent can do is get informed totally on the disease and all aspects of treatment. In this way, you can  be very helpful to the child’s … Continue reading

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This Gap is Big

Donna Carmical is a co-founder of Grandparents In Action. For Richard Plotkin and  I, “action” is the key word we use when it comes to describing Donna. She is relentless in her advocacy for better outcomes for  children affected by … Continue reading

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Priorities

Editor’s Note: This past weekend a large group of people assembled outside of the National Cancer Institute to rally for more research funds for childhood cancer. This was written by one on the people whose grandchild died of cancer. She was … Continue reading

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Palliative Care – Misunderstood

Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it’s support for palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) for adults and children suffering from serious illness. To be honest, for a long, long time, I always associated palliative care with death, dying and hospice.  Many of the services offered under … Continue reading

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Palliative Care

Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it’s support for palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) for adults and children suffering from serious illness. To be honest, for a long, long time, I always associated palliative care with death, dying and hospice.  Many of the services offered under palliative … Continue reading

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