Posts Tagged ‘Childhood Cancer’

4th Annual Charity Cut-a-Thon

The Salon Evanglene team is staying late and donating their time & talent to raise money for the Keira Kilbane Foundation! By Appointment Only – call 330-725-1234. • Women’s Haircut $50 Donation • Manicure $30 Donation • Brow Shaping $20 Donation • Girls (10 & under) Donation Haircut $30 Donation Women & girls can donate…

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Transfusions 101

What is a transfusion? And when does one receive a transfusion? A transfusion is the process of giving someone various blood components from a donor. Blood cannot be manufactured and it can only come from generous donors. About 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the US. Red blood cells are your body’s…

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Infection in Cancer Patients

What is an infection? Infection is invasion of the body by disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, virus, and fungi. Ordinarily, a healthy immune system can effectively fight off these pathogens. In severe cases, your physicians can prescribe antimicrobial agents to treat and eliminate most of these organisms. Why are cancer patients more prone to infections?…

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Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It usually develops in the bone marrow- the spongy tissue inside the bones. The bone marrow is the “factory“ which produces all the cells in our blood. Here is a diagram of blood cell production with the different types of…

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