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While DIPG can affect individuals of various ages, it most commonly strikes children, typically between the ages of 5 and 10. The diagnosis of DIPG in a child can be especially heartbreaking, given its aggressive nature and limited treatment options.
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Summer Fun: Enjoy Classic Games with Your Kids!

Summer is almost here, and it's the perfect time to soak up the sun and share joyful moments with your children. For families navigating the challenges of a DIPG diagnosis, finding ways to enjoy simple, stress-free activities together is especially important. Here are...

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Crafting Memories with Fingerprinted Flower Pots

As Mother’s Day approaches, it's a time to reflect on the love, strength, and resilience that defines the bond between a mother and child. For parents navigating the challenging journey of supporting a child diagnosed with DIPG, every moment becomes precious, and...

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

Introduction Cancer is a complex and often devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. While some risk factors for cancer, such as genetics and age, are beyond our control, there are several simple and practical steps you can take to reduce your...

7 Healthy Oils to Cook With, According to Nutritionists

Introduction In the world of cooking, selecting the right oil can make a significant difference in the taste and healthiness of your meals. While there's a wide array of cooking oils available, nutritionists recommend certain ones for their health benefits. These oils...

Food Ideas for People with Cancer: A Guide

Introduction A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and it often comes with a host of questions about how to best manage your health. While diet alone cannot cure cancer, a well-balanced and nutrient-rich diet can play a crucial role in supporting your overall health...

Finding Happiness After the Loss of a Child to Cancer: A Journey of Healing

Introduction Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare, and when that loss is due to cancer, the pain can be particularly devastating. The journey through pediatric cancer is one of the most challenging experiences a family can face, and the grief that follows is...

The Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Family In The Face of a DIPG Diagnosis

Introduction Life is full of uncertainties, and sometimes, it throws us unimaginable challenges that test our strength and resilience. One such challenge is when a family is confronted with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) diagnosis in one of their loved...

Why You Should Not Be Afraid to Outsource and/or Ask for Help When Facing a DIPG

Introduction A Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) diagnosis is a devastating and challenging moment for any family. This rare and aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer affects the pons area of the brain, making it particularly difficult to treat. The journey...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Reasonable When Facing DIPG Childhood Cancer

Introduction In the face of childhood cancer, reason often takes a backseat to raw emotion and the primal instinct to protect our loved ones. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it shatters not only the world of the child but also that of their family. In these...

If You Struggle with Anxiety When Your Child is Diagnosed with a DIPG, Remember This Trick It Will Change Your Life

Introduction Receiving a diagnosis of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) for your child is an unimaginable and heart-wrenching experience. As a parent, you're confronted with a daunting journey filled with uncertainty, fear, and overwhelming anxiety. It's natural...
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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

Introduction Cancer is a complex and often devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. While some risk factors for cancer, such as genetics and age, are beyond our control, there are several simple and practical steps you can take to reduce your...

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Watch for these symptoms of DIPG:

Watch for these symptoms of DIPG:

DIPG - Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is a fast-growing glial tumour that forms cells called glial cells in a part of the brain stem called pons (the part of the brain just above the back of the neck and connected to the spine), which controls many of the body’s...

Can Polio Be The Answer To DIPG Treatment?

Can Polio Be The Answer To DIPG Treatment?

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world,” said Louis Pasteur whose discoveries has saved the lives of many people. Today, even though we are moving forward technologically at the speed of light, we...

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