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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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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...

Building Resilience: Navigating Life with a Child Diagnosed with DIPG Brain Tumor

Introduction Life can be filled with unexpected challenges and hurdles that test our resilience. One such challenge is the diagnosis of a child with a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain tumor. DIPG is a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer that...

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...
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The Future OF DIPG: Research & Hope

The Future OF DIPG: Research & Hope

The 20th century produced a cure for a lot of diseases that were once considered to be incurable like Diptheria or Smallpox. The 21st century is more advanced with several scientific breakthroughs happening every now and then. At Marc Jr Foundation we believe that the...

DIPG Prognosis: What Will The Future Be Like?

DIPG Prognosis: What Will The Future Be Like?

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “The future depends on what you do today.”  That is how it is with DIPG. Our efforts TODAY will shape TOMORROW. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) has no cure, so far. When we talk about the prognosis of DIPG there are two views to...

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