A Report on Childhood Brain/CNS Cancer for Families with Children Introduction Discovering that your child has brain cancer or cancer of the spinal cord is a devastating blow, according to the American Cancer Society website (2011). There is no doubt that this is one of the most traumatic pieces of news a parent can receive about their child. However, there is hope for coping with the disease and advanced medical treatments that can make your child comfortable during treatment and provide a source of hope for prolonging life for your child. This report will examine brain cancer, including the causes and risk factors, prevention and detection, a description of how the cancer affects the body, treatment options and contact information for a...The end:
.....excellent resources are the following resources: American Brain Tumor Association Toll-free number: 1-800-886-2282 Web site: www.abta.org American Childhood Cancer Organization Toll-free number: 1-800-366-2223 Web site: www.candlelighters.org Cancer Kids Web site: www.cancerkids.com Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Toll-free number: 1-866-228-HOPE (1-866-228-4673) Web site: www.cbtf.org References American Cancer Society. (2011). Brain/CNS Tumors in Children. Website. Retrieved from, http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/index National Cancer Institute. (2011). Childhood Brain Stem Giloma Treatment. Website. Retrieved from, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/child-brain-stem-glioma/Patient Jenike, M.A. (2004).