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Quality of Life Study

Quality of Life

Childhood cancer is not the same as adult cancer.  For starters cancers in children affect different parts of the body than in adults.  Children are commonly affected by acute leukemia, tumours in the brain, lymphatic system, kidneys, muscles and bones.  In addition, children require a different approach to treatment.  

Fortunately, treatment for childhood cancer is very effective and the great majority of children affected by cancer will survive.  On the flip side – cancer treatment in children may have long lasting effects on brain development that can affect the ability to concentrate on tasks and remember events and assignments for example.  With our research we hope to understand how we can improve the lives of childhood cancer survivors.