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Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

Watch this video from Cancer.net to get information from Lisa Diller, MD, about the late effects of childhood cancer treatments.

Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatments

How Music Heals

Music heals. Check out this report from CNN on what patients dealing with cancer have known for a long time:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/09/music.soothes.anxiety.cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6

And then, check out the story how hip-hop saved one young man’s life:

Understanding Cancer in AYA

AYA = Adolescents and Young Adults

One of the reasons cancers in adolescents and young adults is so difficult to treat is because it’s just that: cancer in adolescents and young adults. The amazing transition from childhood to adulthood poses great challenges for cancer treatments in this particular stage of life. According to Dr. Brian Hayes-Lattin, “More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults (ages 15 to 39) learn they have cancer each year in the United States, a number up to seven times larger than the number diagnosed under the age of 15.” For more on why The Seany Foundation is concerned about improving treatments for teens and young adults, read the full NCI Cancer Bulletin article.

Seany Teen Room Set to Open This Fall

Come one, come all!  On Sunday, September 26 from 9am to 3pm, the new Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego will be open to the public.  Stop by for a visit to walk through the new facility and take a peek at the brand new, and first of its kind, Seany Teen Room!  Currently, our friends at Best Buy are finishing up plans to install the electronics so that the new teen lounge will be all set for use when the patients move in on October 10.  Yes, October 10 also marks the annual Seany Foundation Everything Is Possible Celebration gala.  So, mark your calendars; don’t miss the fun and excitement!  We’ll see you there.

Our Teens: “Dying in Their Prime”

More reasons to support The Seany Foundation:

This article is from Science Magazine and charts the lower survival rates of teens diagnosed with cancer.  It also talks about Ewing’s sarcoma, the rare cancer that Sean was battling.

If you’d like a pdf version of the article, just click on the image to download the pdf.

HOG Annual Toy Drive and More Holiday Fun

Yes, despite the rain, over 100 big-hearted bikers from Biggs Harley Davidson North County and San Diego Chapters showed up on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Rady Children’s Hospital to deliver toys collected in their annual toy drive for the kids.  H1N1 precautions kept the kids from grabbing the toys in person this year, but our HOG friends made sure to leave tons of wonderful gifts for them to enjoy this holiday season!

After emptying their “sleds”, these holiday do-gooders went to Applebee’s to fill up their tummies at Dining to Donate, an event to benefit The Seany Foundation.  Our congratulations to our HOG friends for a job very well done!  You can check out some more snapshots of the Toy Drive at the Seany Flickr Photostream.