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Welcome to the Kids Cancer Support Group Website

Kids Cancer Support Group (KCSG) is a not for profit organisation that is dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of kids diagnosed with cancer and other blood disorders on Ward 3B Total Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for Children, Subiaco Western Australia. This is all-encompassing support ensuring we include the whole family.

The Kids Cancer Support Group was formed in 1983 by a group of parents with children diagnosed with cancer and staff at PMH to meet an identified need for support of each other through the often traumatic cancer journey.

All donations to the KCSG are applied directly to the support and enrichment of the lives of children who are undergoing treatment at ward 3B Total Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Help us make a difference to kids dealing with cancer. You can donate by following this link KCSG Any donation over $2 is tax-deductible.

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Cancer is the leading cause of death of Australian children, by disease.

More than 950 children aged 0-18 are diagnosed each year in Australia.
Sadly 3 of those children, will die each week from cancer.
Worldwide 1800 children die from cancer every week. It's not rare.

Childhood cancer does not discriminate. Children from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds can develop the disease.

Childhood cancer is different to adult cancer. They can look different under the microscope, occur in different parts of the body and respond differently to treatment.
Researchers and doctors are yet to discover what causes childhood cancer and there is no prevention.

Children develop different types of cancer to adults yet often receive the same treatments. These, however, do not always help children with cancer. That’s why we need new and specific child-friendly treatments.

We need awareness to fund research for treatments and cures for children.

#day28 #gogold #september #childhoodcancerawareness #kidscancersupport #togetherwearestronger
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Rhabdomyosarcoma is an aggressive and highly malignant form of cancer that develops from skeletal muscle cells.
Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for around 50% of all childhood sarcomas and around 5% of all childhood cancers.

Rhabdomyosarcoma is very rare, on average there are only 17 cases per year. More than 50% of Rhabdomyosarcomas are diagnosed in children under the age of 10 but it can also affect adolescents.

Thomas has been battling Rhabdomyosarcoma. At two years old, he has been through more invasive medical procedures than many of us will have in our whole lives.

It all started with his 12-month well baby check in Shanghai, where the family was living at the time. What began as a puffy cheek and a slightly wonky smile led to numerous tests, misdiagnoses, travel to the UK for medical treatment and then a move to Australia where Thomas was diagnosed with cancer.

On Christmas Eve, just a couple of days before his second birthday, Thomas had his first surgery to remove the tumour from his face. From there he had a second surgery, and) chemotherapy every Wednesday until the 22nd of June this year.

Amongst medication issues, the site of the tumour means his speech has been affected, and despite numerous consultations with speech therapy, occupational therapy and dietetics, he may never be able to do all of the things he might have done would had he not had cancer. We send him our best for his next upcoming scans!

Thomas represents all our superheroes this month! All children with cancer we see the hero inside them as they go through brave battles and we acknowledge their strength! We see you all πŸŽ—πŸ’›

#day27 #gogold #september #childhoodcanceawareness #kidscancersupport #togetherwearestronger
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When a child has cancer the family have to adapt to a new way of life. Parents spend days on end at hospital, while trying to keep life as normal as possible for siblings. Siblings struggle to understand what's happening to their sister or brother, scared to see him or her so sick, and upset that his or her parents have to be away from them so often. Hospital visits, seeing their brother/sister upset, in pain or acting differently can all be very frightening to a sibling. They may feel they have lost the once close and fun relationship with their brother or sister. Feeling alone and lost is not uncommon.

The child with cancer is sick from chemo, missing friends and family, and working through the fear and uncertainty that become a part of everyday. Treatment can last for many months meaning the child is in hospital for long periods of time away from their familiar environments of home and school. During their time in hospital they are often surrounded by strangers and separated from the people who mean the most to them (immediate family and close friends).

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Kids Cancer Support Groups Go Gold in September campaign was about sharing what has been lost, what has been missed or what has been found as a result of a child being diagnosed with cancer.

As you can see, the impact is far reaching.
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Kids Cancer Support Groups Go Gold in September campaign was about sharing what has been lost, what has been missed or what has been found as a result of a child being diagnosed with cancer. As you c...

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Are you ready to Dance, Dance, Dance and Do the Pretzel! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
We have been generously offered by John Holland the corporate suite at Perth Arena for The Wiggles Big Show!
We have 3 sessions for limited numbers for 3B kids and a parent! The spots are nearly all gone so get down to Wiggle Town and send an email quick fast like a hot potato!

PS - if your child is too old for The Wiggles feel free to put a younger sibling down instead. The siblings need a bit of spoiling as well.
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