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The Together team will publish articles on the blog to keep you updated on topics relating to childhood cancer. We will also discuss what’s new on the Together website and highlight resources for families and patients. Our goal is to enhance "Togetherness" by staying connected with you.

Together is a comprehensive online resource for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families. We provide trustworthy medical information and connect readers with personally relevant topics in a clear, easy-to-use format.

Posts by The Together Team

Sandy Owen

My Cancer Survivor Story: Sandy Owen

by The Together Team September 22, 2022

In 1972, doctors diagnosed 4-year-old Sandy Owen with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. She had less than a 50% chance of survival. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments cured her cancer. Now, 50 years later, she lives each day to the fullest.

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Ricky Terry sitting in chair outdoors

My Cancer Survivor Story: Choosing a clinical trial to overcome medulloblastoma

by The Together Team June 23, 2022

Ricky Terry Jr. was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in 2016 when he was 22. At first, he thought he had migraines.

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My Cancer Survivor Story: Marty on Coming to Terms with Childhood Cancer

by The Together Team June 10, 2022

Marty did not talk about his childhood cancer diagnosis for decades. Now he is sharing his childhood cancer survivor story.

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A Closer Look at 30 Years of Medulloblastoma Advances

by The Together Team May 25, 2022

Amar Gajjar, MD, pediatric medicine chair and oncology co-chair at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is being honored with the 2022 Pediatric Oncology Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Woman holding gray ribbon for Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

by The Together Team May 5, 2022

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the United States. The Together by St. Jude ™ online resource has reliable information about brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and supportive care. Share the Together by St. Jude resource with others.

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Talking with Your Child’s Care Team about Your Radiation Safety Questions

by The Together Team January 19, 2022

If you’re the parent of a childhood cancer patient, you might have questions about imaging tests and if the radiation involved is safe for your child. These tips can help you talk to your child’s care team.

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WHO and St. Jude Work Together to Expand Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines

by The Together Team December 13, 2021

The WHO and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced a new platform that will give children all over the world access to lifesaving cancer medicines.

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Age-Appropriate Gift Ideas for Toys that Promote Development

by The Together Team November 24, 2021

Looking for gift ideas for the children in your life? This list can help you find something fun and educational! 

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Talking to Your Child about the COVID-19 Vaccine

by The Together Team November 4, 2021

Every child over age 5 in the United States is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. These safe, effective vaccines are the best way to protect your child and your family from COVID-19. Your child may have questions about the vaccine and why they need it. This information can help you talk to your child about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Childhood cancer survivors: Know your risks and take action to prevent breast cancer

by The Together Team October 21, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some childhood and adolescent cancer survivors are more at risk for breast cancer than other women. Here is what childhood cancer survivors can do to prevent breast cancer. 

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