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February 10, 2020 | Maria and Fernando Padilla, Victoria's parents
Victoria | Texas Children's Cancer Center
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Four years ago, Victoria was battling hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer, at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, today she is a very happy 5-year-old.  Looking back at the last four years since her diagnosis, Maria Garcia Fernandez, Victoria’s mother, reflects on the family’s journey from a difficult diagnosis to navigating their new normal...

February 04, 2020 | Jeremy S. Slone, MD, MPH

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Many are familiar with the adage “It takes a village to raise a child.” To diagnose and treat children with cancer, however, it takes more than a village. It takes an entire community. Fortunately, in Botswana there’s a community increasing awareness of childhood cancer while also helping young patients and their families navigate challenges of combatting severe illness no child should ever have to endure.

Since 2007, children with cancer in Botswana...

January 21, 2020 | Lakshmi Venkat Srivaths, MD
Texas Children’s Young women's bleeding disorder

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What is a bleeding disorder?

A bleeding disorder is a condition that predisposes an individual to an increased risk of bleeding, as well as easy bruising, either spontaneously and/or after trauma or surgery.

What can cause a bleeding disorder?

A bleeding disorder can be due to either a deficiency or defect related to blood clotting or platelets that circulate in the blood. It can be an inherited condition or acquired later in life as a result of other...

December 30, 2019 |

2019 was a unique year at Texas Children's Hospital. We had millions of patient encounters from all over the world, we used groundbreaking technology to freeze tumors, we connected with cancer patients and their families on a different level, we brought families together through several patient family community eventswe gave answers to families of patients facing rare diseases, and so much more. Looking back on such a successful year, we are reminded that our patients are at the center of Texas Children's and we are so privileged to serve them now and in the...

December 02, 2019 | Alex, Hector's mom

Hector/courtesy of patient family 

Hector, a dynamic 17-year-old mariachi member from Edinburg, Texas is a leader in and out of school. When he is not in the classroom, you can usually find him playing bass drums in the fall marching band season or competing with his mariachi teammates in the spring. He also performs at several concerts, so when Hector complained of a sore shoulder last fall, Hector’s mother, immediately thought it must be a result of his involvement in several band activities. 

“He had no true symptoms, no exhaustion or weight loss. I just remember he would complain about shoulder pain. One morning he...