Cancer Center

Onco Girl Pediatric Cancer Journey

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States. Each year, more than 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer. They are catapulted into this new, strange world of pediatric cancer, embarking on a medical journey they or their parents could have never imagined. They must adjust to life with cancer. After treatment, they must find life beyond cancer.

Rachel’s journey in her own words

inkylogo-loresOn January 24, 2011, 11-year-old Rachel Kovach began her cancer journey at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She’s agreed to bring us along by blogging for the Philadelphia Inquirer. “OncoGirl: my cancer care at CHOP” is life with cancer from Rachel’s perspective.

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Throughout Rachel’s medical journey, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will offer information, insights, and advice on how to help children with cancer. Here are some ways you can join the journey:

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