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my 6 year old has questions?

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  • Posted By: jeremy2094
  • December 5, 2006
  • 08:19 PM

I have 4 children, ages 10, 6, 3,and 18 months. I am going crazy! My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with a Wilms Tuomor in late Sept. While she is taking the treatments well, and has finished the radiation, she asked me a question, that I do not have the answer for!
She knows another little girl, from the clinic that we go to, and this child lost all of her hair, almost immediatly. My daughter has only thinned, which I am greatful for, but she wants to know how the cancer cells are being destroyed if they can't even destroy her hair?
The chemo is supposed to kill all of the fast growing cells in your body, including that of the hair. She is definitly losing her hair, but the doctors do not seem concerned. " Everyone reacts differently." It just seems like she has a good point, and no one can tell me how that works.
If anyone has any idea, or stories of simular cases, please reply. Our hearts are heavy for her always, and we would like to answer her questions, if possible!

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