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Justice League chemotherapy bags are now available for children with cancer. It’s about time that superheroes gave sick kids a helping hand.

Warner Bros., famous among comic book fans for their DC Comics legacy, recently partnered with A. C. Camargo Clinic in Brazil for a child-friendly oncology campaign. The clinic now covers their intravenous chemotherapy bags with customized superhero covers.

Justice League chemotherapy bags

The Justice League chemotherapy bags were patterned from logos of DC Comics’ heroes, such as Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern. The clinic now calls each chemotherapy bag a “Superformula”.

The pediatric oncology ward of A.C. Camargo Clinic was also revamped to resemble the iconic Hall of Justice. It sure makes chemotherapy a more pleasant experience among patients who are too young to be battling cancer.

Justice League Chemotherapy Bags for Children: Making Cancer More Relatable?

Attempts to soften the blow of cancer, such as this one by A.C. Camargo Clinic, go a long way. They humanize the experience, making people become more accepting of cancer’s existence.

“Using Justice League chemotherapy bags makes cancer a more “relatable” disease. Let’s face it: We don’t really think that we – more so our kids – will ever have cancer, do we?”

Look at how we have grown to embrace hypertension and heart disease as part of life. We expect to have high blood pressure or clogged arteries at one point or another, whether we admit it or not. But are we as ready to accept that we are also likely to get diagnosed of cancer?

Probably not. That’s despite the rising trend in cancer mortality, with malignancies being the second most common cause of deaths worldwide. In a nutshell: If you don’t die of hypertension or heart disease, you are most likely to die of cancer.

How Justice League Chemotherapy Bags Accomplished The Impossible

Morbid statistics aside, it is apparent that we haven’t quite embraced the truth about cancer yet. We do not see cancer as an imminent threat until it comes knocking on our doors to visit our children.

Perhaps this unorthodox partnership between a cancer clinic and a league of superheroes is just what we need to come to terms with cancer. It has accomplished the impossible, transforming what would have been a traumatic experience into an enjoyable one.

If you own or manage a cancer clinic, I hope you follow suit! Providing Justice League chemotherapy bags for children with cancer is brilliant. It’s also a shining example of how initiative and creativity are what we need to give a lending hand to those who need it the most.

Stef dela Cruz, MD is a columnist who writes about health and cancer as part of her advocacy. She owns a cat but is a dog person by nature. Stalk her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.



Stef dela Cruz is a doctor-columnist who received the Dean Bacala Academic Excellence Award from the University of Santo Tomas and the Health Media Award from the Department of Health. She is the human of three cats and a dog. Stalk her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – she won’t sue.

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