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Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care

Coping with Cancer: About Children with Cancer

About Children With Cancer

Information for parents about children with cancer, as well as guides to help children and teens cope when a family member has cancer.

On this page:
Guide for Parents Who Have a Child with Cancer
Treatment and Care for Children with Cancer
Guides for Teens Who Have a Sibling or Parent with Cancer

Guide for Parents Who Have a Child with Cancer

  • Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
    Overview on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers, including common medical procedures and side effects. Suggests ways to talk with children about cancer, support family life, and manage practical issues.

Treatment and Care for Children with Cancer

  • Cancer in Children and Adolescents
    A fact sheet about statistics, types, causes, and treatment of cancers in children and adolescents in the United States.
  • Pediatric Supportive Care (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the unique issues that arise for children during their treatment for cancer, after the completion of treatment, and as adult survivors of cancer.
  • Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

Guides for Teens Who Have a Sibling or Parent with Cancer