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Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care

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
Research and Statistics about Childhood 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

  • Care for Children and Adolescents with Cancer
    A fact sheet about children's cancer centers and health care approaches, including clinical trials for children with cancer.
  • 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.

Research and Statistics about Childhood Cancer

  • Less-Intense Chemo Effective in Children with Intermediate-Risk Neuroblastoma
    Infants and children with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma who received a less-intensive chemotherapy regimen had three-year overall survival rates as good as those patients in an earlier trial who received treatment that was more intensive and more toxic, according to findings presented at the 2007 ASCO meeting in Chicago.

Guides for Teens Who Have a Sibling or Parent with Cancer