Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents

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This guide is for parents who have a child with cancer. It has information about childhood cancer, together with tips to help you and your family to cope during this challenging time.

This guide covers:

  • Childhood cancers
  • Medical tests and procedures
  • Treatments, including clinical trials
  • Health issues such as nutrition, infection and pain
  • Integrative medicine approaches
  • Issues related to advanced cancer
  • Survivorship

It also has practical information to help you:

  • Find a doctor and hospital for your child
  • Talk with your child about cancer
  • Cope and find support
  • Stay organized and track key information

Each section also has quotes from parents, related resources, and questions to help you get more in-depth and personalized information. This guide is designed to be used as a tool in consultation with your child’s health care team.

The information in this booklet was last updated in September 2015.