Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents

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If your child has cancer -- this handbook is for you. Developed with input from parents who have a child with cancer and health care providers, it aims to help you prepare for, and cope during, the days ahead.

Use this handbook to learn about:

  • Different types of cancer
  • Cancer treatment and side effects
  • Common medical procedures
  • How to talk with your child about cancer
  • How to cope and find support
  • Common health issues
  • Where to get more information

Descriptions of common childhood cancers, a dictionary, and a list of additional childhood cancer resources are also included, to help you learn more.

The information in this booklet was last updated in January 2001.