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When Your Child Has Cancer

The diagnosis of cancer in a child can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love that child. Cancer creates an instant crisis in the family. Here you'll find information to help you cope with the diagnosis, deal with financial and insurance issues, and provide good nutrition for children with cancer.

If Your Child Is Diagnosed With Cancer

Find  information to help parents and loved ones of a child with cancer know about and cope with some of the problems that come up just after the child is diagnosed. 

How to Find the Best Cancer Treatment for Your Child

When a young person is diagnosed and treated for cancer, both the patient and the family enter the strange, complex, and sometimes frightening world of modern medicine. Here we provide tips to help patients and families begin to understand and cope with the health care system.

When Your Child Is Going Through Cancer Treatment

After the first few weeks of treatment, some families find that they have new routines and new questions about living with cancer.   This section is designed to answer common questions about going to school during treatment, psychosocial support, the health care system and communicating with the cancer care team .

When Your Child's Treatment Ends

The end of a child's cancer treatment can bring mixed emotions.  You may feel excited, happy, hopeful, and scared or worried all at once.   You may find that it is hard to be done with treatment in ways you did not expect.  We will review some of the challenges families face at the end of treatment and some suggestions for managing the transition.

Nutrition for Children With Cancer

Nutrition is an important part of the health of all children, but it is especially important for children getting cancer treatment. This guide can help you learn about your child's nutritional needs and how cancer and its treatment may affect them. We also offer suggestions and recipes to help you ensure your child is getting the nutrition they need.

Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment

With the advances in treatment in recent decades, many childhood cancers are now cured. But the intense therapies often needed to treat these cancers can also cause health problems that may not show up until months or years after treatment. Learn about these possible late health effects and what you and your child's doctors can do to look out for them.

Childhood Cancer Survivorship Videos

A diagnosis of childhood cancer affects the entire family. These inspirational videos feature childhood cancer survivors and their families candidly discussing the good, the bad, the terrifying, and the joyful parts of childhood cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Learn More About Pediatric Cancers

Find general information about childhood cancers, including the most common types and how they differ from cancers in adults.