Cancer.Net offers the following resources to help when cancer is diagnosed in a child. This can be called childhood cancer or pediatric cancer.
Doctors may need to perform a variety of medical tests and procedures to learn more about your child's cancer and to provide the best treatment. Anticipating and having these procedures often is a major source of anxiety and stress for both children and parents. Fortunately, much of the anxiety surrounding procedures can be reduced by carefully preparing you and your child.
Find information on childhood cancer survivorship and the importance of follow-up care.
Late effects are side effects of treatment that occur 5 or more years after treatment. Learn about the possible late effects of cancer treatment during childhood.
Learn about late effects your child may experience during or after their cancer treatment.
Learn how cancer treatment can affect your child’s development through puberty and future fertility, as well as the fertility-preservation options available for children and teens.
Find a list of summer camps, week-long retreats, and other gatherings for children and families affected by cancer.
Find additional resources that provide more information for children with cancer and their families.
Information for School Professionals
Children in classrooms across the country are likely dealing with cancer right now, whether with a grandparent, parent, or teacher. LIVESTRONG at School offers free online lessons to help teach students about cancer in a way that is age-appropriate, hopeful, inspiring and empowering. Lessons include national standards, clear learning objectives, engaging videos, extension activities, a check for understanding and ways that students can get involved in the fight against cancer.