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.
Learn about which types of cancers are most common in children 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 reproductive health.
Find a list of summer camps, week-long retreats, and other gatherings for children and families affected by cancer.
Find websites for children with cancer and their families.