Children’s cancers can be difficult to diagnose as many symptoms can also be caused by other less serious conditions or injuries.
The diagnosis can come as a huge shock to everyone in the family. Each person will be trying to deal with their own feelings.
Each type of cancer is treated differently. In some cases, several types of cancer treatments are given.
The most common types of cancers that happen in children are different from those seen in adults.
Life for a child with cancer can be difficult for the child and those caring for them. Knowing what to expect and who to get support from can help.
This section isn’t designed to tell you exactly what to say, but we hope it gives you a starting point.
Information for staff members about cancer in the school community.