Children, teens and young adults

Tuesday 25 March, 2014

It is a very challenging and difficult time when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The child with cancer and everyone close to them may go through many different feelings and emotions. First reactions may include disbelief, anger, shock, sadness and fear.

This information was produced in collaboration with The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS), parents and staff from the Oncology units at both The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne & Monash Children's, Monash Health, Melbourne and ONTrac, Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service.

Diagnosing children’s cancers

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Information about diagnosing and testing.

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Reactions and emotions

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Learn about reactions and emotions associated with childhood cancer.

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Treating children’s cancers

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Learn about treatment methods for childhood cancer.

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Types of children’s cancers

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Common cancer types in children are different to those in adults.

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During and after cancer

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Learn what to expect and who to get support from for childhood cancer.

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Talking to kids about cancer

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Understand more about how you can talk to children about cancer.

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Cancer and school

Friday 1 June 2018

Information for staff members about cancer in the school community.

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Facts and figures

Key facts and figures about childhood cancer.

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Questions about cancer?

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