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The word "cancer" strikes fear in many. Learning that your child has cancer can be devastating. Yet today more than ever children are surviving childhood cancer. The National Cancer Institute reports that the survival rates for children with cancer increased from 30 to 80 percent in the past 30 years. New treatments have greatly reduced side effects and improved the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. Help in the form of counseling, financial assistance, sibling support and pain management is often readily available. Here is an overview of some of the many resources available for parents of children with cancer. You will also find links to these and more resources in the Links section of this web site.

Medical Information
Childhood cancer isn't one disease, but many. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but many others such as brain tumors, lymphomas, and bone tumors are also found in chil...   read more...
 
Pain Management
Not all cancer patients feel pain, but in some patients it can be significant. Most hospitals and treatment centers have staff whose job it is to help ease children's pain and dis...   read more...
 
Financial Support
Cancer treatment can be very costly. To help ease the financial burden, many agencies offer assistance. The social workers in the hospital where your child is treated are excelle...   read more...
 
Emotional Support
As much if not more than monetary assistance, parents of children with cancer need help in dealing with the emotional impact of living day to day with this disease. Between counse...   read more...
 
 

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