The types of cancers that affect children are different than those that occur in adults. These cancers are treated differently and there are different concerns about side effects, based on a child’s age and stage of development. Learn more about each pediatric cancer below.
Information about this pediatric tumor most often seen in infants and young children.
Overview of pediatric leukemias, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of this childhood cancer of the connective tissues, including bone, muscle and cartilage.
This article summarizes methods to help parents and families cope with a cancer diagnosis in a child.
A look at 504 Accommodation Plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to support a child's education during and after cancer treatment.
This article provides an overview of cancer related distress experienced by children with cancer as well as when to ask your care team for more help in managing distress.
This article provides an overview of anxiety, including procedure anxiety and separation anxiety, and how to cope with anxiety as a family
This article provides information about depression in children with cancer as well as how depression differs from distress.
This article provides an overview on health insurance terminology and benefits for children with cancer.
An overview of cancer caregiving including tips for providing care for a loved one and caring for yourself.
This article provides information and support for coping with the possibility of cancer coming back (recurrence) as well as tips to reduce recurrence risk and when to talk to your child's healthcare providers.
This article rovides information about family and medical leave (FMLA) for parents and family members caring for a child with cancer. FMLA provides job protections and for unpaid leave to care for a sick family member.
This article provides information about the Supplement Security Income (SSI) program for children. SSI provides income to low-income families with limited resources who have a child with a disability.
This article provides an overview of home health care, home infusion and durable medical equipment (DME) as well as how to access these services and have them covered by insurance.
A look at tips for living healthy, managing fatigue and follow up care needs after having childhood cancer.
It is thought that both chemotherapy and radiation may affect dental health over time.
Certain chemotherapy medicines and radiation therapy can increase the risk for developing heart disease.
Fertility and sexual function are common concerns after treatment for childhood cancer.
Radiation makes the skin more sensitive and increases the risk of developing skin cancers.
Information about the long-term side effects of amputation and limb salvage used as treatment for pediatric cancer.
Radiation therapy to the neck area can affect thyroid function or result in thyroid nodules.
Information about pulmonary toxicity after treatment of pediatrics cancers.
Information about the risk for breast cancer after treatment of pediatric cancer.
Information about the risk of renal problems after treatment for pediatric cancer.
A look at the special considerations in informed consent in pediatric patients.
This article summarizes transportation resources and assistance available to children and families with pediatric cancer.
This article provides information to help parents prepare for appointments with various members of the pediatric cancer care team
This article provides information and resources for finding lodging close to pediatric cancer treatment centers.
This webinar provides an overview of symptom management intervention strategies for pediatric patients undergoing proton therapy. This webinar is presented by Elizabeth Cummings, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
This webinar, presented by Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, provides an overview of nutrition issues and intervention strategies for children undergoing proton therapy.
A guide developed to give you suggestions on ways to make a new diagnosis of cancer easier and to help you make the best decisions during this emotional time.
This article provides links to resources for support and information regarding pediatric cancers, and the practical, financial and survivorship concerns faced by children and their families.
This article provides information and links to organizations that provide education, information and support to young adults coping with cancer.