Information About Pediatric Cancers

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.


Neuroblastoma

Information about this pediatric tumor most often seen in infants and young children.

Leukemia (Pediatric)

Overview of pediatric leukemias, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Ewing Sarcoma: Pediatrics

Information about the diagnosis and treatment of this childhood cancer of the connective tissues, including bone, muscle and cartilage.

Managing Practical, Emotional and Development Concerns

Managing Practical, Emotional and Development Concerns


What is Pediatric Cancer Related Distress

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.

Is My Child Depressed?

This article provides information about depression in children with cancer as well as how depression differs from distress.

Caregiving Basics

An overview of cancer caregiving including tips for providing care for a loved one and caring for yourself.

Introduction to FMLA for Parents

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.

Managing Side Effects


Short Term
Managing Fatigue

This handout discusses fatigue associated with cancer. It is one of the most common side effects the cancer patients report. This article also details its treatments and offers tips to decrease and manage fatigue.

Long Term

Resources for Pediatric Cancer Support


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