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.
This article summarizes methods to help parents and families cope with a cancer diagnosis in a child.
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 information about depression in children with cancer as well as how depression differs from distress.
This article provides an overview of cancer caregiving including tips for providing care for a loved one and caring for yourself.
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.
Cancer itself and the therapies used to treat it can affect your normal blood counts. This article explains the various types of blood cells, what their normal levels should be and how your body is affected when these counts become too low. Includes a chart to track blood counts.
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.
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 for men and boys after treatment for childhood cancer.
Questions and concerns about fertility and sexuality are common for women who have been treated with pelvic and abdominal radiation for childhood cancers.
Whether or not a woman is able to have a baby after cancer treatment is not easy to predict and it is a common concern for women who have been treated for childhood cancers.
Radiation makes the skin more sensitive and increases the risk of developing skin cancers and other skin issues.
Information about the long-term side effects of amputation and limb salvage used as treatment for pediatric cancer.
Radiation therapy, including I-131 and MIBG, 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 (kidney) problems after treatment for pediatric cancer.
This article provides an overview of general anesthesia in pediatric radiation treatment.
This article provides an overview of informed consent in pediatric patients.
This article provides information to help parents prepare for appointments with various members of the pediatric cancer care team
This webinar is an introduction to the use of proton therapy to treat pediatric cancers.
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.
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.
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