Most kids with cancer get better. This site helps you learn about the types of cancer that are more likely to affect kids, their treatment, and what you can do.
Doctors have lots of different treatments for blood cancers, each tailored to a child's needs.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
Juvenile myelonmonocytic leukemia (JMML)
Tumors can happen anywhere in the body, and each type is treated differently.
Brain and nervous system tumors
Life With Cancer
What can you do to help your child stay healthy at home? How can you support your child? And what can you do to be sure you and the rest of your family stay strong? Explore our tips below.
Supporting Kids With Cancer
From building strength with healthy food to helping kids adjust to changes in appearance, here are ways you can offer support.
Learn about nutrition
Help kids relax
Prepare for the side effects of treatment
Kids in remission usually feel better, eat better, and have more energy. Emotionally, kids and their families feel more relaxed and begin to enjoy life more.
Q&A: Cancer Side Effects
Side effects like reduced fertility all depend on the diagnosis, type of treatment, and the doses of medicines or radiation. Everyone is different, so be sure to talk with your child's care team about your concerns.
Side effects can include tiredness, flu-like symptoms, hair loss, and other problems. It's hard to predict how the body will react, so doctors closely watch kids who get cancer treatment. They weigh the side effects against a treatment's benefits.