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Cancer (Topic Center)

Childhood Cancer

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.

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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


Talking to Kids About Cancer

Watch Finn's story with little kids

Big kids can visit our cancer site, created just for them

Supporting Teens

If you're parenting a teen with cancer, here are ways to help them.

Help with school

Help them cope with worry

Beyond Cancer

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.

Staying healthy

Learn about possible late side effects

Building bone health after treatment

Family Stories

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.

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  • 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.

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