May 04, 2016

Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents


Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents

 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently updated its booklet, Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents. The guide is designed to be used by families as a tool in consultation with their child's health care team. It includes information about childhood cancers; finding a doctor and hospital for your child; medical tests and procedures; treatments, including clinical trials; and health issues like nutrition, infection, and pain. It also includes tips for talking with your child about cancer, finding support, and staying organized by tracking key information. Each section includes quotes from parents, related resources, and questions to help you get more in-depth and personalized information. The 84-page booklet can be down-loaded from the Web as a PDF or an e-book. Visit www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/guide-for-parents