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How To Help Your Child Learn About Cancer
While it can be hard to talk to your children about cancer, it is important not to overload them with too much information or bombard them with medical jargon.  However, children will still have questions, and it is likely they will want to know more How...
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How To Answer Children's Frequently Asked Questions About Cancer
Children are naturally curious. When they find out that a parent or sibling has cancer, it is likely that they will have many questions. It is important that children feel informed, and that they do not feel like information is being withheld from them....
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How Do You Deal With Changes In Appearance Due To Cancer Treatment?
Physical changes to appearance as a result of cancer treatment, such as hair falling out, can have a profound emotional effect on both adults and children.  Whether it’s the child’s own appearance that is being impacted due to treatment, or they to terms...
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How to support a child facing cancer at primary school
School can be a really challenging place for a child who is impacted by cancer, whether due to their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a sibling, parent or carer. In what should be a safe and supportive environment for a child, people at school may not...
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Have You Heard of Child Life Therapy?
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they enter an unfamiliar world of doctors, treatment and hospital, which particularly for younger children can be frightening and difficult to understand. For parents navigating the hospital environment themselves,...
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Talking to younger children about cancer
Telling your children you have cancer is probably one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. Parents and carers often worry that telling the truth about their cancer will cause more distress for their children, but secrecy often makes worse...
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Camp Quality support and services
Camp Quality gives kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again. Camp Quality’s services and programs are created specifically to support children aged up to 15 years, who are dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they a...
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Use the Cancer? app to help you ask the cancer questions you need answered
We have released a new app to support you through a cancer diagnosis! If you have ever been worried about what questions to ask or remembering all the answers, this app can help.  Features of the Cancer? app include: Read question lists developed by in...
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Sample letters for my child's employer
Informing others can create a more supportive environment for you and your children and ensure they get extensions or special consideration as needed. Work letter template - Employee's sibling has cancer Work letter template - Employee's parent has Work...
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Sample letters for my child's school
Informing others can create a more supportive environment for you and your children and ensure they get extensions or special consideration as needed. School Letter Template - Child's sibling has cancer School Letter Template - Child has cancer School -...
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Talking to your children about cancer
Even though it’s hard, being honest and open with your children about cancer is the best way to help them cope. Young people want to be told the truth, even if it’s difficult news for you to share and for them to hear. Secrecy often makes things worse...
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A Guide to Canteen for parents and carers
What's Canteen all about? Canteen understands that when cancer crashes into a family’s world, it can turn everything upside down. Cancer is the last thing anyone wants in their life, but now that it’s here, we can help you deal with it. This booklet you...
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How You Can Help School Help Your Child When Your Partner Has Cancer
Once the school is aware of your partner's diagnosis, you can speak with them about the following supports they can tap into to help not only your child, but other students who may also be in a similar position.  Recommend programs and resources   on the...
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How You Can Help School Help Your Child When You Have Cancer
Once the school is aware of your diagnosis, you can speak with them about the following supports they can tap into to help not only your child but other students who may also be in a similar position.  Recommend programs and resources   Depending on the...
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Getting to Grips with General Practice
A guide to general practice for young people 15-25 years old who have had a diagnosis of cancer This guide aims to help young people understand the importance of having a GP and provides information on what GPs can provide, how they work and how best can...
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Thinking Ahead – Your guide to school, study and work.
A guide for young people who have had cancer An engaging guide aimed to help young adults re-engage with their school and study. This guide aims to provide young people with the information they require to make informed choices regarding education and in...
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How to Tell School My Child Has Cancer
It’s important to let your child’s school know about their cancer diagnosis and treatment. School staff can support your child (and any siblings at the same school), and make special arrangements with their assessments at this challenging time. If you at...
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How You Can Help School Help Your Child When They Have Cancer
If you have not already told your child’s school about their cancer, start with  How to tell my children’s school .  Once the school is aware of your child’s diagnosis, you can speak with them about the following supports they can tap into to help not...
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When You Have Cancer and Your Child is Your Carer
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not manage without this help. Your child may be helping you with tasks such as cleaning, cooking and shopping, or physically with things like getting dressed, or taking...
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How to Maintain Your Relationship With Your Child When You Have Cancer
Dealing with cancer is a stressful time for you, and your family members. Maintaining your relationship with your child is important. It can be difficult, especially when you are coping with the challenges cancer will bring and not feeling up to doing at...
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