Childhood Blood Cancer

Every family living with childhood cancer is thrown into upheaval. The good news, however, is that most childhood patients can expect to have full and productive lives. Many childhood cancer survivors return to school, attend college, enter the workforce, marry and become parents. Nevertheless, being vigilant about follow-up care, being aware of long-term and late effects of treatment, helping your child return to school and even dealing with your emotions are all things you'll need to manage — and these pages will help guide you. 

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About Childhood Blood Cancer

Because of new and better therapies, blood cancer survival rates for children have improved significantly during the last several decades. In addition, doctors, nurses and researchers continue to search for the causes of childhood leukemia, lymphoma and MDS to develop even better treatments and tailor therapies to decrease toxic side effects. Social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals...

Resources for teachers

When a student at your school is diagnosed with a blood cancer It can be a shock for teachers and other school personnel to learn about a student's cancer diagnosis. On this site, you will find an array of helpful resources to assist you and your colleagues from the moment you are informed about the student's diagnosis until their return back to school. The tools available here were developed in consultation...

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Follow-Up Care For Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors have special long-term healthcare needs. You may want to consider a survivorship program for your child that focuses on life after cancer. Coordination between your child's cancer specialists and pediatrician is essential to provide the best care. Survivors don't necessarily need a cancer specialist for routine checkups and screening, but they do need to see doctors who understand thei...

Resources for parents + caregivers

My child has a blood cancer diagnosis, now what? Use this site as your guide and resource while you cope with your child's diagnosis, treatment, return to school and recovery. The tools and resources available here were developed in consultation with parents, teachers and healthcare professionals.
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Resources for Kids + Teens

Getting cancer as a young person is rare. Many kids and teens before you have also had a blood cancer diagnosis like leukemia or lymphoma. Over the years, doctors have found ways treat these diseases so that you have the best chance to get better. Kidsgetbloodcancers.ca was created for you. Come here to read stories of other kids and teens in different parts of Canada who had a blood cancer.
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Long-Term And Late Effects Of Treatment For Childhood Cancer Surv...

Treatment for childhood blood cancer may consist of chemotherapy and other drug therapies and may also include radiation therapy or allogeneic stem cell transplantation. There are risks for long-term and late effects common to all of these treatments, and these may include problems with learning, fatigue, bone or joint pain and an increased risk for developing a secondary cancer.  Some long-term and late effe...