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 with parents, teachers and healthcare professionals.
Tools & resources for teachers and school administrators
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About childhood blood cancers
Leukemia and lymphoma account for over 40% of all new cancers diagnosed in children 0-14 years while leukemia is the sixth-most common cancer in teens and young adults (15-29 years). Survival rate for children suffering from leukemia or lymphoma has significantly improved over the last few decades and is now as high as 98%. Most kids with a blood cancer diagnosis will survive.
There's more to do still.
Some kids won't survive a blood cancer and for those who do, the majority will experience persistent long-term effects from chemotherapy or radiation. These late effects can affect their physical and emotional health, as well as, their long-term mortality. Researchers are looking for gentler treatments for young patients.