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    Speaking up for your child with cancer

    In this two-page factsheet, the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) compiled tips by parents for parents on speaking up for your child with cancer. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on how to advocate for your rights, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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    Testicular biopsy and sperm extraction for fertility preservation

    Testicular biopsy and sperm extraction for fertility preservation is a factsheet from the FUTuRE Fertility Research Team for men who have been newly diagnosed with cancer. Topics covered are: Your testicles (testes) Who will need a testicular biopsy and aspiration? Types of biopsies Before your biopsy Having the procedure Recovery Risks of testicular biopsy Results Questions to ask your medical team Further support and information Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on fertility, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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    End of life law in Australia by QUT

    End of life law in Australia provides current and reliable information to help people navigate end-of-life issues. It was created by QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and includes: Recent Developments Legal Overview Advance Directives Stopping Treatment Palliative Care Organ Donation Euthanasia and Assisted Dying Research Projects Publications and Presentations Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on end of life, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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    Relapse after cancer as a teen or young adult

    There can be a lot to manage if you experience relapse after cancer as a teen or young adult. This factsheet by Redkite offers an insight into some of the questions you might be asking yourself such as: why didn’t treatment work? I don’t know if I can handle more treatment I’m struggling with this Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on relapse, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • I Draw Childhood Cancer

    I Draw Childhood Cancer is a Facebook page by talented artist Angus Olsen. His daughter Jane was diagnosed with Embryonic Rhabdomyosarcoma at 3 years old. Ever since he has created various works communicating the experience of having a child with cancer. He also draws other children from all across the world in ways that show their strength and beauty. Cancer Advisor has a range of personal stories, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • To the mum whose child just received a cancer diagnosis

    To the mum whose child just received a cancer diagnosis is a heartfelt letter published on The Mighty. This insightful piece was written by Pauline Grady, whose son Sam is about to end his cancer treatment. She begins her letter “Dear New Cancer Mom” as she reaches out to all the mothers whose children have received a cancer diagnosis. Her warm and honest advice is invaluable. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Monkey In My Chair – Australia

    We signed up for Monkey in My Chair and were so happy with the program. It is a great way for your child to stay in touch with friends at school. It is an American program, but there is an Australian chapter as well. I recommend this to anyone whose child is out of school for a while on treatment. The program includes: A manual for the teachers, filled with information and resources A story book which will help the teacher to explain the child’s illness and any special needs A life-sized stuffed monkey that sits on the child’s chair Read more [...]

  • A guide for grandparents of children with cancer

    Redkite’s 36-page information booklet helps grandparents of children with cancer. Redkite spoke extensively with grandparents to understand their experiences. This booklet answers some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told Redkite they would have liked answered when their grandchild was diagnosed and during their grandchild’s treatment phase. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for grandparents, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • I Draw Childhood Cancer

    I Draw Childhood Cancer is a Facebook page by talented artist Angus Olsen. His daughter Jane was diagnosed with Embryonic Rhabdomyosarcoma at 3 years old. Ever since he has created various works communicating the experience of having a child with cancer. He also draws other children from all across the world in ways that show their strength and beauty. Cancer Advisor has a range of personal stories, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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    Siblings You Matter! – a short documentary

    Hi, My name is Genevieve Stonebridge, and I am a clinical counsellor in Victoria, BC, Canada.I created this short video ‘You Matter’ from a research study I did on the experience of undiagnosed siblings who had a brother or sister with cancer. If you want to know why I created this video and my personal connection to cancer, please read more below. If you want to just skip to learning some ways you can help support siblings then please press play!     Why I made this video: When I was 18 I was diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Read more [...]

  • To the mum whose child just received a cancer diagnosis

    To the mum whose child just received a cancer diagnosis is a heartfelt letter published on The Mighty. This insightful piece was written by Pauline Grady, whose son Sam is about to end his cancer treatment. She begins her letter “Dear New Cancer Mom” as she reaches out to all the mothers whose children have received a cancer diagnosis. Her warm and honest advice is invaluable. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • What not to give your oncologist for Christmas

    In this SoundCloud podcast Doctor Geoff McCowage, a Paediatric Oncologist and Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, talks about the people who deserve a Christmas present more than the oncologist. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on hospital information, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Dads open up about their child’s cancer treatment

    Professional British footballer and children’s writer Frank Lampard visits a CLIC Sargent Home from Home in the UK to meet with some of the dads who have a child with cancer.   These raw and powerful personal stories offer an eye-opening insight to some of the ways fathers have coped with their child’s cancer diagnosis. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for dads whose children have cancer. Or, if you have any questions that need answering, please let us know on our Feedback and Contact form. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Before you go We’d love Read more [...]

  • Monkey In My Chair – Australia

    We signed up for Monkey in My Chair and were so happy with the program. It is a great way for your child to stay in touch with friends at school. It is an American program, but there is an Australian chapter as well. I recommend this to anyone whose child is out of school for a while on treatment. The program includes: A manual for the teachers, filled with information and resources A story book which will help the teacher to explain the child’s illness and any special needs A life-sized stuffed monkey that sits on the child’s chair Read more [...]

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