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July 31, 2019
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  • Cancer treatment for teens and young adults

    This factsheet from Redkite gives an overview on cancer treatment for teens and young adults including: types of cancer treatment, complementary therapy and cancer, clinical trials, side effects, and sticking with treatment. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on cancer treatment, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource. Join our community Cancer Advisor is an online platform with a wide range of cancer advice and knowledge. We provide information for families of children and young people with cancer. You’ll be directed to external websites and sources featuring reliable information […]

  • Fertility and cancer treatment

    Redkite have information for parents and young people about cancer treatment and how this might affect fertility. Getting information about fertility and treatment Support through awkward discussions What if treatment has already started? Cancer treatment can affect fertility and it is important to have discussions with your treatment team about what your options are. During treatment this may not seem like a priority, but decisions made early on can have long-term effects so it is important to find out about fertility as early as possible. For some families it may be uncomfortable to have discussions about sex and fertility. Unfortunately, many […]

  • Surgery side effects

    Overview of the side effects of surgery your child might experience, from UK organisation CLIC Sargent. Please talk with your treating team if you are concerned about any of these side effects. Please note, some information on this page will be specific to a UK audience.

  • Steroid side effects

    Overview of steroid treatment side effects your child might experience from UK organisation CLIC Sargent. Please talk with your treating team if you are concerned about any of these side effects.

  • Teen Girl Living With Cancer – Ellie’s Story

    Teen Girl Living with Cancer is a personal blog by childhood cancer advocate, Ellie. You can also follow her on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. At 14 years old Ellie was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. “It totally flipped my life upside down but now I can use all the horrible experiences I had to inspire and advise you guys.” At the time of writing, her Instagram and Facebook pages were the most up-to-date. On her instagram she says: NED since 22/01/16. I’m in remission. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, […]

  • Tips for facing post-treatment side effects

    In this 2Survive blog post, childhood cancer survivor Ryan offers tips for facing post-treatment side effects including: Know Your Drugs Be Ready Follow Up Be A Jerk Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on life after cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Cancer survivor creates empathy cards

    Emily McDowell has created these empathy cards for people with serious illnesses. As a cancer survivor herself, Emily understands that sometimes people don’t know what to say to someone when they are diagnosed with cancer. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo. It was the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.” – Emily McDowell These quirky empathy cards will […]

  • Mouth care

    Looking after your mouth is important, especially when you have cancer. This article from Cancer Research UK covers some common mouth problems and how to cope with them. Mouth care is needed during cancer treatment, if you’re at risk of infections, and if you’re not eating and drinking normally. Proper mouth care will keep your mouth very clean and moist. Common complaints of mouth problems from people with cancer are: Dry mouth Bad breath Changes to taste Mouth sores and infection The article has more information about each of these problems, as well as how to prevent or treat them. […]

  • Understanding changes in thinking and memory

    Understanding changes in thinking and memory is a 3-page factsheet by the Cancer Council. This factsheet covers areas such as: What is cancer-related cognitive impairment? How can thinking and memory be affected? What causes cognitive changes? Who is affected? How long does it last? Effect on your emotional wellbeing Managing thinking and memory changes What is cognitive rehabilitation? Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on the effects of cancer treatment, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Trouble swallowing

    Overview of trouble swallowing as a result of cancer treatment and tips to help your child from the American Cancer Society. Always speak with your treating team about your child’s specific nutrition needs.

  • Thinking Ahead – Your guide to school, study and work

    Peter Macmillan Cancer Centre has created Thinking ahead: Your guide to school, study and work/ A guide for young people who have had cancer.  This engaging guide full of humorous animations aims to help young adults re-engage with their school and study. The 43-page eBook aims to provide young people with the information they require to make informed choices regarding education and vocation planning, both during treatment and in the years beyond. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor […]

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