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July 31, 2019
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  • When your child finishes cancer treatment

    This page from Redkite gives an overview of how parents might be feeling when their child finishes cancer treatment. Although finishing treatment is something parents have dreamed of, often it will bring up a mixture of emotions. Even though there may be excitement about going home, leaving the hospital can bring anxiety for many parents. Redkite offers the following tips: Keeping contact details for the medical team at your hospital Talk to your doctors about putting together a list of symptoms to check on Ask your social worker for information about getting support to help at home It is important to know […]

  • 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 […]

  • Telling people about your diagnosis

    This web page from Redkite offers some tips on how to tell people about your diagnosis, including: who do I tell? what should I say? who can help me tell people? telling siblings telling people at work telling the young person’s school or a workplace Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on diagnosis, but we are always looking for more content. If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please recommend a resource or share your story to help other people facing cancer. Your unique experience could really help others in need. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Liver tumours in children

    Like all cancers, liver tumours occur when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. In this article from Cancer Australia you can read about the different types of liver tumours that can develop in children, including: Hepatoblastoma usually occurs in children under 3 years of age and does not usually spread to other parts of the body. Hepatocellular carcinoma usually occurs in older children and teenagers, and often spreads to other parts of the body. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver usually occurs in children aged 5–10, and often spreads throughout the liver or to the lungs. Infantile choriocarcinoma starts in the developing baby and […]

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