A short documentary that covers a family’s experience of paediatric cancer diagnosis and starting treatment created by the Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services (PICS). You can also find an information handbook developed in partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital.
Ending cancer treatment is a complex phase of the cancer journey and will be unique to different families. This nine-minute podcast created by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) explores what you might expect at the end of treatment. Podcast author Lena speaks with mother Bridget and family therapist Maria about navigating the end of childhood cancer treatment. “End of treatment is an important milestone and a time that families look forward to with participation,” says Lena. She says there can be a mix of different thoughts and feelings from different family members. Bridget says while she was happy and relieved she was also […]
For many people, a cancer diagnosis also means relocating for treatment. Jodi was living with her son Trystan and her four other children in Alberton, regional Tasmania when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Trystan was only three at the time of his diagnosis. After a year of intensive treatment Trystan still hadn’t reached remission. Jodi was separated from her other children and had to stay in a flat in Hobart. For 12 months, Jodi was running two different households across the state. She shares her story of diagnosis, treatment and remission in this Redkite video series below. Diagnosis and […]