For teachers: Cancer in the school community

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This booklet from Camp Quality offers tips for supporting children facing cancer in the school environment. This may include children with cancer, siblings of children with cancer, or children who have a parent with cancer.

For any school experiencing cancer, it is important that teachers and support staff are equipped to educate the children about cancer and answer any difficult questions.

Cancer in the school community

Common questions from classmates include:

  • How did they get sick?
  • Can I catch it?
  • Should I share things that are bothering me? They seem silly or trivial compared to what my friend is going through.
  • What am I supposed to say or do?

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on returning to studies, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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