“What is cancer?” – video for kids

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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has created a fun and educational video for kids called What is Cancer?

Imaginary friends Captain Beakbeard and his first mate Quincy (a squawking human) introduce concepts such as healthy versus unhealthy cells, and cancer treatment.

This video is part of the Imaginary Friend Society series of animation videos.

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Melissa Whitrow

It can be so difficult to simplify information about cancer so it is suitable for young children, this is pitched very well. It would be quite useful to show in primary schools, particularly to children who have a friend with cancer. Does it come with an information pack? I can imagine it might generate quite a few challenging questions.

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