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Childhood Cancer

About Childhood Cancer

About 1 in 600 children will get cancer prior to age 15. Thus, teachers and other educators must learn how to deal with these children. The effects of cancer can be physically and psychologically devastating to the child, as well as to classmates. There are many types of cancer. Teachers should familiarize themselves with a particular child's illness, and the implications the illness may have on the student in the classroom. Teachers should also be responsible for educating fellow classmates about the student's illness, as well as helping them deal with issues of death and dying if necessary.

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