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.
Links to resources
- Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
- mission is to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of>childhood cancer and professionals who care for them
- SouthCentral Indiana
- a support group for families dealing with childhood cancer. Information on childhood cancer as well as links to other informational sites are provided.
- Pugit Sound, WA
- to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.
- CCCF - Canada
- national support and information network dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children with cancer.
- National Childhood Cancer Foundation
- A non-profit organization which supports treatment and research projects to cure children with cancer
- Families of Children with Cancer (FCC)
- provides support services to families living with effects of childhood cancer, volunteers are parents of children with cancer
- Cancer Survivors Research Study
- seeking survivors of childhood cancer currently between 18 and 30 years of age for a research project
- an interactive information and support system for long-term survivors of childhood cancer and their families.
- American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- professional society of pediatric hematologists/oncologists, who study and treat childhood cancer and blood diseases. The site serves both patients and professionals.
- information about this predominantly early childhood cancer
- Childhood Hodgkin's disease