This section for educators is to help provide an improved school and learning experience for children or adolescents who have or who have had cancer. It is crucial for them to maintain normal life experiences as much as possible.
Since school is their major "normal" activity, educators need to make every effort to continue the school experience as soon as cancer is diagnosed and throughout treatment.
What should I know about childhood cancer?
How is childhood cancer treated?
What are treatment side effects and how do they impact the child at school?
Who is part of the treatment and support team?
How do people respond to childhood cancer?
How do I address sibling needs?
What are practical strategies for teachers/educators to help students and their families?
How can fellow students and community help?
What if the cancer proves to be terminal?
||From a Student ...
"The things that gave me hope while I was in hospital were my want and need to be back at school with all my friends, the visits back to school that I made between treatments, and, my wanting to do many things with my life."