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Pediatric and Adolescent Topics

From the National Cancer Institute

This section of Pediatric and Adolescent topics includes NCI's popular patient education publications written for young people, adolescents, and parents.



Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents

Information and advice for parents who have a child with cancer, including treatment, coping and support, health issues, integrative medicine, advanced cancer, and survivorship.



When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

Tips on what to say to your friends, how to deal with stress, and where to find support – as well as information about cancer and cancer treatments, for young people who have a brother or sister with cancer.



When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

Tips on what to say to your friends, how to deal with stress, and where to find support – as well as information about cancer and cancer treatments, for young people who have a parent with cancer.


Teens Who Have a Family Member with Cancer

If you are a teen – and your parent or sibling has cancer – this information can help prepare you for some of the things you may face in the coming months. While there is a team of people working hard to help your family member get better -- there are also people available to help you. No one should go through this alone.

Click or touch "Learn More" below to get information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on how to cope.

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Information and helpful videos about Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer can be found by clicking or touching the "Learn More" Button below.

Introduction to Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers Video

This video includes cancer researchers, advocates, and a cancer survivor to introduce the topic of adolescent and young adult cancers, covering distinct aspects of cancer in these patients and research questions to answer.

The following topics are covered in this topic area of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) website:

  • Types of Cancers in Young People
  • Finding a Doctor and Hospital
  • Treatment Choices
  • Coping and Support
  • After Treatment
  • Organizations Serving AYAs

Learn More 


Pediatric Cancer Statements from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute has over 30 statements for different types of childhood or pediatric cancer. These are written at an easy reading level and have medical terms with definitions that you can touch or click to view. There are also helpful, colorful health related graphics to better understand these statements. These are updated monthly by the National Cancer Institute.

Pediatric Types of Cancer Statements



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