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Supporting a child with blood cancer

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01 Sep 2017

Being told that your child has cancer can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever hear.

There’s a lot to take in at this time but you’re not alone - there are many people and organisations out there waiting to support you and help you find the information you need.


Bloodwise support and information for parents

Bloodwise offer support to anyone affected by blood cancer and their friends and family.  You can reach our Support Line team on freephone 0808 2080 888 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm).

Some people benefit from talking to other people who’ve been through similar experiences. The Bloodwise facebook page has an active community of parents and families.

Childhood blood cancer information

We have information guides for the parents of children with childhood leukaemia (0-16 years). They’re designed to help you understand your child’s condition and takes through what to expect – from symptoms through the tests, treatments and living with and beyond blood cancer. We currently provide information on:

Information for teenagers and young adults

We provide information on some of the most common cancers that young people and young adults get, including:

This info may be relevant to young people over 16 but do keep in mind that everyone is different, and for a young person the treatment and experience might be different from how it’s explained here.  You should speak to your hospital team about what to expect and which information is best.

Our blog Seven pieces of advice from young people with blood cancer suggests more places to go for information and support for teenagers and young adults.

More information and support

There are a number of other organisations that can offer you support:

Resources for teachers and other professionals

The following information may help you support a child with blood cancer or talk to other children in schools or community settings.

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