My child’s cancer

Reliable information on cancer in children can be found in pharmacies, doctors and health centres but it's not as easy to find trusted information online. Searching on government, NHS or condition-specific sites can be useful and our partners Macmillan, Teenage Cancer Trust and Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group also offer great support.

Facts about childhood cancer

What childhood cancer is and some key statistics.

How to manage chemotherapy side effects

Tips to help you or your child cope with the side effects of chemotherapy

Look up your child’s cancer type

Bite-sized information about different cancer types - their symptoms, how they are diagnosed and treated, and side effects.

What causes cancer in children?

What experts know about the causes of childhood cancer.

Who are the professionals helping my child?

An introduction to multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and what they do.

Survival rates

How advances in childhood cancer treatments have improved survival rates.

Cancer diagnosis and tests for children

Testing your child's symptoms and diagnosis.


How chemotherapy works, how treatment is decided and how it is given.


How radiotherapy works and what to expect when your child has the treatment.

Proton beam therapy for cancer

What proton therapy is, why your child might have it and what the treatment involves.

Stem cell/bone marrow transplants for leukaemia treatment

How a stem cell or bone marrow transplant works and what to expect.

What should I know about my child’s treatment?

From me to you: parents share their thoughts on what they would've liked to have known before treatment.

Is a clinical trial right for my child?

What a clinical trial means for your child and how research can improve care for other children in the future.

Side effects of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy side effects that children may have and what can be done about them.

Side effects of radiotherapy

The side effects of radiotherapy that your child may experience and what can be done.

Cancer and strep A

Where to go for advice on strep A infections in children with cancer

How can I deal with vomiting and nausea?

From me to you: parents share their advice dealing with vomiting and nausea as a treatment side effect.

Help your child cope with side effects of cancer treatment

Every child copes differently with treatment and side effects. Here's what to expect.

How can I protect my child from infections at home?

Advice on how to reduce infection risk for your child at home.

How can I help my child to eat well during treatment?

From me to you: parents share their advice on helping their children eat well during treatment.

How can I get my child to take their tablets?

From me to you: parents share their tips on the best ways to help your child take their medication.

What happens at the end of treatment?

What to expect when your child finishes cancer treatment.

Kim’s tips for managing isolation with kids

Bilbo's family faced lots of time in isolation after his leukaemia diagnosis. His mum Kim shares her tips.