Cancer in children

Tips for parents of children with cancer

But how do parents approach this very difficult topic? How does one explain a disease like cancer to a child? Here are some tips that might help you deal with this situation.

Ewing's sarcoma

Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare bone tumour in which cancer cells are found in the bone or soft tissues.

More and more children survive cancer

Owing to earlier methods of detection, improved medication and more effective treatment methods, many more children’s lives are saved than was the case thirty years ago.

Explaining cancer to your child

The age of the child is very important in deciding how to explain cancer. The maturity level of the child is also important, as this will help parents decide their course of action

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst and Head of Advocacy Magdalene Seguin. For more information, visit

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