Home > Medical > Cancer > Cancer in children Cancer in children All sections in Cancer » About Cancer » Campaigning for Cancer » Cancer and your Diet » Cancer in Children » Cancer Treatment » Facts and Figures » Leukaemia » Living with Cancer » Multimedia » Cancer News » Real-life Story » Triggers and Prevention » What to read 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Cape Town Knitwits donate blankets to sick children at the Tygerberg Hospital Paediatric Oncology Ward. 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. 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. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer Knowledge is power - The power to save young lives It is impossible to imagine a loss greater than the loss of a child. Especially if, in retrospect, the parents discover the loss could have been prevented. 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 Ewing's sarcoma Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare bone tumour in which cancer cells are found in the bone or soft tissues. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.