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21 January 2011

Foundation helps kids with cancer

The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation assists parents of children with cancer.

Cancer during childhood puts the child’s family under huge emotional strain and often creates money problems too. CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is there to ease the distress through a range of care programmes.

The Foundation provides practical help from the point at which a child is diagnosed with cancer. This help supports not just the child but the family too, providing for example:

  • information and items of immediate practical use
  • organisation of groups to help manage with the stress that the diagnosis brings
  • accommodation close to the treatment centres for families from out-of-town
  • assistance with transport costs when necessary

  • works closely with medical staff
  • helps to ensure that the cancer units provide an environment that children find warm and friendly
  • helps paediatric oncology professionals maintain and improve their levels of expertise
  • acts as an advocate for those whose lives are affected by childhood cancer, lobbying for good treatment facilities and appropriate policies

 
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