Created with the advice of cancer specialists and families affected by cancer, this set of four illustrated booklets may help to help explain cancer to primary school children aged 7 to 11, in a clear and sensitive way.
The booklets are full of advice and information – from ideas for dealing with feelings to simple explanations about what cancer is and the different types of treatments. As well as case studies from other children who have been in a similar situation, aiming to help reassure young readers that they are not alone.
Click on the links below to read or download any of the booklets in the series. They may be looked at by you together, read by a child independently or used as a guide for discussion, depending on the age of the child and your particular situation.
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