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Helping children understand cancer

Explaining cancer to young children is a difficult thing to do. That’s why we’ve worked with cancer specialists and families affected by the condition to create these booklets.

They’re full of advice and illustrations – from simple explanations about what cancer is and the different types of treatments, to how to deal with their feelings. They include contributions from children who have been in a similar situation, reassuring young readers they’re not alone.

How to talk to your children about cancer


Call our Oncology Support Team

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm.
We may record or monitor our calls.

0345 850 0465

If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just someone to talk to, call the Macmillan helpline on 0808 808 0000 or visit macmillan.org.uk.

Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

Spotting the signs of cancer

Cancer can affect anyone and there’s plenty of ways to spot the symptoms early. We’ve put together these guides to help you know what to look out for.

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