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Welcome to the Ped-Onc Resource Center, a web site for parents, friends, and families of children who have or had childhood cancer. This resource center was created by and for people who know young people who are recovering from cancer. Most of the contributors to this site are members of the ACOR pediatric cancer mailing lists, especially ped-onc, ped-onc-survivors, and ALL-kids.
Childhood Cancer Guides released in April 2015 a little book called "Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents" to help parents of newly hospitalized kids (it's not cancer focused). Three million kids are hospitalized each year in the United States, and their parents need all the help they can get. Info at www.yourchildinthehospital.org.
The new Edition of a classic by Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, and Kathy Ruccione: Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future is now available in bookstores and from online booksellers. Click on the image for more details.
- emotional & psychological support, e-mail list information
- financial helps, kids and teens, summer camps, wish organizations
- on- and off-treatment education issues, more
- leukemia, neuroblastoma, brain cancers, lymphomas, Wilms', bone cancers, germ cell tumors, rhabdomyosarcoma, retinoblastoma, other types
- signs of childhood cancers
- causes of childhood cancers
- procedures and tests, controlling pain, mediports, diagnostic scans
- clinical trial information
- blood counts, mouth care, sore bottoms
- chemotherapy and radiation
- bone marrow/stem cell transplants
- complementary and alternative medicine
- ways to get involved in childhood cancer advocacy, how to help
- list of childhood cancer interest groups
- stats on childhood cancers
These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.