Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Information and resources about children's cancer.
While you are focused on your child and their treatment, it can be hard to deal with your own feelings and to manage practical matters. We have tips to help and information on where to get support.
Speak to a trained parent volunteer who really knows what you are going through, and understands what it is like to have a child with cancer.
The Irish Cancer Society’s financial support fund for children and their families, is available to assist children on active treatment for a cancer diagnosis.
Mum Genevieve recalls her son's experience with Hodgkins Lymphoma last year.
Family who lost son to DIPG say project is a 'little spark of hope' for families like their own.
Luke is working to identify more effective treatments for paediatric blood cancers.
Survivor Support Volunteer Sally-Ann on talking to other parents.
Meet Elaine, our Childhood Cancer Co-Ordinator
Elaine joined the Society after many years working with Children’s Health Ireland (Crumlin) haematology oncology and transplant services.
Her expertise helps ensure the Irish Cancer Society is responding in the best possible way to the needs of children and families whose lives are disrupted by a cancer diagnosis.
The priority is to significantly enhance and expand the supports and services which we provide for children, young adults and their families affected by cancer.
The aim is that every member of the family has access to the supports and services they need to reduce the burden of a cancer diagnosis.
“We can’t change the outcome of a cancer diagnosis but I believe with appropriate support and information we can make the journey easier for all involved,” she said.
Children’s cancer charities and support groups
There are organisations and groups that can give you information and support if you’re caring for a child with cancer. Some parents find it helps them to meet other people with similar fears and worries to share information and advice, and support each other. There may be support groups for particular cancer types, for parents, or groups at your local cancer support centre.
If you would like to speak to a specialist cancer nurse about any issue relating to childhood cancer you can contact the Freephone Support Line on Freephone 1800 200 700