Cancer in children and teenagers

If your child or teenager has been diagnosed with cancer, we can provide the information you need, whether you're making a decision about treatment, looking for support or need to understand the basics.

Find out about support groups and networks which provide support for children and teenagers with cancer along with information on support for families.

Find out about childhood cancer in Ireland and the types of cancer which can affect children and teenagers.

The main treatments for children’s cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapy and radiotherapy. Find out how they work.


The cause of most children´s cancers is unknown. Find out more information about the risk factors that can increase their chance of getting cancer.

Publications for parents 

We have a complete list of booklets and factsheets available to download, including information about treatments, side-effects, emotional effectsfinancial information and more.

We also have information for parents of children with cancer.