Newly diagnosed
posted by Doireannf
04 August 2022

Hair loss in kids

Last reply: 3 months ago

Hi
my son who is 6 is receiving chemo and his hair has started to come out - would anyone recommend any child friendly books I could read with him or give to his teacher to read with his classmates to explain this for him and make it more 'normal' for him
thanks

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commented by lotusflower
05 August 2022

4 months ago

Hi Doireannf, I’m so sorry your son has to go through that, I don’t have any direct experience regarding the childrens books but here is a site that has some recommendations: https://cancer.livebetterwith.com/blogs/cancer/childrens-books-about-ca…

I hope someone more useful checks in soon with other advice.

Wishing you, your son and all your family well x

commented by Cancer Nurse
08 August 2022

3 months ago

Hi Doireann,

Thank you for posting to our Online Community.

I am sorry to hear that your son is receiving chemotherapy and will lose his hair. I do hope he is tolerating it well and doing ok. It must be a very difficult time for you all.

Our children’s cancer coordinator recommended the following book Anna loses her hair from the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group. There is also an animation of this here https://youtu.be/c2fB-jpR6BQ which may be helpful for his teacher and classmates to watch.
If you would like any further information or support you can speak with a nurse on our Support Line on 1800 200 700 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Kind Regards,

Cancer Nurse

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