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The future of pediatric treatment

The American Cancer Society speaks of the advantages for children to receive their treatment in specialized centers - usually research and treatment hospitals - where varied kinds of support can be given to the child and also to their family. Aside from the numerous medically-trained cancer specialists, these centers also office services from “psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, nutritionists, rehabilitation and physical therapists, and educators who can support and educate the entire family”.

The Society also notes that “any time a child or teen is diagnosed with cancer, it affects every family member and nearly every aspect of the family’s life”. And, it offers an online resource to help families deal with the painful and frightening issues: Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis.