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Supportive care

Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side effects. It can also address practical concerns such as help at home.

There are many programs and services available to help meet the needs of children living with cancer and their loved ones.

Find out more about supportive care for children living with cancer, including:


Tyler Cook This research saved my life and my sister’s life. Without it, stomach cancer would have wiped out most of our family.

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Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life

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A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.

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