It is very important for parents to be well informed about the evolution of their child's disease. It is also important that they seek support and consolation in the experiences of other families so that they can exchange ideas, information, and all kinds of learning about childhood cancer.
It is necessary for parents to attend or address groups of professionals, parents, etc., and thus be able to feel more protected. For this reason, here are some addresses where you can find support, training and information:
Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC)
A great organization with a permanent commitment in the fight against cancer
American Association Against Cancer (AACC)
Provides free brochures on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Spanish Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer Children's Oncology Association of the Community of Madrid
A group of parents who have been through the experience of having a child with childhood cancer
Spanish Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (SEHOP)
Its aim is to develop and promote clinical research in this medical specialty, in addition to providing social support to children affected by cancer and their families
International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
Enriqueta Villavecchia Children's Oncology Foundation
It seeks to meet the human needs of children with cancer and their families in Catalonia
Castilla La Mancha Association of Families of Children with Cancer (AFANION)
Created by a group of parents with children affected by cancer to improve the quality of life of this group.
Little Wish Foundation
Makes the dreams of chronically or terminally ill children come true
The best medicine
It tells the story of Clara, a girl with cancer, of her hospitalization, and of the best medicine that her classmates can give her: love.
Toby and the Flying Machine
It tells the story of Toby, a boy who is diagnosed with cancer. He has to spend some time in the hospital, but his friends find a very original way to visit him and make him smile.
Let's go to chemotherapy
It tells the story of Quim, a capsule who wants to be a friend and companion of the cancer patient, and fight with him until he is cured.
Outside or inside the Internet, there are very interesting resources that serve to help parents as well as family and friends in the difficult task of making a sick child understand what cancer is. We have selected precious and timely papers geared towards children and parents, about cancer, chemotherapy and the hospital.
We really want to thank the Fundación Inocente, the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), the Children's Oncology Foundation, Vall d'Hebron Maternal and Child Hospital. for his brilliant work in favor of children and the family that lives with this disease. They are stories that you can print and pass to the child who is hospitalized, even so that they can color it.
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