Coping with a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis

The first few months after a childhood cancer diagnosis are filled with chaos and uncertainty. This page addresses some of the common mental health challenges that families face during this time.
Most people who have not experienced childhood cancer directly know very little about it. Friends and family who want to help may simply not know how or what to say. The Childhood Cancer Family Support Guide can show your loved ones practical ways to make a difference.
If you have mental health concerns for your child, siblings, or yourself, your child's treatment team may be able to share recommendations for mental health providers who understand your family's unique situation.