The diagnosis of cancer in childhood or adolescence is always a hard blow for the entire family. At the start of treatment one often sees a high, insurmountable barrier looming on the horizon. But when the doctor provides information about the disease, treatment options and chances, light comes back into the darkness. It is important that patients receive medical information that is age-appropriate and that parents receive medical information that is adapted to their personal situation so that they can work together with the treatment team in striving to heal the cancer.
Using the following link you can access the website for the German Association for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology (GPOH), where you can often find explanations about cancer in children and adolescents, specifically about diagnosis, treatments and follow-up care and also the most frequently occurring types of disease (leukaemia, lymphoma, brain tumours, solid tumours):
Special questions however should always be personally discussed with your family physician or paediatrician and/or the treating physicians, especially since every child, adolescent, patient, family, every sickness is always unique and correspondingly must be treated individually!