This resource begins with a basic introduction to cancer as a disease and the psychosocial impact it can have on children/teens and families. This information is intended for those who do not work in cancer care (such as teachers, coaches, or nurses and other health care providers working with other populations) and would like to know more about cancer.

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Questions answered

  • What are the basic characteristics and terminology of cancer

  • What are the phases of cancer

  • What are the common physical and psychological effects at each phase of disease

  • How social factors shape family and individual experiences with cancer

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