April - Cancer Awareness Month
Inspired by our patients’ adventures in the Yukon, Dr. Anne-Sophie Carret, Hematologist-Oncologist at the MCH, writes about the courage needed and difficulties that await cancer survivors.
My child has cancer: How can I help him deal with his emotions
Children and adolescents handle bad news in different ways. Read more about the most common ways a child reacts to finding out about a cancer diagnosis.
New clinic meets the special needs of teens and young adults with cancer
For adolescents who are making the transition between pediatric and adult care, the McGill University Health Centre now offers services that respond to their specific needs.
MUHC study makes headway in understanding pediatric brain tumors
A new study has significantly advanced the understanding of pediatric glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain tumor.
LIFE WITH CANCER
Pet Therapy at the Montreal Children's Hospital: Porto, a miniature poodle helps Tanya deal with a bone marrow transplantation.
Raphaël is undergoing his last chemotherapy treatment for a relapse of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In just a matter of months, this courageous young man has raised more than $46,000 for the Saku Koivu Foundation.
Anthony, Paul and Émilie
Émilie Van Winden, Paul Brisebois and Anthony Barbieri lived the adventure of a lifetime in the Yukon taking part in a trip organized by the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.
Taking Cancer to School – Cynthia S. Henry
This book is written for children age six and up. It tells the story of Max, a young boy fighting Leukemia. It explains the symptoms and treatment in a way children will understand. It’s a good choice for parents who need to talk to their children about the disease.
Reserve this book now at the MCH Family Resource Library.
National Cancer Institute of Canada
This Battle Which I Must Fight: Cancer in Canada's Children and Teenagers
Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of Cancer in Canadian Adolescents 15 to 19 Years of Age
The Canadian Childhood Cancer Surveillance and Control Program (CCCSCP)
Kids With Cancer
Fondation québécoise du cancer (in French)
Childhood Cancer Foundation Candlelighters Canada
03-30-07 - The Montreal Children's Hospital