Childhood cancer

If your child is being tested for cancer, or has received a diagnosis, you might like to check the relevant sections below. There is information about cancer tests and treatment, helping your child manage pain, support available for your child and you, and help for any long term health problems your child might have after treatment.

A portrait photo of a girl with cancer

There are many childhood cancer topics and pages available on this website. Check out some quick links to the main sections.

Child cancer care is coordinated across New Zealand so that all children get the best available treatment wherever they live.

Keep a record of the people you may need to contact regarding your child's cancer care. This will include your tertiary treatment centre, your local hospital, as well as any other contacts you may need.

If your child has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you'll probably want answers to some general questions about cancer - about how it develops, how it is treated and what terms like 'remission' actually mean.