Childhood Cancer - More Information & Support

Childhood Cancer - More Information & Support

New Zealand children's cancer services have recommended a listing of reliable, independent websites. Talk to your doctor about whether the information is relevant to your child's cancer.


General childhood cancer websites

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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The Children's Cancer Centre has easy-to-read information and advice about diagnoses, treatments and living with cancer.

The Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), UK

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CCLG has information for patients, parents, family and friends affected by childhood cancer. There is also a useful section on sibling information.

The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

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The Royal Marsden Hospital's website provides information tailored to patients and healthcare professionals interested in the work of the hospital, including sections on children's cancers, living with cancer, children's and young adults' services and guides for teachers.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer, US

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CureSearch is a section of the Children's Cooperative Oncology Research Group known as COG. The CureSearch website provides access to advice offering psychosocial support for improving quality of life.

Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS), Victoria, Australia

PICS website

Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is funded by the Victorian Government to lead a networked paediatric cancer care system for Victoria. Their website has a section for families and has information about diagnosis and treatment, coming off treatment, surveillance and survivorship.

AboutKidsHealth, Canada

Aboutkidshealth website

AboutKidsHealth is a Canadian health education website for children, youth and their caregivers. Their learning hub section has useful information on the different types of cancer.

Websites for children and adolescents

The AYA Cancer Network, New Zealand

AYA website

The AYA network connects hands-on health care and support providers from many disciplines and organisations to improve cancer services for rangatahi (young people) in New Zealand.

The Network provides a forum for nurses, doctors, social workers, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, educators, counsellors, other allied health professionals and patient and whānau support providers to find new and innovative ways of delivering care to 12 to 24-year-olds with cancer.

National Child Cancer Network, New Zealand

National child cancer network website

The National Child Cancer Network brings together health professionals, carers and stakeholder organisations to work collaboratively and provide leadership for service development across child cancer services in New Zealand.

Teenage Cancer Trust, UK

Teen cancer trust website

Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people from 13 to 24 years of age.

Support groups in New Zealand

Child Cancer Foundation (CCF)

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CCF is a national organisation providing ongoing practical, emotional and financial help and support to children and their families experiencing cancer. Visit the CCF website for information about support services. 

You'll find the contact details of the division nearest you.

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Cancer society website

The Cancer Society is the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.


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CanTeen is an organisation for 13 to 24 year olds living with cancer, whether they are dealing with their own cancer or that of a sibling or parent. You can phone them on 0800 2268336 or contact them through their website. 

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer Foundation

LBC website

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is the national organisation dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with a blood cancer - leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma or a related blood condition.


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Skylight is a charitable trust dedicated to helping children and young people deal with change, loss and grief. Their website has resources and information about the services they provide.

Make a Wish Foundation

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The Make a Wish Foundation grants cherished wishes to children and young people who are living with a life-threatening illness. 

Camp Quality

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A charitable trust which holds annual, week-long residential camps for children with cancer aged from 5 to 16 years. The aim is to provide high quality, recreational experiences in a safe and secure environment. 

Books, DVDs and CDs

Ask about borrowing books, DVDs and CDs for adults, adolescents and children. You can borrow these from The Child Cancer Foundation, CanTeen, The Cancer Society or your treatment centre.

The Child Cancer Foundation

Phone the National Office 0800 4 CHILD (0800 4 24453) for the contact details of your nearest branch.


CanTeen is an organisation for 13 to 24-year-olds living with cancer, whether they are dealing with their own cancer or that of a sibling or parent. Phone 0800 226 8336.

The Cancer Society

Phone the National Office on 64 4 494 7270 for the contact details of your nearest branch.

Your treatment centre

Ask your nurse, social worker, play specialist or doctor for recommendations.

Read more about childhood cancer


All the pages in the childhood cancer section of this website have been written by health professionals who work in the field of paediatric oncology. They have been reviewed by the members of the National Child Cancer Network (NZ). Medical information is authorised by the clinical leader of the National Child Cancer Network.

This page last reviewed 21 June 2021.

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