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 you and your child, and help for any long-term health problems your child might have after treatment.

A portrait photo of a girl with cancer

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.

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 about your child's cancer care. This will include your child's treatment team, your local hospital as well as any other contacts you may need.

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

These numbers are good to have on hand in case your child with cancer becomes unwell. Print them, fill them out and keep them in a handy place like on your fridge, in your car or in your diary.