How to educate children about cancer?

Children are naturally curious around cancer and death, and tend not to have adult inhibitions about either discussing it, or sharing personal experiences.

The children are likely to be incredibly interested in the subject, and probably have many stories, both positive and negative, about cancer so do not be afraid to start talking.

What children understand about cancer?

Get a general idea of what children tend to understand.

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Setting up the class

Ideas on how to create an environment that allows open dialogue.

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How to start talking

Explain cancer, dispel myths and invite children to share their experiences.

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Talking about Death

Why death should be part of cancer education.

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