In the face of the diagnosis of cancer in a child, intense and varied emotional reactions may appear (anger, sadness, guilt, fear …) that are normal for the situation. It is necessary to give time for the intensity of these emotions to decrease and at the same time to get an idea of what is happening. This time may vary depending on each person. It is important to allow different moments to express and share feelings and emotions.

You should ask the medical teams treating your child for the information needed to understand the illness and treatments as many times as you need. In times of strong emotional impact, it is difficult to capture all the information or it is more difficult to understand what is being explained.

At AFANOC we have a presence in the hospitals of Vall d’Hebron and Sant Joan de Déu where we offer information and support to families. You can also download information on documents and benefits on our website.