Caring for a child with cancer in developing countries

A series of leaflets have been written by the CCLG Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries (PODC) Group to offer basic information and practical advice to help those caring for a child when they are having treatment for cancer to give them the best chance of cure.

The ‘Caring for a child with cancer’ leaflet is currently available in a number of languages.These leaflets are designed to be printed double-sided and folded in half. Click the language you want to download/view:









Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery or a combination of the above. Most patients will have chemotherapy that will be discussed in greater detail.

The leaflets address:

  • How to avoid infections
  • Common side effects of treatment
  • Why it is essential to continue with the treatment
  • What to do if your child has a fever
  • Frequently asked questions about treatment
  • Keeping a record of important contact details

The PODC is a specialist group of consultants, doctors and nurses involved in treating children with cancer across the world.

Leaflets in additional languages are currently in development and we aim to have these available shortly.

Please note: these leaflets are not included in the scope of CCLG's Information Standard accreditation.

Baseline Standards for the provision of nursing care to children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)