Childhood cancer

Schools may support a student who is undergoing or has undergone cancer treatment.

Where a student has cancer, ongoing support and communication with the student and their family is important.

Students with chronic health conditions such as cancer may miss school frequently and for long periods of time.

Maintaining strong links between a chronically ill student and their school community has positive impacts, both socially and for the student’s education.

Consult our individual health care plans and school attendance section for more details.

Related information

Cancer in the School Community a Cancer Council resource for schools to support students, families or colleagues affected by cancer.


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