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Straightforward information about the symptoms of neuroblastoma from the NHS.
National Cancer Institute (America) detailed general information about neuroblastoma.
Information from the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation of America covering everything from diagnosis to treatment options.
Some parents want access to as much clinical information as possible. This US site provide cancer information for health professionals with comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of neuroblastoma in North America. Please bear in mind that this is a resource for US clinicians. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health decisions. The neuroblastoma treatments described are based on the Children's Oncology Group (COG) because most children with neuroblastoma in North America are treated according to the COG schema.
Join the Neuroblastoma Online Support Group, an world-wide unmoderated discussion list for parents, family, friends, researchers and doctors. The group are there to discuss clinical and non-clinical issues and advances about neuroblastoma. This includes children's experiences, psychosocial issues, new research, clinical trials, alternative therapies and discussion of current treatments.
Information about neuroblastoma from Cancer Research UK, covering tests, treatment, neuroblastoma stages, clinical trials and the emotional aspects of coping with neuroblastoma.
Finding a clinical trial and questions to ask your doctor about taking part in clinical trials, from Cancer Research UK.
A link to a list of helplines and support groups from the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation of America have produced a Handbook for Parents of Children with Neuroblastoma, prepared by parents of children who are, or have been, in treatment for neuroblastoma. Although this is an American resource it has much of interest to UK parents.
Please see this list of links to charities and organisations that can help with the costs of having a child with cancer through benefits advice or by making direct grants.
Turn to us, a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.
Clic Sargent provide direct grants to families.
The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund provide care grants and help with respite breaks for the family.
The Family Fund make grants to low-income families with seriously ill children and young people. They can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing and will also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
Details of State Benefits you may be able to claim, and how to get help navigating the benefits maze.
React helps families caring for a child with life-threatening illnesses.
You might be able to get a Blue Badge which can help with London congestion charges and your parking costs.
We all need a break, and holidays can make such a difference to children suffering from cancer and their families. The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund, which was set up by Thomas when he was aged just 9 years old, provides free holiday homes in Hampshire to children with cancer.
The Over The Wall charity provide free of charge residential activity camps for 8-17 year olds affected by serious and life-limiting illnesses in the UK. They also provide camps for the siblings of seriously ill children and family camps. You can view the camp programme and you can also apply online.
What can you say to a parent who has lost their child? We found that the advice here provided very useful guidance.
The Child Death Helpline is for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago. The helpline is open 365 days a year. Your call will be answered by a bereaved parent. Call free on 0800 282 986 and free from all mobiles on 0808 800 6019.