A cancer diagnosis is hard for any parent to grasp. If you’ve just found out your child may have cancer, you might be filled with a variety of emotions — from numbness and denial to fear, anger, and confusion. At Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, we understand how you feel. But you don’t have to fight alone — and there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Today, about 80% of childhood cancers can be cured. That means most kids with cancer can — and do — get better. If your child is facing cancer, know that
we’re here to give your child the most compassionate, comprehensive cancer
When you come to duPont Hospital for Children, you get a whole team of professionals — like an extended family — devoted to your child. Our expansive pediatric cancer care team helps families like yours throughout the course of your cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivorship, providing the most up-to-date treatments, advanced research, and family-centered care from the pediatric oncology and hematology experts at the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD).