breast cancerEvery year, nearly 3,200 children and young people in England are diagnosed with cancer - to help guide parents and carers through the maze of treatments, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance on the age-appropriate healthcare that should be provided.

Children and Young People with Cancer details how to access age-specific services - physical changes they are undergoing may affect the type of cancer and the treatment, while their psychological needs should also be assessed so they can receive a care plan that offers extra help should it be needed.

The guide also offers details about taking part in suitable clinical research trials and what this will involve. Read more at www.nice.org.uk/guidance/QS55