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Early Childhood — Questions to Ask Your Care Team

Cancer, Babies, Toddlers, and Development — Questions to Ask

When you get the news that your infant or toddler has cancer, you have so many questions. The first questions may focus on your child’s diagnosis and treatment options.

But as a parent you also know that your child grows, develops, and changes every day. Your child will go through tremendous growth in all areas during the first 3 years of life.

These early years lay the foundation for future learning and development. You may wonder how cancer affects early childhood development. Your child’s care team can help answer your questions.

But keeping all your questions in mind can be difficult—especially when you have so much else going on. It is helpful to bring a list of questions with you as you meet with your care team.

Below is a list of key questions about development and why they are important to ask.

Reviewed: December 2020