Story by: Norton Children’s on January 30, 2023
Our team of pediatric hematology/oncology specialists treats children with leukemia, along with social workers who offer additional support for families.
Supporting a child during leukemia treatment can feel overwhelming, but there are several things to help make the recovery at home easier and more comfortable.Making a few changes to the home can help a child be more comfortable during or after treatment:
Implementing healthy habits at home can help keep your child from getting sick while their immune system is compromised from leukemia treatment:
Hair loss is common during cancer treatment. It is important to validate your child’s feelings during this difficult time while practicing hygiene and protective measures:
Sleep may be affected during leukemia treatment, but it’s still important to foster an environment that is as restful and relaxing as possible during this time.
This article was approved by Ashok B. Raj, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine.