Kids' Guide to Cancer - Camp Quality
Register Donate

KIDS' GUIDE TO CANCER

Built for kids & adults alike, our app is packed with info about cancer, hospitals, medicines, & more. Download for free today!

Get it on Google Play

Kids' Guide to Cancer

Our Kids’ Guide to Cancer App is a world first, award-winning app that supports kids who have a parent, sibling, friend, or loved one with cancer. It’s a free, interactive educational program that answers the most common questions children have about cancer.

The app contains age-appropriate information about cancer, hospitals, medicines, treatment and people who help. The app also features animated stories promoting peer support and understanding. The Kids’ Guide to Cancer App won "Best in Class" at the 2015 and 2017 Interactive Media Awards – their highest honour!

Get it on Google Play

 

Who is it for:

Child   Health Professional   Teacher   Parent with cancer

Type:

At School   ​At Home

Details about the app

This is one of the stories in the app that helps kids learn about the cancer experience in a fun and age-appropriate way.

  • Contains information about cancer and how people get it
  • Delves into the different types of cancers people can get
  • Explains how the different treatments for cancer work
  • Describes the roles of the many people involved in the cancer experience
  • Animated stories of kids’ experiences with cancer
  • Simple tips kids can use to help their loved ones with cancer
  • Busts common myths about cancer

History of the app

We wanted to know exactly what support and resources kids with a parent with cancer had, so we commissioned Dr Claire Wakefield (of Sydney Children’s Hospital and the University of NSW) to undertake the largest comprehensive worldwide literature review. What she discovered was that there is a distinct lack of age-appropriate information about cancer, and that it was an issue that urgently needed to be addressed.

Looking to fill this gap, we held focus groups, consulted with health professionals and other not-for-profits to develop our very first app, aimed at answering the most common questions kids have about cancer. Providing this information in plain English to kids without confusing or scaring them was also an important focus for us.

The app is developed by 2and2 and is proudly funded by the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Feedback & Support

Have you or someone you know downloaded the app and used it? We would love to hear what you think! Leave a review on iTunes or Google Play, or head here and help us continue developing a great app for kids who have a loved one with cancer.

Apply for a program and join Camp Quality today Join now Contact us