(HealthDay News) -- Homework may not be the number one priority when your child is being treated for cancer.
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But school shouldn't be forgotten. Many children with cancer consider school and spending time with other kids as a sign of normalcy, the American Cancer Society says.
The society offers these suggestions for keeping up with school during treatment:
- Request home instruction for your child. In many cases, this can be provided by a public school at no cost to the family.
- Your child can attend a hospital-based or clinic-based school.
- If it's medically safe and the child feels well enough, the child can continue to attend regular school during treatment.
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