(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Wilmington, DE, September 4, 2013 - Childhood cancer is a scary diagnosis and usually not something parents are expecting. But every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer; and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. The highest incidence of leukemia and brain tumors occurs in children between 1 and 4 years old.
That's why KidsHealth.org, the #1 website for children's health information, created a video for preschool cancer patients and their families. Titled "A Boy Named Finn," the 12-minute video (available through KidsHealth.org and YouTube) provides a gentle overview of common cancer treatment experiences. Created especially for younger children, the show fills a need by providing high-quality programming about a difficult subject. Finn focuses on comforting themes, including the value of family support.
Finn Answers Kids' Common Concerns
Finn's story aims to answer common questions and relieve anxiety about hospital stays, medicine, needles, and being separated from parents. "A Boy Named Finn" was developed with help from pediatric oncologists, child psychologists, social workers, and other experts in pediatric cancer treatment.
Finn jokes, sings songs, and does some silly dancing to keep the mood upbeat and playful. Finn retells his own cancer story, which began when he was diagnosed at age 4. The show flashes back to that first day in the hospital and how he adjusted to sleeping over at the hospital and getting to know the doctors and nurses who would take care of him. Finn also shares how he and his family stuck together and made it through difficult days.
Online Cancer Resources
In addition to "A Boy Named Finn," KidsHealth also created an online cancer resource center for parents and other adults who would like help using the video with young cancer patients.
The online Finn center features the following:
"A Boy Named Finn" was created, in part, by a grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels® and co-produced by Little Airplane Productions, creators of "Wonder Pets!" and other award-winning shows for preschoolers.
If you would like more information about "A Boy Named Finn," including images, please contactpr@KidsHealth.org.
KidsHealth.org is the #1 site devoted to children's health and development, in English and Spanish. Each year, more than 250 million parents, kids, and teens turn to KidsHealth.org for expert answers, making it the Web's most-accessed site on children's health. KidsHealth.org has been honored as one of the 30 Best Websites by U.S. News & World Report, one of the 50 Coolest Websites by TIME magazine, and the Best Family Health Site "For Moms" by Good Housekeeping. KidsHealth also creates KidsHealth in the Classroom, a free website for educators featuring standards-based health curricula, activities, and handouts. KidsHealth comes from Nemours, one of the nation's largest nonprofit pediatric health systems and a founding member of the Partnership for a Healthier America, a partner to First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign that mobilizes the nation to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation. For more information about KidsHealth, please visitKidsHealth.org.
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