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HemophiliaHemophiliaHemophiliaHEnglishHaematologyTeen (13-18 years);Child (0-12 years)NAArteries;VeinsConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NALanding PageLearning Hub<p>Learn how you can be more proactive about your own care. Learn about how hemophilia is treated, how to manage bleeds and transitioning to adult care.</p><p>Learn how you can be more proactive about your own care. Learn about how hemophilia is treated, how to manage bleeds and transitioning to adult care.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Introduction</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When you switch from a paediatric care to an adult care you will need to be more proactive about your care. Find information so that you can develop the self-management tools you need to take more responsibility over your hemophilia and make this transition easier for you.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3210&language=English">The impact of transition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3211&language=English">Hemophilia and setting goals</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3257&language=English">Hemophilia and finding quality information</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3258&language=English">Hemophilia glossary</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The basics of hemophilia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn the basics of hemophilia including what it is, what causes it and how is it diagnosed. Also find information about the roles of different blood vessels in your body and what happens during a bleed. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3212&language=English">Understanding blood clotting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3213&language=English">What causes hemophilia?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3214&language=English">Diagnosing hemophilia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3215&language=English">What happens during a bleed?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Hemophilia management</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Hemophilia treatment involves replacing the missing factor using injections. This way, you are supplying your blood with the factor it needs to form a blood clot and stop the bleed. Taking your factor as prescribed is a huge part of taking more responsibility in your hemophilia self-care. Learn how hemophilia therapy both treats and prevents bleeds and also find practical tips on infusing at home.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3216&language=English">Hemophilia management: A brief history</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Treating hemophilia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3217&language=English">Treating hemophilia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3218&language=English">Understanding prophylaxis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3219&language=English">Hemophilia and factor replacement therapy</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Hemophilia at home</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3220&language=English">Self-infusion</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3222&language=English">Hemophilia home therapy: Practical tips</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Managing bleeds</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>It is important to recognize bleeding as early as possible and treat it right away. Learn how to recognize bleeds and find information about the different types of bleeds and what happens when you have a bleed. Find information about accessing emergency care, how to care for a bleed and how to manage pain.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3223&language=English">Recognizing bleeds</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Types of bleeds</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3224&language=English">Types of bleeds</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3225&language=English">Bleeds to watch out for</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3226&language=English">Life-threatening bleeds</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3227&language=English">Accessing emergency care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3228&language=English">Supportive care for hemophilia: Using R.I.I.C.E.</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Managing pain</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3229&language=English">Managing pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3230&language=English">Medicines for pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3231&language=English">Complementary and alternative therapies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3232&language=English">Relaxation and distraction</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Complications of hemophilia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The two main complications of hemophilia include joint disease and inhibitors. Learn about both of these complications and how they are diagnosed and treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Hemophilia and joint disease</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3233&language=English">Hemophilia and joint disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3234&language=English">Complications of joint disease in hemophilia: Arthritis and synovitis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3235&language=English">Diagnosing joint disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3236&language=English">Orthopaedic surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3237&language=English">Physiotherapy to keep joints healthy</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Hemophilia and inhibitors</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3238&language=English">Hemophilia and inhibitors</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3239&language=English">Understanding inhibitors</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Hemophilia: Body and mind</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about why it is important to have healthy lifestyle habits when you have hemophilia. This section also discusses relationships and gives you tips on how to talk to your significant other about your condition. Also find information about tattoos and piercings, alcohol, smoking and drugs and how they can interfere with your health.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3240&language=English">Hemophilia and keeping active</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3241&language=English">Hemophilia and everyday health care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3242&language=English">Hemophilia and managing stress</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Relationships and hemophilia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3243&language=English">Relationships and hemophilia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3244&language=English">Hemophilia and sex</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Lifestyle choices and your hemophilia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3245&language=English">Lifestyle choices and your hemophilia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3246&language=English">Hemophilia, tattoos and piercings</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3247&language=English">Hemophilia and alcohol</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3248&language=English">Hemophilia and cigarette smoking</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3249&language=English">Hemophilia and drugs</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Transition of care</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Living with hemophilia means adjusting to an additional life change as you get older: learning to take care of your hemophilia on your own. This change is not immediate and can take several months or years. Find information to help you during this transition.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3250&language=English">Switching from paediatric care to adult care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3251&language=English">Talking to health-care professionals</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>As a young person living with hemophilia, you will encounter many life changes, for example you may decide to attend post-secondary school, start a new job or travel. Learn how hemophilia plays a role in all of these natural life transitions and find information and tips to help you.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Hemophilia and school</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3252&language=English">Hemophilia and school</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3253&language=English">School and lifestyle</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3254&language=English">Talking to others about your hemophilia</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3255&language=English">Hemophilia and employment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3256&language=English">Hemophilia and travelling abroad</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/getting_through_the_teen_years.jpgHemophiliaTeenHemophiliaTeen
JIAJIAJIAJEnglishNATeen (13-18 years)NANANATeen (13-15 years)NA2018-03-16T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>The Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online Program provides teens with information on different types of JIA, managing symptoms, and coping with JIA management now and in the future.<br></p><p>The Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online Program provides teens with information on different types of JIA, managing symptoms, and coping with JIA management now and in the future.<br></p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Getting started</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Welcome to the Taking Charge: Managing JIA Online Program! In this section you will learn what to expect in the program, how to get started and how to set goals to better manage JIA.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2550&language=English">Introduction: Goals of this session and getting started</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2551&language=English">Goal setting in JIA</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">About JIA<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>JIA stands for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Find out what causes JIA, the different types of JIA and how it will affect you now and in the future.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Overview</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2552&language=English">What is JIA?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2553&language=English">What causes JIA?</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Different types of JIA</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2554&language=English">Types of JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2555&language=English">Oligoarticular JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2556&language=English">Polyarticular JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2557&language=English">Systemic JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2558&language=English">Enthesitis-related JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2559&language=English">Psoriatic JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Effects of JIA</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2560&language=English">How will JIA affect you?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2561&language=English">Complications of JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2562&language=English">Eye problems and JIA</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diagnosis of JIA<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Diagnosing JIA may be difficult as joint pain and swelling may be a part of many different illnesses. Diagnosis of JIA typically includes a physical exam, blood tests and imaging studies.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Diagnostic tests</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2563&language=English">Diagnosing JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2564&language=English">Blood tests and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2565&language=English">Imaging tests and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2566&language=English">Bone scan and bone density and JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Coping with diagnosis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2567&language=English">Coping with a JIA diagnosis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2568&language=English">Regular check-ups for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2569&language=English">Regular eye exams for JIA</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Managing symptoms<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Pain, stiffness, and tiredness or fatigue, are common symptoms of JIA. These symptoms can lead to difficulties with participating in school and sports activities, and enjoying time with your friends. Learn about pain, fatigue, and stiffness, how to manage symptoms and how these symptoms can cause stress.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing pain</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2570&language=English">What is pain?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2571&language=English">Medications for pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2572&language=English">Physical methods to treat pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2573&language=English">Coping strategies for pain</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing fatigue</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2574&language=English">What is fatigue?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2575&language=English">Medications for fatigue</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2576&language=English">Physical methods to improve fatigue</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2577&language=English">Coping strategies for fatigue</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing stiffness</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2578&language=English">What is stiffness?</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing stress</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2579&language=English">What is stress?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2580&language=English">What causes stress?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2581&language=English">Symptoms of stress</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2582&language=English">Managing your stress</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Your plan for managing symptoms</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2583&language=English">Your plan for managing symptoms</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping strategies<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>There are several strategies you can use to help you cope with pain, stress, and sleep problems. These include relaxation, distraction, and managing your thoughts. In this section, learn more about how each of these strategies work.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Relaxation</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2584&language=English">What is relaxation?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2585&language=English">Ways to relax</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2586&language=English">Relaxation with tension</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2587&language=English">Relaxation without tension</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2588&language=English">Mini relaxation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2589&language=English">Behaviour rehearsal</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Distraction</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2590&language=English">What is distraction?</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing your thoughts</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2591&language=English">Becoming aware of your thoughts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2592&language=English">Changing unhelpful thoughts</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">JIA medications<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When you know about your medications, you can talk to your doctor about them and make good choices for yourself. Find out about the different types of JIA medications, how they work, common side effects, and the importance of talking to your doctor about your medication plan.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2593&language=English">Overview of JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2594&language=English">Taking JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2595&language=English">Types of JIA medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2596&language=English">Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2597&language=English">Corticosteroids for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2598&language=English">Corticosteroid injections for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2599&language=English">Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2600&language=English">Biologic agents for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2601&language=English">Other questions about JIA medications</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Other types of care for JIA</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p> Did you know that there are many other therapies that you can use to manage JIA symptoms? They can help to prevent complications so that you can do all the things you want to do. In this section, learn more about physical, occupational, and psychological therapies; maintaining healthy nutrition; surgical options for JIA, and more.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Physiotherapy</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2602&language=English">Physiotherapy and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2603&language=English">Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Exercise and yoga</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2604&language=English">Exercise and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2605&language=English">Yoga</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2606&language=English">Basic yoga poses</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2607&language=English">Yoga poses for tension relief</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2608&language=English">Yoga poses for muscle strengthening</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Occupational therapy</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2610&language=English">Occupational therapy and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2611&language=English">Footwear and orthotics for JIA</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Other types of care</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2609&language=English">Nutrition and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2612&language=English">Psychological therapy and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2613&language=English">Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2614&language=English">Surgical procedures and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2615&language=English">Eye care and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2616&language=English">Dental care and JIA</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Therapies, self-monitoring and supports</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your role in making decisions about your treatment plan is very important. Your health-care team and other members of your support system are available to help you make these decisions. In turn, they can help you to manage your JIA. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2617&language=English">Getting the most from JIA treatments</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2618&language=English">Self-monitoring: How to recognize JIA symptoms</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2619&language=English">Getting the most from your support systems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2620&language=English">Talking to your doctor</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2621&language=English">Speaking alone with your doctor</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2622&language=English">Talking to your teacher</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2623&language=English">Dealing with bullying</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your lifestyle</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Whether you have JIA or not, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Find out how to stay healthy and active, learn about puberty and relationships, healthy body image, and making healthy lifestyle choices.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2624&language=English">Staying active</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2625&language=English">Eating healthy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2626&language=English">Getting enough sleep</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2627&language=English">Puberty, relationships and JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2628&language=English">Feeling good about yourself</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2629&language=English">Lifestyle choices and JIA</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Sometime between the ages of 18 to 22, you most likely will transition from your pediatric rheumatologist to the adult health care setting. At that time, there are a number of things you, your family, and your health-care team can do to help make this change go smoothly.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2630&language=English">Transitioning to adult health care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2631&language=English">Birth control and pregnancy </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2632&language=English">Moving on: Higher education</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2633&language=English">Moving on: Working</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2634&language=English">Maintaining your treatment program</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2635&language=English">Coping with symptoms, stress, flare-ups and setbacks</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2636&language=English">The future of JIA</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2637&language=English">JIA resources</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/encouraging_healthy_coping_behaviors_JIA_US.jpgjiateenhub
Kidney transplantKidney transplantKidney transplantKEnglishNephrology;TransplantTeen (13-18 years)KidneysRenal system/Urinary systemConditions and diseases;Non-drug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NALanding Page (Overview)Learning Hub<p>​This hub offers information and advice for teens before, during and after kidney transplant surgery.<br></p><p>This hub offers information and tools to help teens understand what to expect before, during and after kidney transplant surgery. You will learn how you will be assessed for surgery and what to do while waiting for your transplant. You will also learn about adjusting to life with your new kidney, for example how to manage your medications, make healthy lifestyle choices, handle stress and make decisions that set you up for long-term success.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/iStock-911030818.jpgkidneytransplantkidneytransplant
Liver transplantLiver transplantLiver transplantLEnglishGastrointestinal;TransplantTeen (13-18 years)LiverDigestive systemConditions and diseases;Non-drug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NALanding Page (Overview)Learning Hub<p>​This hub offers information and advice for teens before, during and after liver transplant surgery.<br></p><p>This hub offers information and tools to help teens understand what to expect before, during and after liver transplant surgery. You will learn how you will be assessed for surgery and what to do while waiting for your transplant. You will also learn about adjusting to life with your new liver, for example how to manage your medications, make healthy lifestyle choices, handle stress and make decisions that set you up for long-term success.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/anxiety_psychotherapy.jpglivertransplantlivertransplant
Mental healthMental healthMental healthMEnglishPsychiatryTeen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseases;Healthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NALanding Page (Overview)Learning Hub<p>Learn how to support your mental health and wellbeing and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions, with multimedia resources including articles, animations and guided meditations.</p><p>Learn how to support your mental health and wellbeing and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions, with multimedia resources including articles, animations and guided meditations.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teen_mentalhealth1.jpgmentalhealthmentalhealth
ScoliosisScoliosisScoliosisSEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalTeen (13-18 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Learn what is involved in scoliosis surgery, what to expect when you are recovering and how to cope with your emotions, and your friends and family.</p><p>Learn what is involved in scoliosis surgery, what to expect when you are recovering and how to cope with your emotions, and your friends and family.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Is scoliosis surgery for you?</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about factors to consider when deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery. These factors include age, growth, and the degree of the Cobb curve.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2783&language=English">Is scoliosis surgery for you?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2784&language=English">What does scoliosis look like?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2785&language=English">Deciding whether to have scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2786&language=English">Teens, parents, surgeons... who's thinking what?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2787&language=English">How did other teens decide?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your scoliosis surgery<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>This section will provide you with an introduction to scoliosis surgery. Find information about what will happen before, during and after surgery.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2788&language=English">Your scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2789&language=English">Preparing for scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2790&language=English">What to avoid before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2791&language=English">What to do before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2792&language=English">Arriving at the hospital for scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2793&language=English">During scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2794&language=English">Taming your hospital stay</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">After scoliosis surgery<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Every patient's recovery following scoliosis surgery is different. Read about what to expect immediately following an operation for scoliosis.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2795&language=English">Recovering after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2796&language=English">Monitoring after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2797&language=English">Hospital equipment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2798&language=English">Personal care after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2799&language=English">Leaving the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2800&language=English">Needing a brace after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2801&language=English">FAQs for surgeons</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Recovery after scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what to expect in the first few months after scoliosis surgery. Find information about physical changes and recovery. Also find suggestions for coping.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2802&language=English">The first few months after scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2803&language=English">Your incision scar, numbness and pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2804&language=English">Changes in body shape and back movement</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2805&language=English">Coping with the changes</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping with your emotions about scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When anticipating scoliosis surgery, there are a wide range of emotions to be felt. Read about fears, feelings and coping advice from other teens.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2806&language=English">Your emotions: Coping</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2807&language=English">Your emotions: Before scoliosis surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2808&language=English">Your emotions: In the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2809&language=English">Your emotions: At home</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping with your family and others after scoliosis surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When someone has scoliosis surgery, this will affect everyone around them including their family and friends. Also find suggestions for coping with school and work during this stressful time.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2810&language=English">Coping with your family</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2811&language=English">Your boyfriend or girlfriend</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2812&language=English">Your friends</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2813&language=English">School</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2814&language=English">Work</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2815&language=English">Who else needs to know?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Personal stories</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Here are some personal stories from five teens that have gone through scoliosis surgery. They share what they felt about surgery and how they coped.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2816&language=English">Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2820&language=English">Michelle's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2818&language=English">Katie's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2819&language=English">Kimberly's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2817&language=English">Adrian's story</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2821&language=English">Samantha's story</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/who_gets_scoliosis.jpgScoliosisTeenScoliosisTeen
CancerCancerCancerCEnglishOncologyTeen (13-18 years)NANANATeen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>This learning hub will help you prepare for what to expect during cancer diagnosis and treatment. You will also learn about some of the challenges you might face during treatment, and what you can expect when treatment is complete.</p><p>This learning hub will help you prepare for what to expect during cancer diagnosis and treatment. You will also learn about some of the challenges you might face during treatment, and what you can expect when treatment is complete.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">About cancer</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Have you ever asked yourself why you have cancer or how cancer works? It's important ot remember that cancer is not your fault and happens entirely by chance. In this section you will learn about different types of cancer, what causes cancer in young people, and the differences between healthy cells and cancer cells.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3414&language=English">What is cancer?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3415&language=English">What causes cancer?</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Types of cancer in young people</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3416&language=English">Types of cancer in young people</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3417&language=English">Brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3419&language=English">Gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3418&language=English">Astrocytomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3420&language=English">Leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3421&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3422&language=English">Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3423&language=English">Lymphoma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3424&language=English">Hodgkin lymphoma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3425&language=English">Non-Hodgkin lymphoma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3426&language=English">Bone cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3427&language=English">Soft-tissue tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3428&language=English">Malignant melanoma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3429&language=English">Germ cell tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3430&language=English">Thyroid cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3431&language=English">Other types of cancer</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3432&language=English">How will my cancer affect me now?</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diagnosing cancer</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;">Cancer diagnosis can be a long process. Learn more about the process doctors use to diagnose cancer, the different tests you might have during diagnosis and treatment, and ways to help you cope whne you find out you have cancer. <p></p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3436&language=English">Diagnosing cancer</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Diagnostic tests</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3437&language=English">Diagnostic tests</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3809&language=English">Cancer tests and anaesthetic</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3438&language=English">Blood tests</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3442&language=English">Scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3443&language=English">X-rays</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3444&language=English">CT scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3445&language=English">Ultrasound</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3446&language=English">MRIs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3447&language=English">PET scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3448&language=English">Bone scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3440&language=English">Biopsies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3441&language=English">Bone marrow tests</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3439&language=English">Lumbar punctures</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3449&language=English">Coping with a cancer diagnosis</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Tests during cancer treatment</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3450&language=English">Tests during cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3451&language=English">Kidneys: Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3452&language=English">Heart tests and cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3453&language=English">Lung tests and cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3454&language=English">Hearing tests and cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3455&language=English">Dental check up and cancer treatment</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Cancer medications</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>It is important to know about cancer medications and how they will affect your body and your life. Find out how cancer medications work, how they are taken, what the possible side effects are, and how to cope with going to school and travelling while on chemotherapy.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Chemotherapy</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3458&language=English">Chemotherapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3459&language=English">How does chemotherapy work?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3460&language=English">Chemotherapy as an outpatient</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3461&language=English">Receiving cancer medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3462&language=English">Managing medications at home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3463&language=English">Side effects of cancer medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3464&language=English">Medication interactions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3465&language=English">School and chemotherapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3466&language=English">Travel and chemotherapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3467&language=English">Other issues related to chemotherapy</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Cancer treatments and support therapies</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>In addition to chemotherapy and medications, there are many different treatments for cancer. Learn about consent, the different types of treatments and therapies for cancer, and the side effects you may experience with each one.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3829&language=English">Treatments and support therapies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3470&language=English">Consent</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Radiation therapy</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3471&language=English">Radiation therapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3828&language=English">Special considerations for radiation therapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3472&language=English">Types of radiation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3473&language=English">Side effects of radiation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3474&language=English">Cognitive side effects of radiation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3475&language=English">Fertility and radiation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3476&language=English">Skin changes and radiation</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Surgery and cancer</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3477&language=English">Surgery and cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3478&language=English">Types of cancer surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3479&language=English">Limb sparing, rotationplasty and amputation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3480&language=English">Post-operative symptoms</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3481&language=English">Managing pain after surgery</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3482&language=English">Bone marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3483&language=English">Complementary and alternative therapies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">The health-care team</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>You will see many different health-care professionals throughout your cancer treatment. This section will help you understand the role each person plays in your health care and how they can help you.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3485&language=English">The health-care team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3486&language=English">Doctor</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3487&language=English">Nurse</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3488&language=English">Nurse practitioner</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3489&language=English">Pharmacist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3490&language=English">Dietitian</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3491&language=English">Social worker</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3492&language=English">Child life specialist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3493&language=English">Physiotherapist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3494&language=English">Occupational therapist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3495&language=English">Psychologist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3496&language=English">Psychiatrist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3497&language=English">Speech-language pathologist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3498&language=English">School teacher</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3499&language=English">Accessing cancer information online</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Communication and cancer</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Many teens find communication to be a challenge, especially when going through something as big as cancer. Discover how you can become a better communicator, and improve communication with your health-care team, friends, family and others.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3502&language=English">Communication and cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3503&language=English">Becoming a better communicator</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3504&language=English">Talking with your health-care team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3505&language=English">Making the most of your clinic visit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3506&language=English">Taking part in decisions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3507&language=English">Talking to your parents about cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3508&language=English">Talking to your friends about cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3509&language=English">Maintaining relationships during cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3510&language=English">Keeping in contact with school</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3511&language=English">Talking to your employer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3512&language=English">Communicating online</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Managing your symptoms</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Cancer and its treatments can take a toll on your body and cause a range of symptoms. Learn how to cope with the various symptoms and treatment side effects you may experience.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3514&language=English">Managing your symptoms</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3515&language=English">Cancer-related fatigue</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3517&language=English">Nausea and vomiting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3518&language=English">Pain and cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3519&language=English">Loss of appetite</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3520&language=English">Diarrhea related to cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3521&language=English">Sleep problems and cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3516&language=English">Managing other cancer-related symptoms</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Managing stress and emotions</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Stress, worry and anxiety are normal emotions that you may experience throughout cancer treatment. Luckily there are ways to manage them. Find out how to manage stress and anxiety and deal with changes to your self-image.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3537&language=English">Coping with a life-threatening illness</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3524&language=English">Cancer and emotions</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Managing stress and anxiety</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3525&language=English">Stress and anxiety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3526&language=English">What causes stress and anxiety?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3527&language=English">Recognizing stress and anxiety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3528&language=English">Coping with stress and anxiety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3529&language=English">Stress and thinking</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3530&language=English">Changing unhelpful thoughts</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Coping with physical changes</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3531&language=English">Feeling good about your self</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3532&language=English">Self-image</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3533&language=English">Hair loss</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3534&language=English">Central lines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3535&language=English">Skin problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3536&language=English">After limb surgery</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Relaxation and distraction</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Relaxation and distraction techniques can help you prepare for stressful events and cope with difficult tests, treatments and procedures. Learn how you can use these techniques throughout your cancer treatment.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Relaxation</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3540&language=English">Relaxation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3541&language=English">Belly breathing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2586&language=English">Relaxation with tension</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2587&language=English">Relaxation without tension</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2588&language=English">Mini-relaxation</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Distraction</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3546&language=English">Distraction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3547&language=English">Attention focusing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3548&language=English">Imagery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3549&language=English">Mental games</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3550&language=English">Distracting activities</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3545&language=English">Behaviour rehearsal</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3551&language=English">Meditation</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Self-monitoring and supports</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>In this section, find out how to stick to your treatment plan, why and how to self-monitor for symptoms and side effects when on treatment, and the importance of self-monitoring for late effects when treatment is finished.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>On treatment</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3555&language=English">Your treatment plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3556&language=English">Regular appointments</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3557&language=English">Self-monitoring: Recognizing symptoms and side effects</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3812&language=English">The Pain Squad smartphone app</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Off treatment</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3559&language=English">Adjusting to life off treatment </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3560&language=English">Self-monitoring after cancer treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3561&language=English">Late effects</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3562&language=English">How do I self-monitor for late effects?</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3563&language=English">Resources and support groups</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your lifestyle</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p> You can’t always control your cancer, but you can control the choices you make in your everyday life. This section covers many different ways to help you develop healthy lifestyle behaviours in the areas of nutrition, sexuality, exercise, and mental health.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3566&language=English">Cancer and your lifestyle</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Physical activity</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3567&language=English">Staying active</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3568&language=English">Yoga and cancer</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Nutrition</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3569&language=English">Maintaining a healthy weight</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3570&language=English">Eating well for health</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Sexuality</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3571&language=English">Sexuality and cancer (ages 12 and 13)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3572&language=English">Sexuality and cancer (ages 14 and up)</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3573&language=English">Cancer and depression</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3574&language=English">Drinking and drugs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3575&language=English">Smoking and vaping</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3576&language=English">Sun exposure</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">After cancer</h2></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Making the transition to adult health care</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3579&language=English">Transitioning to adult health care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3580&language=English">What is an adult care centre like?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3581&language=English">Your three-sentence health summary</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3582&language=English">Monitoring in the future</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Higher education</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3583&language=English">Moving on: Higher education</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3584&language=English">Accessibility and support in higher education</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Employment</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3585&language=English">Moving on: Working</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3586&language=English">Accessibility and support when working</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3587&language=English">Managing your finances</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Current research</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3589&language=English">Cancer research</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3590&language=English">The future of cancer research</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3591&language=English">Resources</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Teen_cancer_landing_page.jpgcancercancer