Your child was just diagnosed with cancer, and your family is still reeling from the shock. You are looking for help, support, and reliable information.

That’s where Leucan comes into your life.

Founded more than 45 years ago, Leucan is an Association committed to supporting cancer-stricken children and their families. In addition to funding clinical research, Leucan provides families with distinctive services, tailored to every stage of cancer and its effects. From the moment of diagnosis, Leucan is there to support the entire family throughout treatments and beyond, as the Association continues to assist survivors coping with sequelae and families faced with end of life and bereavement.

At the diagnosis

Your child was just diagnosed with cancer, and your family is still reeling from the shock. You are looking for help, support, and reliable information. Leucan is available to support the immediate and extended family of the cancer-stricken child.

A Family Services Agent from Leucan will contact you soon after your child’s diagnosis to inform you on the services available and educate you on the Agent’s role and the role of the hospital healthcare team.


Services Available during Illness

Leucan supports all families faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis throughout treatments with services tailored to their needs. Leucan aspires to be a reassuring presence through this ordeal so that families can focus all their energy on their child’s recovery.


Survivor Support

While the recovery rate is improving gradually, a great number of childhood cancer survivors will suffer from sequelae of cancer and/or treatments.

To ensure follow-up care for members who recovered from cancer, Leucan developed a series of initiatives to support them in this new stage of their lives. A number of services are available to survivors and their families.


End-of-life and Bereavement Support

Leucan supports families at all sensitive stages including palliative care, end of life, and bereavement. Recognizing the deep void left by a child’s death, Leucan is there to lend an attentive ear and to provide support and mutual aid, both to allow families to express their legitimate emotions and to break down the isolation caused by grief.

It’s hard to describe it because it feels surreal. You don’t expect it, you always think this kind of thing only happens to other people. You never think you will be those other people.

Stéphanie Gagnon

Mom of Laurence, 5 years old, medulloblastoma