Watch the video above to hear what kids from Children’s Garden School know about cancer.
​ Do they know what’s true? (Video: UHN/YouTube)

Kids hear about cancer. But do they know what it is? Do they know the facts from fiction?

With World Cancer Day coming up on Feb. 4, in part two of our coverage, 'Kids Talk: the ABC's of Cancer', we asked kids those very questions, since, as experts say, knowing the truth about cancer is important.

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What did the kids have to say?

"It's a sickness," said Matthew.

"It really, really hurts," said Carmen.

Be sure to watch the video above to find out what else they had to say.

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Kids Talk: the ABC's of Cancer

In all three parts of 'Kids Talk: the ABCs of Cancer', you'll meet Matthew, David, Quinn, Carmen and Madeleine of Children's Garden School in Toronto.

You'll also hear from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre experts Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Dr. Benjamin Neel, Research Director, and Kelly Antes, social worker with ​the Psychosocial and Palliative Care team​, who each shed light on the importance of talking about cancer – even with those of a young age.

Final video

Don't forget to visit us again tomorrow, Tues., Feb. 4, for part three of our coverage. That's when we ask kids, "Can people with cancer get better?"

And don’t forget to check out Part 1 of the series, “Have you heard about cancer?”

World Cancer Day is February 4. It's time to talk!


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