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 Meet the kids of 'Kids Talk: the ABC’s of Cancer', a video series recognizing World Cancer Day. ​(L-R) David, Madeleine, Quinn, Carmen and Matthew, of Toronto’s Children’s Garden School. (Photo: UHN)

Kids hear about cancer. We all do. That's why it's important to talk about it.

This year, for World Cancer Day on February 4, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network is recognizing exactly that – the need to talk about cancer.

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Video series kick-off

Beginning on Friday, Jan. 31, The Princess Margaret will reveal the first part of its World Cancer Day 2014 video series, 'Kids Talk: the ABC's of Cancer', featuring kids from Children's Garden School in Toronto.

In the series, we ask students: "Have you heard of cancer? If so, how?", "What do you know about cancer?" and "Can people with cancer get better?"

You don't want to miss their answers.​​

Time to talk

Then, find out from experts at The Princess Margaret, including Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of Research, and Kelly Antes, social worker with the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care team, about why it's important to talk about cancer.

"Kids hear about cancer, so it's important to educate them. Often times, what they think or imagine is worse than the truth," said Antes.

"There's still a lot of stigma around cancer, and sometimes, that prevents people from discussing their worries and their concerns...This may lead to late diagnosis and less successful outcomes," added Gospodarowicz.

Don't miss it!

So, on Friday, Jan. 31, Monday, Feb. 3, and Tuesday, Feb. 4, tune in for parts 1, 2 and 3 of The Princess Margaret's World Cancer Day video series, 'Kids Talk: the ABC's of Cancer'.

It's time to talk!


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