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How long do teenagers stay home from school if they get cancer?
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
This depends on the type of cancer, the type of treatments, and the side effects of the therapy.
Some are out of school using a homebound schooling program for months to years. Others hardly miss a day. It can also depend on the school district, the academic needs of the teenager, and the ability of the teenager to cope with the illness in general.

In brief: It depends
This depends on the type of cancer, the type of treatments, and the side effects of the therapy.
Some are out of school using a homebound schooling program for months to years. Others hardly miss a day. It can also depend on the school district, the academic needs of the teenager, and the ability of the teenager to cope with the illness in general.
Dr. Della Howell
Dr. Della Howell
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: It Depends
It all depends on the type of cancer and the treatment plan that is being used.
If a teen is undergoing intensive therapy, they may be out of school for a while. If the therapy only requires periodic infusions, without having to be isolated, they may be able to return to school on a limited basis. It all depends on the specific situation.

In brief: It Depends
It all depends on the type of cancer and the treatment plan that is being used.
If a teen is undergoing intensive therapy, they may be out of school for a while. If the therapy only requires periodic infusions, without having to be isolated, they may be able to return to school on a limited basis. It all depends on the specific situation.
David Escobar
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