Resources on the Web

American Brain Tumor Association Kids

ABTA Kids is a section of the American Brain Tumor Association’s website that is written and designed to present a wealth of information about brain tumors to children of all ages.

Beyond The Cure

Beyond the Cure was created for childhood cancer survivors by The National Children’s Cancer Society. This site provides detailed information about the late effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment involving all aspects of survivors’ lives. You can also use the Late Effects Assessment Tool to analyze late effects specific to your diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer in Teens from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer.Net provides oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This section presents information to help teens coping with cancer.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that educates, supports, and advocates for children and adolescents with cancer, and their families.

Captain Chemo from the Royal Marsden

This award-winning game for children with cancer is based on action hero-type comic strips written by a young patient at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The Adventures of Captain Chemo interactive computer games to help educate and entertain young cancer patients about chemotherapy.

Childhood Cancer Guides

This website provides excerpts from several books about childhood cancers, including leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, and childhood solid tumors. It also lists organizations that provide information, emotional support, financial support, and other help to families who have a child with cancer, and/or are survivors of childhood cancers.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The Childhood Leukemia Foundation partners with pediatric cancer treatment centers and summer camps for young cancer patients to provide free services to children and their families.

CureSearch

The CureSearch Web site offers valuable information about childhood cancers. Parents with a child who is newly diagnosed may find the overviews of the different types of childhood cancers especially helpful. These overviews are customized by cancer type and age group, and include information about causes, symptoms, and factors that affect the chances of a cure. Cancer specialists or nurses have written most of the overviews.

LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance

This website provides practical information and support for teenagers and young adult patients. Here you can find information about cancer, survivorship, coping, and support programs.

National Cancer Institute: Childhood Cancers (Cancer.gov)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides comprehensive treatment information for more than 25 different childhood cancers, including those that are extremely rare.

Planet Cancer

Planet Cancer recognizes the need for community among teen and young adult cancer patients. Here you can find support groups, information for maintaining normalcy in life, and many additional resources.

Super Sibs

Super Sibs was created for brothers and sisters of children with cancer, providing support so that they feel important, too. The organization serves children ages 4 to 18, at no cost, in the United States and Canada. Super Sibs provides booklets for siblings that help them acknowledge their feelings and recognize their important role, as well as age-appropriate journals where siblings can record their thoughts, concerns, and hopes. Information is also available in Spanish.

Teens Living with Cancer

This website provides answers to common questions about side effects and care, support for maintaining life outside of cancer, and other forms of support.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Young Adult Connect

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society holds a weekly chat group, discussion board, informational/educational webcasts, and other programs for teenagers and young adults.