Childhood Cancer - General
American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about a specific type of cancer in children, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.
American Childhood Cancer Organization - The American Childhood Cancer Organization is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
Beyond the Cure: Information for Survivors of Childhood Cancer - The mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship. This site provides valuable information on the late effects of treatment as well as information on general survivorship issues.
Camp Mak-A-Dream - Camp Mak-A-Dream is operated by Children's Oncology Camp Foundation and is a medically supervised, cost-free camp for children (ages 6-13), teens (ages 14-18) and young adults (ages 18-25) with cancer and their siblings (ages 6-17).
Cancer.Net - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. To find information on childhood cancers, simply click on cancer type and choose from the list provided.
Childhood Cancer Resource Center - This site is maintained by Clinical Cancer Guides, a publisher of books that help families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.
Childhood Cancer Survivorship Resource Center - This site is maintained by Clinical Cancer Guides, a publisher of books that help families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.
Children's Cancer Association Kids' Cancer Pages - CCA’s Kids’ Cancer Pages is the first-ever national resource directory on childhood cancer and was recognized by the National Cancer Institute as “the most comprehensive guide for families currently available.”
CureSearch - CureSearch represents the combined efforts of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), two organizations united by a common goal: finding a cure for childhood cancer. Comprehensive information on all aspects of childhood cancer can be found at this valuable site.
KidsHealth for Parents: Medical Problems - This site was created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media and aims to provide the best children's health information on the Internet. You will need to scroll down the page to see the information on cancer & tumors.
LITE Program - The LITE program, at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, provides long-term evaluation, support, and health education for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors. This document is in PDF format and requires an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Children's Cancers - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
National Cancer Institute: Childhood Cancers OR Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents - This government site will provide you with information on treatment, clinical trials and research.
Also in Spanish.
The National Children's Cancer Society - The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors.
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Late Effects After Treatment Tool - Many of the treatments that cure childhood cancer can cause problems even years after treatment has ended. These complications are known as “late effects.” Two-thirds of all survivors will experience one or more late effect from their disease and/or treatment. Use the Late Effects After Treatment Tool (LEATT) from the National Children's Cancer Society to get personalized information about the potential late effects that may occur as a result of having cancer and treatment as a child.
Promises and Challenges of Pediatric Cancer Research - Crystal Mackall, M.D., from the Pediatric Oncology Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, discusses research into pediatric cancers: how they differ from adult cancers, unique challenges, and the importance or pursuing these rarer malignancies.