Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
Patient-family education materials provide educational information to help individuals and families facing childhood cancer.
This book provides clear explanations and practical advice for children ages 6-12 through warm and funny illustrations to help them make sense of cancer and its treatment.
This guide addresses the way that the surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy used to cure childhood cancers can affect growing bodies and developing minds.
Childhood Leukemia is a book that offers both medical and support information about leukemia in children, along with stories from patients and families.
This is a book for siblings of children with cancer. The main character's world is turned upside down when his brother is diagnosed with leukemia, and he must deal with all the ways his own life changes as a result.
This illustrated healing guide introduces the technique of visualization. It offers children with cancer an effective way to deal with anxiety, pain, fear and the many other challenges.
This is a story of a 9-year-old who has always enjoyed wearing hats. But when she loses her hair from cancer treatments, suddenly hats aren't so much fun anymore.
Shelter From The Storm is a compassionate road map to what families of children with life-threatening conditions may have to face.
In this book, five teens with cancer, their families and best friends are interviewed about the effects the disease has had on their lives.
Beautifully-illustrated oncology book written for children with leukemia and their parents. Offers a basic, medically accurate explanation of all phases of leukemia, including causes, effects, and treatments.
Your Child in the Hospital is a practical book of tips and wisdom from veteran parents that will help make any hospital stay easier.
Camp Mak-A-Dream offers sessions for cancer patients and their siblings. It's located in Gold Creek, Montana.
It's a kosher camp for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, located on 125 acres in Glen Spey, New York. The camp is one of the many services provided by Chai Lifeline.
This camp provides respite, professional counseling and recreational opportunities for families facing the physical, emotional and financial strain of a child with a critical illness.
This is an overnight camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. It's run by CHOP's Oncology division staff, and provides 24-hour on-site medical coverage.
Educational and Social Resources for Patients
If you are an adolescent or young adult (AYA) with cancer, you probably have many questions. We understand that not everyone wants to ask their questions out loud, so we’ve compiled a list of those that are often asked.
The Cellie Cancer Coping Kit, developed by experts at CHOP, includes a stuffed toy, cancer coping cards, and a book for caregivers.
For Transplant Patients, Parents and Donors
This webinar, presented by Nancy Bunin, MD, Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, covers the basics of the transplant experience at CHOP.
Hair Club for Kids provides free hair restoration for children battling hair loss as a result of illness.
It provides hats with human or synthetic hair attached for girls with hair loss due to chemotherapy.
Locks of Love offers hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides wigs and accepts hair donations.
While preserving fertility is an important topic for families to discuss before cancer treatment begins, it can also lead to some uncomfortable conversations.
Support and Education Groups
Provides a safe and supportive environment dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
It offers support groups, lectures, workshops and social events as a supplement to medical care in a warm and welcoming home-like setting.
Psychologist Meghan Marsac discusses coping strategies for families facing childhood cancer.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has one of the best fertility preservation programs in pediatric oncology, offering choices for teenagers and young women as well as girls who have not yet experienced puberty.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients and staff show you around the oncology space at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients and staff show you around the oncology space at the King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients and staff show you around the oncology space at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Voorhees, NJ.
Dr. Lamia Barakat discusses the ways childhood cancer affects the child, parents and siblings, focusing on the experience of post-traumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic growth.
Psychologist Lynne Kaplan, PhD, and child life specialist Sarah Pajak discuss the experience of siblings of a childhood cancer patient.
2bme is home to a collection of short articles for teens with cancer. Topics include handling non-medical issues like diet, body image and relationships.
The American Cancer Society website offers helpful information about childhood cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and resources.
The American Childhood Cancer Organization® is the largest publisher and distributor of free childhood cancer books in the country.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website (Cancer.Net) brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.
It awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.
The fund supports patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment with services to meet daily needs.
Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and their family members.
The Cancer Survivors Network of the American Cancer Society offers discussion boards and chatrooms where you can meet your CSN "neighbors" and develop friendships.
A non-profit organization providing college scholarships and prosthetics to benefit people diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment for cancer or in remission.
CancerCare provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial assistance to people facing a cancer diagnosis.
It lets you create a free website that acts as a virtual diary of your child's cancer experience. Update it at anytime, from anywhere, to keep your family and friends up to date.
It offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives — battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment.
Helps teens with cancer navigate their chemotherapy treatments through education and by fostering connections with others through blogging and chat rooms.
Critical Mass is a coalition of organizations which have the collective goal to improve survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer.
CureSearch for Children's Cancer contains a wealth of information on diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer and the late effects of cancer therapy. CureSearch provides educational and coping resources to families affected by childhood cancer.
Supports pediatric cancer and leukemia research at three Delaware Valley hospitals, helping their world renowned scientists in the quest for a cure
Offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis.
Group Loop provides online support, information and resources for teens living with cancer and their families.
Headcovers Unlimited has hats, turbans and wigs for hair loss and cancer patients.
Is a one-on-one cancer support service that connects a person fighting cancer with a survivor who has beaten the same type of cancer.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
Lotsa Helping Hands lets you create a free, private, online community to organize family, friends, neighbors and colleagues during times of need.
The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to help improve the quality of life for those affected by leukemia/lymphoma.
It offers live and archived webinars, interactive discussions on topics related to grief, written resources and additional websites, and online activities for children, teens and families.
NCI's website includes links to information about treatment, clinical trials, testing and research.
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,250 terms related to cancer and medicine.
The mission of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.
It offers bereavement kits in English and Spanish and valuable reading materials such as After a Loved One Dies, When Families Grieve (Muppets DVD) and more.
OncoLink is a website maintained by the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. It features a wide variety of information on adult and pediatric cancers.
Planet Cancer is an online community for people in their 20s and 30s with cancer.
Prepare to Live is the only nonprofit, charitable organization founded and managed by cancer survivors, dedicated to using the power of the Web and documentary-style filmmaking.
Sara's Smiles Foundation provides a variety of resources to entertain, comfort and educate children with cancer.
It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges, free of charge.
It provides entertainment, education and family activities to help children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses to cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.
Stupid Cancer is an all-inclusive young adult cancer community that empowers those affected by young adult cancer.
Team IMPACT is a nonprofit chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses.
It has raised more than $2 million for cancer research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has provided assistance and support to countless families and individuals affected by cancer.
It provides free college admissions and financial aid counseling to high-school and college-aged children and their families who are dealing with issues related to pediatric cancer.