Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer in Children) Resources
Chemo, Craziness & Comfort: My book about 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.
Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future
This guide addresses the way that the surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy used to cure childhood cancers can affect growing bodies and developing minds.
Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers
This book features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas.
Imagine What's Possible: Using the Power of Your Mind to Help Take Control of Your Life During Cancer
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.
Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope
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: Caring For A Child With A Life-threatening Condition
Shelter From The Storm is a compassionate road map to what families of children with life-threatening conditions may have to face.
The C- Word: Teenagers and their Families Living with Cancer
In this book, five teens with cancer, their families and best friends are interviewed about the effects the disease has had on their lives.
Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents
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.
Ronald McDonald Camp
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 and Families
Adolescent and Young Adult FAQs [PDF]
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
The Cellie Cancer Coping Kit, developed by experts at CHOP, includes a stuffed toy, cancer coping cards, and a book for caregivers.
Hair Club for Kids
Hair Club for Kids provides free hair restoration for children battling hair loss as a result of illness.
Hip Hats with Hair
It provides hats with human or synthetic hair attached for girls with hair loss due to chemotherapy.
Locks of Love
Locks of Love offers hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Wigs for Kids
Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides wigs and accepts hair donations.
Fertility Options for Young Female Cancer Patients
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.
Fertility Preservation for Boys Treated for Cancer
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
Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia
Provides a safe and supportive environment dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Gilda's Club South Jersey
It offers support groups, lectures, workshops and social events as a supplement to medical care in a warm and welcoming home-like setting.
Dealing With the Challenges of Childhood Cancer and Treatment
Psychologist Meghan Marsac discusses coping strategies for families facing childhood cancer.
Outpatient Oncology Video Tour: Buerger Center
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.
Outpatient Oncology Video Tour: King of Prussia
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients and staff show you around the oncology space at the King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center.
Outpatient Oncology Video Tour: Voorhees
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients and staff show you around the oncology space at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Voorhees, NJ.
PTSD and Post-traumatic Growth After Childhood Cancer
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.
Taking On Challenges: Surgical Oncology Options for Solid Tumors
CHOP's pediatric surgical oncology team consists of experts with extensive experience in various types of cancers, including neuroblastoma, brain and bone tumors, as well as other rare and hard-to-treat cancers.
The Sibling Experience: Pediatric Families Coping With Childhood Cancer
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.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society website offers helpful information about childhood cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and resources.
American Childhood Cancer Organization
The American Childhood Cancer Organization® is the largest publisher and distributor of free childhood cancer books in the country.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
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.
Beyond the Cure
It awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.
Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and their family members.
Cancer Survivors Network
The Cancer Survivors Network of the American Cancer Society offers discussion boards and chatrooms where you can meet your CSN "neighbors" and develop friendships.
Cancer Survivors' Fund
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.
Coping With Chemo
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.
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.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands lets you create a free, private, online community to organize family, friends, neighbors and colleagues during times of need.
National Alliance for Grieving Children
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.
National Cancer Institute
NCI's website includes links to information about treatment, clinical trials, testing and research.
National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,250 terms related to cancer and medicine.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The mission of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.
New York Life Foundation: A Child In Grief
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
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
Sara's Smiles Foundation provides a variety of resources to entertain, comfort and educate children with cancer.
Songs of Love
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.
Starlight Children's Foundation
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: The Voice Of Young Adult Cancer
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.
The Canuso Foundation
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.
The National GRACE Foundation
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.