Cancer in Adolescents

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Additional resources for cancer in adolescents

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

For parents of teens with cancer

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Understanding the Health Care System (also in Spanish)

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues

Pediatric Cancer Centers (also in Spanish)

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Returning to School

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver

Dealing with a diagnosis of cancer

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment information

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)

Targeted Therapy

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Fertility and Men With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Fertility and Women With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment

Health insurance and financial issues

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Books from your American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order:

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Provides accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients and their families, including clinical trials information

Stupid Cancer

    A social networking organization for young adult cancer survivors (ages 15 to 40 years old) and their caregivers that offers support to help improve quality of life for young adults affected by cancer

Teens Living with Cancer

    Dedicated to teens coping with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, this online resource focuses on teen issues and provides resources to support teens, their families, and friends


    Provides information on a wide range of appearance-related, social, and nutritional side effects of treatment for teens (ages 13 through 17) with cancer

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance
Phone number: 1-512-553-3556

    Has information on the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer, as well as advocacy information and opportunities

Fertile Hope
Toll-free number: 1-888-994-4673

    Provides information on having children in the future to cancer patients whose medical treatments raise the risk of infertility; also offers “Live:On,” a use-at-home sperm banking kit

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit .

Last Medical Review: 02/13/2014
Last Revised: 02/13/2014