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Additional resources for cancer in children

More information from your American Cancer Society

We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.

Other national organizations and websites*

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

American Childhood Cancer Organization (formerly Candlelighters)
Toll-free number: 1-855-858-2226

    Offers information for children and teens with cancer, their siblings, and adults dealing with children with cancer. Also offers books and a special kit for children newly diagnosed with cancer, as well as some local support groups.

Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

    Information from the world’s largest organization devoted to childhood cancer research to help support children and their families from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. Also has a searchable database to find the COG center closest to you.

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
Toll-free number: 1-800-458-6223

    Provides up-to-date information about childhood cancer from pediatric cancer experts. Has sections on the website for patients, families, and friends to help guide them on how to support the child with cancer.

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

National Children’s Cancer Society, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-800-5-FAMILY (1-800-532-6459)

    Services include an online support network for parents of children with cancer, educational materials, and financial assistance for treatment-related expenses.

Websites for teens and children

Starlight Children’s Foundation
Phone number: 1-310-479-1212

    Website has animated stories and interactive programs to teach kids about chemo and procedures that may be done in the hospital; also has videos specifically for teens and provides a safe, monitored online support group for teens with cancer.

Group Loop (a subsite of the Cancer Support Community just for teens)
Toll-free number: 1-888-793-9355

    An online place for teens with cancer or teens who know someone with cancer to connect with other teens – away from the pressures of classes, responsibilities, and treatment schedules. Has online support groups, chat rooms, information, and more.

13thirty Cancer Connect

    An online-only resource dedicated to teens (and young adults) coping with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. It focuses on teen issues and provides resources to support teens, their families, and friends.

SuperSibs! Powered by Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Toll-free number: 1-866-333-1213

    Supports, honors, and recognizes brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with cancer so they may face the future with strength, courage, and hope.

*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: 08/22/2016
Last Revised: 09/29/2016