To learn more

National organizations and websites*

Cancer Really Sucks

    A monitored, online resource designed for teens by teens who have loved ones facing cancer


    Offers “Pillow Talk,” a care package to help families better communicate with each other and feel more comfortable talking about cancer.


    Has online materials to help children cope with the diagnosis and treatment of a parent with cancer, including a virtual comic book for children about chemotherapy (Kemo Shark) and a video for kids about a mom with breast cancer

Kids Konnected
Toll-free number: 1-800-899-2866 (If you get voicemail, leave a message to get a call back)

    A support network for children and teens who have a parent with cancer and for those who have lost a parent to cancer

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

    Website includes resources and locations of support programs for children whose parents have cancer.

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

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