Resources for More Information: For Parents With Cancer

Author: Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2022

You can find tips on the internet to help you during and after your cancer treatment. You want to make sure what you are reading is true. OncoLink finds these websites to be up-to-date and reliable.

This article provides resources to help children cope with a family member’s cancer.

Bright Spot Network

Provides support for parents who have cancer and young children. Offers virtual support groups, limited financial support, education webinars, free children’s books, and art boxes.

Cancer Support Community

CSC provides free, in-person, and virtual support for kids, teens, and families. Also offers support, resources, and referrals through its Helpline, 888-793-9355.

Cancer Really Sucks

Provides a moderated online resource and app for teens who have loved ones coping with cancer.

Camp Kesem

Offers free, sleepaway summer camp at locations across the country for children ages 6-18 who have a parent (or parents) with cancer. Their local chapters also provide other supportive services for kids and families throughout the year.

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

Provides resources, videos, and in-person support groups facilitated by trained healthcare professionals around the country. Also trains healthcare professionals in providing support to children who are coping with cancer in the family.

The Doughy Center

Focused on providing grief support to children and teens as well as supporting families through loss.

Wonders and Worries

Texas-based organization that offers in-person and online educational materials for parents and healthcare professionals to support children and teens.

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