To learn more about treatment for childhood leukemia, you may want to read the
- National Cancer Institute’s Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- NCIs’ Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- National Cancer Institute’s Guide to Leukemia
- American Cancer Society
Having a child with cancer means having conversations about the disease and its treatment—with your child, your child’s health care team, and friends and family. Our staff has many years experience helping families with these conversations. If you would like some guidance, you can talk with our social workers and child life specialists.
These pages may help, too:
For more information about cancer, treatment, and support for children and families, here are some links to cancer-related organizations:
American Cancer Society provides patient services, education, rehabilitation and education, and supports research to help fight cancer. There are branches of ACS throughout the country, including more than 3,400 local offices. (800) ACS-2345 (800-227-2345).
National Cancer Institute The Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
Children's Cancer Association Offering programs, information, advocacy and support to enrich quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.
Brittany Lambert Foundation, Inc. A charitable organization dedicated to assisting families whose children are facing life-threatening illnesses.
CureSearch was formed by the Children’s Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. Through its various arms, the organization participates in research, care, advocacy, and fundraising related to childhood cancers. The CureSearch web site also contains information on specific types of childhood cancers and information about treatment. (800) 458-6223
National Children's Cancer Society is concerned with improving the quality of life for children with cancer by promoting children's health through financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services, and education. (800) 532-6459 or (314) 241-1600
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is a national non-profit organization founded by parents of children with cancer. Free services provided by CCCF include a quarterly newsletter, various handbooks to help families of children with cancer, local support group chapters, and national advocacy. (800) 366-2223
National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) helps people who need a life-saving marrow or blood cell transplant by connecting patients, doctors, donors, and researchers to resources they need. Patient advocacy: (888) 999-6743, General information: (800) 627-7692.