DJ, 18, was diagnosed with a type of leukemia when he was 7. Here he talks about how he coped and offers advice on dealing with school, staying motivated, and finding the right way to relax.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Call:(800) ACS-2345
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
A unique foundation that evolved from a young cancer patient's front-yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is dedicated to funding blood-cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Call: (914) 949-5213
Coping With Your Child's Cancer: Liz Scott's Story
Liz discusses how her family dealt with her daughter Alex's cancer, and tells the inspiring story that led them to raise money for cancer research through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.
Cancer: Jen's Story (Video)
Jen, 16, looks forward to living a normal life when her treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is over. She shares her thoughts on what it's like to have chemo, the changes she's made in her life, and the importance of friends and family.
Amanda's Hodgkin's Story
Amanda's life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Find out more in this article for kids.
From treatments and prevention to coping with the emotional aspects of cancer, the Cancer Center provides comprehensive information that parents need.
Cancer is a serious illness that needs special treatment. Find out more about how kids can cope with cancer.
Visit our Cancer Center for teens to get information and advice on treating and coping with cancer.
Some Kinds of Cancer Kids Get
Cancer mostly affects adults, but there are some kinds that kids get, too. Find out more in this article for kids.
Cancer: Jen's Story (Video)
Jen, a cancer patient with non-Hogdkin's lymphoma, talks about her treatments, and how she copes, in this video for teens.
Cancer: Parents Talk (Video)
Four sets of parents - all of whom have children who survived?cancer - talk about their kids' journey as well as their own.
Then and Now: Shanon's Cancer Story
Shanon Steiger Gaskill was diagnosed with cancer as a teen. Today, she's a mother of three and a registered nurse. Here, she shares her courageous story in an effort to help others who are struggling with a serious illness.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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