Resources

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Support

I Had Cancer is a social support network with the mission of helping people deal more effectively with life before, during and after cancer.

Immerman’s Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel).

Telling Your Kids You Have Cancer

How Should Children Be Told That a Parent Has Cancer? American Cancer Society

When Mommy or Daddy Have Cancer Everyday Health (podcast with Jen Singer)

Fertility and Cancer

Cancer and Fertility Brochures Livestrong

Relationships

And We Laughed (Parenting with Cancer) by Jen Singer at StandUp2Cancer

Do I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer? Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Gilda’s Club Gilda’s Club is a network of affiliate clubhouses where men, women and children living with cancer, as well as their friends and families, meet to learn how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome.

How to Help a Mom Who Has Cancer Circus of Cancer by Kelly Corrigan

Learning to Live After Loss (An Open Letter to Bereaved Spouses) StandUp2Cancer

Parents with Cancer: Millions of Patients Juggle Chemotherapy and Childrearing ABC News

Young Adults and Cancer

I’m Too Young for This (ages 15-40)

PlanetCancer.org Planet Cancer (ages 15-39)

Types of Cancer

Patients Against Lymphoma Facebook page

TealToes.org Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness (symptoms)

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Mesothelioma Center- provides the most current information about peritoneal mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Mind and Body

Bad Patient an honest blog by a 32-year-old ovarian cancer survivor who admits “Chemo and surgeries saved my life, but they also broke my body — and part of my heart.”

CrazySexyCancer by Kris Carr

For Children and Teens

Camp Kesem: A camp offered free-of-charge to children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer.

The Children’s Treehouse Foundation (support groups by state for children whose parents have cancer)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer American Cancer Society

Psychosocial Services for Family Members American Cancer Society

When Your Parent Has Cancer (a Guide for Teens) National Cancer Institute

Books

For Adults:

Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber

The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr

Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20’s and 30’s by Kairol Rosenthal

Planet Cancer: The Frequently Bizarre Yet Always Informative Experiences and Thoughts of Your Fellow Natives by Heidi Schultz Adams and Christopher Schultz

When a Parent Has Cancer by Wendy Harpham

Memoirs:

Bald in the Land of Big Hair by Joni Rodgers

Cancer on $5 a Day by Robert Schimmel with Alan Eisenstock

The Middle Place and Lift by Kelly Corrigan

Bobblehead Dad (25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew) by Jim Higley

For Children:

Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader

Snowman on the Pitcher’s Mound by Jamie Reno

Apparel and More

Happy First Apparel by Debbie Vinyard
“Rise up. Take control.  Find something to celebrate. Be Happy First. Then make it last.”

Planet Cancer

Stupid Cancer

Headcovers Unlimited

Babushkah (headscarves)

5 Responses

  1. Krista
    Krista April 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm | | Reply

    Check out Another Morning by Linda Blachman

  2. Shannon D'Acquisto
    Shannon D'Acquisto April 29, 2011 at 4:32 am | | Reply

    Thank you!! This is great info and links! And so under addressed! Another great book four our children is by Julie Clark (the baby einstein founder and two time breast cancer survivor)- “You are the best medicine”

    Good luck to you and thanks for getting this out there!!

  3. Kairol Rosenthal
    Kairol Rosenthal September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm | | Reply

    Your site is fantastic. I’m so glad I have found it. I can’t wait to share it with the many, many young adult cancer patients who often ask me for parenting with cancer resources.

  4. Joanna Gross
    Joanna Gross June 3, 2012 at 11:59 am | | Reply

    Resource Suggestion: Camp Kesem

    Camp Kesem is a community of college campuses, on which student leaders develop and operate free week-long summer camps for children in families coping with cancer. Camp Kesem is currently on 38 campuses around the United States.
    Position Statement: Camp Kesem is a college student-run summer camp for kids whose parents have (or have had) cancer. Camp Kesem transforms kids into campers who return home with an enhanced sense of confidence and a new set of powerfully bound friendships forged in a cancer-aware yet fun-focused environment.

    Camps By State:

    Arizona
    -Arizona State University

    California
    -UC Berkley
    -UC Davis
    -UC San Diego
    -UCLA
    -Stanford

    District of Columbia
    -George Washington University

    Florida
    -Florida State University
    -University of Florida
    -University of Miami

    Georgia
    -Emory University
    -University of Georiga

    Illinois
    -Augustana College
    -Northwestern University
    -University of Illinois

    Indiana
    -Indiana University
    -Notre Dame

    Maryland
    -Johns Hopkins University

    Massachusetts
    -MIT

    Michigan
    -Michigan State University
    -University of Michigan

    Minnesota
    -University of Minnesota

    New York
    -Columbia University

    North Carolina
    -Duke University & UNC (combined)

    Ohio
    -Ohio State University

    Oregon
    -University of Oregon

    Pennsylvania
    -University of Pennsylvania

    Tennessee
    -Vanderbilt

    Texas
    -Texas A&M
    -University of Texas- Austin

    Utah
    -Brigham Young University
    -Southern Utah University

    Virginia
    -University of Richmond
    -University of Virginia

    Washington
    -University of Washington- Seattle

    Wisconsin
    -University of Wisconsin- Madison

    Thank You,
    Joanna, Camp Kesem University of Michigan

  5. Patricia
    Patricia September 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | | Reply

    I’m lookink for inf. for parenting advice, webside, skills for chindrens with mon with cancer?

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