Resources for Teens

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2015

This section includes resources for teens with cancer, including websites, camps and retreats, and educational scholarships. Find more resources for teens and children with cancer.

Websites

CancerCare is a nonprofit organization that provides free professional counseling and educational programs to anyone affected by cancer, including teens.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supports cancer research for kids and teens and provides information and resources to anyone affected by children's cancer.

Group Loop is a safe place for teens with cancer to find support, education, and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is sponsored by Cancer Support Community.

Kids Konnected connects children and teenagers who have parents with cancer so they may talk with someone their own age who is going through the same experience.

Stupid Cancer provides information and support for young adults with cancer.

2bMe is a program for teens by Look Good...Feel Better helps teens dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.

TeensHealth provides information on cancer and other topics.

The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial, and educational support to children with cancer, their families, and survivors.

NikolasRitschelFoundation.org is a support and information website for young adults aged 18-24 living with cancer.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered, and hopeful.

Camps and Retreats

Whether it's a summer camp, a week-long retreat, or a weekend gathering, children, adults, and families can come together to experience new adventures, find support, and learn something new about themselves. Read more about camps and retreats for families touched by cancer.

Information for School Professionals

Children in classrooms across the country are likely dealing with cancer right now, whether with a grandparent, parent, or teacher. LIVESTRONG at School free online lessons teach about cancer in a way that is age-appropriate, hopeful, inspiring, and empowering. Lesson plans include educational standards, clear learning objectives, engaging videos, extension activities, a section to check for understanding on what has been learned, and ways that students can get involved.

Educational Scholarships

This list contains links to educational scholarships for teenage cancer survivors. For the most current information, please contact the organization sponsoring the scholarship for additional details.

Scholarship opportunities

CollegeScholarships.org

The Patient Advocate Foundation's Scholarships

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Scholarship Program: For brain tumor survivors

The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation: For residents of Colorado and Montana

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults National College Scholarship Program

Cancer Survivors' Fund

If your organization offers scholarships for teens with cancer, please call 888-651-3038 or send an e-mail message to contactus@cancer.net.