Resources for Teens

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 02/2018

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


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

Bite Me Cancer focuses on supporting teenagers in their battles against all cancers and raising research funds and awareness for thyroid cancer.

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.

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is a support and information website for young adults aged 18 to 24 living with cancer.

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

SuperSibs is dedicated to supporting siblings of children with cancer through scholarships, an ambassador program, and a comfort and care program. The program is run by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals to develop specialized, teen friendly, facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.

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.

The Samfund provides financial assistance and free online support and education for young adults 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. Some of the organizations above may also offer scholarships. For the most current information, please contact the organization sponsoring the scholarship for additional details.

Scholarship opportunities

American Cancer Society: Some regional divisions of the ACS offer scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. Contact the ACS to learn about the programs available in your state.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

Cancer for College

Cancer Survivors' Fund

Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation: For leukemia and lymphoma survivors and their family members.

Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship: For leukemia and lymphoma survivors and their family members.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Scholarship Program: For brain tumor survivors

The Patient Advocate Foundation's Scholarships

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

The Ulman Foundation National College Scholarship Program

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