Getting cancer as a young person is rare. Many kids and teens before you have also had a blood cancer diagnosis like leukemia or lymphoma. Over the years, doctors have found ways treat these diseases so that you have the best chance to get better.
Kidsgetbloodcancers.ca was created for you.
Come here to read stories of other kids and teens in different parts of Canada who had a blood cancer.
You can even download information and activities that can help you during your treatment.
Don't miss a thing! Helpful stuff about blood cancers
*Parental guidance is suggested to view this video
More Helpful Resources
|Group Loop – The Wellness Community||https://online.grouploop.org/boards/register.php||An online connection for teens with cancer across North America.|
|Teens Living With Cancer||www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/||A U.S. based website where youth can find information specific to their age group and connect with others living with cancer.|
|Upopolis||https://www.upopolis.com/login.html||A social network developed for Canadian pediatric hospitals, for children and youth to connect in a safe online environment. Ask a child life specialist at the hospital about getting connected and how to stay connected at home.|
|Starbright World||www.starbrightworld.org/||An international online social network site for teens, from age13-20 living with cancer or other types of serious illnesses.|
|Starlight – Children’s Foundation||
|Starlight provides fun and therapeutic programs for “seriously ill children” (of a variety of diagnoses), including hospital-based and community events, a safe online website, information for children about medical conditions. Ask a child life specialist to refer you or contact Starlight’s BC office to find out more about their programs.|
|Hope Lab||www.hopelab.org||This organization has developed a “cancer-themed” video game and other online games.|
|CureSearch||http://www.curesearch.org/||Information for all types and stages of cancer. A good starting place for all kinds of information.|
|2 Be Me||http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/2bMe/2bMe.html||This website offers tips about dealing with some of the appearance changes that can happen with cancer treatment, as well as some topics about friends and relationships. Sessions to learn skin care, and cosmetic and wig application are also available.|
|Kids with Cancer Society||http://www.kidswithcancer.ca/|
|A Child’s Voice Foundation||http://www.acvf.ca/||Founded in 1995, ACVF has a commitment to children and is a foundation “where kids come first.” They have different programs including angel Hair for Kids and partner with salons. They also have a program called Kids Life Line where they extend a helping hand to families in need, when all other resources have been exhausted and there is nowhere else to turn. The programs works to provide a one-time fulfillment of a necessary product or service that will enhance a child’s quality of life.|
|Childhood Cancer Guides||https://www.childhoodcancerguides.org/||Childhood Cancer Guides, founded by two parents, writes, updates and publishes books that help families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer. The books are reviewed by well-known experts in childhood cancer from institutions such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Sickkids in Toronto.|