Patient Education & Support: Cancer Center

Learn More About Your Child's Condition and Treatment

View trusted, helpful information about pediatric cancer and blood disorders. These videos and articles were developed by, the No. 1 most-visited health site for parents, kids and teens, created by the experts at Nemours Children's.

Educational Videos

It can be hard for young children to understand what it means to have cancer. Things like staying at the hospital and getting an IV can be overwhelming and scary. Thanks, in part, to a grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels®, Nemours’ experts at KidsHealth teamed up with the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Little Airplane Productions (creators of "Wonder Pets!" and other award-winning shows) to produce "A Boy Named Finn,” a 12-minute video geared toward toddlers and preschoolers with cancer. The program includes puppetry, animation and real kids who were diagnosed with cancer.

Articles for Families Dealing With Cancer & Blood Disorders

Most kids with cancer get better. Our cancer center is a collection of articles from the experts at Nemours Children's that helps you learn about the types of cancer that are more likely to affect kids, their treatment, and what you can do.

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Support for Families

Guiding You Through Your Journey

Along with our exceptional care, we recognize that your child and your family may need additional services and resources. We offer a variety of support services designed to help your child, and entire family, throughout your journey.

National Support Resources

Here are some of the organizations that offer financial, emotional and educational resources for families. 

Cancer (General)

Alex’s Lemonade Stand
This foundation raises money for cancer research and provides cancer information and support.

American Cancer Society
The society provides programs and services, and raises funds for research and support programs. Find information about cancer, treatments and research, and resources for support.

Beyond the Cure
This is a college scholarship program of The National Children’s Cancer Society.

Get oncologist-approved information about cancer and types of cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

CHILD Cancer Fund
This nonprofit organization assists children and their families through the challenges of a childhood cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
The Children’s Oncology Group is a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric cancer research. The site provides important information for children and their families from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and following cure.

The Children's Oncology Group Family Handbook 2nd Edition
This book provides families with reliable information about treatment, support and follow-up care for children and young people with cancer.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer
This group funds and supports targeted and innovative children's cancer research, and provides resources and education.

This site provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, and brings people together to fight cancer.

National Children’s Cancer Society
The society offers financial, emotional and educational resources for those in need at every stage of cancer illness and recovery.

National Institutes of Health
The institute provides a vast amount of information on diseases, treatments and research, including the informative site, Medline Plus.

The National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is the federal government's main agency for cancer research and training. On this site, visitors can learn more about cancer, the types of cancer, and get cancer-related information.

Blood Disorders (General)

American Society of Hematology
The world's largest professional society working to conquer blood diseases offers resources (videos and information) for patients and their families about common blood diseases, such as anemia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and blood cancers.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The institute is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and promotes the research, prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases.

Platelet Disorder Support Association
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, research and support. 

Blood & Bone Marrow

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
This site provides information and support for patients and families before, during and after transplant.

The Bone Marrow Foundation
Find information on financial assistance and resources to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families.

Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
The center disseminates information about blood and bone marrow transplant research.

National Marrow Donor Program
The site contains info about marrow and cord blood donation and transplantation, and has information on leukemia and lymphoma.

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
The organization helps patients, caregivers and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, from diagnosis through survivorship. They provide information and personalized support services.

Brain Tumors

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
The foundation seeks to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education and advocacy to families and survivors.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
The foundation works to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors, and maintains info on cancers, resources and research.

Diamond Blackfan Anemia

Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation
Find information and resources for patients, families and research about this blood disorder.


National Hemophilia Foundation
This is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Platelet Disorder Support Association
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, research and support. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The site provides information and support for patients with blood cancers. 


Retinoblastoma International

This site provides online information to parents, family, friends as well as medical education and hands-on training in the management of retinoblastoma to health care professionals.  

Sickle Cell Disease

Hope and Destiny: The Patient and Parent’s Guide to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait
This informative guide is given to parents of children with sickle cell disease.

Nemours’ Eating Well With Sickle Cell
This cookbook helps kids with sickle cell achieve better nutrition and improved energy.

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
The SCDAA works to improve the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, and promotes the search for a cure.


SuperSibs! is a nonprofit effort, which is supported by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, to support the siblings of children with cancer.


Survivorship Guidelines
Access the Children’s Oncology Group’s guidelines for post-treatment, long-term wellness.

Wellness and Wishes

Corporate Angel  Network
This charitable organization helps U.S.-based kids with a cancer diagnosis get access to the best possible treatment by arranging free travel to their treatment facility using empty seats on corporate jets.

This partner site to the LIVESTRONG Foundation provides general health and nutrition information, as well as cancer-specific information.

Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The foundation grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

Camps for Children With Cancer

Learn more about camps for children with cancer and blood disorders, from local and regional offerings to those in other parts of the country.

Delaware Valley Camps

Camp Can Do
This weeklong sleepover summer camp in Mt. Gretna, Pa., is free for children ages 8 to 17 currently undergoing cancer treatment or within five years of their last treatment.

Camp No Worries
Held at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, this weeklong sleepover camp is geared toward children with cancer between the ages of 6 and 16 who live in New Jersey.

Camp Sunrise
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and located in White Hall, Md. (near Baltimore), this camp is for children who have battled or are currently battling cancer. There’s an overnight summer camp experience for children aged 6 and 18, as well as a day camp for younger children, ages 4 and 5.

Happiness Is Camping
Located on 145 scenic acres of woodland in Hardwick, N.J., this camp is for children with cancer. Campers and siblings ages 6 and 15 years may attend one or all four sessions, based on availability.

Kay’s Camp
Located in Middletown, Del., this weeklong sleepover camp is free and open to children between the ages 5 and 17 with cancer and those in remission.

Florida Camps

Camp Boggy Creek
Located in Eustis, Fla., this year-round, free camp works in association with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and is open to children with cancer and blood disorders between the ages of 7 and 16, and their siblings. Camp Boggy Creek also holds an annual Family Weekend camp for families of children with cancer.

Lighthouse Family Retreat
This non-profit organization holds fun family beach weekends and weeklong retreats for children with cancer and their families.

Camps in Other States

Camp Māk-A-Dream
Located Missoula, Mont., this cost-free, weeklong camp has programs designed for children, teens and young adults affected by cancer. The camp fosters comfort, friendship, security, achievement and serenity. Camp Māk-A-Dream offers a limited number of travel scholarships to the camp.

Camp Rap-a-Hope
This free, weeklong summer camp in Mobile, Ala., is for children with cancer ages 7 to 17.

Camp Sunshine
Located in South Casco, Maine, this free weeklong sleepover camp for families is designed to provide respite, professional counseling and recreational opportunities to families facing the physical, emotional and financial strain of having a child with a critical illness.