Symptoms and Treatments for Children’s Cancer
The listed Symptoms and Treatments for Different Types of Childhood Cancer information was collected from the Children’s Cancer Research Fund website.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460, Minneapolis, MN 55439
888-422-7348, 952-893-9355, www.childrenscancer.org
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma). Cancerous tumors also can develop in the muscles, kidneys, and nervous system. Like cancers that occur in adults, each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
However, children’s cancers do not always act like, get treated like, or respond like adult cancers.
Local Resources for Children’s Cancer Community
Children’s Cancer Community
Santa Rosa, CA, childrenscancercommunity.org
Children’s Cancer Community offers the following support to families battling cancer in their child:
Support Group Meetings
Meetings are held in Santa Rosa and Fairfield once a month.
CCC offers survival kits for newly diagnosed families.
CCC’s scholarship program helps graduating high school seniors and returning college students with financial assistance as they work their way through higher education.
The National Childrens Cancer Society
One South Memorial Drive, Suite 800 St., Louis, MO 63102
The National Childrens Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional, and educational resource for families that can’t make ends meet when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Since their inception, they have provided more than $54 million in direct financial assistance to more than 30,000 children nationwide, and we work closely with over 200 hospitals and pediatric oncology units throughout the US.
Visit the resources below to learn more about how The National Childrens Cancer Society can help during treatment.
- Financial Assistance
- Online Resources
26071 Merit Circle Suite 103 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed. Our programs started in California and soon spread nationwide. The mission of Kids Konnected is to provide friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is an immense forum that provides information about all forms of cancer. It provides statistics, research, treatment, and overall knowledge about cancer.
Visit the Factsheet on Childhood Cancers
440 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 400, Arcadia, CA 91006
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer. CureSearch supports clinical trials research at more than 180 local hospitals across the United States. These hospitals participate in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group. Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.
California hospitals supported by CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Road, Medical Office Bldg. 4th Floor
Duarte, CA 91010
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11175 Campus Street, Suite CSP-11005
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Miller Children’s Hospital, Jonathan Jaques Cancer Center
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90801
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Room AC1065, Lower Level Cancer Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1865
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Division of Hem-Onc
10833 Le Conte Avenue, #A2-410
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
4700 Sunset Boulevard 3B
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Children’s Hospital Central California
9300 Valley Children’s Place FC13
Madera, CA 93638-8762
Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609-1809