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American Cancer Society (ACS)

Provides information on talking to children about cancer, as well as numerous other cancer-related topics. (

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)

Provides a free Helpline to connect patients and families with local counseling services, as well as webcasts for professionals on topics such as “Cancer 101 for Mental Health Professionals,” and “Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Survivorship” (co-sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation). (

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), People Living With Cancer

Offers educational information for patients and families. (


This organization offers medical information about current treatments and research in breast cancer care and survivorship. (

LiveStrong Foundation

LiveStrong offers information and services to cancer survivors and the professionals who care for them. (

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

A national education and support organization with the goal of improving quality of life and helping patients take an active role in ongoing recovery or management of the disease. (

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: Helping Kids Cope

A booklist is provided for parents and children to address concerns when either the parent or the child has cancer.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI has published a booklet called, "When your parent has cancer: A guide for teens." The website includes information about cancer types and treatments, as well as information about coping with cancer.

Young Survival Coalition

Through action, advocacy, and awareness, this nonprofit seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer, and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under—and serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. (