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Help for Your Family

The Childhood Cancer Alliance of Connecticut brings together member organizations to provide services to children with cancer, and their families.

Click on any of these headings to get more information about how our members can help you and your family:

  • Treatment for childhood cancer often prevents children from going to school or seeing friends for long periods of time. There are a number of organizations here in Connecticut that provide fun, safe activities that give patients and parents something to look forward to and bring moments of joy in the midst of this most difficult time.

  • When dealing with childhood cancer, schools and education are an important part of the picture. Below are resources to help you care for your child, teen or young adult when it comes to education.

  • You are not alone...
    When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents often feel overwhelmed. In addition to your care team at the hospital, there are many organizations in Connecticut offering emotional support services. There are programs for patients and siblings, peer support for caregivers, counseling and other resources to help you.

  • We know cancer is expensive. Many organizations offer programs aimed at assisting families with the financial hardship associated with treatment for childhood cancer.

  • The diagnosis and management of cancer is a complex process. It relies on the knowledge, skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team to provide pediatric cancer patients with optimal care. A cancer care team generally includes specialists from many areas, including physicians such as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, and other health care professionals such as nurses, physical therapists and social workers.