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100 questions & answers about cancer and fertility / Oktay, Kutluk H. -- Boston, MA: Jones and Barlett Publishers, 2008.
This book provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by cancer patients and survivors about fertility.
FAM RC 262 .O38 2008

100 questions & answers about your child's cancer / Carroll, William L. -- Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005.
Answers questions about topics such as treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, and coping strategies.
FAM RC 281 .C4 C424 2005

Alice au pays du cancer / Hennuy, Martine -- Bruxelles, Alice Editions, 2006.
FAM RC 262 .H46 2006

The amazing Hannah : look at everything I can do! / Klett, Amy -- Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2002.
This book follows Hannah, a little girl with cancer, as she copes with her illness. Appropriate for ages: 4-8
FAM RC 264 K54

Andrew's story : a book about a boy who beat cancer / Bridge, Chris -- Minneapolis MN: Lerner Pub. 2002.
The story of 9 year-old Andrew's successful battle with cancer. Appropriate for ages: 4-8.
FAM RC 265.6 .B753

C is for cancer / Barton, Denise -- Canada:, 2008.
This book is a good read for all families who are beginning the experience of having a child with cancer. It is an effective tool to share with friends and relatives, especially for those with young children.
FAM RC 281 .C4 B37 2008

Ces enfants qui vivent le cancer d'un parent / Delaigue-Cosset, Marie-France -- Paris: Librarie Vuibert, 2005.
Ce livre d'expérience et de réflexion prend la dimension d'un témoignage résolument philosophique. Il vous permet de puiser dans ces échanges avec les enfants, la capacité d'assumer autrement vos responsabilités humaines et sociales auprès et au service de la personne malade du cancer ainsi que de ses proches.
FAM RC 262 .D44 2005

Chasing rainbows : young adults living with cancer [DVD]-- Vancouver, BC: Chasing Rainbows Productions, 2006.
FAM RC 265.6 .C52 2006

Chemo, craziness and comfort : my book about childhood cancer / Keene, Nancy -- Bethesda, MD: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2002.
A resource book with warm, funny illustrations and easy-to-read text to help the child (and parents) make sense of cancer. Themes address medical tests, hospitalization, and treatment , including chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplantation and their side effects. Offers tools to help children deal with the physical and emotional impact of both the cancer and the treatment. Appropriate for ages: 6-12 years.
FAM RC 264 .K44 2002

Chemo girl : saving the world one treatment at a time / Richmond, Christina -- Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1996.
At the request of Dr. Schwenn, Chemotherapy, also known as Chemo Girl, comes to the aid of a young girl with a cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.
FAM RC 264 .R52 1996

Childhood cancer : information for the patient and family / Barr, Ronald D. -- Hamilton, ON: B.C. Decker, 2001.
FAM RC 281 .C4 B3 2001

Childhood cancer : a parent's guide to solid tumor cancers / Janes-Hodder, Honna -- Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2002.
An in depth look at different kinds of cancers and support for parents and family members.
FAM RC 281 .C4 J36 2002

Childhood cancer survivors / Keene, Nancy -- Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 2006.
FAM RC 281 .C4 K44 2006

Childhood cancer survivorship : improving care and quality of life / National Cancer Policy Board -- Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2003.
The National Cancer Policy Board proposes a policy agenda to improve the long- term outlook for survivors of childhood cancer.
FAM RC 281 .C4 N367 2003

Educating the child with cancer; a guide for parents and teachers -- Bethesda, MD: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2003.
FAM RC 281 .C4 E38 2003

Et mes enfants dans tout ça? : un guide pour les parents vivant avec un cancer du sein / Corsini, Linda J. -- Ontario: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 2006.
FAM BF 575 .G7 C614 2006

Faire face au cancer : un guide à l'intention des personnes atteintes de cancer et de leurs aidants -- Toronto: Société canadienne du cancer, 2005.
FAM RC 281 .C4 L5814 2005

Good nutrition : a resource for families of children with cancer -- Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2002.
FAM RC 268.45 .G66 2002

Grandir avec un cancer : l'expérience vécue par l'enfant et l'adolescent / Oppenheim, Daniel -- Bruxelles: De Boeck & Larcier, 2003.
FAM RC 281 .C4 O6 2003

The guinea kid : the true story of a childhood cancer survivor / Ruth, Sharon -- Kemptville, ON: North Grenville Press, 2008.
This book is about one family's journey through the unknown and terrifying world of childhood cancer and their experience at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
FAM RC 281 .C4 R88 2008

Hand in hand : facing the challenge of cancer; a practical resource and support guide for youth and family members / Wright-Roberts, Monica -- Toronto: Roger Murray & Associates Inc. 2002.
A practical support guide for youth and families suffering from cancer.
FAM RC 281 .C4 W74

Hey! What about me? / Ganz, Pam -- Hoffman Estates, IL: SuperSibs! 2003.
FAM RC 262 .G36 2003

I put the CAN in cancer / Gough, Imogen -- USA: Booksurg, 2008.
This book is about a girl who lists all of the things that she can still do even though she has cancer.
FAM RC 264 .G68 2008

In Mommy's garden : a book to explain cancer to young children / Ammary, Neyal J. -- Rockville, MD: Canyon Beach Visual Communications, 2003.
This is a story to help young children understand cancer. Appropriate for ages: 3- 8 years.
FAM RC 264 .A47

Le cancer : entre la douleur et l'espoir / Borgognon, Alain -- Ottawa: Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 1995.
FAM RC 263 .B68

Living with childhood cancer : a practical guide to help families cope / Woznick, Leigh A. -- Washington, DC: APA, 2002.
An influential guide to help children suffering from cancer to cope.
FAM RC 281 .C4 W69 2002

Main dans la main : faire face au défi du cancer; un guide de ressources pratiques pour les jeunes et leur famille / Wright-Roberts, Monica -- Toronto: Roger Murray & Associates Inc. 2002.
FAM RC 281 .C4 W7414

Oliver's story : for 'sibs' of kids with cancer / Dodd, Michael -- Kensington, MD: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2004.
Written through the eyes of six-year-old Oliver, this book focuses on the many questions that siblings have when their brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer, and offers constructive ways that they can provide support. Appropriate for ages: 3-8 years.
FAM RC 262 .D6 2004

Oncology, stupology ... I want to go home! / Hershey, Marilyn K. Butterfly Press, 1999.
A story about a boy’s stay in the hospital while he battles with cancer. Appropriate for ages: 4-10 years.
FAM RC 264 .H47

The pain manual : principles and issues in cancer pain management / Librach, S. Lawrence -- Montreal: Pegasus Healthcare International, 1997.
The author provides the most up-to-date outline of the basic and important strategies for managing chronic and increasing pain.
FAM RC 263 .L52

Project Hope; stories and images of triumph form child cancer survivors -- Toronto: Hilda Pearce Project Hope Foundation, 2003.
FAM RC 265.5 .P76 2003

Quand je serai grand, je serai guéri / Bruneau, Pierre -- Laval, QC: Publistar, 2004. FAM RC 265.5 .B78 2004

Talking with your child about cancer -- Canadian Cancer Society, 2001.
FAM RC 262 .T34 2001

Ton combat pour la vie : traverser le cancer à 17 ans / Péchery-Condat, Florence -- Paris: Parole et Silence, 2005.
`FAM RC 281 .C4 P40 2005

Understanding cancer : Mishoo's story / Rice, John -- Southampton, ON: Ningwakwe Learning Press, 2008.
Mishoo tries to explain cancer to his granddaughter after she starts asking questions. He explains that all different races get cancer, as well as people. It doesn't matter if you are good or bad or Aboriginal or white, anyone can get cancer.
FAM E 98 .D6 .R6 2008

Valley of the shadow : a mother's journal through her child's battle with cancer / Clark, Linda Hovestadt -- Enumclaw, WA: Pleasant World, 2005.
FAM RC 265.6 .C57 2005

What about my kids : a guide for parents living with breast cancer / Corsini, Linda J. -- Ontario: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 2006.
Focuses on caring for yourself, getting support, and communicating with your kids.
FAM BF 575 .G7 C6 2006

When life becomes precious : a guide for loved ones and friends of cancer patients / Babcock, Elise Needell -- New York: Bantam, 1997.
FAM RC 263 .B24

When someone you love has cancer : a resource for young people -- Canadian Cancer Society, 2003.
This booklet addresses the issues of cancer in the family, what cancer is and cancer treatment for young people. It includes short stories by children who have had a family member experience cancer Appropriate for all ages.
FAM RC 262 .W53 2003

When your brother or sister has cancer : a guide for teens / National Cancer Institute National Cancer Institute, 2005.
In this booklet you will hear from other teens who are going through a similar situation, get ideas about who to talk to when you are feeling upset or alone and will teach you a little about cancer.
FAM RC 263 .W548 2005

Where's mom's hair? : a family's journey through cancer / Watters, Debbie -- Toronto: Second Story Press, 2005.
When Haydn and Emmet find out that their mother is going to lose her hair because of chemotherapy treatments, they try to cheer her up. Appropriate for all ages.
FAM RC 263 .W37 2005

The year my mother was bald / Speltz, Ann -- Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2002.
Clare keeps a journal that describes the medical treatment her mother undergoes for breast cancer.
FAM RC 263 .S7473 2002

Young people living with cancer : implications for policy and practice / Grinyer, Anne -- New York: McGraw Hill, 2007.
This book is for the professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer, support workers in the health services, young adults with cancer, their families, academics and students. This book uses original data gathered from in- depth research to present an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer.
FAM RC 281 .C4 G76 2007
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Web Sites:

National Cancer Institute
Under Types of CancerAll Cancer Types, select Childhood Cancers. Gives information on Treatment, Causes, Screening and Testing, etc. See coping and support links on right. From the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Children's Cancers Information Centre
Includes Causes & diagnosis, Treatment, Living with cancer, Types of children’s cancer. Also see Resources & Support at the top for helpful info on Side effects, Eating well, Relationships & communication (including Talking to children about cancer), Coping with advanced cancer, and more. From CancerBACUP, Europe’s leading cancer information service based in London

Canadian Cancer Society / Société Canadienne du Cancer
Select Specific Cancers; then on the left, see Your Child Has Cancer for how to talk with a child about cancer, Staging, Treatment, and Living with Cancer. At the top, see Cancer Glossary, Support/Services with local offices, and Publications

Voyez Types de cancer, puis Votre enfant est atteint de cancer pour comment parler a votre enfant de cancer, Stradification, Traitement, et Vivre avec le cancer. Aussi en haut Lexique, Soutien/Services, Adresses, et Publications

American Cancer Society
Select Patients, Family, & Friends. Under Learning About Cancer, click Children and Cancer for info on types of childhood cancer, treatments, coping issues for parents, etc.

BC Cancer Agency
Info on Types of Cancer, Treatment, Info for New Patients, Symptom Management, Unconventional Therapies, and more.
Ways to manage common side effects of cancer treatment. Also see Glossary at the top. From the Oncology Nursing Society

Has Cancer News plus Types of Cancer including childhood cancers; Cancer Treatment Information; Coping with Cancer, including caregivers, nutrition during treatment, side effects, support, and more. From the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Children’s Cancer Web
See Cancer Types, Support & Information, Research, Treatment, and more. Includes extensive links from around the world. For Canadian resources, see Locations.

Childhood Cancer Foundation – Candlelighters Canada
See Programs, including parent and teen support groups with local contacts, out-of-country insurance and financial assistance, and back-to-school kit

We Care MacMillian’s Cancer Support – We Make Things Clearer, Europe’s leading cancer information service based in London.                                                                                                                                              Includes About Children’s Cancers, How Cancer is Diagnosed, Treating Cancer, Different Types of Cancer, Living with Cancer and Further Resources.

Voyez Le Coin des Petits, Publications, Comprendre le cancer pediatrique, Poursuivre la vie quotidienne avec Survivre au stress et Vie scolaire et cancer, Activites, Leucan pres de chez vous, Quoi de neuf ?

Useful links for Parents/Families and for Patients, including Newly Diagnosed; In / End of / After Treatment, Resource Directory, and discussion boards. From the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Oncology Group

Teens Living with Cancer
Includes Cancer Facts, dealing with cancer, discussion boards and online peer support group.   From the Children’s Oncology Group

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Local Contacts:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa Unit
1745 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
Phone: 613-723-1744

Foundation québécois du cancer
555 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
Gatineau, QC
J8V 3T4
819-561-2262                                                                                                                           Email:

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation – Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
311 Richmond Road, Suite 210
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X3
Phone: 613-715-9157
Web site:

Leucan Outaouais
336, rue Main
Gatineau (Québec) J8P 5K3
Téléphone : 819 663-2228
Télécopieur : 819 893-2228
Courriel :
Centre d'information Leucan

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

Last updated: November 2012
Links Tested: May 2009

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