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ResourcesRResourcesResourcesEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.7000000000000061.3000000000000253.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Multiple resources exist to support teenagers with cancer. They come in the form of books, articles, videos, websites, support groups and more.</p><p>Here is a list of online resources you may find useful. You can also find different resources by doing a little research, asking your health-care team, or talking with friends and family. </p>
RessourcesRRessourcesResourcesFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Il existe beaucoup de ressources pour aider les adolescents atteints du cancer. Il peut s'agir de livres, d'articles, de vidéos, de sites Web, de groupes de soutien, et encore d'autres.</p> <p>Voici une liste de ressources en ligne qui pourraient t'aider. Tu pourrais également trouver différentes ressources en faisant quelques recherches, en questionnant ton équipe de soins de santé ou en discutant avec tes amis et ta famille. <br></p>

 

 

 

 

Resources3591.00000000000ResourcesResourcesREnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.7000000000000061.3000000000000253.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Multiple resources exist to support teenagers with cancer. They come in the form of books, articles, videos, websites, support groups and more.</p><p>Here is a list of online resources you may find useful. You can also find different resources by doing a little research, asking your health-care team, or talking with friends and family. </p><h2>Information</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cancer.ca/">Canadian Cancer Society</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cancer.org/">American Cancer Society</a> (from the United States)</p><p> <a href="http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/" target="_blank">CLIC Sargent </a>(from the United Kingdom)</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.curesearch.org/">CureSearch</a> (from the United States)</p><p> <a href="http://www.nowwhat.org.au/" target="_blank">Now ​What</a> (from Australia)</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/audience/teens-and-young-adults">Macmillan Cancer Support</a> (from the United Kingdom)</p><p> <a href="http://13thirty.org/" target="_blank">13Thirty</a> (from the United States)</p><h2>Connect</h2><p> <a href="http://www.cancerfightclub.com/" target="_blank">Cancer Fight Club​</a> (for young adults)</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mylifeline.org/">Cancer Support Community</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://stupidcancer.org/">Stupid Cancer</a> (for older teens)</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/young-adults">LiveStrong</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.teenhelp.org/">Teenhelp</a></p><h2>Camps</h2><p>Camps for kids and teens with cancer exist all across the country. Visit the following websites to find one in your area.</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.camps.ca/camp-for-cancer.php#listing-tab%3eCamps.ca%3c/a%3e%3c/p%3e%3cp%3e%3ca%20target=">Our Kids</a></p><h2>Active lifestyle</h2><p>Canada’s <a target="_blank" href="https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/physical-activity-tips-youth-12-17-years.html">Physical Activity Tips for Youth</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.participaction.com/en-us/Home.aspx">ParticipACTION</a> - For great tips on how to get your body moving!</p><h2>Body image</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://lgfb.ca/en/">Look Good Feel Better</a> - Tips for dealing with the effects of cancer</p><h2>Clinical trials</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/clinical-trials">Children and Clinical Trials</a> (from the American National Institutes of Health)</p><h2>Fertility</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.savemyfertility.org/">Save My Fertility</a></p><h2>Medications – access and info about paying for medications</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-care-system/pharmaceuticals/access-insurance-coverage-prescription-medicines/provincial-territorial-public-drug-benefit-programs.html">Provincial and Territorial Public Drug Benefit Programs</a> </p><h2>Mood</h2><p> <a href="/mentalhealth" target="_blank">AboutKidsHealth</a> - Mental Health Learning Hub for Teens</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mooddisorders.ca/faq/teen-depression">Mood Disorders Association of Ontario</a> - Frequently asked questions about teen depression</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/dealing_with_teen_depression_writable.pdf">Teens Dealing with Depression</a> - Anti-depressant skills for teens</p><h2>Sexuality</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.scarleteen.com/">Scarleteen</a></p><h2>Surviving cancer</h2><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.thenccs.org/survivorship/">The National Children's Cancer Soceity - Survivorship</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.childhoodcancerguides.org/our-books/childhood-cancer-survivors/">Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future</a> (book)</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.healthysurvivorship.org/">Healthy Survivorship</a> - A free iPhone app for cancer survivors ages 15-39 </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cancer.net/survivorship">Cancer.net - Survivorship</a></p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.survivorshipguidelines.org/">Children’s Oncology Group - Survivorship Guidelines</a></p><p>​<a target="_blank" href="http://www.youngadultcancer.ca/">Young Adult Cancer Canada</a></p><h2>Helpful tips for assessing the quality of information on the internet</h2><p>When you are looking for information, the internet may be one of the first places you turn to. The internet is the top source of information for teenagers and many adults. </p><p>There are many websites about cancer, however, the quality of information on these sites varies greatly. It is important that you talk to your doctor to help you understand the information you find on these sites. Here are some tips to help you determine if the site is of good quality. Remember SCREEN!</p><table class="akh-table"><tbody><tr><td>S = Source</td><td>Is the sponsor of the site credible? Check out their credentials. One way to do this, though it’s not 100% accurate, is by looking at the domain. Is the site: government (.gov), educational (.edu), or nonprofit organizations (.org)? Is the site current? What is the last date it was updated?</td></tr><tr><td>C = Conflict of interest or bias</td><td>Is the site selling or promoting a product or service?</td></tr><tr><td>R = editorial Review process</td><td>Is there an editorial process or seal of approval?</td></tr><tr><td>E = Evidence-based</td><td>Are the claims based on scientific research and is there documentation?</td></tr><tr><td>E = Extreme claims</td><td>Does the site claim "miracles", "amazing results", or "earthshaking breakthroughs"? Any claim that a treatment works for dozens of different problems, or has a 95% or 99% improvement rate, is likely to be misleading and driven by profit.</td></tr><tr><td>N = Not related</td><td>Is the information unrelated to or different from what you were told by your health-care provider?</td></tr></tbody></table> ​