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Honor Childhood Cancer Survivors in September

Child with cancer wearing head scarf

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Together by St. JudeTM online resource honors childhood cancer patients and their families this month and every month. The resource includes information about diagnoses and treatments. It includes stories of hope and inspiration, too.

We offer these resources to families all year. But this month we want to highlight several areas that can be helpful to anyone navigating a journey with childhood cancer.

  • Our List of Medicines is a useful resource for caregivers who have questions about medicines and side effects. The information shared is accurate. It is easy to understand. It includes answers to many of the questions patients and families have about medicines that are commonly used during childhood cancer treatment.
  • You can also download our Riley Takes Medicine coloring book. It helps children understand different types of medicine they might need. It explains why it is important to take medicines as prescribed the care team. The coloring book meets children where they are. It explains concepts in simple terms.
  • The Together Community gives patients, families, and survivors a space to connect with each other. It is a place to share stories. The community is safe and welcoming. It offers support. The community lets you share with families going through similar experiences.
  • Together Teens&20s is for young people who are learning how to “adult” as childhood cancer survivors. You can find practical information about health insurance, paying bills, finding healthcare providers, dating, and more. You can also read life stories from childhood cancer survivors. The featured survivors share their stories about entering adulthood and how they have found meaning and understanding.

We hope these resources can help children and families navigate life after a childhood cancer diagnosis. We are here for you whether you are trying to manage the days after a diagnosis, going through treatments, or learning how to live as a cancer survivor.