Leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow, is the most common type of cancer among children and teens, although most leukemia is found in adults. No matter what your age, when diagnosed with leukemia, you may not know where to turn for help.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support services, and financial assistance for blood cancers. It also has more than 100,000 volunteer advocates that lobby for state and federal policies that benefit patients with blood cancers.
CaringBridge lets you set up your own free website to keep family and friends up to date on your treatment and progress. You can also use it to coordinate help, such as meals, transportation, or assistance with house cleaning.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of active clinical trials in the United States and around the world.
Cancer support groups
CancerCare's Blood Cancers Patient Support Group offers a 15-week online support group for those with blood cancers. The group is led by an oncology social worker and helps you connect with other people living with blood cancers.
Imerman Angels is an organization that matches you with a mentor of the same age and gender who has beaten the same type cancer to provide you with emotional support.