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Teens and Cancer
Trillium
1568 Posts

@pmp - I started this thread to connect you and others who have a teen living with cancer. The following thread has some links for teens that your family may find helpful to connect to others. @Amy M also has a teen with cancer. Thank you @Amy M how are things going for you recently?
https://cancerconnection.ca/discussions/viewtopic/41/68261?post_id=351874#p351874


#Adolescents #teens #youngadults

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S2020
585 Posts

pmp‍, I am sorry your daughter has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. We are here for you as you go through this with your daughter.

The website, Ontario Parents Advocating For Children With Cancer, has various resources for parents:

https://www.opacc.org/

Specifically, their virtual drop-in group for parents on Tuesday evenings may be helpful:

https://www.opacc.org/parentliaison

At the same website, there are also links to resources for adolescents/young adults with cancer:

Candlelighters is another group that offers childhood cancer support groups:

https://candlelighters.net/

I do not have information about resources for parents and their children who have osteosarcoma, but I will post again if I find anything useful. We are here for you, pmp.

Wishing your daughter the best possible outcomes with her tests and treatments.

pmp
2 Posts

Thank you very much for this. I truly appreciate it.

Amy M
5 Posts

Hi!

We've still not found any support groups for Teens. Even within the link you attached, either it's only for 19+ or it's a dead link, (ie: 2bMe), or it's ‘learn more information’. So not the supports needed. It's very discouraging. My daughter's is currently getting one-on-one counselling but would greatly benefit meeting other teens who know what it's like to have cancer. I keep looking and researching.
There HAS TO BE SOMETHING out there.

@Amy M

How old is your daughter?

Amy M
5 Posts
She's 17.
pmp
2 Posts

Hello @Amy M:

Have you tried OPACC, they have Zoom meetings every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. I am joining their Zoom meeting tomorrow.

Amy M
5 Posts
Im looking for a support group with and for teens. Not for parents.

Hi @Amy M

Here are some resources I found:

YACC’S GOT YOUR BACK (youngadultcancer.ca)

For Young Adults and Teenagers | Cancer.Net

Home - Canteen

I hope your daughter can check these out!

Lacey

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