Resources for Pediatric Cancer Patients and Their Families

Financial Matters

Legal Resources

Free legal services by the Cancer Legal Resource Center

Disability Rights Legal Center —Sponsored by the Cancer Legal Resource Center

If you need legal assistance but cannot afford to hire an attorney, you may want to contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Through the Modest Means Program, a client, once screened, will be referred to one attorney who has agreed to provide a particular service at a reduced fee. Learn more.

Insurance Resources

Patient Advocate Foundation

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient
As a cancer patient, you may have financial resources available to help you. Here you can learn about private health insurance, government-funded insurance plans, options if you are uninsured, financial issues and possible sources of help, health insurance risk pools, and other resources that may be available to you.

Disability Information

Benefits for Children with Disabilities
A printable guide to disability benefits for children

Working While Disabled - How Social Security Can Help
A printable guide to getting disability benefits

Online Resources

  • American Cancer Society 
    Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
  • Cure Search (Children's Oncology Group)
    Provides information on childhood cancer for patients, their families, physicians, and health care advisors.
  • Live Strong Survivor Care (Lance Armstrong Foundation)
    The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer
  • Live Strong Young Adult Alliance 
    The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance is a coalition of organizations with the goal to improve the survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40.
  • Our Clubhouse
    Free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children - along with their families and friends.
  • Planet Cancer 
    A gathering place for young adults, includes cancer comics, advice, cancertainment, news, current research, and forums.