Whether you are a parent dealing with a new diagnosis, or just trying to learn more, below are some helpful organizations to help you with your journey.
Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children's Medical Center
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
Located within Children's Medical Center, the CCBD department includes over 100 staff members who are dedicated to caring for children of all ages who have cancer or blood disorders. The Center believes in a multi-disciplinary or team approach to coordinate and provide the best patient care. The CCBD includes an inpatient unit, an outpatient unit, medical and staff offices, a pharmacy, treatment rooms, and a playroom.
Cancer Support Community
Texas Health Resources University
8194 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
The Cancer Support Community of North Texas provides a meeting place where people with cancer and their families join together with others to build social and emotional support networks as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and non-profit, this organization offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting.
6060 North Central Expressway, Suite 416
Dallas, Texas 75206
Leukemia Texas is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through the funding of leukemia research and patient aid in Texas. It's the only organization of its kind in our state, where funds raised in Texas stay in Texas. Leukemia Texas also currently awards 10x more inpatient aid than any other leukemia organization in the state.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 460
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is an international organization providing support, education and advocacy programs for families of children with cancer. Candlelighters serves as a clearing house for any information relating to childhood cancer. Candlelighters provides free resource books and a free quarterly newsletter.
American Cancer Society (Texas Division, Area V)
8900 John Carpenter Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75247
Services to cancer patients include information and referral to community resources, transportation for radiation therapy, medical equipment, and supplies for the home.
Medical Malpractice Center
A new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and families affected by medical negligence.
The Cord Blood Center
Expecting parents can save stem cells from their child’s umbilical cord blood for use in medical transplants. The FDA has approved cord blood cell treatment in over 80 diseases, including blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Parents can choose to store or donate these stem cells to a patient that needs them, which is called cord blood banking. Learning more about cord blood, and the science behind stem cell transplants, can help parents decide if storing their child’s leftover umbilical cord cells is the right option for their family.
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is the national resource center for information, answers, and support for mesothelioma cancer. The MCA provides free guides, along with live support to answer any questions you may have on the cancer or about asbestos information. With one of the largest online support groups available, the MCA is raising hope and awareness to try and bring an end to mesothelioma cancer.