Information and Expertise to Support You in Your Cancer Journey

At Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee, we provide access to a wide range of educational resources. In addition to having a Cancer Resource Specialist on staff, we maintain a comprehensive and current lending library; it's home to hundreds of books, brochures and other materials on a variety of topics, including:

Specific cancers

  • Blood cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Head, neck and thyroid cancer
  • Kidney and bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer / Melanoma

Parenting and caregiving through cancer

  • Childhood cancer
  • Talking to kids about cancer
  • Talking to friends and classmates about cancer
  • Grieving the loss of a parent
  • Caring for loved ones
  • Caring for the caregiver

Managing side effects

  • Pain management
  • Coping with chemotherapy and radiation
  • Managing hair loss
  • Managing eye and vision changes
  • Understanding skin changes
  • Intimacy and sexual health
  • Fertility and reproductive health
  • Bone health

Coping with the cost of care and working with cancer

Survivorship and post-treatment

Death, dying, grief and loss

Integrative health

Mindy-body health and wellness

Cooking and nutrition

Inspirational and spiritual

If you have additional cancer resource needs or questions, get connected with our Cancer Resource Specialist.

As an affiliate of Cancer Support Community, Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee members also have access to a free cancer support hotline, as well as publications and podcasts, such as Frankly Speaking About Cancer. Learn more in the chart below.

Cancer Support Community's CancerEd Online is an interactive educational program for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. CancerEd Online Quick Guides cover what you need to know about topics like self-advocacy, new ways of managing cancer care and precision medicine. Most quick guides last 5-10 minutes.

Cancer Support Community's Cancer Support Helpline provides access to licensed counselors who are ready to listen and offer guidance, as well as connect individuals touched by cancer to the various resources they may need.

Cancer Support Community's Frankly Speaking About Cancer® (FSAC) is Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series that provides trusted information on a variety of topics important to those affected by cancer. FSAC provides innovative health education through print and digital publications, e-learning courses, online materials, webinars, in-person workshops, and a weekly radio show.

Hosted by Cancer Support Community CEO Kim Thiboldeaux, the Frankly Speaking About Cancer® (FSAC) is a weekly broadcast that empowers listeners to live well with cancer.

Parent Guides:

When a Parent has Cancer: A guide for caring for your children
by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, M.D.

A Tiny Boat at Sea
by Zetta Smith

Cancer in the Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness 
by Sue Heiney, Joan Hemann, Katherine Bruss and Joy Fincannon

Can I Kiss You? Answering Your Children's Questions About Cancer 
by Neil Russell and Healh Communications Inc. 


There’s So Much More to Wear than Hair
 by Sarah Kravchuk 

Henry and the White Wolf 
by Tim Karu 

Little Tree
by Joyce C Mills

Our Family Has Cancer, Too 
by Christine Clifford 

You and Your Cancer: A Child's Guide 
by Lynda Cranston, Chantal LeBlanc, Maria Restivo, and Ronald Barr 

When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children can learn to cope with loss and change 
by Marge Heegaard 

The Year My Dad Went Bald: A tale of cancer, chemo and coping with a cold head 
by Brian Kraft 

A Mom of Many Hats 
by Debbie Fink, Lisa Perea Hane, Caroline Smith Heming

Nowhere Hair: Explains your cancer and chemo to your kids
by Sue Glader

When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens 
by National Cancer Institute 

Benito, You Can Do It!   (in Spanish) 
by Alan Quiñonez

Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
by Diana Lopez

Body Image:

It’s Okay to Be Different
by Todd Parr 

The Gas We Pass  
by Shinta Cho 

Everyone Poops
 by Taro Gomi 

Germs Make Me Sick 
by Melvin Berger

Emotional Awareness: 

The Invisible String  
by Patrice Karst

Let’s Talk about Feeling Afraid
by Joy Berry

Let My Colors Out 
by C. Filigenzi   

Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens 
by E. Hipp 

The I'm Not Scared Book
by Todd Parr

Grief and Loss: 

Forever Hellos, Hard Good-Byes
by Axel Dahlberg 

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
by Leo Buscaglia

Gentle Willow
by Joyce C. Mills 

I Miss You: a First Look at Death
by Pat Thomas 

Please call the Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Nashville clubhouse at 615.329.1124, or email us at, to learn more about these and other resources that can support you through your cancer experience.

Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Nashville cancer support resource library free specialist

Our resource library is home to hundreds of books, brochures and magazines on a variety of topics.

Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee free cancer support Nashville resource library

At Gilda's, we also have a Cancer Resource Specialist on staff.