Information and Expertise at Two Middle Tennessee Locations

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 at our Nashville Clubhouse; 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

NOTE: Many of these materials are also available at our Williamson County location. At both of our locations, many magazines, brochures and booklets can be taken and kept. Others are available for checkout. Feel free to stop by and browse the shelves.

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. 

    Cancer/Illness:

    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 info@gildasclubmiddletn.org, 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.

    Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee free cancer support Williamson County resource library

    At both locations, many of our magazines, brochures, and booklets can be taken and kept. Others are available for checkout.