Cancer ResourcesHere are additional resources that address various forms of cancer. They provide general knowledge and information on coping with the various forms of the disease.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) is the only multidisciplinary professional society in the U.S. dedicated to evidence-based research, treatment and practice of psychosocial oncology. APOS is committed to advancing the science and practice of psychosocial care while striving to ensure that all people with cancer have access to psychosocial services as a part of quality cancer care. APOS offers a Toll-Free Helpline, which provides cancer patients and their caregivers with referrals to local psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
Bone Health In Focus
Amgen has joined together with Breast Cancer Network of Strength, CURE, Us TOO, and the International Myeloma Foundation to form the Bone Health in Focus Steering Committee. The committee members have worked collaboratively over the last year to develop new resources for cancer patients and healthcare providers that shed light on critical issues around bone health.
The result is a set of three comprehensive reports that illustrate the serious consequences of cancer-related bone conditions, and which aim to spur improved communication between patients their healthcare providers, inspiring action to improve bone health.
Breakaway From Cancer® Resource Navigator
Breakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative that increases awareness of the valuable resources available to people affected by cancer from prevention through survivorship. The amount of information available when you are dealing with cancer can be overwhelming. The Breakaway from Cancer website helps you navigate your way through the complicated maze of resources and links that currently exist. The Breakaway from Cancer navigator helps narrow (or filter) your search to a list of credible resources specific to your needs. Use this search tool to access more than 100 leading cancer websites that offer an array of educational materials, support services programs and resources free of charge for people affected by the disease. No one should have to fight cancer alone.
www.BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT.org) is a free, nonprofit, clinical trial matching service that can help you quickly and easily find breast cancer trials that might be right for you. BCT.org has easy-to-read trial summaries and a secure message service for contacting participating research sites. You also can sign up for their trial alert service to learn about newly added trials that match your health history.
Cancer Consultants provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer for patients and professionals.
Cancer Patients Alliance Cancer Patients Alliance is dedicated to promoting awareness, increasing education, and furthering research aimed at Pancreatic Cancer. Our website is a resource for aiding patients and physicians to create optimal treatment strategies, and offers a searchable clinical trials database, frequently asked questions, news, and archives.
Cancer.net Cancer.net (www.cancer.net) resources on lung cancer provide the latest information on cancer prevention, research, and treatment, and help guide patients in making treatment decisions with their doctors.
Read the updated lung cancer section (http://www.cancer.net/lung) in the Guide to Cancers highlighting the latest in diagnosis, treatment, current research, and after treatment. A new slide deck also offers this oncologist-approved information in a turn-key Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Discover the ASCO Patient Guide: Adjuvant Treatment for Lung Cancer, which helps explain to patients with non-small cell lung cancer whether chemotherapy and radiation therapy are recommended treatments after surgery.
Check out the ASCO Expert Corner: A Decision Aid Tool for Lung Cancer article with Dr. Christopher Azzoli and Dr. John Strawn, which describes a new tool, based on the above guidelines, that assists patients who have had surgery talk with their doctor about whether to have chemotherapy after surgery. Listen to the podcast hosted by Dr. Azzoli, one of the tool’s creators.
Read how not smoking and quitting smoking prevents cancer and improves the results of cancer treatment in the Prevention section. Tobacco facts related to cancer prevention are also available in Spanish.
CancerEducation.com and CancerCare are pleased to present these virtual workshops featuring important information on topics such as:
- Ovarian Cancer: The Disease and Its Management,
- What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer,
- Everything You Wanted To Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery,
- Understanding Your Treatment,
- The Challenge of Cancer in the Workplace,
- and more!
Caring for Carcinoid Foundation
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is the leading nonprofit dedicated to discovering a cure for carcinoid cancer. To date, CFCF has awarded over $2 million in research grants to leading scientists. CFCF also provides a wealth of information about carcinoid to support patients, families, and friends, including Survivor Stories, Caring Conversations, About Carcinoid, Living with Carcinoid, Treating Carcinoid, and Clinical Trials.
CDC Publications: Common Infections Common Reality
Educational brochures written by the CDC that tackle various cancers and pre-cancerous topics. These products are the culmination of a long but fruitful process of materials adaptation, audience testing and revision, with significant input from our partners in the field.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
Relatively few people are aware that clinical trials are a vital cancer treatment option. This website will help you begin to learn more about cancer clinical trials help you decide if a trial is right for you, a friend or a loved one.
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.
The 4th Angel Mentoring Program
A free service matching cancer patients with a trained volunteer who is a cancer survivor themselves. Survivors will mentor over the phone or email sharing healthful and positive strategies learned from his or her own experience. Any adult with cancer or caring for a person with cancer is eligible to be matched with a mentor.
Gilda's Club Worldwide
Provides meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends can join with others to build support as a supplement to medical care.
Gilda's Club Worldwide
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1402
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1 (888) GILDA-4-U
Healthline's Cancer Channel
As consumers increasingly migrate online to self-manage their health, more companies are realizing the importance of delivering rich, contextually relevant health information to help their customers make better decisions.
Hope Through Grace, Inc.
Elimination colorectal cancer through prevention and early detection. Providing education in a variety of setting such as universities, churches and homeless shelters to remove finance as a barrier to baseline colonoscopy screening. Hope Through Grace covers the cost of the colonoscopy based on demonstrated need for uninsured and underinsured residents of the Houston Metroplex area in Texas. They also help with paying part of the exorbitant co pays and deductibles.
Imerman Angels is celebrating its 10th amazing year providing 1-on-1 cancer support! Their sole mission is to carefully match and individually pair a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter, survivor, or caregiver) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer. The 1-on-1 relationships with their “Mentor Angels’ inspire hope and offer the chance to receive emotional support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. Their service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world. More info is found at www.imermanangels.org.
Kidney Cancer Association
The Kidney Cancer Association is a membership organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, founded in 1991, is a national nonprofit education and support organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include: a comprehensive educational website, lbbc.org; the toll-free Survivors' Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222); large national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly educational newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; workshops and trainings for healthcare providers; low-cost informational recordings; and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.
Lung Cancer Profiles
We are pleased to announce the launch of Lung Cancer Profiles (www.lungcancerprofiles.com). This national campaign was developed in collaboration with 6 of the US lung cancer patient advocacy organizations to educate the public about the many different sub-types of lung cancer based on genetic characteristics of each tumor and raise awareness about the role of molecular testing in lung cancer.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and educating mesothelioma patients and to funding mesothelioma research. We have to date funded over $6 million.
Navigate Cancer Foundation
A national, non-profit charitable organization that provides free, expert, confidential and secure cancer care navigation services to those touched by this disease. Navigation services include answering questions related to their disease, providing individual context about their specific disease, helping patients understand treatment options, diagnosis and preventative behaviors, referrals to the best resources for a specific situation, providing complementary and alternative medicine education, providing a holistic cancer prevention/treatment/survivorship plan of care, survivorship support and education and risk reduction education to patients and families.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program is available to pancreatic cancer patients, their families and medical teams. This comprehensive program helps patients and families to understand their diagnosis and test results, learn about available treatment options including clinical trials, locate pancreatic cancer specialists, connect with other survivors and caregivers, find local support groups, and more.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can be contacted toll free at 877.272.6226.
Pancreatic NET Connections
Pancreatic NET Connections (www.PanNETConnections.com), a new web resource for patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and their caregivers.
RT Answers - Answers to Your Radiation Therapy Questions
Learning you have cancer can be frightening and confusing. To help you and your family better understand the treatment options available to you, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology created RT Answers to explain how radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat cancer.
Strike Out Cancer Program
Provides general information about the 2004-2005 "Strike Out Cancer" program (sponsored by Genentech and Major League Baseball team The San Francisco Giants), in addition to providing a way to help patients with cancer and their families navigate the often complicated world of cancer information and resources.
Provides important information about Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma. Offer information by state on treatment and research, doctors and hospitals and lawyer information as well.
Women&Cancer is the premier women’s health and wellness magazine. By covering all health and wellness issues with an emphasis on cancer prevention, early detection, management and survivorship, Women&Cancer empowers women with regard to their own health and recognizes the unique role of women in the overall health of their family and friends
More Links (in alphabetical order)
Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE)
Cancer News on the Net
International Cancer Alliance
International Myeloma Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Lymphoma Research Foundation
The National Foundation for Cancer Research
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Tamika and Friends
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults