Organizations & information
for Cancer Patients
The 4th Angel Program is part of the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. This is a free, national service which provides a one-to-one supportive relationship (phone or email based) to cancer patients and their caregivers. The program has over 400 patient and caregiver mentors who are at least 6 months post treatment, and continues to train more mentors. Click the link above to request a mentor or become a mentor.
Aim at Melanoma
Aim at Melanoma is the largest international melanoma
organization focused on research, education, awareness,
and legislation. Its mission is to provide comprehensive
online melanoma information for patients and caregivers,
support melanoma research; and promote prevention and
education among the general public and medical professionals.
The website also provides the following resources: "Nurse
on Call" hotline, discussion board, breaking news,
and clinical trials matching service.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society
provides the public with accurate,
up-to-date information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free
information line, website and published materials. Patients, family
members and friends can learn about cancer and be connected to
resources in their communities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by
calling 1-800-ACS-2345 or visiting the website.
Angel Flight for Cancer Patients
Developed by Mercy Medical Airlift, AFCP provides long-distance
charitable medical air transportation to and from
distant specialized medical care and/or clinical
trials. They assist cancer patients and their escorts
with important air transportation when the cost
of purchasing said transportation is beyond their
Asbestos.net Mesothlioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource
Asbestos.net strives to provide the most complete resources available on all aspects of malignant mesothelioma - a cancer linked to asbestos exposure. In addition, the content on Asbestos.net has been reviewed by a licensed oncologist on staff and is intended to help provide patients and families with thorough, accurate information as they begin their search for answers, information, and mesothelioma treatment options. Association of Oncology Social Work
a non-profit, international organization of social
workers dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial
services to people
with cancer and their families. AOSW offers the
POWER Directory to provide the opportunity
for people with
cancer and their families,
care professionals to search this database of
clinicians who may meet their needs.
Cancer.net is the American
Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) patient information
and Pregnancy For pregnant women who find out they have
cancer and for pregnant women who are survivors.
some women, the happiest time in their lives is complicated
scariest times in their lives as some pregnant
women are diagnosed with cancer.
Care, Inc CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501c(3) organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs - including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help - are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. For more information call: 1-800-813- HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org.
CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors is a nonprofit organization based in Houston that exists as a free web-based network for cancer survivors, caregivers & their families, supporting rehabilitation through education & information exchange
Cancer Hope Network is a national, non-profit
organization offering free, confidential, one-on-one
emotional support to adult cancer
patients and their caregivers. Support is provided via
telephone by over 325 trained volunteers who have all
been through a cancer experience, have recovered and
again leading productive lives. By giving recently diagnosed
patients the gift of Hope, CHN's survivors help them
cope with their cancer and its treatment.
The American Cancer Society's CSN is an online community created by
and for cancer survivors and their families for the purpose of
connecting with others like themselves, sharing practical
information, and supporting one another. Listen to personal stories, post
questions, chat, and connect with others going through a cancer experience.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed
to our mission of providing support, education and
advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer,
survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families
and the professionals who care for them.
Treehouse Foundation The
Treehouse Foundation’s mission is to serve
as advocates in establishing or expanding professional,
structured, ongoing emotional support groups for
children whose parents have cancer. As a national
non-profit organization, the Foundation accomplishes
this by providing training for professionals at
cancer centers and cancer hospitals across the
Cancer Alliance: CCA The CCA is dedicated to ending the suffering
caused by colorectal cancer through patient support,
education, research and advocacy. The CCA website includes
information about screening, treatment, clinical trials,
quality of life, financial issues and much more. You
can also order free printed materials and colorectal
cancer awareness merchandise online. The CCA offers a
variety of patient support services including a national
conference, community-based seminars, a toll free helpline,
chat forum and Buddy Program which provides both survivors
and caregivers with a chance to connect with someone
who has gone through a similar experience.
Cancer Coalition: C3 C3 is
a national organization whose mission is to
eliminate suffering and death due to colon and rectal
through advocacy. C3 pushes for research to improve
screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal
cancer; for policy decisions that make the most
effective colon and rectal cancer prevention
available to all; and for increased awareness
that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and
Healing Journeys The mission at Healing Journeys is to promote and support healing by assisting people with cancer or other life-altering illnesses to access their own healing potential and their ability to thrive.
Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation For Young
Adults A TIME Magazine
Best 50 Website 2007, the I'm Too Young For This!
Cancer Foundation For Young Adults is a
global support community for young adults affected
by cancer who get busy living and rock on. Our
mission is to end isolation and improve quality
of life by providing one-stop access to hard
to find resources, peer support and social networks.
Imerman Angels provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. These relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. The 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.
Breast Cancer: IBC The IBC Research
Foundation is the only cancer research organization
which specifically targets IBC and the research
to find its cause. This website details symptoms
and offers information and help for
patients and their caregivers.
Lauren’s Light is a nonprofit organization
helping families with young children in which
a parent has cancer. They currently offer a variety
of services to families in the South Florida
area, including access to professional counseling
and educational information about the diagnosis
and treatment options. The LIVESTRONG Foundation The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by the disease. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.
Beyond Breast Cancer As a national education
and support organization, their goal is to improve
your quality of life and
help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery
or management of the disease, regardless of educational
background, social support or financial means.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Medicare Drug Prescription Plan (Part-D) Information Medicare’s new prescription
drug benefit, Medicare Part D,
will start January
1, 2006 and will
mean changes for many people receiving
treatment for mental illness. This
the latest information from leading mental
MesoLink is an online Mesothelioma resource center dedicated to disseminating the knowledge of cancers stemming from asbestos exposure. It provides visitors with information about the various forms of mesothelioma, the different treatment options available to them, ongoing clinical trials, and how to secure legal representation should they need it. The site lists cancer centers that specialize in mesothelioma, where they can seek both medical and emotional support, and offers free books and materials concerning coping and survivorship with mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Prognosis is a leading Internet resource for concise and comprehensive information about the dangers of asbestos exposure and coping with mesothelioma diagnosis. Their website has a two-fold mission: educating our readers on the many issues regarding the prognosis for mesothelioma and providing assistance to anyone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The MetaCancer Foundation has launched its innovative
website and offers resources for everyday living, opportunities
for creative reflection, and possibilities for you to
live beyond your diagnosis right now with strength, grace,
Academies In Focus The National Academies In Focus is a magazine featuring
activities of the National Academies, which serve as
independent advisers to the federal government on scientific
and technical questions of national importance.
Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing
supporting patients and creating hope. Our Patient
and Liaison Services (PALS) program maintains a free,
call-in and email information service for patients,
families and health professionals.
The Patient/Partner Project is a multi-faceted, long-term
program focused on helping cancer patients by helping
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that develops in the lungs. It is almost solely caused by exposure to asbestos, which was used in everything in children's toys, house-hold insulation, and naval carriers. PleuralMesothelioma.com is a one-stop resource for pleural mesothelioma patients and their families.
with Cancer Network The Pregnant with Cancer Network is
an organization for women diagnosed
with cancer during pregnancy. Their mission
is to connect women who are pregnant with cancer
other women who have been pregnant
with the same type of cancer. These women lend
support, offer hope and share their experiences
with one another through phone and e-mail conversation.
SHARE – Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE Caregiver Circle for Family and Friends offers a community of support, ensuring that you receive the help you need. You can speak one-on-one with a trained volunteer through our peer support helpline or meet with other caregivers at our support groups, and you can participate in our teleconferences and webinars to get information from professionals. Our mission is to connect you with other caregivers to share strategies and support so you can care for your loved one without losing yourself.
of Love Foundation
The Songs of Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to providing personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill
children and young adults.
Steps For Living is a nonprofit clearinghouse of cancer
information and human resources that uses the power
of the arts to raise awareness about what it means
to be a cancer survivor by educating and empowering
those in need with everyday steps for living through
and beyond their darkest hours.
Strength for Caring is a program that addresses the complex needs of a person
caring for a loved one with cancer. This community-based program is free of charge
and provides comprehensive education and support for caregivers.
SuperSibs! is a national not-for-profit organization that works to honor, support
and recognize the brothers and sisters of children with cancer. Their goal is
help these "shadow survivors" re-define the cancer sibling experience
and move forward in their lives with strength, courage and hope.
Surviving Mesothelioma Cancer Monthly LLC is responsible for the content of this website and is the publisher of Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide. The site includes important information about asbestos exposure & Mesothelioma
Community The Wellness Community
is a national non-profit organization that provides in-person
groups and education programs to people
with all cancers and their caregivers.
The mission of WomenStories is to produce videos about
breast cancer and distribute them nationally and internationally,
so information and support about this disease will be
readily available to all newly diagnosed women.
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