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. www.cancer.org
The American Institute for Cancer Research is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention, interprets the evidence, and educates the public about the results. www.aicr.org
American Society for Radiation Oncology ASTRO’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment. www.astro.org www.rtanswers.org
Association of Cancer Online Resources ACOR is a collection of online communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. www.acor.org
Bloch Cancer Hot Line consists of a group of individuals who have had cancer who are available to talk with newly diagnosed cancer patients, promptly upon diagnosis. www.blochcancer.org
CanCare is made up of cancer survivors of more than 50 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. www.cancare.org
Cancer Hope Network provides one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer, and to their families. This support is provided by training individuals who have recovered from cancer, and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Cancer Research Institute CRI is dedicated exclusively to the support and coordination of laboratory and clinical efforts that will lead to the immunological treatment, control, and prevention cancer. www.cancerresearch.org
Cancer Support Community provide professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at no charge so that no one faces cancer alone. www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, self-learning audio program that has been developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.
Cancer.Net, formerly People Living With Cancer (PLWC), brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of ASCO. www.cancer.net
CancerCare provides 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. www.cancercare.org
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
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The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials. www.CancerTrialsHelp.org
Coping® with Cancer magazine is written by and for the cancer community. A wide variety of professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping. www.copingmag.com/cwc
Imerman Angels connects a person fighting cancer with someone who has beaten that same type of cancer, completely free of charge. This one-on-one, mentor-type relationship is provided to anyone needing support during his or her battle with cancer, anywhere across the country and worldwide. ImermanAngels.org
Journey Forward‘s computer-based tool enables anyone diagnosed with any type of cancer to have their medical history, cancer treatment summary and a post-treatment survivorship care plan captured in one place.
Kids Konnected provides friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer. www.kidskonnected.org
The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites people to fight cancer and pursue an agenda focused on prevention, access to screening and care, improvement of the quality of life for cancer survivors, and investment in research. www.livestrong.org
Life Beyond Cancer is a life coaching program for people who are ready to move forward and start a new chapter in their lives. This program is offered to individuals and groups. All life coaching sessions are conducted via telephone. If you are ready to live life beyond cancer, set up a free intro life coaching call today. http://www.readytochangelifecoaching.com/Life_Beyond_Cancer.html
National Cancer Survivors Day is held annually in hundreds of communities throughout the world on the first Sunday in June. It is a symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care. www.canceradvocacy.org
National Comprehensive Cancer Network improves the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. www.nccn.org
National Lymphedema Network is an international non-profit organization providing education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. www.lymphnet.org
OncoLink was founded to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. www.oncolink.upenn.edu
The Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults provides support programs, education and resources, free of charge, to benefit young adults, their families and friends, who are affected by cancer, and to promote awareness and prevention of cancer. Click here for more information from Coping. www.ulmanfund.org
Vital Options International is an international organization working with the patient advocacy and professional oncology community throughout the United States and Europe. Its programs enable patients and their loved ones to interact directly with leading worldwide oncology opinion leaders regarding the latest advances in cancer treatment, research, advocacy, and public policy issues www.vitaloptions.org