The following are helpful links that can provide patients with additional valuable information.
The American Cancer Society offers free services designed to help patients with their information, daily living, and emotional support needs.
The American Liver Foundation’s mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention and cure of liver disease.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
APOS is dedicated to assuring that all people with cancer have access to supportive care for the psychological, emotional, spiritual and social impact that the disease has on their lives.
Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) is dedicated to providing transplant patients, survivors and their loved ones with emotional support and high quality information about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants.
Brain Tumor Society’s site offers the latest information for the entire brain tumor community.
American Breast Cancer Foundation aims to provide a fighting chance to every life threatened by breast cancer no matter what age, race, sex, or financial challenge through screening assistance programs.
The Breast Care Site is dedicated to helping Breast Cancer Survivors reclaim a positive body image and a healthy lifestyle.
Cancer.net 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 about them.
Cancer and Careers is committed to changing cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization providing free, professional support services to those 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 free of charge.
A social network for people with cancer, their caregivers and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about cancer. CancerConnect is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer. Disease-specific groups as well as groups for caregivers, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide patients with support during their journey.
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. As the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, the organization offers a network of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer.
Facing Breast Cancer Together is an online support group for people facing breast cancer. The site offers up-to-date information and a variety of links to breast cancer-related information.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a nonprofit that offers opportunities to access free patient resources, such as chemotherapy side effects, and get involved in advocacy, awareness and research for colorectal cancer.
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, was established in 1991 by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) to promote public awareness about the prevention, early detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers.
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health-related questions in touch with those professionals that are best able to provide answers.
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. They fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urological Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. They educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.
Since 1997, LiveStrong has been working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. They started as a small group trying to raise money to fight cancer. As cancer has quietly become the world’s leading cause of death, their work has expanded and now reaches every corner of the globe.
Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization devoted solely to support and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Circle of Hope is committed to educating the public and members of the medical community about lung cancer; advocating on behalf of lung cancer patients, their families and others at risk, influencing public policy decisions relating to lung cancer and promoting increased funding for research.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding 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.
Malecare, a resource for men, works worldwide to improve the lives of people diagnosed with cancer by making health services safe, available, understandable and sustainable.
The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.
Maintain an on-going support system for women, family members and friends facing issues related to cervical cancer, HPV and other HPV cancers.
The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) and Be The Match Foundation® are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the United States, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.
The goal of this website is to educate about cancer so you can have more informed conversations with your doctors and other health care providers and ultimately live longer and better quality lives. The website includes information on all facets of cancer, from prevention and screening through life after cancer.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is an excellent resource to help provide nurses with the cancer information needed to help patients.
The goal of Patient Resource LLC is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge. The information is written for ease of understanding and is offered in printed publications and online.
PCF is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally.
The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment.
Support groups and information for those with head and neck cancers.
The Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation was incorporated in April 2003 and has quickly grown to become the largest private funds of research in the country for these areas of cancer. In addition to research, THANC sponsors continuing professional medical education, community awareness and education, as well as patient outreach and support programs. Under the medical direction of Dr. Mark Urken, THANC is housed within the Institute for Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Beth Israel Medical Center.
The nation’s largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research, The Lustgarten Foundation provides patients and caregivers with free information, including a comprehensive handbook, expert information series, and a web site linking to an array of resources.
The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. Its goal is to provide a nonprofit association that will serve to unify and strengthen its member support groups, which are organized for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions, as well as their caregivers.