General Advocacy and Support Groups
Cancer Connect provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer and a community where patients can exchange information and get support and inspiration.
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Brides Against Breast Cancer™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our “Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.
CanCare matches trained cancer survivor volunteers and caregivers to newly diagnosed cancer patients or their caregivers for free, one-on-one, long term emotional support. Clients are matched as closely as possible by age, gender, type of cancer and treatment.
Chemocare.com is a website designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends.
CancerTogether is about giving face and voice to the stories and experiences of people affected by cancer. Offers those who are living or have lived with cancer an opportunity to share their hard-earned wisdom and insight– with the added power that comes from seeing and hearing someone tell their story. Their educational and inspirational videos are available on their website and other electronic media.
Provides free professional counseling, support groups, education and information, and referrals to cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the psychological and social consequences of cancer.
A comprehensive online resource for understanding chemotherapy treatment and the management of side effects.
Cycle of Hope is designed to help support early cancer detection, to reduce fear associated with treatment, to encourage a team approach, and to foster hope in patients and their families fighting the disease.
ICARE is a non-profit alliance of researchers, physicians and patients working together to promote substantive, understandable information programs on advanced treatment options.
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with, through and beyond cancer. Activities focus on survivorship resources and support, groundbreaking survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, and scientific and clinical research grants.
The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center has long been recognized as the web’s leading organization for relevant and authoritative information regarding asbestos and health complications associated with asbestos exposure.
NCI is the U.S. government agency responsible for conducting and supporting research on cancer. Their site provides information about treatment, clinical trials, and supportive care.
The Foundation provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters.
Patient-led organization advocating on behalf of survivors of all types of cancer.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative–The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments and increase chances of survival. Visit www.pancan.org for more information.
The Cancer Hotline matches newly diagnosed with someone who has survived the same cancer. Offers free information, lists of Multidisciplinary Second Opinion Centers and free books: Fighting Cancer, Cancer… There’s Hope and Guide for Cancer Supporters.
Offers a refuge from the hospital, a “home-away-from-home.”
Provides free information and psychosocial support to patients fed by tube or IV at home who cannot be sustained by normal eating because part of their gastrointestinal tract is damaged or removed. However, it does not provide financial support or oral nutrition counseling.
The Group Room Radio Talk Show, a weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show linking callers with other patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists.