Cancer Resources

Note: The cancer resources provided below are included as a helpful reference to visitors of this website and do not imply personal knowledge of, or an endorsement of, such organizations.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

American Cancer Society
800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
Offers a variety of services to patients and their families through its Cancer Resource Network.  The ACS also supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs.

Cancer and Careers
www.cancerandcareers.org
Provides a workbook, educational resources, and support for cancer patients about working through treatment and returning to work.

CancerCare
800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org
Offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Cancer.Net
888-651-3038
www.cancer.net
The patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the leading professional organization representing oncologists.

Commission on Cancer
312-202-5085
www.facs.org/cancer/
The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Fertile Hope
888-994-4673
www.fertilehope.org
Educates cancer patients about fertility issues.

Gilda’s Club
888-445-3248
www.gildasclub.org
Provides social and emotional support to cancer patients, their families, and friends.  Lectures, workshops, networking groups, special events, and a children’s program are available.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
512-236-8820
www.livestrong.org
Helps people with cancer and their loved ones through advocacy, education, public health and research.

National Cancer Institute
800-422-6237
www.cancer.gov
A comprehensive site about cancer, including prevention, a glossary, clinical trial information, and listings and links to cancer centers.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
877-622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org
Provides information and resources on cancer support, advocacy, and quality-of-life issues.

Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org
Provides education, legal counseling, and referrals to survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.

Planet Cancer
www.planetcancer.org
An online community for young adults with cancer that also offers retreats.

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
www.CancerTrialsHelp.org
Offers TrialCheck, a clinical trials search engine, and helpful information for patients and caregivers.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
888-393-3863
www.ulmanfund.org
Provides support programs, education, and resources to young adults with cancer.

The Wellness Community
888-793-9355
www.thewellnesscommunity.org
Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and their families, such as stress reduction and cancer educational workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions, and social events.

 

RESOURCES BY TYPE OF CANCER:

BLADDER CANCER:
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
888-901-2226
www.bcan.org

BRAIN TUMORS:
American Brain Tumor Association
800-886-2282
www.abta.org

The Brain Tumor Foundation
www.braintumorfoundation.org

National Brain Tumor Society
800-934-2873
www.braintumor.org

BREAST CANCER:
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
800-221-2141 (English)
800-986-9505 (Spanish)
www.networkofstrength.org

Breastcancer.org
www.breastcancer.org

Sisters Network, Inc.
866-781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
800-462-9273
www.komen.org

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
888-500-0370
www.mbcnetwork.org

COLORECTAL CANCER:
Colon Cancer Alliance
877-422-2030
www.ccalliance.org

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
877-427-2111
www.fightcolorectralcancer.org

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER:
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
www.ECaware.org

GYNECOLOGIC CANCER:
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
800-444-4441
www.thegcf.org

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
800-685-5531
www.nccc-online.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-OVARIAN
www.ovarian.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
202-331-1332
www.ovariancancer.org

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)
800-873-9569
www.ocrf.org

Share
866-891-2392
www.sharecancersupport.org

HEAD AND NECK CANCER:
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
800-377-0928
www.spohnc.org

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
843-792-6624
www.headandneck.org

KIDNEY CANCER:
Kidney Cancer Association
800-516-8051
www.kidneycancer.org

LEUKEMIA/LYMPHOMA/MYELOMA
International Myeloma Foundation
800-452-2873
www.myeloma.org

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
800-955-4572
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation
800-235-6848
www.lymphoma.org

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
203-652-0219
www.multiplemyeloma.org

National Marrow Donor Program
800-627-7692
www.marrow.org

LIVER CANCER
YES
877-937-7478
www.beatlivertumors.org

LUNG CANCER:
It’s Time to Focus on Lung Cancer
800-813-4673
www.lungcancer.org

Lung Cancer Alliance
800-298-2436
www.lungcanceralliance.org

PANCREATIC CANCER:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
877-272-6226
www.pancan.org

PROSTATE CANCER:
National Prostate Cancer Coalition
www.fightprostatecancer.org

US TOO! International
800-808-7866
www.ustoo.org

SARCOMA:
The Sarcoma Alliance
415-381-7236
www.sarcomaalliance.org

Sarcoma Foundation of America
301-253-8687
www.curesarcoma.org

SKIN CANCER:
Melanoma International Foundation
866-463-6663
www.safefromthesun.org

Skin Cancer Foundation
800-754-6490
www.skincancer.org

THYROID CANCER:
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association
877-588-7904
www.thyca.org

PAIN:
American Pain Foundation
888-615-7246
www.painfoundation.org

END OF LIFE/HOSPICE:
Hospice Foundation of America
800-854-3402
www.hospicefoundation.org

National Association for Home Care
202-547-7424
www.nahc.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
800-658-8898