General Cancer Information and Assistance
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta GA 30329
The American Cancer Society, with offices nationwide, has a variety of services for cancer patients and their families and friends. Through the Ostomy Rehabilitation Program, Look Good...Feel Better, What About Me? and I Can Cope, they provide direct assistance to patients and their families, who need help with the physical and emotional problems they face. Also available are a variety of pamphlets, brochures and booklets providing information. Materials are available in Spanish and Chinese in addition to English.
Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.
Cancer Care Inc. is a nonprofit social service agency that assists families and patients in coping with the emotional, psychological, and financial consequences of cancer. It has a toll-free counseling line and teleconference programs providing assistance to individuals and families. Information about cancer and treatment, financial counseling, financial assistance and referrals to other support services are also available.
The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. Through research, education, and advocacy, we are saving lives.
Cancer Shop USA
Cancer Shop USA is the first and only patient requested, doctor approved on-line store to offer products to help patients with the side effects of chemo and radiation. From recovery clothing to mouth care products and radiation burn creams to nutritional supplements and densely-caloric food items, Cancer Shop USA strives to be the "leader in comfort care" for patients, friends, and family. Many of the unique products offered are inspired and developed by cancer patients and survivors. Each item is reviewed and endorsed by a physician to make sure the product is safe for all patients. Cancer Shop USA looks forward to helping you and your family find comfort on your journey to recovery.
Chemocare.com is designed to provide cancer patients with reliable information and empowerment to make informed choices about thier treatment. The site offers extensive details on chemotherapy and its side effects in patient-friendly language.
Healthcare 411 is a resource in both English and Spanish created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It aims to be a multimedia “one-stop resource” site for consumer and health care provider organizations. It contains the very latest health care news and research findings via videos, articles, podcasts and more on a variety of health topics.
HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation
PO Box 232
New York, NY 10272
The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation is dedicated to empowering anal cancer patients and accelerating prevention and research methods that eliminate anal cancer. The Foundation offers support for survivors, caregivers, scientists and providers connected to anal cancer, while advancing prevention and a cure for the 5% of all cancers that are caused by HPV with a focus on anal cancer.
Know Cancer is dedicated to connecting, educating and empowering all people affected by the many forms of cancer. Through the power of knowledge and collective wisdom we will help people to prevent, endure and survive cancer. Our current focus is KnowCancer.com, an online community that provides social and professional support to patients and their loved ones.
The National Institutes of Health Cancer Information Service/PDQ provides a nationwide telephone service with specially trained personnel who can provide up-to-date, understandable information about cancer. Their offices serve specific geographic areas and can provide information about services available in each area. They offer a wide variety of free publications, many in both Spanish and English, including What You Need to Know about Cancer of the Colon and Rectum. They can also provide a list of cancer centers and information about clinical trials.
Navigating Cancer is a free website specifically for cancer patients offering unique health tracking tools, chemotherapy information and a growing community. Our vision is to use technology to empower patients to partner more closely with their physicians, support network and other like patients to navigate their best care.
The online oral chemotherapy resource for patients and families. This information is not intended for residents of the USA.
Peer Support Network
PSN provides a free online community/social network in which newly diagnosed cancer patients, cancer survivors and their caregivers coping with the emotional and physical challenges of a cancer diagnosis can find peer support from others that have undergone similar experiences. Users are able to create personal profiles, share stories and photos, and find others with like situations.
Right Test Right Time
Depending on the results of the biomarker testing, your doctor can select the right treatment for your specific cancer and avoid exposure to medicines that are not likely to be effective against your cancer. Genentech recently launched a new website, www.RightTestRightTime.org, that helps explain what biomarkers and diagnostic tests are and what patients, whether they are newly diagnosed or have had a recurrence, should ask their healthcare team.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
1354 Aloha St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a world-class cancer treatment center uniting the expertise of three internationally renowned institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. Together these organizations form the only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest.