Helpful Cancer Resources & Links


National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov

1-800-422-6237

Good for: cancer types, treatment options, risk factors, prevention, literature and statistics.

Fun Fact: There is a Spanish version of the website.


American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

1-800-227-2345

Good for: General cancer facts, programs in your own community and upcoming ACS events to get involved with as a volunteer.

Fun Fact: There is a tab to find local chapters closest to you!


Cancer Net

www.cancer.net

Good For: Basic cancer information but also focuses on coping with cancer and the emotional, physical and relationship changes you might experience.

Fun Fact: They have a very active social media presence, so check out their Facebook and Twitter pages!


LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare Program

www.livestrong.org

1-866-467-7205

Good For: Help for dealing with your cancer experience with local resources for counseling, financial concerns and connections to case managers.

Fun Fact: They have a section for clinical trial matching for patients interested in trying out new treatments that are in the development phase.


Fighting Pretty

www.fightingpretty.org

Good For: Their goal is to help breast cancer patients still feel like women, empowering them to see the beauty in themselves despite their cancer.

Fun Fact: You can order or send "Pretty Packages" filled with donated goodies, beauty products etc. to women you know.

Cancer Care

www.cancercare.org

1-800-813-HOPE

Good For: Free support service

s and educational workshops online, face-to-face and over the phone.

Fun Fact: This is a program for all those affected by cancer, which includes patients, loved ones and those struggling with understanding.

 

Cancer Support Community

www.thewellnesscommunity.org

1-888-793-WELL

Good For: Someone interested in online support groups in a virtual community and interested in preserving some anonymity.

Fun Fact: You can create a webpage for friends and family to see what is going on with you and how they can help. On the site you can blog about updates, send and receive messages, share resources with your followers, share a calendar of events, do fundraising, share inspirational quotes, photos and funnies.

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

www.lbbc.org

(484) 708-1550 or (610) 645-4567

Good For: Gaining a better understanding of breast cancer, learning from others affected by breast cancer, learning about upcoming events and ways to achieve the best quality of life after diagnosis.

Fun Fact: You can navigate the site based on your personal situation; newly diagnosed, metastatic breast cancer, African-american, triple-negative breast cancer or young women.