Recommended Resources

We’ve collected some of the best cancer-related resources from the Internet. These are only a starting point and cannot take the place of the attention and recommendations of your professional healthcare provider. However, learning about cancer and how others have dealt with the same challenges you’re facing can guide you in getting the help and support you need.The Maine Cancer Resource Connection is a joint project of the Dempsey Center in Lewiston, the Cancer Community Center in South Portland and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth.

These resources have been checked out and are reliable. However, if you are looking for information on the Internet beware of .com sites that are often selling something. Look for sites that end in .gov, .edu, or .org.

The Beth Wright Center in Ellsworth has a computer available for patient/family use and volunteers that can assist if needed. Computers are available at your local library.

You can also call us for information or contact the Maine Cancer Resource Connection at or call Karen Page at Toll Free: 1-866-446-4865 or (207) 755-389



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I started special yoga and exercise classes sponsored by the center one year after my breast cancer and lymphedema diagnoses. These classes, and the camaraderie, understanding, compassion and encouragement I felt from everyone connected to the center, inspired me to get moving, literally and figuratively. Cancer can be isolating and immobilizing at times, and being with others who understand this helped me profoundly. Four years later I feel continuously nourished and nurtured by my new community of friends. Plus, I can now touch my toes and do 20 stomach crunches!