Resources by Cancer Type

Bladder Cancer

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network aims to improve public awareness of the disease and increase research directed toward the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of bladder cancer. 301-469-6865

The American Brain Tumor Association offers free publications, educational programs, support group lists, physician list, a pen pal program, and social service consultations by telephone. 800-886-2282

The National Brain Tumor Foundation
provides patients and their families with information on how to cope with their brain tumors. 800-934-2873

Breast Cancer

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation provides breast health and breast cancer educational materials, holds events around the country, advocates for breast cancer research and prevention, and funds research. 800-462-9273

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer. The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. YourShoes™ is Breast Cancer Network of Strength’s peer support program that includes a 24/7 breast cancer support center staffed by trained breast cancer survivors providing peer support through a toll-free hotline, e-mail, and support groups. 800-221-2141

Breast Cancer Resources from OncologySTAT
Breast Cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer types that affect the world. OncologySTAT is committed to providing up to date news, journal scans, chemotherapy regimens, interviews with reputable doctors, and informative videos. OncologySTAT’s mission is to improve worldwide cancer care and prevention by providing healthcare professionals with immediate integrated access to the most authoritative evidence-based information available.

Sisters Network, Inc. seeks to increase local and national attention about the impact breast cancer has in the African-American community. 866-781-1808 is an online support community where those touched by breast cancer can share their experiences with loved ones and with one another. 603-759-5640

Caring Connection

Colorectal Cancer

The Colon Cancer Alliance offers patient support, a resource center, news, research advocacy, and events. 877-422-2030

Colorectal Cancer Coalition
advocates for research to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer.703-548-1225

Esophageal Cancer

The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association promotes support for esophageal cancer patients and caregivers. 866-730-3222

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. They concentrate on providing current information for oral and head and neck cancer patients who are trying to gain a better understanding of their illness and their lives. 800-377-0928

Kidney Cancer

The Kidney Cancer Association offers information about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information. 800-850-9132

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides financial aid for specified treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, First Connection (a professionally supervised peer support program), referrals, and school re-entry materials. 800-955-4572

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation supports research grants and professional and patient symposia on multiple myeloma and related blood cancers; provides a newsletter, referrals, and information. 203-972-1250

The National Marrow Donor Program keeps a registry of potential bone marrow donors and provides information, patient advocacy aid assistance, and free patient education materials. 800-627-7692

Lung Cancer

It’s Time to Focus on Lung Cancer offers education, resources, clinical trial information, support groups,
teleconferences, an e-newsletter, and news updates. 877-646-5864

The Lung Cancer Alliance
offers educational programs about lung cancer, psychosocial support, and
advocacy about issues that concern lung cancer patients and those at risk for the disease.800-298-2436

The Lung Cancer Support Community
offers a collection of patient discussion threads and forums with broad participation that helps foster a true sense of community for patients and families of those with lung cancer. They’re funded by the LUNGevity Foundation, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding lung cancer research.

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer is a devastating disease, our resource goes over the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis of mesothelioma.

Ovarian Cancer

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for research. They distribute materials and sponsor an annual advocacy conference for survivors and families. 202-331-1332

Pancreatic Cancer

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network educates health professionals and the general public about pancreatic cancer to increase awareness of the disease. Information about support networks, clinical trials, and reimbursement for care are available. 877-272-6226

Prostate Cancer

The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer (MCFPC) was established in December 2005 by a group of prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. Members of the coalition share the desire to raise awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. MCFPC is dedicated to ending the devastating impact of prostate cancer on men, their loved ones, and the State of Maine.

The National Prostate Coalition
provides outreach, awareness, and advocacy.

The Project to End Prostate Cancer

US®TOO! International
 educates newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients, offers support groups, and provides information about treatment. 800-808-7866

YANA – You Are Not Alone Now Prostate Cancer Support Site
provides comfort to any man diagnosed with prostate cancer and helps him decide how best to deal with the diagnosis by guiding him to suitable information.

Prostate Cancer InfoLink
offers the most user-friendly and personalized prostate cancer information on the web.  The New Prostate Cancer InfoLink website contains detailed articles, a daily blog, and an online mentoring service.

His Prostate Cancer

This website is for caregivers and individuals concerned for men with prostate cancer in their lives. It provides information and support on important decisions, including choosing among the many treatment options. It also provides information about potential problems or concerns that may arise before or after treatment.

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute
educates patients and their families about prostate cancer. This includes new advances in diagnosis, staging, treatments and available resources. PCRI believes that a patient who understands his disease and treatment is empowered to communicate more effectively with his physicians and obtain a better outcome. PCRI intends to use all available communication tools to accomplish this most important objective. 1-800-641-PCRI


The Sarcoma Alliance provides education, support and guidance in finding medical providers, treatment options, and various other information sources. 415-381-7236

The Sarcoma Foundation of America
raises funds for sarcoma research, patient networking, and support. 301-520-7648 Skin Cancer

The Melanoma Foundation of New England
assists patients and their caregivers struggling with melanoma by offering support groups, educational programs, and Billy’s Buddies, a new one-on-one patient advocacy and support program. These programs are all free. 800-557-6352

The Melanoma International Foundation

educates the public on prevention and early detection of melanoma, coordinates local screening and education programs, and serves patients and their families by operating a toll-free patient and family hotline for those battling melanoma. 888-463-6663

The Skin Cancer Foundation
increases public awareness of skin cancer, and conducts public and medical educational programs. 800-754-6490

The Shade Foundation
is dedicated to eradicated melanoma through educating children and the
community in preventing and detecting skin cancer, and the promotion of sun safety. 866-417-4233

Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association provides support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and friends. 877-588-7904


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