Resources by Cancer Type
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
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
BreastCancerStories.com 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
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
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
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
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 is a devastating disease, our resource goes over the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis of mesothelioma.
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
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
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
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association provides support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and friends. 877-588-7904