INFORMATION ABOUT GENERAL PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL & PRACTICAL SURVIVORSHIP SUPPORT
American Pain Foundation
Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support.
Aspen Cancer Survivor Center
The Center’s mission is to optimize the quality of life of cancer survivors. It provides scientifically based fitness programming, nutritional guidance, mental health services and one-on-one coaching in a caring, personal and professional environment.
Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
The Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) links patients with survivors who can provide emotional support.
BMTSupport.org is an interactive non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which seeks to motivate, empower and enlighten people with an interest in bone marrow transplantation through peer support, education and awareness of this difficult but potentially life-saving procedure.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on helping families struggling with and overcoming infertility.
Camp Aranzazu is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities by providing unique camping, environmental studies, and retreat experiences to groups with special needs.
Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc.
Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer Lifeline provides emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process, welcoming patients, survivors, their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers.
CancerQuest was designed to present an overview of both normal and cancer biology. While most site visitors are looking for cancer-related information, CancerQuest believes it is important to provide information about how normal cells work.
This website is written by a dietitian who is a 3-time cancer survivor. It provides great suggestions for healthy eating, along with meal ideas and menus. Check out the frequently asked questions section for lots of great info!
Cancer Supportive Care
The Cancer Supportive Care website provides information to improve the general physical and mental health and quality of life for newly diagnosed cancer patients on therapy, as well as promote long-term survivorship.
Cancer Trials Support Unit
The Cancer Trials Support Unit is a project sponsored by the National Cancer Institutes for the support of a national network of physicians to participate in NCI-sponsored Phase III cancer treatment trials. The majority of these trials are sponsored by the adult Cooperative Clinical Trials Groups.
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy works to advance fair access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing the highest quality analysis, education and advocacy.
The mission of CenterWatch is to be the leading sources of news, directories, analysis, and proprietary market research for clinical research professionals and patients.
Children’s Hospice International
Children’s Hospice International, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 to promote hospice support through pediatric care facilities and encourage the inclusion of children in existing and developing hospice, palliative, and home care programs.
Children’s Oncology Camping Association International
Children’s Oncology Camps of America was founded by a dozen pioneer oncology camps. The personnel from these twelve camps found the lives of children with cancer were immeasurably enhanced by camping. Noting their similar experiences, these visionaries believed a forum should be created to share their ideas and experiences. That forum known as C.O.C.A. currently consists of over 65 member camps from within the United States.
Children’s Treehouse Foundation
Children’s Treehouse Foundation is the nation’s only organization providing hospital-based, cancer-focused, psychosocial intervention training and programming dedicated to improving the emotional health of children whose parents have cancer.
Chinese Community Cancer Information Center
The Chinese Community Health Resource Center was established as a private, non-profit community center by the Chinese Community Health Care Association (a physicians’ independent practice association), Chinese Community Health Plan, and Chinese Hospital. The Center’s mission is to build a healthy community through culturally and linguistically competent preventive health, disease management, and research programs.
Clayton Dabney Foundation For Kids with Cancer
The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories. The assistance is arranged through the parents and is anonymous to the child.
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials.
Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life, through support, education and advocacy.
Complimentary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources (CIMER)
The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources (CIMER) are dedicated to providing educational resources to health care professionals and patients regarding the current understanding of complementary medicine.
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.
Dream Foundation, founded in Santa Barbara in 1994, is the first national wish granting organization for adults suffering life-threatening illness. The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling life-threatening illness.
eCancerTrials.com is a service that helps cancer patients find appropriate clinical trials evaluating new or novel treatment approaches. On eCancerTrials.com physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies list their ongoing clinical trials in an easy to use database so patients can search for clinical trials appropriate to their situation.
EmergingMed’s mission is to create a coordinated, seamless connection between patients, clinical trials, and physicians at exactly the right time–when a person’s medical situation is perfectly aligned with a researcher’s effort to find new and better treatments.
First Descents is committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing outdoor adventure therapy through kayaking, rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports.
Harmony Hill Retreat Center
Harmony Hill’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer, providing support and resources that inspire renewal. It fulfills its mission by providing facilities as a retreat center for groups of all kinds, offering generous hospitality and excellent service in a spectacular natural setting.
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Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network is an organization dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope.
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.
Hospice Education Institute
The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization, providing the public and health care professionals with information and education about the many facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved.
How To Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide
This National Institutes of Health website provides a comprehensive guide to help patients look for a cancer treatment clinical trial.
International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)
The mission of the IAL is to support individuals and their families, who have lost their voice due to the removal of their larynx by supporting lost chords clubs, assisting and coordinating educational/support conferences and continuing the legacy of one laryngectomee helping another out of voicelessness.
Kids ‘n Camp
Kids ‘n Kamp is devoted to the social, educational and emotional needs of children with cancer. By providing family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities, the Kids ‘n Kamp network touches the lives of more than 400 children and their families each year.
KOA Care Camps
The KOA system of campgrounds in the United States and Canada sponsors special non-profit programs for helping youngsters stricken with cancer and siblings to participate in the camping experience at an authorized “cancer camp.”
Live Longer, Live Stronger: A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families
Live Longer, Live Stronger is a handbook for thriving with cancer. Its stories and exercises distill the experience of thousands of families in finding the right treatment, conquering fear, using hope as good medicine, surmounting barriers to treatment, increasing quality and meaning of life, and redefining your relationship with cancer. Authors William M. Buchholz, M.D., Hematology and Oncology, and Susan W. Buchholz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, bring a deep respect for the teachings of their patients.
Living with Death and Dying
In this compassionate and moving guide to communicating with the terminally ill, Dr. Elisabeth Küebler-Ross, the world’s foremost expert on death and dying, shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on the workshops that have made her famous and loved around the world, she shows the importance of meaningful dialogue in helping patients to die with peace and dignity.
Locks of Love
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Look Good…Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.
Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, improves the health of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women who partner with women (WPW) and their families by offering various support groups for cancer clients, caregivers, those grieving a loss, as well as health & wellness groups.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The Alliance’s mission is to improve the health of Hispanic communities and work with others to secure health for all. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation’s foremost source of information on Hispanic health and a science-based and community driven advocate for health.
National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)
NAWHO is a national non-profit health organization with a mission to achieve health equity for Asian women and families. Through innovative programs and groundbreaking partnerships, NAWHO has improved breast cancer screening outreach, increasing awareness of diabetes risk, and closing the gaps in immunization coverage.
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Its mission is to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
The Foundation provides need-based financial support to young adult survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. Furthermore, the Foundation promotes awareness and prevention of cancer within the young adult community.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
Established in 1951, the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction housed at NYU Medical Center addresses the plight of children with a facial disfigurement by supporting state – of – the – art treatment, innovative research, and psychosocial support.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH)
NIJH was established in 1985 to help alleviate suffering in serious and terminal illness. It communicates with hospices, family service, medical organizations, and all health-care agencies alerting them to the plight of the Jewish terminally ill.
National LGBT Cancer Network
Formerly known as The LGBT Cancer Project, the National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by educating, training and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.
National LGBT Cancer Project – Out With Cancer
The National LGBT Cancer Project – Out With Cancer is our country’s first and leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization. Out With Cancer is committed to improving the health of LGBT cancer survivors through direct and support service, patient navigation, education and advocacy.
National Marrow Donor Program
The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) and our Be The Match Foundation® are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it.
National Patient Travel Center
The National Patient Travel HELPLINE provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.
National Students of AMF Support Network
The mission of National Students of AMF is to support college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.
Native American Cancer Research (NACR)
NACR is dedicated to helping improve the lives of Native American cancer patients and survivors. It seeks to reduce Native American cancer incidence and mortality, and to increase survival from cancer among Native Americans.
Native People’s Circle of Hope
The Native People’s Circle of Hope is a coalition of Native American cancer support groups. Its mission is to provide hope and improvement of communication, support, education and advocacy for the cancer survivor.
NCI’s Cancer Information Service
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Information Service (CIS) is a federally funded program that was established in 1975 as an essential part of NCI’s cancer education and information efforts. It provides scientifically based, unbiased information to patients, their families and friends, physicians and other health professionals.
Pain.com strives to be the premier educational and informational resource on the Internet for health care professionals and patients who have an interest in pain and its management.
Pan American Health Organization
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
The mission of Reel Recovery is to help men in the cancer recovery process by introducing them to the healing powers of the sport of fly-fishing, while providing a safe, supportive environment to explore their personal experiences of cancer with others who share their stories.
Reeling & Healing Midwest
Reeling & Healing Midwest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions fly-fishing wellness retreats for women battling and surviving cancer.
River adventures for teen and adult cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthen the mind, body and spirit.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Their Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology, created this website to explain to patients, their families and the public how doctors called radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat cancer safely and effectively.
Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center opened in 1996 as the first cancer care clinic in the Pacific Northwest where Board-certified medical oncologists work side by side with Board-certified naturopathic oncologists, Chinese medicine practitioners, acupuncturists and other complementary care providers to offer comprehensive treatment choices.
Social Workers Help Starts Here
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members, 90% of whom hold master’s degrees in social work. Social workers intervene with issues such as cancer pain management treatments, coping with cancer, and legal protections in the workplace for individuals with cancer.
Special Love a nonprofit organization that provides cancer families a network of support, made up of other patients and families who know and understand the trials and triumphs of the cancer experience.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.
SuperSibs! is dedicated to ensuring ongoing comfort, recognition and support to children with brothers and sisters who have cancer. SuperSibs! helps these siblings to redefine the cancer experience to use these life lessons for strength, courage and hope as they move into the future.
Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
This book published by the National Cancer Institute was written to help its readers learn from other people with cancer. Many people helped write this book – patients, their family members, and friends.
Team Survivor provides group exercise and support programs for women with a present or past diagnosis of cancer. Women of all ages and fitness levels and in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery are welcome. Team Survivor is open to women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.
The Cancer Project
The Cancer Project advances cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research. The Cancer Project’s hands-on nutrition classes have become incredibly popular, helping cancer survivors and their families learn new tastes and easy food preparation skills.
The Inner Cook
The Inner Cook is a company consisting of a group of dedicated pros in the culinary arts who want to spread the word that eating nourishingly scrumptious meals is within the grasp of cancer survivors. Through the Inner Cook, chef Rebecca Katz teaches creative culinary solutions to people navigating the after effects of cancer treatments. Rebecca is the Executive Chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine and CancerGuides® Professional Training Programs, which attracts the country’s top cancer wellness physicians, nurses, social workers, and researchers.
The Neuropathy Association
The Neuropathy Association is the leading national non-profit organization serving the peripheral neuropathy community. It provides support and education, advocacy for patients’ interests, and promotes research into the causes of and cures for neuropathy.
The Oley Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Oley Foundation is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides information and psycho-social support to consumers of home parenteral (IV) and enteral (Tube-fed) nutrition (homePEN), helping them live fuller, richer lives.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project
The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) assures that uninsured or under-insured, low-income families and individuals in need of mental health care are linked with licensed mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost. For those who are doubly victimized by a cancer diagnosis and a lack of financial resources, The Jean Steirn Cancer Program provides free mental health treatment, linkage to necessary support services in the community and transportation to therapy appointments as necessary.
United Ostomy Association of America
The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. Its goal is to provide a nonprofit association that will serve to unify and strengthen its member support groups, which are organized for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions and their caregivers.
Well Spouse Association
The Well Spouse Association, a nonprofit organization, advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner. It offers peer to peer support and educates health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues “well” spouses face every day.
Wigs for Cancer Patients
The mission of Wigs for Cancer Patients is to provide helpful information and excellent solutions for quality wigs that are needed for hair loss while having chemotherapy, radiation or other medical treatments.
Wigs for Kids
Wigs for Kids provides hair replacement systems to children under the age of 18 who have lost their hair as a result of medical treatments, health conditions, or burn accidents. Children must come from families that cannot otherwise pay for a hair system.
Young Cancer Spouses
The mission of Young Cancer Spouses is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences.