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Helpful Resources for Cancer Patients, Families of Cancer Patients, Caregivers to Cancer Patients, Cancer Survivors and Thrivers

Support Organizations

BreastCancer.org

breastcancer-org-logo.jpgBreastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

 

 

Cancer and Careers

cancer-and-careers-logo.jpgCancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

 

 

Cancer.net

cancer-dot-net-logo.pngCancer.net includes oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

 

 

 

 

CancerCare.org

cancercare-logo-180x92.gifCancerCare.org provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

Caringbridge.org

caringbridge-logo.pngCaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge can help those with serious health challenges to communicate with friends and family about their journey.


Chemoangels

chemo-angels-logo.jpgChemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. Chemoangels believes that people going through the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy deserve lots of encouragement.

 

Chemocare

chemocare-logo.jpgChemocare.com is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. The website is designed to supplement what patients may already have learned from their healthcare professionals.

 

 

Gilda’s Clubs Affiliates throughout the United States

Gilda’s Clubs offer support for the whole family, the whole time because no one should face cancer alone. Participants attest to the fact that Gilda’s Club has helped change their lives by restoring control and enabling them to plan their own emotional and social support, thus strengthening and enriching the entire family.

 

Imerman Angels

imerman-angerls-logo.jpgImerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors. These 1-on-1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience.

 

 

 

Livestrong

livestrong-logo-2.pngLivestrong provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer—and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary. Livestrong creates and supports programs holistically – to address all the avenues along the cancer journey.

 

Look Good Feel Better

look-good-feel-better.jpgThe Look Good Feel Better program is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. The organization aims to improve patient self image and appearance through complimentary beauty sessions.

 

Oncology Nurse Navigators

oncology-education-logo.jpgA nurse navigator is a professional who comes alongside the family undergoing the cancer journey. He/she typically follows the patient from pre-diagnosis through the continuum of care ensuring that the patient is given timely care for appointments, tests and procedures. The nurse navigator educates the patient on treatment options, medication and chemotherapy side effects, and clinical trial options, and can serve as a guide in survivorship planning.

 

Susan G. Komen

susan-g-komen-logo2.pngSince 1982, Komen has played a critical role in advancing the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease, funding research and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.

 

What Next

whatnext-logo.pngWhatNext gives patients access to firsthand experiences by specific cancer type from patients, caregivers, survivors, and loved ones. Patients can gain insight into cancer symptoms, treatments, questions and decisions others have made by cancer type, stage of cancer, stage of treatment, age of patient and even location so you can see what you might expect as you move through you own cancer journey and make decisions.

 

Cancer Specific Organizations

America Cancer Society

american-cancer-society.jpgFor nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

 

Colon Cancer Alliance

colon-cancer-alliance-logo.jpgThe Colon Cancer Alliance is the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing survivorship through screening, education, awareness, advocacy and research.

 

 

 

Kidney Cancer Association

kidney-cancer-dot-org-logo.jpgThe Kidney Cancer Association is dedicated to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. KCA funds, promotes, and collaborates with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urological Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects.

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

leukemia-lymphoma-society-logo.pngThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Helping patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

 

Lustgarten Foundation

lustgarten-foundation-logo.gifThe Lustgarten Foundation helps to advance scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

 

Lung Cancer.org

lung-cancer-org-logo2.pngLungCancer.org provides free profession support – including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications to anyone coping with lung cancer.

 

Lymphoma Info Network

lymphoma-info-network.pngA vast resource of information about lymphoma including treatment, research and other information.

 

 

 

Lymphoma Research

lymphoma-research-foundation-logo.gifThe Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.

 

 

Melanoma Research Foundation

melanoma-research-foundation-logo.pngThe mission of the Melanoma Research foundation is to support medical research for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma; to educate patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma; and to act as an advocate for the melanoma community to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.

 

 

Melanoma.com

melanoma-dot-com-logo.gifOn this website you will find information about melanoma, treatment options, how to talk to your doctor, and living with melanoma. Learn what to do if you're worried about a mole on your skin. Find out how to protect yourself and your family from melanoma in the future.

 

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation

prostate-cancer-foundation-logo.jpgFirmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally.

 

Skin Cancer Foundation

skin-cancer-foundation.jpgThe Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

 

Research

American Institute for Cancer Research 

american-institute-for-cancer-research-logo.jpgAICR is focused on the link between diet and cancer, and supports cutting-edge research in the fields of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment and survival. AICR interprets the results of the researchand crafts reliable recommendations to lower cancer risk and educates the public about the results.

 

CANCERactive

CANCERactive is a UK charity. The aim of CANCERactive is to help you increase your personal odds of beating cancer by providing you - ALL the information - not just on orthodox cancer treatments but on complementary therapies and the latest “alternative” cancer therapies as well. We want to empower you, allowing you to make more informed personal choices to prevent and treat cancer.

Cancer Commons

cancer-commons-logo2.pngCancer Commons is a nonprofit, open science initiative linking cancer patients, physicians and scientists in Rapid Learning Communities. The mission is to ensure that patients are treated in accord with the latest knowledge on targeted- and immunotherapies, and to continually update that knowledge based on each patient’s response.

 

Chemotheraphy

chemotherapy-dot-com-logo.gifIt's tough to be in your shoes right now. But it may help to know that many have made this journey and found hope by preparing for what lies ahead. Our goal is to provide knowledge to help you prepare for and get through your chemotherapy treatments.

 

 

Curelauncher

Find Clinical Trials and Lifesaving Treatments. New treatment options for cancer.

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center

md-anderson-logo.gifThe mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

 

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists enables us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. World class patient care, education and training, facilities.

 

National Cancer Institute

national-cancer-institute-logo.pngThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of both cancer patients and their families.

 

Oncology Education

oncology-education-logo.jpgThe education network for oncology professionals. Connect, learn, advance.

 

 

 

Complementary Medicine Resources including Exercise, Yoga, Meditation and Diet

Annie Appleseed Project

annie-appleseed-logo.pngThe Annie Appleseed Project, founded by Ann Fonfa, provides information, education, advocacy and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends. The Annie Appleseed Project offers information on natural therapies and substances, lifestyle issues, and complementary or alternative medicine, from a patient’s perspective. The Annie Appleseed Project embraces integrative medicine.

 

Breast Cancer Yoga

breast-cancer-yoga-logo.pngBreast Cancer Yoga offers “comfort and hope1 to women recovering from breast cancer. They offer gentle restorative yoga, and special breathing exercises on CD’s and DVD’s.

 

 

 

Recovery Fitness

recovery-fitness-logo2.bmpExercise is an essential component of the cancer recovery process. Recovery Fitness is an informative resource and also sells exercise DVD’s to help regain strength and flexibility after cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

 

 

 

 

Yoga Being

yoga-being-logo.pngYoga for cancer patients and survivors - created by a cancer survivor, this website has many yoga and meditation resources throughout the site including a free “Yoga for Cancer Survivors" audio class and free online “Yoga for Cancer Patients" teacher training course. Additionally, Jean is now offering private yoga sessions over the internet.

 

 

Survivorship

 

Oncology Rehab Partners – STAR program certification

oncology-rehab-partners.gifOncology Rehab Partners provides hospitals and cancer centers with the tools needed to provide evidence-based, reimbursable cancer rehabilitation to survivors who suffer from debilitating side-effects caused by treatments. Oncology Rehab Partners’ STAR Program® Certification (Survivorship Training and Rehab) provides facilities and individual clinicians with tools and systematic, proven programs to deliver excellent oncology rehabilitation care.

 

Well Beyond Ordinary

well-beyond-ordinary-logo.jpgCancer Coaching – Unlocking the Inspired and Unstoppable You! Special training in and attention to survivors and survivorship plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 to Thrive Ebook

10-to-thrive-ebook-cover.jpgFree eBook for you to download - – an easy-to-navigate eBook of top 10 lists dealing with 10 different areas of a young adult survivor’s life, such as career, finance and dating. The content in the eBook is supplied by experts, leaders and organizations in the cancer community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications and Radio

Cancer Today Magazine

Cancer Today is the authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration as you face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship or caregiving.‬

 

CURE Magazine

cure-magazine.jpgCURE magazine, is the indispensable guide for every stage of the cancer experience. CURE combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable.

 

Breast Cancer Wellness

The mission of Breast Cancer Wellness is to encourage whole person healing on the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and environmental levels.

 

Today’s Caregivers

 

Townsend Letter

The examiner of alternative medicine. In depth articles on integrative treatments for many diseases including cancer.

 

W4CS Cancer Radio

w4cs-radio.jpgW4CS Radio – The Cancer Support Network at w4cs.com is the one-stop shop for everything about Cancer. Besides being a radio station, you can search the website for a comprehensive resource and research directory for patients, survivors, advocates, caregivers, and families with a focus on all aspects of Cancer with a whole patient approach.

 

 

 

 

Book Suggestions

Helpful Books for Cancer Patients: Just Diagnosed | Going Through Treatment | Nutrition and Diet Suggestions - click HERE

In the above blog post resource we suggest books that are helpful for patients who have just been diagnosed and for patients who are going though their treatment protocol. In addition we suggest books focusing on Nutrition and Diet. These books are great to share with family members and caregivers. They also make thoughtful cancer gifts.

 

Blogs

Cancer Blog: Lots to Live For! Cancer Blog: Lots To Live For!

To view Current Blog click HERE

 

For Blog Posts prior to March 2013 click here: www.LotsToLiveFor.blogspot.com

 

Breast Cancer Yoga Blog - Breast Cancer Yoga Authority Blog - The Source For A Complementary Holistic Approach To Breast Cancer

breast-cancer-authority-blog.jpg 

Margot Malin, Founder of Lots To Live For, Inc. is a frequent contributor to the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog

 

Click HERE for all posts by Margot Malin.  Click on individual post links below to read specific articles by Margot Malin:

 

Comfort During Cancer – Radiation Burn Relief – Lots To Live For Cancer Side Effect Solutions

Tips For Oral Health While Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation

7 Tips for Preparing for Chemotherapy and Radiation

Cancer Pre-Treatment Check List - 6 Tips to Make Your Life Easier Once You Begin Treatments

Great Chemotherapy Gift Ideas and How to Create Your Own Chemo Goody Bag

Tips to Control Chemotherapy Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

22 Questions to Ask Your Oncology Team About Your Cancer Treatment Protocol

Books to Help Cancer Patients: Empower Yourself by Becoming Your Own Medical Advocate

 

It’s Strong Tree That Withstands a Hurricane Blog by Cancer Coach Elyn Jacobs

A site to empower women to beat cancer.

 

Miracle Survivors

Blog by Tami Boehmer, Cancer Survivor and Author of the book From Incurable to Incredible. This blog offers inspiration and information for cancer thrivers. Winner of Cision Top 10 most influential breast cancer bloggers.

 

Other Helpful and Interesting Links

 

I Had Cancer

IHadCancer.com is an online cancer support community that empowers people to take control of life before, during, and after cancer. Members can search the community by type of cancer, age, gender, location, year of diagnosis, and type of user so that they can find real support and real answers from those who have been in similar situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treatment Diaries

treatment-diaries-logo.pngTreatment Diaries is a social network with complete privacy for those living with illness, newly diagnosed or caring for someone with a medical condition. Connect with a real community who understands. Share exactly how you feel, what you fear and need to know without revealing your true identity. Inspire those living with a similar diagnosis or circumstance; receive mutual support and caring. Relate with individuals just like you. Real medical experiences…Real people…Actual treatment insight.

 

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