American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society can be your starting point for overall information on the types of cancer and treatment, helpful information for patients and families and management of your cancer experience. You will also find support programs and services. There are additional resources for lowering your cancer risk. On the Cancer Survivors Network, patients can share their own stories and connect with others for support.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has a comprehensive site from the National Institutes of Health offering extensive explanations and treatment information about all types of cancer. The NCI also wants to increase awareness and use of palliative care for people with cancer. Palliative care offers support and comfort to patients and their loved ones from diagnosis through recovery or during recurrence, advanced disease and the end of life.
Cancer.Net is the consumer information site from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The site includes information on 120 types of cancer, strategies for coping, managing side effects and healthy living after diagnosis.
CancerCare: Professional Support for People Affected by Cancer
Since 1944, CancerCare's professional oncology social workers have provided counseling, support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help free of charge. Services are specifically designed for people with cancer and for the loved ones and friends closest to them.
Cancer Support Community
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel overwhelmed. The Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Community, website can help you feel more confident about understanding cancer, becoming an active partner with your health care team, ensuring that you have a network of support and learning how to reduce stress and regain hope.
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