Resources For Cancer Patients Survivors and Family


Here are a few more cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. In this article there are a lot of resources related specifically to caregiving and children with cancer. There are also a few that are location specific.

Cancer Resources Part 3

1. The Angiogenesis Foundation

Website: www.angio.org
Phone: 617-576-5708
E-mail: info@angio.org

Provides patients with information on angiogenesis, antiangiogenic treatments and clinical trials. Their mission is to help bring about new treatment for patients based on medicines that control blood vessel growth.

2. Georgia Cancer Coalition 

Website: www.georgiacancer.org
Phone: 404-584-7720
E-mail: mail@georgiacancer.org

The Georgia Cancer Coalition is an independent, non-profit organization that unites government agencies, academic institutions, civic groups, corporations and health care organizations in an effort to strengthen cancer prevention, research and treatment in Georgia. Offers resources for treatment access and clinical trials, prevention, survivorship, among others.

3. Hope for Two

Website: www.pregnantwithcancer.org
Phone: 800-743-4471
E-mail: info@hopefortwo.org

Hope for Two, the pregnant with cancer network, connects women who have been diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy with other women who have been through a similar situation.

4. Kids Konnected

Website: www.kidskonnected.org
Phone: 800-899-2866
E-mail: info@kidskonnected.org

Offers a variety of support services free to children, ages 3-18, who have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer.

5. Mautner Project

Website: www.mautnerproject.org
Phone: 202-332-5536 ; 866-MAUTNER (866-628-8637)
E-mail: info@mautnerproject.org

The Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization, provides transportation to and from treatment, legal assistance, support groups, bereavement counseling, education, and a smoking cessation program.

6. Patrick Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing

Website: www.dempseycenter.org
Phone: 877-336-7287
E-mail: info@dempseycenter.org

Provides education, support, and wellness services to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities touched by cancer. Services include support groups, educational programs and videos, financial counseling, and information hotline, and intergrative medicine services.

7. Pine Street Foundation

Website: www.pinestreetfoundation.org
E-mail: 415-455-5878 

Website that provides information on evidence-based research on integrative care. Publishes a quarterly newsletter called "Avenues."

8. R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation

Website: www.blochcancer.org
Phone: 800-433-0464
E-mail: hotline@blochcancer.org

The R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation offers informational materials, and a list of institutions that offer second opinions. The site also offers, the Bloch Cancer Hotline, which matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained, home-based volunteers who have been treated for the same type of cancer.

9. Team Survivor

Website: www.teamsurvivor.org
E-mail: info@teamsurvivor.org

Team Survivor provides free exercise and health education program for women with a past of present diagnosis of cancer. Our fun and supportive programs offer women the opportunity to reclaim their fitness, gain a sense of accomplishment, build a social system and achieve renewed comfort with their bodies and their health. Our programs are open to women of all ages and fitness levels, in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery.

10. The WEPAC Alliance

Website: www.wepacthehouse.org
E-mail: wepacinfo@yahoo.com

A non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing resources and education to encourage women in Wilmore, Englewood, Protection, Ashland, and Coldwater, Kansas to take active responsibility for their health. It combines the resources of Ashland Health Center and Comanche County Hospital to meet the collective health care needs of the women in their hospital districts. The WEPAC Alliance has partnered with the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund ®, a charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers.

11. Voices of Survivors Foundation

Website: www.voicesofsurvivors.org
E-mail: info@voicesofsurvivors.org

Devoted to exploring what survivorship means in a variety of documentary formats. Survivors can share their stories and help define what 'survivorship' means to themselves, and provide insight to others.

RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

12. Wonders & Worries

Website: www.wondersandworries.org
Phone: 512-329-5757 

Provides therapeutic programs for children and their families coping with chronic or life-threatening illness.

13. CancerCare Young Adults

Website: www.cancercare.org/get_help/special_progs/young_adults.php
Phone: 800-813-HOPE (4673)
E-mail: info@cancercare.org

CancerCare offers specialized services for young adult patients, caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one, including: counseling, support groups, telephone education workshops, educational publications, financial assistance, and practical help.

14. Circus of Cancer

Website: www.circusofcancer.org
E-mail: tellus@circusofcancer.org

Provides ideas for how friends and family can show concern and encouragement for someone dealing with breast cancer.

15. Men Against Breast Cancer

Website: www.menagainstbreastcancer.org
Phone: 866-547-6222 

Targets and mobilizes men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer and to provide support to men whose families are impacted by the disease.

16. National Family Caregivers Association

Website: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
Phone: 800-896-3650
E-mail: info@thefamilycaregiver.org

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

17. Strength for Caring

Website: www.strengthforcaring.com
Phone: 866-466-3458 

The first national program for cancer caregivers to address both the physical and psychosocial health needs to the patient and caregiver. Free workshops, which are facilitated by trained nurses and social workers, are held at health care facilities and advocacy organizations across the United States. The website includes caregiving tips and resources, information about cancer side effects, caregiving training videos, and an updated listing of Strength for Caring programs in local communities.

18. Well Spouse Association

Website: www.wellspouse.org
Phone: 800-838-0879
E-mail: Wendy@wellspouse.org

A national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of those caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner. Offers support groups, forums and other resources.

19. Young Cancer Spouses

Website: www.youngcancerspouses.com
E-mail: shareyourstory@youngcancerspouses.org

The mission of this organization is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences. The website provides information on taking care of yourself, medical care, relationships, financial issues, transitions and has an online forum to connect with others.

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20. Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Website: www.bearnecessities.org
Phone: 312-214-1200
E-mail: ckrupa@bearnecessities.org

Provides hope and support to those who are touched by pediatric cancer. It provides research funding, family support programs, and educational pamphlets.

21. CancerCare for Kids

Website: www.cancercareforkids.org
Phone: 800-813-4673
E-mail: info@cancercare.org

Cancer Care for Kids helps families through its online and telephone support groups, telephone education workshops, and through its website. Counseling and educational programs are offered at CancerCare locations in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.

22. Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Website: www.candlelighters.org
Phone: 800-366-2223
E-mail: staff@candlelighters.org

A nonprofit organization that provides information, peer support, and advocacy. A financial aid list includes organizations to which eligible families may apply for assistance.

23. Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

Website: www.cbtf.org
Phone: 866-228-4673 

Comprehensive site offering educational information, tips for hospital stays and going home, school issues, summer camps, and more.

24. Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy

Website: www.childrenscause.org
Phone: 301-562-2765
E-mail: jingram@childrenscause.org

CCCA works as a national catalyst to stimulate drug discovery and development for childhood cancers, to expand resources for research and treatment, and to address the needs and concerns of survivors.

25. Children's Oncology Camping Association International (C.O.C.A)

Website: www.coca-intl.org
Phone: 515-669-4580
E-mail: administrativeteam@coca-intl.org

C.O.C.A. International consists of more than 65 member camps internationally, including in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The goal is to enhance the lives of children with cancer and to have a forum for member camps to share their experiences and ideas.

26. Coping With Chemo

Website: www.chemo.starlightprograms.org
Phone: 310-479-1212 

Coping with Chemo is a series of webisodes written by teens with cancer to help other teens dealing with cancer. Each webisode addresses a different topic -- getting diagnosed with cancer, side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments, telling your friends, and celebrating your last treatment. Coping with Chemo also has an FAQ resource section as well as blogs, chat rooms, and bulletin boards to connect with other teens online.

27. CureSearch

Website: www.curesearch.org
Phone: 800-458-6223
E-mail: info@curesearch.org

A collaboration of the largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. The Organization supports research conducted by a network of institutions on the cancers of infants, children, and young adults.

28. Curing Kids' Cancer 

Website: www.curingkidscancer.org
Phone: 866-933-CURE (2873)
E-mail: info@curingkidscancer.org

At the end of a sports season, team parents typically chip in money for a coach's gift. Instead, donate those funds to Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer to help support pediatric cancer research. This is a wonderful new way for children to help other children while honoring their coaches.

29. Eagle Mount

Website: www.eaglemount.org
Phone: 406-586-1781
E-mail: eaglemount@eaglemount.org

Eagle Mount offers a therapeutic recreation program, which includes golf, swimming, skiing, and other activities, including camps for children with cancer.

30. Group Loop

Website: www.grouploop.org
Phone: 888.793.WELL (9355)
E-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org

Group Loop is a program by The Wellness Community that provides online support for teens with cancer and their parents.

31. Hope Street Kids

Website: www.hopestreetkids.org
Phone: 800-227-2732
E-mail: cynthia.duncan@curesearch.org

Hope Street Kids' mission is to eliminate childhood cancer through research, advocacy, and education. The organization was founded in 1999 by Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and Randy Walker after they lost their 9-year-old daughter, Caroline, to neuroblastoma.

32. The National Children's Cancer Society

Website: www.children-cancer.org
Phone: 314-241-1600 

The National Children's Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional, educational, and medical resource for those in need at every stage of their illness and recovery.

33. Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Website: www.pbtfus.org
Phone: 800-253-6530 

The mission of the PBTF is to increase public awareness, aid in early detection and treatment, provide educational and emotional support to patients and families, and find the cause and cure of pediatric brain tumors by supporting research.

34. Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation

Website: www.starlight.org
Phone: 310-479-1212 

Dedicated to improving the quality of life of seriously ill children by providing educational and entertaining family activities and creating programs that inspire seriously ill children, helping them cope with a prolonged illness.

35. The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

Website: www.childhoodbraintumor.org
Phone: 877-217-4166 

Provides informational materials on childhood brain tumors including news articles, upcoming educational events, webcasts and presentations, newsletters, and a resource list.

More Resources For People With Cancer

Here are a few more cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. Some include places to find information on your cancer, clinical trials, help with prescription medications, information on chemotherapy and radiation, rides to treatment, help with palliative care, and ways to get connected with others who have your same type of cancer.

1. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Website: www.acscan.org

An advocacy organization and nonpartisan affiliate of the American Cancer Society, the ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer issues a national priority. ACS CAN provides training and tools for individuals, and funds grassroots, lobby and media campaigns to help win the war on cancer.

2. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

Website: www.astro.org
Phone: 800-962-7876

ASTRO provided up-to-date cancer research, brochures and videos to patients and patient advocates, and has a directory where patients can locate radiation oncologists in their area.

3. Anderson Network

Website: www.mdanderson.org/andersonnetwork
Phone: 800-345-6324
E-mail: andersonnetwork@mdanderson.org

Along with providing educational forums and a quarterly newsletter, the Anderson Network offers a patient-matching program and support for caregivers.

4. Association of Cancer Online Resources

Website: acor.org
E-mail: Feedback@acor.org

Provides resources for cancer patients wanting to find others with similar cancers. Also has information about most kinds of cancer.

5. Cancer 411

Website: www.cancer411.org
Phone: 818-842-1504
E-mail: al@alleifer.com

Provides database on clinical trials that lists all ongoing cancer trials. Also offers news articles and other patient resources.

6. CancerCare

Website: www.cancercare.org
Phone: 800-813-HOPE (4673)
E-mail: info@cancercare.org

A national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are available in person, over the phone, and through the agency's website.

7. Cancer Net

Website: www.cancernet.com
Phone: 888-651-3038 ; 888-273-3508
E-mail: contactus@cancer.net

Formerly People Living With Cancer. Links all ASCO information and materials in addition to giving other communication access to people with all kinds of cancer.

8. Caring Bridge

Website: www.caringbridge.org
Phone: 651-452-7940

A free Internet service that provides personalized web pages to help keep friends and family informed of life events. It also allows visitors to post encouraging messages and support on individualized password-protected websites.

9. The Center for Cancer Support & Education

Website: www.centerforcancer.org
Phone: 781-648-0312
E-mail: ben@centerforcancer.org

Empowers and supports people touched by cancer, their caregivers and loved ones, by offering resources to enhance life as they move forward.

10. Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Website: crchd.cancer.gov
Phone: 301-496-8589
E-mail: crchd@mail.nih.gov

Part of the National Cancer Institute, The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) central to the NCI's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society and train the next generation of researchers in cancer and cancer health disparities research.

11. The C.H.A.I.N. Fund

Website: www.thechainfund.com
Phone: 203-530-3439

Assists cancer patients while they are out of work.

12. Commission on Cancer

Website: www.facs.org/cancer
Phone: 312-202-5085
E-mail: coc@facs.org

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organization dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

13. Fighting Chance

Website: www.fightingchance.org
Phone: 631-725-4646
E-mail: info@fightingchance.org

A network of individuals who have been touched by cancer and can offer support and understanding. Offers "Coping with Cancer on the East End: A Practical Resource Guide" for free.

14. Gilda's Club, Inc.

Website: www.gildasclub.org
Phone: 888-GILDA-4-U ( 888-445-3248 )
E-mail: info@gildasclub.org

In July 2009, Gilda's Club joined forces with The Wellness Community to become The Cancer Support Community.

15. International Cancer Alliance for Cancer Research and Education (ICARE)

Website: www.icare.org
Phone: 301-656-3461 ; 800-ICARE-61 ( 800-422-7361 )
E-mail: contact@icare.org

Provides a free Cancer Therapy Review, which includes information on a specific type of cancer (description and staging, treatment, diagnostic tests and clinical trials). "Cancer Breakthrough" report is sent out quarterly.

16. Lance Armstrong Foundation

Website: www.livestrong.org
Phone: 877-236-8820 ; 866-673-7205

Helps people with cancer and their loved ones live strong through advocacy, education, public health and research, as well as the LIVESTRONG Resource for Cancer Survivors.

17. The MetaCancer Foundation

Website: www.metacancer.org
E-mail: info@metacancer.org

The mission of The MetaCancer Foundation is to provide online psychosocial services, resources, and inspiration for survivors and caregivers living with metastatic cancer.

18. National Cancer Institue (NCI)

Website: www.cancer.gov
Phone: 800-4-CANCER ( 800-422-6237 )
E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov

An excellent and comprehensive site for people wanting to know more about cancer, including cancer prevention, definitions, clinical trial information, recipes, links to cancer centers, and a whole lot more. The NCI's Center for Cancer Research also publishes a free quarterly e-newsletter, the "BethesdaTrials News," designed to help community physicians stay informed of investigational approaches, including clinical trials, to treating, diagnosing and preventing cancer.

19. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Website: www.canceradvocacy.org
Phone: 888-650-9127
E-mail: info@canceradvocacy.org

Offers support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Provides information and resources on cancer support, advocacy and quality-of-life issues.

20. National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Website: www.nccn.org
Phone: 215-690-0300

A non-profit alliance of 20 of the world's leading cancer centers, dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to cancer patients. NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology practice. To order patient guidelines call 888-909-NCCN (6226).

21. OncoLink

Website: www.oncolink.com

Resources for patients, families, and health care workers that is written by doctors, nurses, other health care professionals, and survivors.

22. RT Answers

Website: www.rtanswers.org
Phone: 800-962-7876
E-mail: rtanswers@astro.org

Powered by ASTRO (American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology), RT Answers provides disease-specific information on cancers commonly treated with radiation, descriptions of the radiation treatment team, explanations of external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy, clinical trials information, and details on side effects.

23. Vital Options

Website: www.vitaloptions.org
Phone: 800-GRP-ROOM ( 800-477-7666 )
E-mail: info@vitaloptions.org

Sponsors of a weekly syndicated call-in cancer radio talk show called "The Group Room." Listeners can participate in the show during its broadcast every Sunday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST. A live web simulcast available on the website.

24. Family Caregiving 101

Website: www.familycaregiving101.org
E-mail: deborah.halpern@thefamilycaregiver.org

A joint program by The National Family Caregivers Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving, the site is designed to provide caregivers with the basic tools, skills, and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they provide high quality care for their loved one.

25. MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation

Website: www.mylifeline.org
E-mail: info@mylifeline.org

Free, personal websites to all cancer patients. MyLifeLine.org encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create websites to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.

26.The Cord Blood Center

Website: www.cordbloodbanking.com

Your child's umbilical cord cells are powerful, versatile and full of life-saving potential. These young cells haven't been exposed to disease - meaning they can replace older, damaged cells and boost recovery time. Stored cord blood protects your family from dangerous conditions, including immune disorders, blood defects and several forms of cancer.

27. In Home Care - Caregiver Locator Service

Website: www.InHomeCare.com

No matter where you’re located, we are here to assist you. We simplify the process of finding affordable, quality non-medical caregiver agencies anywhere and provide reliable information about in-home care services and helpful resources for elderly seniors wanting to live at home but needing assistance to do so safely.

Where To Go For Online Cancer Resources

Here are a few basic cancer resources for patients and caregivers that you may not know about. Some include places to find information on your cancer, clinical trials, help with prescription medications, information on chemotherapy and radiation, rides to treatment, help with palliative care, and ways to get connected with others who have your same type of cancer. 

1. American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program

Website: www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery
Phone: 1-800-227-2345

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer. Volunteer drivers give their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the treatments they need without jeopardizing their safety by driving themselves when they are not comfortable doing so.

2. Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF)

Website: http://www.fightec.org
Phone: (732) 385-7461

The mission of the ECEF is three-fold. To bring awareness and educate the public and medical community about this dreaded disease, to walk the journey with patients who have this disease, and to financially support research projects that focus on the development of an early warning test for this disease.

3. American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Website: www.aicr.org
Phone: 800-843-8144
E-mail: aicrweb@aicr.org

AICR provides information about cancer prevention, particularly through diet and nutrition. They offer a toll-free nutrition hotline, pen pal support network, and funding of research grants. They were the first organization to focus research on the link between diet and cancer and translate the results into practical information for the public and saving lives.

4. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Website: www.asco.org
Phone: 888-282-2552 ; 571-483-1300
E-mail: membermail@asco.org

The ASOC contains more than 40,000 pages of information, including: cancer resources on the Internet, finding an oncologist, and up-to-date information about cancer policy issues.

5. Cancer 101

Website: www.cancer101.org
Phone: 646-638-2202
E-mail: info@CANCER101.org

Cancer101 provides newly diagnosed patients with organizational tools and planners.

6. Cancer and Careers

Website: www.cancerandcareers.org
E-mail: ksweeney@cew.org

Cancer and Careers provides a free workbook, educational resources, support and information for both cancer patients and survivors, as well as coworkers, managers, CEOs and human resources personnel about cancer patients and survivors working through their treatment and returning to work.

7. Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. 

Website: cancercontrolplanet.cancer.gov

Cancer Control PLANET (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) developed as a joint effort between the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, among others, this site offers new tools for cancer control planning, implementation, and evaluation.

8. Cancer Information & Counseling Line

Website: www.amc.org/counseling
Phone: 800-525-3777
E-mail: contactus@amc.org

This is a free service provided by AMC Cancer Research Center, professional counselors provide up-to-date medical information, emotional support through short-term counseling, and resource referrals to callers nationwide (8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. MST).

9. Chemo Care

Website: www.chemocare.com

ChemoCare.com is a web resource developed by cancer survivor/figure skater Scott Hamilton in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic. The site provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients, their families, friends and caregivers. It is designed to alleviate patient concerns about chemotherapy and outline everything they need to know.

10. Lotsa Helping Hands

Website: www.lotsahelpinghands.com
E-mail: information@lotsahelpinghands.com

Lotsa Helping Hands provides a simple way for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to pitch in with meals delivery, rides and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis. It uses a free easy-to-use private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers.

11. Radiology Therapy Support Doc

Website: www.RTSupportDoc.com
Phone: 800-462-6420
E-mail: Info@RTSupportDoc.com

This website is dedicated to helping people undergoing radiation therapy. There is information about cancer, radiation therapy, and people can sign up for a monthly newsletter.

12. There With Care

Website: www.therewithcare.org
Phone: 303-447-CARE (2273)

There With Care is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services for families facing critical illness in order to ease the burden of life's day-to-day obligations during a medical crisis.

13. Trial Check

Wesbite: www.CancerTrialsHelp.org
Phone: 877-520-4457
E-mail: Info@CancerTrialsHelp.org

The site contains a search engine to find cancer clinical trials closest to your home, a comprehensive self-study guide, patient discussion forum and helpful information for patients and caregivers. The site was developed by the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve patient awareness of cancer clinical trials, facilitate access and promote participation.

14. Family Caregiver Alliance

Website: www.caregiver.org
Phone: 800-445-8106
E-mail: info@caregiver.org

A community-based non-profit organization, it offers information on public policy and research for caregivers, information and advice, a navigator to help find resources and services in your area, as well as discussion groups.

15. Cancer Warriors

Website: www.cancerwarriors.org
Phone: 770-789-6346

The mission of Cancer Warriors, Inc. is to encourage and support children, siblings, and caregivers during treatment for childhood cancer. This organization raises funds for childhood cancer research while also promoting awareness and education about the devastating diagnosis of childhood cancer.

16. Working Against Cancer

Website: www.workingagainstcancer.org
E-mail: contactus@workingagainstcancer.org

Working Against Cancer supports children, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through mentoring, self-evaluation tools, and career opportunity referrals. WAC's mission is to help adolescents and young adults navigate the emotional upheaval that accompanies a cancer diagnosis in order to become self-reliant individuals with independent, productive lives.

17. Needy Meds

Website: www.needymeds.com

This site offers information on patient-assistance programs designed to help those who can't afford their medications.

18. Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Wesbite: www.getpalliativecare.org
Phone: (212) 201-2670
E-mail: capc@mssm.edu

Here you will find valuable information for patients and families coping with serious, complex illness including a palliative care provider directory, a definition and detailed description of what palliative care is, direct links to palliative care-related organizations, and more.

19. Hospice Education Institue

Website: www.hospiceworld.org
Phone: 800-331-1620
E-mail: info@hospiceworld.org

Hospice Education Institute helps patients and their families find support services in their communities. They offer information about hospice and palliative care and can refer cancer patients and their families to local hospice and palliative care programs.

20. Cancer Hope Network

Website: www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Phone: 877-HOPENET ( 877-467-3638)
E-mail: info@cancerhopenetwork.org

The Cancer Hope Network provides individual support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.

21. Breast Cancer Social Media - The Breast Cancer Social Media (#BCSM) Community is a volunteer organization, dedicated to empowering those affected by breast cancer through programs that provide evidence-based information in a supportive and compassionate manner. www.BCSM.org

22. Think About Pink - A list of resources curated by Madison Karpoff as a school project. Some are repeats listed above, but there are more. Welcome to Think About Pink. My name is Madison Karpoff and I am currently a senior in high school. For my participation in government class, I have to complete a civic action project for something I feel passionate about. For my project, I made Think About Pink. Think About Pink's mission is to provide links to useful websites which contain a range of information about breast cancer research, treatment, coping, caregiving, and more. http://madisonkarpoff.wixsite.com/thinkaboutpink Think About Pink

23. The Pink Fund - A financial resource for breast cancer patients to help pay monthly expenses like house mortgage, light bill, car payments, etc. for 90 days. See their website for Pre-Qualification here>> www.ThePinkFund.org

24.The Ultimate Guide to Medicare

Website: Ultimate Guide to Medicare

Here are a few legal information websites that cancer patients can seek advice from: * Cancer Horizons: https://www.cancerhorizons.com/free-stuff/legal-assistance * Probono.net: https://www.probono.net/oppsguide/organizations.66518-Legal_Information_Network_for_Cancer * Cancer Legal Resources Center: https://thedrlc.org/cancer/ * National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: https://www.canceradvocacy.org/news/new-website-helps-national-cancer-community-locate-free-legal-assistance/ * CancerCare.org: https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/legal_assistance

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