Cancer Resources

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General Cancer Information
National Organizations Offering Cancer Information
Brain Tumor Information
Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, and Other Women’s Health Information
Lung Cancer Information
Prostate & Other Urinary System Cancer Information
Gastrointestinal Cancer Information
Skin Cancer Information
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Other Hematologic Cancer Information
General Health Information and Organizations
Other Health Issues
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information
Risk Assessment and Health Promotion
Smoking Cessation
Clinical Trials (Research)

General Cancer Information

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
The website offers guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up from the world’s leading cancer centers.
215-690-0300
www.nccn.org

OncoLink – University of Pennsylvania
A website that allows searches on all aspects of cancer. OncoLink’s content is continually updated and ranges from treatment and disease information for a newly diagnosed patient, support through the side effects of treatment, and into survivorship.
www.oncolink.org
(also offers Spanish text)

People Living With Cancer
The website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that provides oncologist-approved information, such as types of cancer, treatments and side effects, and support resources, including live chats and message boards. Also includes International information links.
www.cancer.net
(also offers Spanish text)

CancerQuest
A website created to teach patients, friends, family, and the general public the biology of cancer. Introduces and defines concepts regarding the development of cancer at the most basic level, the cellular level.
www.cancerquest.org
(also offers Spanish and Chinese text)

Cancer Connect
Cancer Connect combines original content and news with expert doctor commentary from many leading health providers with editor-curated content from the web to ensure users have access to the most relevant and thorough educational content available to support decision making.
https://mavendoctors.io/cancerconnect/

National Organizations Offering Cancer Information & Services

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute website provides extensive cancer information, including prevention, screening, treatment, and clinical trials through its PDQ database. Online assistance from a Live Help service is also available.
www.cancer.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

Cancer Information Service (CIS)
The homepage of the NCI’s Cancer Information Service. The CIS offers NCI publications for ordering and live, online assistance through its Live Help service.
1-800-4-CANCER
https://www.cancer.gov/contact/contact-center

Cancer Care
This site offers free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance.
1-800-813-HOPE
www.cancercare.org
(also offers Spanish text)

American Cancer Society (ACS)
The website of the American Cancer Society. Includes information on the organization as well as information on cancer and links to other sites.
1-800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
(also offers Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Arabic text plus many more)

Brain Tumor Information

The Brain Tumor Society
The site provides information regarding brain tumor treatment options and community resources including support groups.
617-924-9997
www.braintumor.org

American Brain Tumor Association
Brain tumor information, treatment explanations, support resources, and research updates are available through this site.
1-800-886-ABTA
www.abta.org

Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, and Other Women’s Health Information

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
This organization provides educational information, support, and raises awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
1-866-288-RISK (7475)
http://www.facingourrisk.org

Breastcancer.org
Online breast cancer education and communication service that provides reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Also includes educational material, emotional support, and a location to share personal experiences.
www.breastcancer.org
(Community forum offers Spanish text)

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
A website for breast cancer information including diagnosis, treatment, complementary therapies, and life after treatment. They also provide support and outreach programs.
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) Helpline
www.komen.org
(Some educational materials offered in other languages: https://ww5.komen.org/translations.html)

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Dr. Susan Love’s website which provides breast cancer patients with general information, treatment decision aids, and interactive tools. In addition, visitors may share their personal stories and chat online, as well as submit questions to Dr. Love.
(310) 828-0060
https://www.drsusanloveresearch.org/

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
The website is dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to breast cancer patients who are 40 and under.
1-877-972-1011
www.youngsurvival.org

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
The website provides information for ovarian cancer patients, family members, and friends related to treatment options, research, support, and education.
1-212-268-1002 (to speak with an oncology social worker)
https://ocrahope.org/

Imaginis
The resource gives detailed information on breast cancer and related women’s health topics such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer. Also contains extensive information about medical procedures such as biopsy, MRI, and Ultrasound.
www.imaginis.com

Office on Women’s Health
A website devoted to women’s health. Coordinates women’s health efforts across HHS and addresses critical women’s health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating healthcare professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs. Includes searchable information as well as links to many other sites.
HELPLINE: 1-800-994-9662 
https://www.womenshealth.gov/
(also offers Spanish text)

Healthy Women
General site for women’s health information. Provides access to publications, discussion forums, and other support links.  Their mission is to educate women to make informed health choices for themselves and for their families.
1-877-986-9472 (toll-free)
www.healthywomen.org

Lung Cancer Information

American Lung Association
Offers a variety of resources and information about lung cancer.
1-800-LUNGUSA,  Helpline: 1-844-ALA-LUNG or 1-844-252-5864
https://www.lung.org
(also offers Spanish text)

Lung Cancer.org
Lungcancer.org is a service of CancerCare®, a non-profit organization providing free, professional support—including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications—to anyone coping with lung cancer.
1-844-360-LUNG
www.lungcancer.org
(also offers Spanish text)

Prostate & Other Urinary System Cancer Information

Us Too! International
A site dedicated to prostate cancer patients and their family members. Provides information on treatment options, advocacy, and support groups.
1-800-80-US-TOO, 1-800-808-7866
www.ustoo.com

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
Provides facts regarding diagnosis, treatment, and available resources for prostate cancer patients and their family members.
(310) 743-2116, Helpline at 1-800-641-PCRI (7274)
https://pcri.org/

Urology Care Foundation
The site provides the most current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information for patients and the public. Contains information on cancerous conditions of the urologic system, such as cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder. Also offers information on sexual function, BPH, UTI, and other non-cancerous conditions.
1-800-828-7866
https://www.urologyhealth.org/

United Ostomy Association
Internet resource that provides education, information, and support for people who have an ostomy, including a urostomy.
1-800-826-0826
https://www.ostomy.org/

Gastrointestinal Cancer Information

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
The website offers patients and caretakers pancreatic cancer information and links to additional resources. Also provides support and clinical trial information.
1-877-2-PANCAN, 1- 877-272-6226
www.pancan.org

Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Treatment information, research, advocacy, and support are offered through this site for those diagnosed with cancers of the colon, rectum, appendix, and anus as well as their family and friends. Also raises awareness of preventive measures; provides support for patients, caregivers, and survivors; and inspires the efforts that fund critical research.
1-877-422-2030
www.ccalliance.org
(also offers Spanish text)

Skin Cancer Information

Skin Cancer Foundation
Provides information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.
212-725-5176
www.skincancer.org
(also offers Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian and Portuguese text)

Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Hematologic Cancer Information

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The site offers diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and support services for leukemia, lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease, and multiple myeloma patients and their family members. Live Patient Help is available from 10 am -5 pm ET.
1-800-955-4572

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Research, advocacy, educational and support programs are offered through this site for those diagnosed with Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas.
1-800-500-9976
(Helpline offers language interpreters)

National Marrow Donor Program
The website offers bone marrow and blood stem cell transplant information for possible donors and recipients, including education, support, and financial assistance.
1-800-MARROW-2,  1-800-627-7692
(translated materials available in Spanish)

General Health Organizations & Information Services

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Overall website of the NIH. Offers links to NIH centers and other sites, as well as statistics on cancer and other health issues.
(301) 496-4000
www.nih.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

MedlinePlus
Service of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health provides health information on many topics including cancer, drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and a dictionary.
1-888-346-3656
www.medlineplus.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

PubMed
National Library of Medicine service that provides journal articles and abstract searches based upon your requests.
1-888-346-3656

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Home website of the FDA. Can provide information on approved drugs, diagnostic tests, and current studies being done to advance medicine.
1-888-INFO-FDA
www.fda.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Home website of the CDC. Includes searchable information as well as access to the Morbidity/Mortality reports and other statistics.
1-800-CDC-INFO,  1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

NOAH Health
Health information site that offers searches by health topic and links to other organizations. It also includes information about complementary and alternative therapies.
www.noah-health.org

Discovery Health Channel
Discovery Channel’s site which provides a disease and condition encyclopedia, drug reference center, diet and nutrition section, interactive health tools, and expert advice.
www.discoverylife.com

National Institute on Aging
Visitors will find up-to-date and reliable information on aging research and health and wellness for older adults.
www.nia.nih.gov

MedicineNet.com
Medical information source for a variety of diseases and conditions including cancer. This website offers a dictionary of medical terms, drug information, message boards, and medical podcasts in MP3 format.
www.medicinenet.com

Other Health Issues

National Institute of Health
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
Resource database which provides links for health professionals, patients, and the general public on health topics such as osteoporosis and bone health.
1-800-624-BONE
www.niams.nih.gov
(also offers Spanish and Asian text)

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
A site devoted to the education of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment including support services. Includes a section on men and osteoporosis as well.
1-800-231-4222
www.nof.org
(also offers Spanish text)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Government site funded by the NIH. NCCAM includes information on a variety of complementary and alternative medicines and recommendations for evaluating the worthiness of therapies.
1-888-644-6226
www.nccih.nih.gov
(also offers Spanish text)

Quackwatch
A site devoted to complementary and alternative medicine with information on current medical/health information scams.
www.quackwatch.org

National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Provides a way in which the NCI can communicate with the general public, health professionals, and researchers regarding complementary and alternative medicine cancer issues.
https://cam.cancer.gov/

Risk Assessment and Health Promotion

Mayo Clinic
Provides health education to patients and the general public. Gives you access to the experience and knowledge of the experts at Mayo Clinic.
www.mayoclinic.com

Intelihealth
A site that provides health information including health news and content, access to tracker and risk assessment tools, also an “Ask the Expert” section.
www.intelihealth.com

Your Cancer Risk
Service of Washington University in St. Louis for Cancer Prevention. Estimates your risk of cancer based on established science and proven risk factors and provides personalized tips for prevention.
www.yourdiseaserisk.wustl.edu
(also offers Spanish text)

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Prevention First
Provides information about prevention and early detection of cancer. Also offers information about children’s health.
www.preventcancer.org

WebMD
Provides access to health news, articles, research reports, condition-specific information and support communities, and interactive tools and programs to help people play an active role in managing their health.
www.webmd.com

Health A to Z
The site is a comprehensive health and medical resource developed by healthcare professionals to help consumers manage their health. Offers interactive tools and personalized health calendar and reminder service.
www.healthatoz.com

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
As part of the United States Department of Agriculture, FNIC provides links and resources for information about food and nutrition. Topics covered include dietary supplements, nutrition guidelines, and nutrition and cancer.
(310) 504-5719
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
This website provides information about diet and cancer. AICR supports cancer research and prevention education. Visitors can review information and support resources, order free pamphlets, view recipes and speak with a registered dietician via e-mail or phone.
www.aicr.org

Smoking Cessation

Smokefree.gov
The website offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit. You will find an expert to chat live with; state and national resources, free materials, and the best quitting advice the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and its partners have to offer. 1-800-4-CANCER
www.smokefree.gov

American Lung Association (ALA)’s Quit Smoking
The ALA’s website offers information on smoking cessation including support, state legislative acts on tobacco issues, and the Freedom From Smoking Online program. This program can help you develop a quit plan, deal with withdrawal symptoms, control weight gain, manage stress, and stay smoke-free.
www.lungusa.org/site/c.dvLUK9O0E/b.33484/
(also offers Spanish text)

1-800-LUNG-USA
Office of the Surgeon General of the United States
Provides information on the latest techniques for treating tobacco use and dependence. Also offers a special focus for women as well as pregnant women.
www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco

Clinical Trials (Research)

NJ Cancer Trial Connect
www.njctc.org

Trial Check
www.trialcheck.org

ECOG
www.ecog.org

CTSU (Clinical Trials Support Unit)
www.ctsu.org

A coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
www.cancertrialshelp.org

Disclaimer

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