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To find resoures by category, click on a subject from the list below.

Adolescents and young adults
Advocacy
Cancer, general information and national organizations
Caregivers

Children
Clinical Trials
Complementary and integrative health
Coping and support
Drugs / Pharmacology
Early detection - see Risk reduction and screening
Exercise / Movement
Family history - see Genetic counseling and information
Fertility
Financial assistance

Genetic counseling and information
Hospice and palliative care
Insurance and legal assistance
Lodging
Nutrition
Pain
Pregnancy
Risk reduction and screening
Sleep

Survivorship
Transplants
Wigs, makeup, hair and breast prosthesis

 

Adolescents and young adults / ALA

Advocacy

Cancer - general information and national organizations

  • American Cancer Society
    Telephone: 1-800-227-2345
    Live chat available
    cancer.org
    Facebook for ACS
  • American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
    Telephone:  1-800-843-8114
    aicr.org
    Facebook for AICR
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    The voice of the world’s cancer physicians; ASCOs patient information website (link below) shares their expertise and resources with cancer survivors; navigation services and online and in-print information available through the ASCO University Bookstore
    Telephone: 1-888-651-3038
    cancer.net
    Facebook for cancer.net
  • Breakaway from Cancer
    In collaboration with Amgen, the Breakaway from Cancer partners collectively offer people affected by cancer a broad range of support services
    Telephone: Questions may be directed to the Breakaway from Cancer partner organizations (please see website for contact numbers)
    breakawayfromcancer.com
    Facebook for breakaway
  • CancerCare
    Broad spectrum of resources for cancer survivors, including access to oncology social workers, support groups, Connect Education Workshops and financial assistance; please see below for a link to A Helping Hand - CancerCare's 2018 resource guide for people with cancer
    Telephone: 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
    cancercare.org or A Helping Hand
    Facebook for CancerCare
  • Cancer.Net Blog
    Cancer topics people are talking about; timely reliable information combined with the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Telephone: 1-888-651-3038
    cancer.net/blog
    Facebook for cancer.net
  • CancerQuest
    Website of the Emory University Winship Cancer Institute that teaches the biology of cancer; assumes no previous knowledge
    Telephone: 1-404-727-0308
    cancerquest.org
    No Facebook page
  • LIVESTRONG
    Telephone: 1-855-220-7777
    livestrong.org
    Facebook for livestrong
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
    Live chat available
    cancer.gov
    Facebook for NCI
  • NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
    Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find
    Facebook for NCI
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
    A not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care for patients with cancer; includes professional & patient portals
    Telephone: 1-215-690-0300
    Professional side nccn.org or Patient and Caregiver side nccn.org/patients
    Facebook for NCCN
  • The National LGBT Cancer Network
    Telephone:  1-212-675-2633
    cancer-network.org
    Facebook for cancer network
  • OncoLink.org
    Website of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center which serves as an educational site for patients and families providing information at various levels
    Telephone: 1-215-349-8895 (for Partnership information only; education questions via e-mail)
    oncolink.org
    Facebook for oncolink
  • RT Answers
    ASTRO is the voice of the world’s radiation oncologists; RT Answers is their patient information website
    Telephone: 1-703-502-1550
    rtanswers.org
    Facebook for RT
  • Survivorship A to Z: Information for Living with Cancer
    Telephone: 1-212-586-5600
    survivorshipatoz.org/cancer
    No Facebook Page
  • Triage Cancer 
    Telephone: 1-424-258-4NAV (1-424-258-4628)
    triagecancer.org
    Facebook for triage cancer

Caregivers

Children - includes children coping with cancer in an adult

Clinical trials

Complementary and integrative health

  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    A program of the National Institutes of Health
    Telephone: 1-888-644-6226
    nccih.nih.gov
    Facebook for NCCIH
  • Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    An office of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
    Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    Live chat available
    cam.cancer.gov
    Facebook for NCI

Coping and support

Drugs / Pharmacology

Exercise / Movement (In addition to the resources listed below, please check your local Parks & Recreation department.)

Fertility

Financial assistance

Genetic counseling and information / family history

Hospice and palliative care 

Insurance and legal assistance 

Lodging 

Nutrition 

Pain 

Pregnancy

 Risk reduction and screening

Sleep

Survivorship

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Various resources for survivors, including printable survivorship care plans 
    Telephone: 1-888-651-3038 
    cancer.net/survivorship 
    Facebook for cancer.net
  • Journey Forward
    Telephone: N/A
    www.journeyforward.org 
    No Facebook page
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
    Survivorship information and resources, including employment rights and what survivors need to know about health insurance 
    Telephone: 1-877-NCCS-YES (1-877-622-7937)
    canceradvocacy.org 
    Facebook for NCCS

Transplants

Wigs, makeup and hair and breast prosthesis

 

This list was compiled by the Cancer Research and Resource Center as a free resource for the benefit of cancer survivors and others. We do not evaluate or in any way endorse the organizations listed above, but hope you find the information helpful. Please bear in mind that there is a lot of information on the Internet which may or may not be credible. Always consult with your doctor regarding any health concerns and remember to use established organizations when seeking help.