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Links to Cancer Information Sites

The Internet is a valuable resource for information, guidance and support when faced with your or your loved one’s cancer. Below are websites that many of our patients and caregivers have found useful. Wherever your online searches take you, carefully consider the credentials of the organization hosting the site. Information found online can help you make informed decisions about treatment, but it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.


General Cancer Information

American Cancer Society800-227-2345

Information on specific cancers, treatment, coping and life after treatment.

American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

Information for patients receiving radiation therapy for specific sites or diseases.

Medicare

General information about all aspects of Medicare.

Medline Plus

Information from NIH on many different diseases, drugs and supplements. 

National Cancer Institute 800-4CANCER (800-422-6237)

Information on cancer types, clinical trials, treatment, prevention, screening/testing, genetics and coping.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Patient information is provided on NCCN clinical trials and treatment guidelines. Also includes Cancer Resource link. 

People Living With Cancer

Oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Information on cancer types, diagnoses, treatment, coping and survivorship.

University of Pennsylvania – Oncolink

Information on all types of cancers, treatment, coping issues and clinical trials. 

WebMD

Reliable information on many medical topics. 


Information on specific cancers

Brain Cancer

American Brain Tumor Association800-886-2282

National Brain Tumor Foundation800-934-CURE (2873)

Breast Cancer

Breastcancer.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Y-ME800-221-2141

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Coalition

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Blood and Marrow Transplant Newsletter888-597-7674

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America800-955-4572

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association800-LUNG USA (800-586-4872)

LungCancer.org

Myeloma Cancer

International Myeloma Foundation800-452-CURE (2873)

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Ovarian Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition888-OVARIAN

Ovarian Cancer Center Alliance

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)877-272-6226

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Foundation800-757-2873

US TOO International800-808-7866

ZERO

Other Specific Cancer Organizations

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

Kidney Cancer Association800-850-9132

Leiomyosarcoma

National Lymphedema Network800-541-3259

Oral Cancer Foundation (Mouth, tongue, tonsil, throat)

Sarcoma Alliance

Skin Cancer Foundation

United Ostomy Association800-826-0826

Urology Care Foundation800-828-7866


Clinical Trials

Heartland CCOP

A National Cancer Institute-designed Community Clinical Oncology Program providing information about cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment, and innovative new treatments, as well as the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial.


Complementary and Alternative Therapy

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Information on a variety of popular health topics related to complementary and alternative medicines.


Coping and Support

Cancer Hope Network

Provides one-on-one support to help people with cancer and their families.

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis

Caring Bridge

This free, personalized website supports and connects loved ones during illness, treatment and recovery.

Kid Konnected

Helping kids who have a parent with cancer, or lost a parent to cancer.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Planet Cancer

An online support program for young adults with cancer.


Financial Assistance for Prescriptions

CancerCare

Chronic Disease Fund (CDF)

Healthwell Foundation

NeedyMeds

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Patient Access Network Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

Social Security Administration


Hospice

Hospice Foundation of America

National Hospice Organization


Patient Nutrition

American Botanical Council

Information on herbs. Membership fee to navigate entire site $50/year.

American Cancer Society

Information on specific cancer, treatments, nutrition impact symptoms, complementary and alternative medicine, and links to other cancer resources.

American Dietetic Association

Current nutrition information on a variety of topics.

American Institute for Cancer Research

Current information on nutrition and cancer, primary and secondary prevention, recipes, and education materials.

Consumerlab

Subscription service (small fee) for comparative data on popular nutrition products and dietary supplements.

healthfinderTM

Consumer health and human services site that includes links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Information on cancer diagnosis and treatment and herbal supplements.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Subscription service on natural products provides information and references.

Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Resources for patients, dietitians and other health care professionals.

Quackwatch

Guide to information on health fraud, quackery and unproven therapies.

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