Other Resources For Specific Cancers


Table of Contents:

 

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoid Cancer
  • Childhood Cancers
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

 





Bladder Cancer


Bladder Cancer - Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20027606
The Mayo Clinic contains great resources regarding bladder cancer such as symptoms, causes, risk factors, coping/support and more.





Bone Cancer

Bonetumor.org
Search for tumors by name frequently asked questions.





Brain Cancer

American Brain Tumor Association
http://www.abta.org
ABTA funds brain tumor research and provides information to help patients make decisions about their health care. ABTA offers printed materials about research and treatment of brain tumors and lists physicians, treatment facilities, and support groups throughout the country. A limited selection of Spanish-language publications is available.

Brain Tumor Society
http://www.tbts.org
The Brain Tumor Society provides information about brain tumors and related conditions for patients and their families. It offers a patient/family telephone network, educational publications, funding for research projects, and access to support groups for patients.

Clinical Trials and Noteworthy Treatments for Brain Tumors
http://www.virtualtrials.org
This Web site, maintained by the Musella Foundation, offers extensive treatment and clinical trial information for brain tumors.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
http://www.braintumor.org
NBTF is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and support to people whose lives have been affected by brain tumors. Its Web site includes a patient information section that covers diagnosis, treatment, coping, and other topics and offers descriptions of many types of brain tumors.




Breast Cancer

BreastCancerInfo.com
http://www.komen.org/bci
This Web site is from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The site offers information on a variety of breast cancer topics, including risk factors and prevention, early detection, diagnosis and staging, treatment, support issues, and special populations. Other resources include a glossary, a list of links, and an online quiz to test your knowledge of breast health.


Breastcancer.org
http://www.breastcancer.org
This site, sponsored by the nonprofit Virtual Breast Cancer Organization, offers information on a broad range of breast cancer topics, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and moving beyond cancer. Discussion boards and other resources are also provided.


WebMD - Breast Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/
WebMD has plethora of online information regarding breast cancer.  Community, medications, overview, facts, symptoms, breast reconstruction, living/managing and much much more.   


Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Y-ME is a national organization with a commitment to provide information and support to anyone affected by breast cancer. This site includes general information about the disease, information on screening and detection, information for women and men with breast cancer, and information for family members and loved ones of people with the disease. Some information is also in Spanish.





Carcinoid Cancer

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
http://www.carcinoid.org
This Web site includes a review of carcinoid disease written for the layperson, information on carcinoid cancer support groups and upcoming professional conferences, abstracts from peer-reviewed publications, and links to related Web sites. The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization.




Childhood Cancers

Cancer Pain Management in Children
http://www.childcancerpain.org
This is a resource for health professionals who provide care for children with cancer. The site has detailed information on a range of pain-related topics, such as the etiology of cancer pain in children, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, in addition to a downloadable pain management handbook. Continuing education credit is available. The site is produced by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, with funding by the Texas Cancer Council.


Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
http://www.cbtf.org
The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its Web site presents complex medical information about the treatment and diagnosis of children with brain tumors in language that is accessible; it also provides information on nonmedical topics of importance for families of children with brain tumors (e.g., school issues and support services).

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
This Web site has information about childhood cancers.


The Cord Blood Center
http://www.cordbloodbanking.com
Providing free information and resources on the life saving benefits of umbilical cord blood banking.  These stem cells help repair wounds, restore lost brain function, and increase healthy blood count. These tiny, yet powerful stem cells help treat over 80 diseases.  Helps protect against dangerous conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers.

 





Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org
This is a patient-centered, colorectal cancer-specific organization that offers support, education, research, and patient advocacy services.





Eye Cancer

Eye Cancer Network
http://www.eyecancer.com
This site provides information for patients with eye cancer and the health care professionals who care for them.




Gynecologic Cancers

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
http://www.acog.org
This Web site includes detailed information for patients on cancers of the ovary, uterus, vulva, and cervix. ACOG is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of obstetrician-gynecologists.


EyesOnThePrize.org
http://www.eyesontheprize.org
This site offers a Web community created to provide information, shared experience, resources, support, and company for women with gynecologic cancer.


Jo's Trust
http://www.jotrust.co.uk
Jo's Trust is a registered charity based in the United Kingdom. Its Web site offers a variety of online resources related to cervical cancer, including a list of frequently asked questions, a news and events archive, a cervical cancer forum, and a bulletin board for visitors.


National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
http://www.nccc-online.org
NCCC focuses on giving support to women and their family members on issues related to cervical cancer disease, screening, treatment, and new research.


National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
http://www.ovarian.org
NOCC seeks to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Its Web site offers news and other information, as well as online discussions on ovarian cancer and related topics.


Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
http://www.ovariancancer.org
The alliance works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for research to determine more effective ways to diagnose, treat, and cure this disease. The alliance distributes informational materials and sponsors an annual advocacy conference for survivors and families.


Stony Brook Cancer Center - Gynocological Cancer
https://cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu/gynecologic-oncology-team?gclid=COqp1q2A3MsCFYlehgodUNQCIA
An informative gynocological cancer resource.





Head and Neck Cancer

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
http://www.spohnc.org
SPOHNC is a not-for-profit national organization founded in 1991 to address the emotional, physical, and humanistic needs of people who have oral cancer and head and neck cancer.




Kidney Cancer


Kidney Cancer Association 
http://www.kidneycancer.org/knowledge/learn/about-kidney-cancer/
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. It is the world’s first international charity dedicated specifically to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. It is also by far the largest organization of its kind, with members in more than 100 countries. They fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urological Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. They educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels in the United States and globally.





Leukemia

Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) Leukemia Registry
http://www.moffitt.usf.edu.
This national registry is part of the Hematologic Malignancies Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. It collects and studies information on people with LGL leukemia. It also has established a bank of blood and tissue samples from people with the disease.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls
This voluntary health organization focuses on leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma. Its Web site includes disease-related information for patients and family, grant and other information for professionals, and a large glossary of related terms. The organization has educational materials that may be ordered online; many are available to view on the site.




Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer - American Cancer Society
Learn more about liver cancer and the treatment options available to you from the American Cancer Society.

Liver Cancer Network
The Liver Cancer Network provides information on liver cancer and other aspects of liver function and anatomy.





Lung Cancer

MedicineNet.com - Lung Cancer
http://www.medicinenet.com/lung_cancer/article.htm
This online resource has information containing stories and other nonprofit national organization seeks to help people at risk for and living with lung cancer by providing information about the disease, psychosocial support, and advocacy on related issues.

Lungcancer.org
http://www.lungcancer.org
This is the Web site for "It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer," an awareness campaign dedicated to improving care for those with lung cancer. The site includes lung cancer facts, recent news, and information for the media.


Mesothelioma Web
http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org
Mesothelioma Web is dedicated to consolidating mesothelioma information, contacts, and important links all in one place.





Lymphoma

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls
This voluntary health organization focuses on leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma. Its Web site includes disease-related information for patients and family, grant and other information for professionals, and a large glossary of related terms. The organization has educational materials that may be ordered online; many are available to view on the site.

Lymphoma Information Network
http://www.lymphomainfo.net
This site is devoted to providing detailed information on Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The site is complemented by links to other lymphoma sites for patients and physicians. It is hosted by a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor.

Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
http://www.lymphoma.org
LRF funds research and provides educational information on lymphoma. Its Web site includes information on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease, as well as general lymphoma-related information, plus newsletters, a list of free publications, and links to other resources. In 2001, the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America (LRFA) and the Cure For Lymphoma Foundation (CFL) merged to become the LRF.




Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma.com
http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/
Helping Mesothelioma victims and their families for over 25 years.





Multiple Myeloma


Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
http://www.multiplemyeloma.org
MMRF supports research grants and professional and patient symposia on multiple myeloma and related blood cancers. MMRF publishes a newsletter and provides referrals and information packets free of charge to patients and family members.





Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatica.org
http://www.pancreatica.org
The Pancreatica.org Web site, geared toward oncologists, researchers, and activist patients, offers detailed answers to questions about pancreatic cancer, information from medical journals and the press, and a searchable database of trials against pancreatic cancer. The site is funded and maintained by the Lorenzen Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization.


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
http://www.pancan.org
PanCAN, a nonprofit advocacy organization, offers public and professional education about pancreatic cancer. It also advocates for increased funding of pancreatic cancer research and promotes access to and awareness of the latest medical advances, support networks, clinical trials, and reimbursement for care.

Lustgarten Foundation
https://www.lustgarten.org/
The Lustgarden Foundation is dedicated to pancreatic cancer and has a vast array of resources.
 

 





Prostate Cancer

American Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/
The American Cancer Society houses a plethora of information in regards to prostate cancer. 


Phoenix5
http://www.phoenix5.org
The Phoenix5 Web site, maintained by a prostate cancer survivor, is designed to help men and their companions with the effects of the disease. The site offers a broad range of prostate cancer information, including information on diagnosis, physiology, treatment, and sexuality.





Skin Cancer

Melanoma Education Foundation
http://skincheck.com
This Web site provides information about melanoma, emphasizing the importance of monthly self-examination of the skin to detect melanoma while it is thin and curable.

Melanoma Patients' Information Page
http://www.mpip.org
Designed for melanoma patients and melanoma investigators, this Web site includes published results of clinical trials in chemotherapy, vaccines, and gene therapy. It also has a database of research abstracts and a bulletin board for questions and answers.

Melanoma Research Foundation
http://www.melanoma.org
This nonprofit organization supports medical research for the treatment of melanoma and acts as a resource for melanoma patients, their families, and friends.

Skin Cancer Foundation
http://www.skincancer.org
The Skin Cancer Foundation is a national and international nonprofit organization. Its Web site offers specific information on melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as prevention and self-examination tips and other information related to skin cancer.




Testicular Cancer


Testicular Cancer Resource Center (TCRC)
http://www.acor.org
ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a freelifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.  Type in Testicular Cancer to be routed to the Testicular Cancer Online Community.

Mayo Clinic - Testicular Cancer
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068
The Mayo Clic has a vast array of information and resources regarding testicular cancer.

 

 




 

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