Resource List

Information and Resources 

American Cancer Society
Provides comprehensive information for patients, family members and friends coping with cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research
Advocates about the link between cancer and diet.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Aims to improve cancer care and prevention.

Be the Match        
Helps people receive bone morrow transplants.  

Offers free counseling, online support groups and educational workshops.

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service
Helps people find local healthcare providers and treatment facilities.

National Cancer Institute's Clinical Trials
Maintains a list of clinical trials. Searchable by cancer type, stage, trial type and location.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Advocates for quality cancer care for all touched by cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
An alliance of cancer centers devoted to patient care, research and education.

Advocates about the link between smoking and cancer.

Stupid Cancer
A nonprofit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services.

Support for Patients and Families

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Breakaway From Cancer
Offers people affected by cancer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by their healthcare professionals.

Provides free, professional services for anyone affected by cancer including counseling, online support groups and free educational workshops.

Has oncologist-reviewed cancer information to help patients make informed healthcare decisions.

Cancer Support Community
Aims to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Provides reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Assists you whether you are newly diagnosed or in treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

Helps the metastatic breast cancer community find strength through support and purpose, and works with researchers to make EVERY dollar count.

National Lymphedema Network
Provides guidance on the prevention and management of lymphedema.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer or creditors to resolve insurance or debt-crisis matters.

Sister Network
This African American breast cancer survivorship organziation has outreach initiatives that promote the importance of breast health.

Someone With
Leads you to the best products during and after treatment.

Women's Cancer Network
Offers patient support, education and information about new treatment options.

Support for Caregivers

Caregiver Action Network
The nation's leading family caregiving organization. 

Savings and Financial Assistance

American Cancer Society
For various types of financial help, search for "financial guidance for cancer survivors and their families."

Offers assistance and resources for cancer-related costs.

Cancer Care Copay
Helps defray chemotherapy copays and cost of targeted treatment drugs.

Fifth Season Financial
Provides loans to people living with advanced cancer, secured solely by the face value of their life insurance policy.

Money Management International
A full-service credit counseling agency.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Serves as a liaison between the patient and insurer or creditors to resolve insurance and debt crisis matters.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps in getting prescription drugs even if you don't have coverage.

Scott Hamilton Cares
Helps with chemo medications and treatment.

Survivorship A to Z
Provides practical, financial and legal information after a life-changing diagnosis.

Free Gear

Cancer Fund of America, Inc.
Provides toiletries and other everyday products.

Chemo Angels
Small gifts to people undergoing chemo.

Corporate Angel Network
Provides free plane transportation for people going to and from certain recognized cancer treatment centers.

Good Wishes
Provides free scarves and head wraps.

Hats Off to Chemo
Click on "Request a Hat." Pick your style, then send a hat to yourself.

Heavenly Hats
Collects and distributes new hats to people who lose their hair due to cancer treatments.

The Lydia Project
Provides handmade tote bags, encouraging notes and prayers to women with cancer.

Reid Sleeve
Peninsula Medical will send a medical alert bracelet to people with or at risk of lymphedema. Click on “Free LE Alertband.”

Services and Classes

Cleaning for a Reason
Links you with partnering housecleaning services in your area.

Look Good, Feel Better
Teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage appearance-related side effects.

Yoga Bear
Links you with partnering yoga studies offering free or donation only classes. Click on "Find a free class."

Travel and Fun

Camp Mak-A-Dream
Provides medically supervised retreats in Montana for children, young adults and families impacted by cancer.

Casting for Recovery
Holds fly-fishing retreats for women who have or have had breast cancer.

Harmony Hill Retreat Center
Hosts one-day workshops and three-day retreats in Washington.

Little Pink Houses of Hope
Provides weeklong beach retreats in the Carolinas for breast cancer patients and their families.