Resource List

Information and Resources 

Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators aonnonline.org
The mission of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators is to advance the role of patient navigation in cancer care and survivorship planning by providing a network for collaboration and development of best practices for the improvement of patient access to care and quality of life.

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

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

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

Be the Match marrow.org        
Helps people receive bone morrow transplants.  

CancerCare cancercare.org
Offers free counseling, online support groups and educational workshops.

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis
Helps people find local healthcare providers and treatment facilities.

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

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

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

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

Support for Patients and Families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Support for Caregivers

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

Savings and Financial Assistance

HealthMonitor Savings Dashboard  healthmonitor.com/AADE/savings.do Savings for cancer patients.

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

CancerCare cancercare.org
Offers assistance and resources for cancer-related costs.

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

Money Management International moneymanagement.org
A full-service credit counseling agency.

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

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

Scott Hamilton Cares scottcares.org
Helps with chemo medications and treatment.

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

Free Gear

Cancer Fund of America, Inc. cfoa.org/available_products.html
Provides toiletries and other everyday products.

Chemo Angels chemoangels.net
Small gifts to people undergoing chemo.

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

Good Wishes goodwishesscarves.org
Provides free scarves and head wraps.

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

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

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

Reid Sleeve reidsleeve.com
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 cleaningforareason.org
Links you with partnering housecleaning services in your area.

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

Yoga Bear yogabear.org
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 campdream.org
Provides medically supervised retreats in Montana for children, young adults and families impacted by cancer.

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

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

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