Educating yourself about cancer is important. These trusted sites can help.
The National Cancer Institute is a government agency, providing information on various types of cancer (www.cancer.gov).
The American Cancer Society gives detailed information on about a wide variety of cancers. (www.cancer.org)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of cancer centers, provides patient-oriented information on common cancers. (www.nccr.org)
American Society of Clinical Oncology, an organization of health care professionals, maintains a web site for cancer patients. (www.cancer.net)
Lance Armstrong Foundation advocates for cancer survivors and offers information about surviving (www.livestrong.org)
Susan G Komen for the Cure provides research funding to find the causes and cures for breast cancer, advocates action on breast cancer issues, addresses disparities in breast cancer treatments across populations and offers helpful patient information (www.komen.org)
American Society of Hematology is a site devoted to educating both patients and medical professionals about blood cancers (www.hematology.org)
OncoLink is a service of the University of Pennsylvania that offers information and resources on various types of cancer (www.oncolink.org).
Oncology Nursing Society provides patient education information about cancer and patient support resources (www.ons.org)
Patient Advocacy Foundation provides mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues (http://www.patientadvocate.org)
MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides information about a variety of cancers and Clinical Trials. (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus)
CancerCare provides free support services for patients (www.cancercare.org)
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups works to improve survival by participation in clinical trials. (www.cancertrialshelp.org)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a survivor-led advocacy group (www.canceradvocacy.org)
Association of Community Cancer Centers advocates for and offers information about cancer survivorship (accc-cancer.org)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers information from the world's leading oncology professionals
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is overseen by people dedicated to fighting breast cancer. Links to useful breast cancer and support information.
Susan Love, MD Breast Cancer Foundation, formerly the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Institute, was founded in 1983 to initiate and pursue programs promoting breast disease education.
Partners Against Pain a comprehensive resource for pain management. Information for patients, caregivers and institutions.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Links to patient and medical information.