Links to Cancer-related Websites — The following sites are provided as a means of helping you navigate the Internet to find cancer related information that may be of help to you, your family and your friends. A word of caution: Please remember that there is a lot of very helpful, reliable, factual information available on the Internet, but there is also a lot of misinformation as well. The Internet reflects real life and therefore it is very important to question your sources and verify the information you receive.
The most legitimate medical information will come from non-profit cancer organizations, government agencies, hospitals, research facilities and peer-reviewed journals. Cancer Support Community North Texas has no control over the contents of these sites or their external links to other Internet sites. The reference the following links does not constitute an endorsement by Cancer Support Community North Texas of such websites, their contents, or the operators of the websites.
The information on this page is provided for educational purposes only. Before using or applying any of this information, you are urged to consult with your physician. Do you have a link you would like to recommend? Send the web address of the site, the title of the site and a short description. We will post it here!
10 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer
10 Ways to Help a Parent with Cancer
an organization known for running basketball tournaments for prostate cancer; 50 Hoops is a member of NTxPCC
American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. www.cancer.org
Asian Breast Health Outreach Project
Asian Breast Health Outreach Project (ABHOP) reaches out to the underserved Asian population in the Dallas and surrounding counties, minimizing the barriers that keep Asian women from fully participating in early detection of breast cancer by bringing breast health awareness in Asian languages to Asian communities. www.asianbreasthealth.org
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Online resource listing for those affected by cancer and related disorders. www.acor.org
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation
Matching network for teenagers with life threatening illnesses www.believeintomorrow.org
Great resources for related to breast cancer.
Breast CancerNetwork of Strength (formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Breast Cancer Resources from OncologySTAT
OncologySTAT is committed in providing up to date news, journal scans, chemotherapy regimens, interviews with reputable doctors and informative videos. OncologySTAT’s mission is to improve worldwide cancer care and prevention by providing healthcare professionals with immediate integrated access to the most authoritative evidence-based information available. www.oncologystat.com
Bridge of Blessings
The mission of Bridge of Blessings is to provide temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals in the North Texas are who are undergoing treatment for breast, ovarian, uterine or endometrial cancer. www.bridgeofblessings.org
Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers provides a comprehensive website and free publications in English and Spanish as well as a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer, their employers, coworkers and healthcare providers. www.cancerandcareers.org
Cancer and Children
Antioxidants and Vitamins – Fruit Bites for Kids!
General childhood cancer information
Explaining Cancer to Children
KidsHealth.org Cancer Center
LifeGuide: Children and Cancer
CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops Calendar
Please join us as our expert speakers discuss current standard of care, new treatment approaches, pain and symptom management, the role of clinical trials, and more.
Cancer Fund of America
Provide non-prescription medical needs
Cancer Hope Network
Matching network for People Living with Cancer and their family members and friends
Cancer Information Network
Cancer Librarians Section of the Medical Library Association
Education Network (CPEN)
Cancer Resource: From Mesothelioma to Leukemia
Care at the End of Life
Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer
National Institute of Health
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association
Cancer Legal Resource Center
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, employment discrimination, access to health care, and estate planning. These legal issues can cause people unnecessary worry, confusion, and stress, and can be overwhelming. When these legal issues are not addressed, people may find that although they have survived the disease, they have lost their homes, jobs, insurance, or families. Where Do You Turn For Help? The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org
Cancer Links – Very Helpful!
Information on cancer, including the treatment, risk factors and tests to check for cancer. tinyurl.com/yfdnb3e
Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
The health care community is increasingly aware of the importance of addressing psychological and social problems in the lives of patients in order to provide good quality health care and promote better health. More information and book order.
Caring Abmassadors Program, Inc.
The Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program has been serving people living with lung cancer and their families since 1997, and has newly established headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. www.lungcancercap.org
Easter Seals of North Texas
Easter Seals North Texas Reflections program provides individualized breast prostheses and attractive, well-fitted bras to enhance appearance and improve comfort, at no cost to the recipient. www.easterseals.org
Individuals & families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. www.facingourrisk.org
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Frankly Speaking About Cancer (Weekly podcast)
Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer. Every week, Kim brings together the voices of noted physicians, researchers, nurses and social workers, as well as patients and caregivers from every walk of life with whom you can connect and draw inspiration. Timely and relevant, Frankly Speaking About Cancer guides you through the cancer maze and gives you the tools you need to live well. Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community is broadcast every Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network.
Give Kids the World (Pediatric)
Health Care Reality Check
Hospice Foundation of America
I’m Too Young For This!
We are the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, a global leader in the fight against cancer working exclusively on behalf of survivors and their care providers under the age of 40. We have helped bring the cause of cancer under 40 to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to improve early detection, advocacy, research and support for this forgotten population. Are you in? It’s Time. It’s our time. It’s about time. Stupid cancer!
Durable medical equipment resource
Kidney Cancer Association
Leukemia Society of America
Lung Cancer Webinar
During National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, renowned interventional pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Nader shares his expertise and offers a comprehensive look at lung cancer, its challenges, its successes and its advancements. Lung cancer today is not the same disease from a decade ago or even a year ago. Instead, recent advancements in lung cancer treatment and management are opening up a realm of possibilities to make lung cancer not only treatable but beatable. Watch the webinar.
Malecare Prostate Cancer Support
Provides workshops, lectures, treatment and support groups free to all men, their loved ones and their families. The website contains over two hundred articles on cancer treatment and patient experience, updated every week with new materials. www.malecare.com
Meals to Heal
Meals to Heal provides nutritious, delicious meals that are fresh and customized to your specific needs and tastes, delivered right to your door. www.meals-to-heal.com
Medline plus Health Information
Mesothelioma Prognosis offers detailed information regarding symptoms, disease types and methods of treatment.
MesotheliomaSymptoms.com is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and many other factors of survival.http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com
Methodist Health Systems
The Methodist Health System Program, in conjunction with local congregational and community organizations, seeks to provide breast health education and screening mammography services to the medically under-served population of Dallas County.www.methodisthealthsystem.org
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. www.cancer.gov
and Palliative Care Organization
National Institute of Health
National LBGT Cancer Network
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by: Educating LGBT people and health providers about the cancer risks and survivor experiences of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people; Increasing awareness of LGBT cancer risks and survivor experiences via the internet and other media; Advocating for high quality research on LGBT cancer risks, treatment and survivorship; Giving voice to LGBT cancer survivors through participation on the Boards of local and national cancer organizations; Offering consultation to doctor’s offices, cancer screening and treatment centers, social service organizations and website managers on inclusion of LGBT people in both their outreach and services. www.cancer-network.org
National Library of Medicine
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of live for women living with ovarian cancer. www.ovarian.org
North Texas Prostrate Cancer Coalition
Nutrition & Alternative Medicine
Andrew Weil Website
Oncolink Book Reviews
and recommended reference list
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland) implemented its Cancer Prevention & Intervention Program (CPIP) in 1990 to provide breast cancer screening, prevention and intervention services to Dallas County residents. www.parklandhospital.com
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that develops in the lungs. It is almost solely caused by exposure to asbestos, which was used in everything from children’s toys to household insulation and naval carriers. This website has the most up to date and comprehensive information about Pleural Mesothelioma on the web today. With information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options, and steps to take after a diagnosis. www.pleuralmesothelioma.com
Prostate Cancer Information
Prostate Cancer Resource Center
at Texas Health Harris, Fort Worth; this center is run by Gayle Wilkins, RN
“Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms”
Richardson Regional Medical Center / Center for Women’s Health
The Asian Breast Health Outreach Project empowers the Asian community of Dallas County with the knowledge and implementation of the early detection of breast cancer by providing educational seminars and screening mammograms for Asian women.www.asianbreasthealth.org
Sisters Networking Group – Dallas
Networking group for African American women who are breast cancer survivors. www.sistersnetworkdallas.org
Social Workers – Help Starts Here
In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country – wherever we’re needed – starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories – even a social worker directory. Social workers. Help starts here.
Cancer Information Pages
Susan G. Komen for the Cure© Grants Program
Since its inception in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure© has supported virtually every major advance in breast cancer research over the past 25 years. www.komen.org
Susan Love, MD
Dr. Susan Love, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, has gone on-line to offer help and information. The author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book and Dr. Susan Love’s Hormone Book has opened a question line for women with breast cancer. The site is informational, and has chat rooms and bulletin boards, but also allows women to ask questions about breast cancer and menopause via e-mail for a fee that will also bring them a timely newsletter with updated information on breast cancer research and treatment. www.SusanLoveMD.com
The Bridge Breast Network
the Bridge Breast Network links low income, uninsured individuals to diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer.www.bridgebreast.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers. www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Charitable groups that arrange to fly medical patients.
Urology Research & Education Foundation
Non-profit organization dedicated to prostate cancer; President: Dr. Fulgham; Angie Clark, Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas / Center for Breast Care
UT Southwestern Medical Center for Breast Care extends its digital mammography mobile unit to Dallas County communities to provide breast cancer awareness and education and to increase the utilization of mammography as a screening tool.
Wish Granting (Pediatric)
Wish Granting (Pediatric and Adult)
YWCA Women’s Health Services
Since 1990, the YWCA Women’s Health program has promoted the early detection of breast cancer through community-based services targeting medically under served women. www.ywcadallas.org