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Cancer Information and Counseling Line

The Cancer Information and Counseling Line is a national toll-free telephone information line designed to help people with cancer and their families. Call 800-525-3777.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

AMC Cancer Research Center

Communication in Cancer Care

Good communication between patients, family caregivers, and the health care team is very important in cancer care.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Financial and Support Services for Cancer Patients

View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

4th Angel: Patient & Caregiver Mentoring Program

Have you had a cancer diagnosis? The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, telephone based, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

Becoming a Self Advocate

No matter where you are along the path of your survivorship, having good skills to negotiate and communicate your needs are some of your best weapons to use against cancer. These materials, programs and skill-building tools will enable you to become an effective self-advocate.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock®

Beyond The Shock® is an online resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, offering educational videos, an online community, questions and answers, and stories of hope.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Cancer Information: Where To Find Help

This booklet contains listings of organizations that provide information on preventing, treating and living with cancer.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Institute for Cancer Research

Cancer Survival Toolbox

This free, self-learning audio program will help you develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of living with cancer.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivors: Managing Your Emotions After Cancer Treatment

The end of cancer treatment means facing new concerns. Recovery may require a different way of thinking about yourself and relating to others.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Cancer Survivorship

CDC works with national, state, tribal, and local partners to create and implement successful strategies to help the millions of people in the United States who live with, through, and beyond cancer.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer: Coping with It All

Here are some suggestions for getting through cancer and surviving it well.

Review Date: February 24, 2013

The Oral Cancer Foundation

Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

This website provides information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, supplementing what they may already have learned about the treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

Coping

Learn more about addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer and their caregivers.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Coping with Advanced Cancer

This National Cancer Institute booklet was written to help persons who have gone through the struggles of diagnosis, treatment, and perhaps recurrence of cancer, persons for whom a cure or long-term remission is no longer likely.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Coping with Cancer: Financial, Insurance, and Legal Information

Information for cancer patients and their families on finding financial help, insurance coverage, support organizations, and end-of-life planning.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Facing Forward: A Guide for Cancer Survivors

A concise overview of some of the most important survivor issues and practical ideas to help cancer survivors look ahead.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area

The American Cancer Society has free programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. Learn more about the services and programs they offer.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Cancer Society

Hair Loss and Cancer Treatment

It is normal for someone undergoing cancer treatment to feel distressed about hair loss. Keep in mind that your hair will probably grow back and learn some steps to minimize the problem.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

American Cancer Society

Home Care for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients often feel more comfortable and secure being cared for at home. Learn about home care services and financial assistance available from public and private sources.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Managing the Cost of Cancer Care

If you are a person with cancer, understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage your finances. Learn about the financial cost of cancer in the US and how your health care team can help you.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Myths and Facts about HPV

Learn the myths and facts about HPV.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) Chapters

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) chapters have been established so that no woman, family member or friend should feel alone while battling cervical cancer and HPV. Locate a NCCC chapter in your area.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Children's Cancer Society Survivorship Video

This survivorship video can help educate and inspire childhood cancer survivors to embrace their future, recognize their conquests and successfully handle the challenges ahead of them.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

Nutrition and Cancer (Video)

Watch this video on the importance of good nutrition during cancer treament.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers To Common Questions

The American Cancer Society offers these questions and answers to address common concerns of cancer survivors regarding diet and physical activity.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Cancer Society

OncoLink: Coping with Cancer

Ways for cancer patients and caregivers to cope with cancer, side effects, nutrition, general cancer support issues, grief/end of life issues, and shared survivor's experiences.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

One-On-One Support: LIVESTRONG.org

LIVESTRONG provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer—whether you have cancer or are a loved one, friend, health care professional or caregiver of someone diagnosed. Call toll-free at 855-220-7777 or fill out an online intake form.

Review Date: May 27, 2011

LIVESTRONG.- Lance Armstrong Foundation

Oral Cancer Resources

This page provides information and resources related to oral cancer. Find support organizations, databases, government agencies, private cancer foundations and societies, cancer treatment and research centers of interest to patients, families, and caregivers.

Review Date: June 08, 2012

The Oral Cancer Foundation

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer

Here is some information about cancer, sex, and sexuality. This information may help you and your partner have open, honest talks about your sex life.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

American Cancer Society

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer

This guide offers you and your partner some information about cancer, sex, and sexuality.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

American Cancer Society

Starlight Children's Foundation Programs

Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create outpatient, hospital-based and Web-based programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer

This book was written to help you learn from other people with cancer. Learning how others manage the special problems that cancer brings might help you find your own ways of coping with the problems that come along for you.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Teens: Coping with Chemo

Coping with Chemo chronicles the stories of two teens with cancer and their struggle to cope with their disease and treatment. Each webisode addresses a different topic, including getting diagnosed, side effects, telling friends, and celebrating the last treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Starlight Children’s Foundation

When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer

This document contains many helpful tips to guide you through the process of caring for someone with cancer.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

If your brother or sister has cancer, this booklet is for you. In it, you will find ideas and resources that have helped other teens facing similar challenges in their families.

Review Date: February 24, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

If your mom, dad, or an adult close to you has cancer, this booklet can help prepare you for some of the things you might face. It can also help you learn to handle living with a parent or relative who has cancer.

Review Date: February 24, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute