Cancer reaches people all over the world, regardless of who we are, what we believe and how much we have. Because of this, there are numerous organizations that provide services and assistance for all forms of cancer. Several such organizations are listed in this section.

Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy Research (UCIR)

Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy Research (UCIR) is a new resource dedicated to patients undergoing or interested in cancer immunotherapy. The site offers easy-to-understand explanations and visuals on the new therapies. Patients can explore a database of the latest immunotherapy drugs approved by the FDA and EMA. Visit to learn more about the immune system and how it can be harvested to fight cancer.

UCIR is part of the Fritsch Foundation, a 501c3 organization, EIN 47-3974944.

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can help you find services and resources that are available to you locally. Resources may include, but are not limited to, supplemental food and nutrition programs, shelter and housing options and utilities assistance, and services for veterans. [For Canadian resources, visit].

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer® is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. The Legal & Financial Navigation Program offers one-on-one help with issues such as work, health and disability insurance, finances, and estate planning. is an online toolkit to help people manage finances after a cancer diagnosis. 

The Cord Blood Center

Cord blood banking has been used to treat over 80 diseases including leukemia and lymphoma. More awareness can help save the lives of children and adults suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The Cord Blood Center provides information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking – we want to help you find the right option for your loved ones. Whether you choose private banking for the safety of your family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant, The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.

Air Travel With Medications

Many questions arise for patients who need to travel on an airplane with their medications. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s website offers information on traveling with medications.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. The national ACS mission statement says that the ACS is “dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.” The ACS website provides information on all types of cancer, related resources and ACS programs. For more information, call 800.227.2345 or visit their website.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) hosts a large collection of free cancer-related Internet mailing lists and support communities. ACOR develops and hosts state-of-the-art Internet-based knowledge systems that allow the public to find and use credible information relevant to their families.


ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. For more information, visit their website or call 888.651.3038.

Please note: information related to cutaneous lymphoma is located under Common Cancers>Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin.

Cancer Survivor Toolbox

The Cancer Survivor Toolbox®is a program of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The toolbox is a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer. Transcripts of the program are also available for reading if preferred. For more information, call 877.622.7937 or visit their website.

Caring Bridge

CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization offering free personalized websites to those wishing to stay in touch with family and friends during significant life events. Their mission is “to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.” CaringBridge authors can quickly and easily create personalize websites that display journal entries and photographs. Well-wishers visit the site to read updates and leave messages in the Guestbook. For more information, visit their website or call 651.452.7940.


LIVESTRONG Fertility is part of the LIVESTRONG organization and is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. For more information, visit their website or call 855.220.7777.

Hope For Two...Pregnant With Cancer Network

The Pregnant With Cancer Network is a national nonprofit organization for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. Their mission is to connect women who are pregnant with cancer with other women who are pregnant with the same type of cancer. For more information, call 800.743.4471 or visit their website.


LIVESTRONG Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer – and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary. They use the philosophy that “unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything” and they provide practical tools and information to help the cancer community. For more information, call 855.220.7777 or visit their website.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands is a simple immediate way for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to assist loved ones in need. Users can create a free, private web page and then invite family and friends to view a private group calendar specifically designed for organizing helpers. The aim is to facilitate everyone pitching in with the tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis such as delivery of meals, rides, babysitting and many others.