General

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.

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer helps survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates to navigate cancer survivorship though educational events, a national Speakers Bureau, and online tools and resources. 

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.

Cancer.Net

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

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.