Helpful Resources

While a person experiences a variety of emotions, when a person first learns that he/she has cancer or a blood disorder/disease, the primary concern is survival. As treatment begins, however, new issues become important. Some of these include relationships with others, side effects from treatments, and nutrition and diet. Living with cancer or a blood disease/disorder is challenging, and it is best to be educated about issues surrounding survival in order to live a full and productive life.

Below are links to websites containing information for people living with cancer or a blood disorder/disease. The content provided through these links is not the information of Virginia Cancer Specialists nor does the practice necessarily endorse such content. In addition, all content provided through these links is for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician before acting or relying upon such information.

National Organizations  |  Disease-Specific Organizations
Patient Advocacy
  |  Patient/Family Support

National Organizations

American Cancer Society (ACS)

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)

American Institute of Cancer Resarch

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Society of Hematology (ASH)

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)


Cancer News on the Net®

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)


Center Watch - Clinical Trials Listing Service


Medline Plus

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Needy Meds

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania)

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Planet Cancer


Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Susan G. Komen - Breast Cancer Foundation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

US Oncology

Disease-Specific Organizations

National Brain Tumor Society

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
(formerly Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)

Casting For Recovery
(for Breast Cancer patients)

Colon Cancer Alliance

National Lymphedema Network

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Skin Cancer Foundation

Patient Advocacy/Survivorship

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivors Network

National Cancer Survivor Day® Foundation, Inc.

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)

Patient Advocate Foundation

People Living With Cancer

Center for Patient Advocacy

Patient & Family Support Services

Cancer Fatigue

Caring Bridge

Caring Connections

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Support Community

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Life Beyond Cancer Foundation

Life with Cancer

Look Good Feel Better

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

Nutrition Information

People Living Through Cancer

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community

Local Organizations

INOVA Hospital Cancer Center
Most of our offices are affiliated with INOVA Hospitals and many of our physicians give educational semiars at their facilities.

To learn more about Life with Cancer's Survivors Offering Support (SOS) program, click here.