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)
English
Espanol

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
www.acro.org

American Institute of Cancer Resarch
www.aicr.org

American Medical Association (AMA)
www.ama-assn.org

American Society of Hematology (ASH)
www.hematology.org

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
www.astro.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
www.asco.org

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
www.acor.org

CancerCare
English
Espanol

CancerEducation.com
www.cancereducation.com

Cancer News on the Net®
www.cancernews.com

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
www.cancerresearch.org

Cancer.net
www.cancer.net

CancerGuide
www.cancerguide.org

Center Watch - Clinical Trials Listing Service
http://www.centerwatch.com/

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov

Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
www.caring.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
English
Espanol

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
www.nccn.org

Needy Meds
www.needymeds.com

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
www.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
www.nlm.nih.gov

OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania)
www.oncolink.org

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
www.ons.org

Planet Cancer
http://myplanet.planetcancer.org

Quackwatch
www.quackwatch.com

Society of Gynecologic Oncology
www.sgo.org

Susan G. Komen - Breast Cancer Foundation
http://ww5.komen.org/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
www.fda.gov

US Oncology
www.usoncology.com

Disease-Specific Organizations

National Brain Tumor Society
www.braintumor.org

BreastCancer.org
www.breastcancer.org

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
(formerly Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)
www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org

Casting For Recovery
(for Breast Cancer patients)
www.castingforrecovery.org/index.html

Colon Cancer Alliance
www.ccalliance.org

National Lymphedema Network
http://www.lymphnet.org/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
www.lls.org

Lung Cancer Alliance
www.lungcanceralliance.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation
www.lymphoma.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
www.ovariancancer.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
www.ovarian.org

Prostate Cancer Foundation
www.pcf.org

Skin Cancer Foundation
www.skincancer.org

Patient Advocacy/Survivorship

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org

Cancer Survivors Network
csn.cancer.org

National Cancer Survivor Day® Foundation, Inc.
www.ncsdf.org

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
www.npaf.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org

People Living With Cancer
www.cancer.net

Center for Patient Advocacy
http://www.centerforpatientadvocacy.com/

Patient & Family Support Services

Cancer Fatigue
http://www.cancerfatigue.org/

Caring Bridge
www.caringbridge.com

Caring Connections
www.caringinfo.org

Cancer Hope Network
www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Cancer Support Community
www.cancersupportcommunity.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
www.livestrong.org

Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
www.lifebeyondcancer.org

Life with Cancer
www.lifewithcancer.org

Look Good Feel Better
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
www.nccam.nih.gov

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
www.caregiveraction.org

Nutrition Information
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

People Living Through Cancer
www.pltc.org

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group
www.ustoo.com

The Wellness Community
www.thewellnesscommunity.org

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.
www.lifewithcancer.org

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