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Resources for Cancer Survivors, Families, and Caregivers
REGENERATIONS Project: NEW IMAGE (Mastectomy Apparel)
New and Gently used Mastectomy items to donated to underserved breast cancer
survivors to help restore a patient's personal style,
body image and self esteem
To receive donated items or to donate new or gently used items:
Contact (209) 827-1960 or Email: email@example.comOM
A Cancer Survivor's Almanac is a comprehensive resource that helps survivors, caregivers, families, and friends following the diagnosis of cancer. The Almanac also lists hundreds of organizations and agencies that offer help regarding specific cancer-related issues. http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/publications/
The American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives is dedicated to promoting cancer pain relief nationwide by supporting the efforts of State Cancer Pain Initiatives. Initiatives and their participants provide education and advocacy to healthcare providers, cancer patients and their families.
The mission of the ACPA is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain; and to raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.
For more than 75 years, the ACR has been a thought leader in the field of radiology, providing its members with vital education, research, scientific information, and advocacy to continually advance the profession and enhance patient care
The mission of the American College of Surgeons' Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care is to improve the quality of surgical care by enabling all surgeons to apply the best scientific evidence available in all aspects of their daily practice with respect, compassion, and dignity for all patients.
AMC Cancer Research Center is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit research institute dedicated to the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases.
AICR is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention and educates the public about the results.
Washington, District of Columbia
American Massage Therapy Association
Find an AMTA massage therapist in your state using their search engine. Numerous specialties are categorized, including lymphatic drainage.
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. The mission of the American Pain Society is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) operates a toll-free hot line for cancer patients and advocacy organizations to obtain referrals for local counseling and support services throughout the United States.
ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 8,600 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to the advancement of the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment. http://www.astro.org
The ASA is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improves the care of the patient. Visit the ASA's Patient Education materials on "The Management of Acute, Chronic and Cancer
Park Ridge, Illinois
ACSF was established with the purpose of educating the public about sarcoma cancer, encouraging sarcoma-specific research, and providing tangible support for persons affected by sarcoma.
Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidehttp://www.bcaction.org
Breast Cancer.org -Online Resource Guide
Understanding Breast Cancer, Screening and Testing, Types of Breast Cancer ,Your Pathology Report, Popular topics in Treatment & Side Effects, Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Complementary Medicine, Nutrition, Arm Lymphedema, Sex and Intimacy, Breast Cancer & Your Job, Popular topics in Lower Your Risk, Understanding Risk, Genetics & Breast Cancer Risk, Lowering Risk for Everyone, Popular topics in Community Knowledge, Discussion Boards, Chat Rooms, Ask-the-Expert Online Conferences etc
Breast Cancer Resource Committee
1765 N. Street, N.W.
The Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation sponsors Infinite Boundaries wellness retreats for breast cancer survivors. We nurture, enhance and aid the emotional, spiritual and physical recovery for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Monica Knoll, breast cancer survivor and founder of Cancer101, leads you in the ten steps of getting through the first 24 hours of a breast cancer diagnosis. This is a tough time, but Cancer101 shows you how to take control and survive.
Cancer Care National Office
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance. The organization serves people with cancer and their loved ones throughout the entire 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. By using the phone and internet, CancerCare social workers can help people no matter where they are.
CancerCare National Office
Seventh Ave. Floor 22
Phone 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
Links to suppliers of books, videos, wigs and community services. CancerHelp - Cancer Resources on the Internet Provided As A public service.
Carol Ann Schwartz Cancer Initiative
A resource website through the Rosenthal Center for complementary and alternative medicine provides information about the advantages and disadvantages of complementary cancer therapies.
Cancer Care, Inc., and the National Cancer Care Foundation
1180 Avenue of the Americas
The Cancer Legal Resource Center is a community-based joint program of the Western Law Center for Disability Rights and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides information and educational outreach on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, employers, and those who provide services to them.
Los Angeles, California
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a national, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education.
The Cancer Survivors Project is an organized, international community of long-term cancer survivors and their friends working together to improve the lives of children and adults after cancer. CSP is committed to making available information regarding physiological and psychosocial late effects of cancer treatment, preventive care protocols, and appropriate health care.
Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery provides weekend retreats at no cost to the participants including lodging, meals and professional instruction.Any woman who has experienced breast cancer is eligible to attend a retreat (with medical clearance from their physicians).Trained facilitators staff each retreat including: a psychotherapist, a health care professional (e.g. physical therapist, nurse), and four fly fishing instructors.
Order free at 1-800-4-CANCER or on the NCI Website.
The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families battling terminal illnesses.
Santa Barbara, California
Order free at 1-800-4CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or online at www.cancer.gov
Order Free: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or online at www.cancer.gov.
FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women who are at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present. In addition to online resources, FORCE offers a toll-free helpline for families and individuals affected by or concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and cycling champion Lance Armstrong, the LAF provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong.
LBBC is a non-profit educational organization committed to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
A free, community-based nationwide program to help women with cancer, develop beauty skills to enhance self-image and appearance during cancer treatment.
MSDBC is a national nonprofit organization co-founded by a mother (Charmayne Dierker) and her daughter (Lillie Shockney) in March 1995. The support services provided by this organization are free and are designed to help mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer.
My Cancer Place is the only place to join a community of people with cancer, share information, give and receive support, learn from the experiences of others, and create a free web page with text and photos that you can change anytime.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission - to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
Washington, District of Columbia
National Breast Cancer Organization Y-Me
This organization creates breast cancer awareness through information and peer support-that no one faces breast cancer alone.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
General information website providing information for individuals considering alternative therapies.
National Center for Homeopathy
A resource guide to help locate local homeopathic doctors
Offers a professional service, which provides an alternative to women with special needs in selecting breast prostheses and specialty products including a large selection of breast prostheses, specialty bras, skin therapy and accessories from leading manufactures.
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.
The American Federation of Teachers
The Enhancement Corporation of American (TECOA)
Offers a variety of prosthetic fittings, including lumpectomy forms, post mastectomy fashion bras, and swimwear.
The National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
The National Cancer Institute
NCI is a government agency that provides cancer information to people with cancer and their families and the public
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. Information includes the cancer survivor toolbox, cancer care planning and a resource guide.
The Wellness Community
The Y-ME National Organization for Breast Cancer Information and Support
4-hour Y-ME National Breast Cancer Hotlines:
The YWCA Encore Program National Headquarters
Additional information on cancer:
Written by Kimberly J. Calder, MPS and Karen Pollitz, MPP; 34 pages. This book sorts through the insurance maze by explaining the many types of insurance, exploring ways cancer survivors can get the most out of their insurance coverage and discussing laws that provide some protection for cancer survivors changing jobs.
This resource provides an overview of various side effects and late effects from cancer treatment. http://www.womenandcancermag.com/SideEffects.aspx
Women Stories is a series of videos in which breast cancer survivors offer emotional support and advice that women need and value.
Buffalo, New York
An organization that helps young cancer patients and survivors move beyond their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and post treatment to lead enjoyable and independent lives by maximizing life possibilities.
Lost Angeles, California
firstname.lastname@example.org National Breast Cancer Coalition
A grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
Unfortunately, many cancer survivors experience workplace discrimination. In fact, one survey found that American workers with cancer are fired or laid off five times as often as other workers. This book addresses the employment challenges that many survivors face and offers advice and resources to address those challenges.Also available in Spanish: http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/publications
Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy
An Internet community of people who are interested in the causes of chronic illness and the use of nutritional therapy.
WOMEN OF COLOR CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc
PO Box 8981
Telephone/Fax (612) 825-3675
Embracing Life National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer
God Cares Support Group
Rise Sister Rise
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivors Network
Sisters Network Inc
Founded in 1994, Sisters Network Inc. (SNI) is the first national African American breast cancer survivorship organization. Over the last ten years, the organization has solidified its position as the national voice and a leader in the African American woman's fight against breast cancer. http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org
Women of Color Breast Cancer Project
Lymphatic Research Foundation
Lymph Notes –
An online information resource and support group for those with lymphedema and for the family, friends, and therapists who care for them.
Lymphology Association of North America
http://www.clt-lana.org/ (Includes a directory of LANA certified therapists)
American Cancer Society: Lymphedema
What Every Woman with Breast Cancer Should Know http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Lymphdema products/Compression Garments
Compression Therapy Products, socks, stockings, Application aids for donning compression stockings adhesive lotion, detergent- safe and natural used for laundering compression garments etc
Lymphedivas- Provides medically correct fashion, and decorative compression sleeves in a variety of styles and colors - midnight lace, leopard, polka dots, paisley, denim etc.
Compression, bandages and
garments carry only the most advanced and medically-responsible products ...
the life of a person with lymphedema. These products may be anything from compression bandages and garments
Home Therapy Nationwide Service Covered By Medicare & Insurance
Is an online supplier of lymphedema related supplies
The goal of Lymphedema Products is to provide the highest quality
service to the public
Get Lymphedema Compression Garments from All Day Medical. We have many low priced products available on our site.
Bandage Supply provides lymphedema
bandages and supplies. Bandage Supply was started to lower costs on lymphedema products. We have soon become the
Head Gear Resources
Hats for cancer patients, head scarves for cancer patients,
cancer hats, head wraps, and chemo scarves for cancer patients dealing with hair ...
American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Resources
Breast Cancer Resources - offers wigs, mastectomy forms and products
Cancer Treatment Wigs
Comfortable and natural-looking Hundreds of styles to choose from
Stylish and comfortable wigs for cancer patient hair loss. Large inventory
of human hair wigs for cancer patients. Buy online.
The Beauty about Cancer Survivor Blog, offers a headgear resource guide (all 50 states) CincoVidas.com
Hat Scarves and More
Hats, turbans, fine cotton scarves and sleep caps for women,
men, and children. Also sells accessories including pins, bands and scarf pads.
Hats with Hearts
Contact Hats with Heart for information
on Cancer Hat, Cancer Hats, and Hats for ... hats, scarves,
comfort sleep hats and accessories for women experiencing ...
Turbans, hats, and other headwear designed for chemotherapy patients
Just In Time –Soft hats designed for women with hair loss
Cancer Scarves, Hats for Cancer Patients, Chemo Scarves, Chemotherapy Hats,
For Hair Loss and Turbans.
Wig and Scarf for Resources for Cancer Patients
American Cancer Society's TLC Catalog: offers a wide selection of headwear,
Wigs for Cancer Patients
The Wig Purifier
Cleans your head gear in just 10 minutes, all unpleasant smells, bacteria, viruses and germs from hairpieces, head wraps, caps and hats. For more information see www.wigpurifier.com A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sisters Network for African American breast cancer survivors 888-436-2158.
Tender Loving Care Wigs and Hair Pieces
Beautiful, Affordable Wigs from Your American Cancer Society
The Beau Beau-Beautiful Hats for Beautiful Heads
Cancer hats, cancer
scarves, medical headwear for hair loss. For cancer, chemotherapy ... Breast Cancer Survivor
Lisa David's video - a true beaudiva! ...
Stylish soft hats, elegant scarves & turbans.
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