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Useful Links

There are many organizations that can help patients and their families understand a cancer diagnosis. Here are a few.

RTAnswers

Answers to Your Radiation Therapy Questions
http://rtanswers.org/

Inova Cancer Resources

Inova Life with Cancer® Program
http://www.inova.org/cancer

General Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
1-800-ACS-2345
http://www.cancer.org

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
1-800-962-7876
http://www.astro.org

Cancer Hope Network
1-877-HOPENET
http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Fertile Hope
1-888-994-HOPE (4673)
http://www.fertilehope.org

Gilda's Club Worldwide
1-888-GILDA-4-U (445-3248)
http://www.gildasclub.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
1-877-WEARYELLOW (932-7935)
http://www.livestrong.org

National Cancer Institute
1-800-422-6237
http://www.cancer.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
301-650-9127
http://www.canceradvocacy.org

National Lymphedema Network
1-800-541-3529
http://www.lymphnet.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
1-800-532-5274
http://www.patientadvocate.org

People Living with Cancer
703-797-1914
http://www.peoplelivingwithcancer.org

RadiologyInfo
1-800-381-6660
http://www.radiologyinfo.org

Vital Options International
1-800-477-7666
http://wwwvitaloptions.org

Wellness Community
http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Breast Cancer

Imaginis: The Breast Cancer Resource
http://www.imaginis.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
1-888-753-LBBC (5222)
http://www.lbbc.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
972-855-1600
http://www.komen.org

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
312-986-8338
http://www.y-me.org

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumor Foundation
212-265-2401
http://www.braintumorfoundation.org

Brain Tumor Society
1-800-770-TBTS
http://www.tbts.org

Childhood Cancers

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
1-800-366-2223
http://www.candlelighters.org

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance
1-877-422-2030
http://www.ccalliance.org

Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3)
202-244-2906
http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org

Stennis Foundation
1-866-965-2220
http://www.stennis.org

Head and Neck Cancer

Oral Cancer Foundation
949-646-8000
http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
1-800-377-0328
http://www.spohnc.org

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association
1-877-588-7904
http://www.thyca.org

Gynecologic Cancer

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
202-331-1332
http://www.ovariancancer.org

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association
1-800-LUNG-USA
http://www.lungusa.org

Lung Cancer Alliance
1-800-298-2436
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org

Lymphoma - Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
1-800-955-4572
http://wwwlls.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation
1-800-500-9976
http://wwwlymphoma.org

 

Prostate Cancer

Malecare
212-844-8369
http://www.malecare.org

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
202-463-9455
http://www.pcacoalition.org

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1-800-757-CURE
http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

Us TOO! Prostate Cancer Education and Support
630-795-1002
http://www.ustoo.org

Skin Cancer

Melanoma Research Foundation
1-800-673-1290
http://www.melanoma.org

Cancer Terminology

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides an online oncology dictionary for patients to be able to better understand materials and resources pertaining to their cancer and their cancer-directed therapies. Please follow the link below:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms (English) (Spanish)