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FEATURED RESOURCE: Melanoma Prevention
The American Melanoma Foundation (AMF) was founded to address the need for new treatment options in melanoma, one of the most serious of all cancers. The AMF provides support for basic research for new treatments in melanoma and contributes to the general community with education and awareness programs. The AMF also contributes to the patient community through patient support groups, a critical need for patients with this disease and the unique issues they are facing.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Questions to ask your Doctor
The Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation, a non profit, provides free emotional care to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Trained volunteers, all survivors, serve as role models, providing hope and encouragement.
We focus on providing one-on-one emotional care. Volunteers are available to accompany patients to treatments, share information about coping, the power of prayers, and how a positive attitude can help to survive. We are committed to at least six contacts with each referral.
Presently, volunteers cover the greater Puget Sound area of Washington.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Provider Resources
Since 1974, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) has been the premier education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. ACCC promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. For more than 30 years, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care while responding to regulatory and legislative changes.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Publications for Patients
The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) is an information and education resource for patients with cancer and bone involvement and their healthcare providers. BCF provides information through print publications and the BCF website.
There are currently ten publications on: Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer; Myeloma, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Pain, Vitamin D Deficiency, Osteosarcoma, Surgery, Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Therapies.
FEATURED RESOURCE: About Blood Diseases
The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.
FEATURED ARTICLE: Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting patients that are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer .Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers programs and services to women affected by breast cancer, caregivers and healthcare providers.
FEATURED ARTICLE: Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer Guide
Malecare is a nonprofit grassroots network of cancer patients and clinicians. Established in 1997, Malecare's mission is to help men and their families and friends fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male breast cancer via support groups, workshops, research, conferences, publications and counseling; most all available for free and open to the public. We are the world's only men's health organization to focus on gay men and cancer as well as access to health care for underserved members of minority populations.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Cancer Guides
Patient Resource LLC's goal is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge. The information is written for ease of understanding and is offered in printed publications and online at PatientResource.com.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Prostate Cancer Guides and Books
Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Since 1993, our unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. We channel resources to the world’s top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs. As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, we have funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 12 countries.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Skin Cancer Prevention Recommendations
SHADE Foundation of America is working to create sun-safety attitudes in society, especially in our youth. Developing responsible sun attitudes at an early age can eliminate the alarming statistics that continue to increase. Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year. Approximately 92,000 will be melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
SHADE Foundation is where melanoma patients, survivors and their families can find information and support. Parents and teachers can find programs to educate their children. Corporations and individuals can learn how they can provide sun-safety to children.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Survivor Volunteer Network
As a self-help organization involved in the development of programs of support, SPOHNC, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, has become a vital component of the healing process for head and neck cancer patients. It has had an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health. A support organization, such as SPOHNC, can also be the foundation for patient and family education and awareness.
FEATURED ARTICLE: 10 Steps to Better Care!
At The International Myeloma Foundation, our commitment is to provide you with the most up to date and in-depth information about multiple myeloma including research and treatment advances, as well as information about the IMF, upcoming events and our reserach, education, support and advocacy programs.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Free Educational Publications
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.
FEATURED RESOURCE: Treatment Decision Guide
Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC) is a new organization developing a grassroots network of women volunteers who have been adversely affected by prostate cancer. The organization at its core has advocates, widows, healthcare professionals, and caregivers that will work in collaboration with other organizations and entities. We aim to provide support for women and their families affected by prostate cancer through providing access to resources and supportive programming. WAPC is setup to be a tool for women to harness the power of their voices as being affected by prostate cancer and advance national and state-based policy, media, and educational efforts.
American Brain Tumor Association
The ABTA is the recognized resource for comprehensive information and compassionate support for the brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease.
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. Debbie's Dream seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation works to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's health through innovative research, education, and advocacy.
MyStomachCancerSymptoms.com was started by Dr. Peter Thatcher and is dedicated to stomach cancer awareness and education. The goal of the site is to provide gastric cancer help and hope to those at a very difficult time in their lives.
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation provides support for all those afflicted with or affected by pancreatic cancer, whether patient or family member, through the use of patient advocacy, educational awareness, early detection research, and direct financial resource support programs, regardless the level of qualification of the patient.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization creating hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.
The CERN Foundation
The CERN Foundation is comprised of a dedicated group of scientists and adult and pediatric neuro-oncologists working to find new treatments for ependymoma, a type of brain tumor.