This is a partial listing of reliable online sources of general cancer information relating to prevention, early detection, treatments, symptom management, and support options. Our team of physicians and nurses are an excellent resource for local community information.
American Cancer Society
Publications on treatment and patient care; support groups. Wigs are available through the local office.
People Living With Cancer
Provides information on over 50 types of cancer and their treatments. Designed to help people with cancer make informed health-care decisions.
American Brain Tumor Association
Offers free publications on brain tumors, support groups, referrals, pen pal program and funds research.
American Lung Association
Dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.
Blood & Marrow Transplant Newsletter
Publications; attorney referrals for patients with insurance problems; links patients with survivors for emotional support.
BMT Family Support Network
Links patients with survivors for emotional support. Call 1-800-826-9376 for information.
Cancer Hope Network
Information on support groups and networks.
Cancer Research Institute
Information on cancer research.
Cancer Resource Center
Local (Lincoln, Nebr.) resource center; access to research trials.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Network of support groups for children, parents and caregivers; publications.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Provides information on the Family and Medical Leave Act; forms.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
News, links, and services related to fighting cancers of the blood.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Funds research grants for lymphoma; provides educational materials, support group and networking information; newsletter.
Make Today Count
A mutual support organization that brings together persons affected by a life-threatening illness. Call 1-800-432-2273 for more information.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information on current cancer treatment and clinical trials.
National Coalition on Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Publications; referrals; national advocate on rights of cancer patients and survivors. Call 1-888-650-9127 for more information.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information and publications regarding hospice care. Online list of local hospices, reimbursements and basic hospice information.
National Lymphedema Network, Inc.
Publishes quarterly newsletter and provides referrals.
National Marrow Donor Program
Transplant center director; publication on donor searches, recruitment and being a volunteer.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Promotes education regarding all the facts, issues and problems surrounding ovarian cancer.
Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. (SPOHNC)
Self-help program of support for those dealing with head and neck cancer.
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Sponsor of “Race for the Cure” events; funds national breast cancer research, project grants and local education, screening and treatment projects.
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Provides education and resource materials.
US TOO International, Inc.
Provides prostate cancer survivors with emotional and educational support through a network of support groups and quarterly newsletters.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)
Provides pharmaceutical co-payment assistance to qualifying patients with brain, breast, lung, kidney, colon, pancreatic, prostate, or head and neck cancers, lymphoma, sarcoma, and some secondary issues as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Patients must qualify medically and financially to access co-payment assistance. To initiate a request for assistance, call toll free 1-866-512-3861. Additional information is available at the websites listed below.