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Advocacy Breast Cancer
General Cancer Information Caregivers, Children & Family
Complementary and Alternative Therapies Lymphedema
Nutrition Prescription Drug Assistance
Other Websites of Special Interest African-American
Latina/Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islands
Native-American Intercultural
Male Breast Cancer  
   

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(S) = Servicios disponsibles en español. Services available in Spanish

ADVOCACY

Cancer Leadership Council
Forum for discussion and advocacy on issues related to cancer health policy from the patient/survivor perspective.
www.cancerleadership.org

(S) Lance Armstrong Foundation
Focuses on prevention, access to screening and care, improvement of the quality of life, and research in cancer treatment.
www.livestrong.org

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Works to implement new research models, improve access to high-quality care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women, and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates.
www.stopbreastcancer.org

(S) Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Grassroots network of survivors and activists, working together to end breast cancer through public policy changes.
www.komenadvocacy.org

(S) Y-Me
Advocacy network on important breast cancer issues.
24/7 hotline with interpreters in 150 languages.
www.networkofstrength.org

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BREAST CANCER

(S) After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Reliable, accurate information, personalized support and resources. One-to-one support provided by people who have first-hand experience with similar breast cancer diagnosis, treatment history and similar life circumstances is a fundamental element of personalized support.
www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org

AvvaAsk
An iPhone app and web-based tool to prepare patients for doctor's visits. Avva helps patients make a list of questions for their doctor by showing them suggested questions that other patients often ask. The list can then be printed and brought into the visit, or accessed on the iPhone to save answers or record audio during the visit.
www.avvahealth.com

(S)BreastCancer.Org
Easy-to-use site on breast cancer with a downloadable copy of "Understanding the Breast Cancer Pathology Report." Look under Symptoms & Diagnosis, then Your Pathology Report Report available in Spanish - Search "Spanish" .
www.breastcancer.org

Breast Cancer Support
Online support site with discussion boards for survivors and caregivers.
www.bcsupport.org

Breast Reconstruction Matters
Explores options for women when considering breast reconstruction surgery. Explanations of different procedures, questions to ask your physician, insurance options and more are covered.
www.breastreconstructionmatters.com

Colorado Breast Cancer Resources Directory
Online version of this directory. Printed version available in Spanish.
www.breastcancercolorado.org

HER2support.org
Information on the HER2/neu gene, metastasis, and links to other resources and clinical trials.
www.HER2support.org

(S) Inflammatory Breast Cancer Help and Support
Information in English and Spanish specifically about Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC).
www.ibcsupport.org

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Information on inflammatory breast cancer, focusing on research and awareness.
www.ibcresearch.org

Imaginis - The Women's Health Resource
Comprehensive information on breast cancer, diagnosis/biopsy, treatment and resources. Over 170 topics discussed in detail.
www.imaginis.com

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Informative site with up-to-date newsletters (and past issues), books and transcripts of conferences as well as message boards and educational programs. Free quarterly newsletter.
Special links for newly diagnosed, advanced breast cancer, African-American, Latina, young, and High-Risk women.
www.lbbc.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A partnership of national public service organizations, medical associations, and government agencies dedicated to providing information for patients, survivors, and caregivers.
www.nbcam.org

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Information on early detection, newly diagnosed and support for survivors, caregivers and family members.
www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Pink Ribbon Survivors Network
Education and support resources including the Curriculum for Recovery Library and Educational resources for Health Care Professionals concerning Breast Cancer Survivorship.
www.pinkribbonsurvivorsnetwork.org

Sharsheret
Support for young Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.sharsheret.org

Susan Love, MD
Website of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, whose mission is to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's lives; features a cancer profiler section for decision making and a section on living with breast cancer.
www.dslrf.org

Young Survival Coalition
Comprehensive website for young women diagnosed with breast cancer; information is applicable to all ages.
www.youngsurvival.org

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GENERAL CANCER INFORMATION

American Institute for Cancer Research
Fosters research on diet and cancer prevention as well as nutrition education. www.aicr.org

Association of Cancer Online Resources
159 online cancer groups work with researchers and inform patients of clinical trials, tissue banks, and genetic studies.
www.acor.org

(S) Cancer.net
Information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for patients living with cancer and those who care for them and care about them.
www.cancer.net

(S) Cancer and Careers
Information for working women with cancer and their employers, coworkers, and caregivers.
www.cancerandcareers.org

(S) Cancercare.org
Free professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Education, counseling, financial assistance, and more.
www.cancercare.org

Cancervive
Website provides support, public education, and advocacy for cancer survivors.  Research link as well as DVDs and books.
www.cancervive.org

ColoradoCancer Resource Guide
Lists Colorado and national resources and cancer websites.
www.ccrgonline.org

Everyday Health/Breast Cancer
Information from experts on advanced treatments and disease management with live web casts, free e-newsletters, and more.
www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1ss/breast-cancer

(S) MedlinePlus
Comprehensive website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health with extensive coverage on breast cancer.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

MyBiopsy.org
Help in understanding your pathology report and diagnosis from the College of American Pathologists.
www.mybiopsy.org

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Comprehensive website from a nonprofit alliance of 21 leading cancer centers, with information for patients and clinicians. Includes information on treatment guidelines and clinical trials.
www.nccn.org

(S) National Cancer Institute
Comprehensive website on all types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials and more.
www.cancer.gov

(S) Oncolink
Educational website for the general public with information and links on various types of cancer.
www.oncolink.upenn.edu

WebMD/Cancer Health Center
Health website includes news, resources, treatment information, a glossary, and more.
www.webmd.com/cancer/

(S) Women's Cancer Network
Comprehensive list of cancer organizations developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation for women and their families.
www.wcn.org

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CAREGIVERS, CHILDREN & FAMILY

Care Pages
Free, easy-to-use web pages that help family and friends communicate when a loved one is receiving care.
www.carepages.com

(S) Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving
Comprehensive website to address needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Information on public policy and research, caregiving information and advice, publications, newsletters, and groups.
www.caregiver.org

(S) Kids Konnected
Provides friendship, understanding, education, and support for children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer.
www.kidskonnected.org

Lotsa Helping Hands
Free, secure, simple online service to help friends, family, colleagues to provide care, with tools to help coordinate tasks and needs of cancer patient and caregivers. www.lotsahelpinghands.com

MyLifeLine.org
Free personal websites for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
www.mylifeline.org/

National Alliance for Caregiving
Resource for family and professional caregivers suggesting the best books, videos, websites, and materials on caregiving.
www.caregiving.org

National Family Caregivers Association
Educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for those who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or frailties of old age.
www.thefamilycaregiver.org/caregiving_resources/

Strength for Caring
Caregiver website with features, community, and expert advice. Has a section on multicultural resources for African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latina, and Native American groups. (Look under Resource Center - State & Multilcultural Resources.)
www.strengthforcaring.com

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COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
From Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more.
www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Offer patients sophisticated medical treatment in combination with complementary medicine.
www.cancercenter.com

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Integrates traditional medicine with the healing practices of the world.
www.cmbm.org

(S) Medlineplus: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Brings together information from several government and health-related organizations.
Easy access to medical journal articles and extensive information about drugs, illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, and health news.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html

(S) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The federal government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.
www.nccam.nih.gov

(S) The Wellness Community
Supports education, and hope through support groups, education, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes.
www.thewellnesscommunity.org

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LYMPHEDEMA

National Lymphedema Network
Information for lymphedema patients, professionals, and the public.
www.lymphnet.org

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NUTRITION

American Institute for Cancer Research (Diet and Cancer)
Research information, newsletter, and recipes. Look under Reduce Your Cancer Risk.
www.aicr.org

BreastCancer.org
To find section on nutrition from home page, click Day-to-Day Matters/Nutrition.
www.breastcancer.org

Cancer Nutrition Center
Nutrition and cancer guidelines, handling side effects of cancer treatment.
www.cancernutrition.com

HealthCastle.com
Nutrition advice exclusively from registered dietitians.
www.healthcastle.com/health-nutrition/cancer-diet

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE

(S) Access2Wellness
Access to assistance programs that offer more than 1,000 prescription medications for free or at a discount to those who qualify.
www.access2wellness.com

NeedyMeds
Nonprofit organization aids people who can't afford medicine or other health care costs.
www.needymeds.com

(S) Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need.
www.pparx.org

RxHope
Web-based patient assistance program is a link between the pharmaceutical industry, physicians, and patients to provide prescription aid.
www.rxhope.com

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OTHER WEBSITES OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Benefits CheckUp
Service of National Council on Aging helps seniors find programs that may pay for some prescriptions and health care costs.
www.benefitscheckup.org

FertileHOPE
Provides education and support for cancer patients dealing with fertility issues.
www.fertilehope.org

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Resources and support for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
www.facingourrisk.org

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN

African American Breast Cancer Alliance
Information, education, and support for African-Americans affected by breast cancer.
www.aabcainc.org

Black Women's Health
General health topics website.
www.blackwomenshealth.com

Celebrating Life
Support for African American women with breast cancer.
www.celebratinglife.org

Sisters Network, Inc.
African-American breast cancer survivorship organization provides support and information.
www.sistersnetworkinc.org

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LATINA/HISPANIC

(S) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Comprehensive information to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm

(S) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Spanish
Extensive information on health issues.
www.cdc.gov/spanish/

(S) Healthfinder Español, US Department of Health and Human Services in Spanish
Resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health information on the Internet.
www.healthfinder.gov/espanol

(S) Medline Plus in Spanish
Easy access to medical journal articles, information about drugs, a medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and health news.
http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/

(S) National Cancer Institute-in Spanish
Cancer-related information for the public, patients, and health professionals.
www.cancer.gov/espanol

(S) National Women's Health Information Center-in Spanish
Information on major health concerns and prevention for women.
www.womenshealth.gov/espanol/

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ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDS

American Cancer Society, Northern California Chinese Unit
American Cancer Society website in Chinese.
www.acs-nccu.org

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
National advocacy organization promoting efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander communities.
www.apiahf.org

Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving
Address needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Information available in Chinese.
www.caregiver.org

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NATIVE-AMERICAN

Native American Cancer Research
Information and support for Native American cancer patients and survivors.
www.natamcancer.org

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INTERCULTURAL

Intercultural Cancer Council
Cancer Fact Sheets health care professionals on medically underserved populations.
www.Iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts

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MALE BREAST CANCER

Imaginis.com
Information on breast cancer in men from an independent, comprehensive website on breast cancer.
www.imaginis.com/breasthealth/bcmen.asp

John W. Nick Foundation
866-222-4441
Foundation with website dedicated to informing the medical community and public about male breast cancer.
www.johnwnickfoundation.org

MayoClinic.com
Information on male breast cancer from the renowned Mayo Clinic.
www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-breast-cancer/DS00661

(S) Medline Plus
Information on male breast cancer from the National Library of Medicine, other government agencies, and health-related organizations.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/malebreastcancer.html

(S) National Cancer Institute
Male breast cancer resources from the government's leading cancer research institute.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/malebreast/patient

People Living With Cancer
Oncologist-approved information on male breast cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+Types/Breast+Cancer+-+Male

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