Cancer Hope Network 877-HOPENET Offers free one-on-one support to cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families using trained volunteers who have survived cancer. www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Cancersource.com This site has a wealth of information and support about cancer. It is categorized by audience and clearly specifies different levels of information. In addition to cancer information, it has on-line mailing lists, message boards and chats, which are moderated by health care professionals. This site has an extensive list of resources (as always, carefully evaluate links you use).
Cancer Supportive Care Program This site has a wealth of information about cancer. It has many on-line learning modules about a variety of cancer issues, such as pain, fatigue, nutrition, exercise and much more. The modules discuss the issues and offer practical management suggestions. Some of the articles are available in Spanish. www.cancersupportivecare.com
Chemo Angels Support for cancer patients. www.chemoangels.com Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) 866-228-4673 Offers a free resource guide (in English and Spanish), the Parent-To-Parent Network, telephone support groups, newsletter, and an annual teleconference and funds research. www.cbtf.org
Coping with Cancer Magazine 615-790-2400 America’s consumer magazine for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Provides knowledge, hope, and inspiration from cancer survivors and healthcare professionals. Now in its 18th year of service, “Coping” provides official annual coverage of National Cancer Survivors Day. www.copingmag.com
Make a Child Smile This organization offers emotional and financial support to families whose children suffer from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Each month, new children are featured. The organization raises funds to provide financial assistance to qualifying families for help with medical expenses or other costs associated with the child’s illness. Some of the supportive poems on the site have a religious bias. www.makeachildsmile.org