Cancer Support Services: General Information

The following websites offer general information on cancer:

  • American Cancer Society - Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
  • Cancer.Net- Patient information site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Cancer Care - National non-profit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer.
  • Cancer and Careers- empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
  • Cancer Legal Resource Center - provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.
  • Care Pages - Free patient blogs allowing patients to stay connected to friends and family. Sponsored by Providence Health & Services.
  • Eldercare Locator - Links to state and local area agencies on aging, where more information is available on local services.
  • Feritle Hope - Dedicated to meeting the needs of patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
  • KIDSCOPE- Helps children and families understand the effects of cancer or treatment on a loved one
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation - Unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer.
  • Look Good Feel Better - A public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
  • Lotsa Helping Hands  - Helps organize care provided by friends and family.
  • Medicare - Government-based site that provides information about Medicare.
  • National Cancer Institute - Accurate and up-to-date cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - The oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care.
  • National Family Caregivers Association - Addresses the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.
  • Share the Care - Helps organize care provided by friends and family.
  • Social Security Administration  - Government-based site that has access to information on disability, retirement and Medicare.