For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. Click here for further resources for you and your family.
Mesothelioma only affects 3,000 people a year in the United States. It is a rare, but aggressive cancer, almost always 100% fatal. Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and can sometimes be misdiagnosed as lung cancer.
The Mesothelioma Guide mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. Mesothelioma Guide was founded with over a decade of experience serving the mesothelioma community and a commitment to creating a better environment for patients and family members. By remaining a for-profit company, they are able to dedicate hundreds of thousands of dollars in free top-tier resources and patient support staff. Click here for more information.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. One of these initiatives aims to provide people with cancer and the general public with state-of-the-art cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language. They offer guide books for each diagnosis that are meant to help patients talk with their doctors about their disease. For more information, please click here.
Known for being an incredible resource for patients or loved ones touched by Breast Cancer, the Susan G. Komen foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is pretty simple: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. They educate, support research, offer grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocate for better breast cancer policy. They also offer a wealth of information that is helpful when dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Click here for more information.
LiveStrong is a national foundation that provides direct services and information to anyone affected by cancer from patients to family members and caregivers; connects people and communities with services in need; and uses philanthropic dollars to rally state, national, and world leaders to join the fight against cancer. For more information about LiveStrong services, click here.
CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. CancerCare offers a variety of comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. For more information about CancerCare, click here.
The Cancer Support Community is the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that everyone impacted by cancer is empowered with resources they need throughout their journey. With a global network of over 175 locations, including Gilda’s Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations, they deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. For more information about the Cancer Support Community, please click here.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives. For more information about the National Cancer Institute, click here.
NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. NCCS has worked with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis. For more information about the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, please click here.
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