Advocacy & Support Groups

As a patient or a family member of one that is being treated for cancer, staying well informed and gathering information is very important. The following is a comprehensive resource list of organizations that provide information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Cancer Connect provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer and a community where patients can exchange information and get support and inspiration.
Featuring in-depth healthy living articles, community, Women magazine features, news, and website exclusives that are easily accessible, creating the most in-depth women’s health resource available today.
4th Angel
Have you had a cancer diagnosis? We have too… Connect with a 4th Angel and talk to someone who understands.
Brides Against Cancer
Brides Against Breast Cancer™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our “Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.
CanCare matches trained cancer survivor volunteers and caregivers to newly diagnosed cancer patients or their caregivers for free, one-on-one, long term emotional support. Clients are matched as closely as possible by age, gender, type of cancer and treatment./div>
Cancer Hope Network
Offers free, confidential one-to-one support to cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families using trained volunteers who have undergone a similar experience.
Cancer Schmancer
We are fighting cancer a different way: CATCHING IT EARLY. By shifting this nation’s focus from just searching for a cure to education, prevention and early detection, we can save lives TODAY. By empowering ourselves and the women we love to become medical consumers; to listen to our bodies, ask the right questions of our doctors and seek second opinions, we can prevent cancer and, if we still end up with it, detect cancer in its earliest stages. At Cancer Schmancer, we aren’t reinventing the wheel. We are shedding light on a method that works to end mortality due to late stage diagnosis. And that’s EARLY DETECTION. Join us in saving lives.
Provides free professional counseling, support groups, education and information, and referrals to cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the psychological and social consequences of cancer.
A comprehensive online resource for understanding chemotherapy treatment and the management of side effects.
Children’s Treehouse Foundation
Founded in January of 2001 in Denver, Colorado, we are the nation’s only organization providing hospital-based, cancer-focused, psychosocial intervention training and programming dedicated to improving the emotional health of children whose parents have cancer. As such, our nonprofit organization has been granted 501(c) (3) status as a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.
Curesearch National Childhood
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.
Cycle of Hope
Cycle of Hope is designed to help support early cancer detection, to reduce fear associated with treatment, to encourage a team approach, and to foster hope in patients and their families fighting the disease.
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.
International Cancer Alliance
ICARE is a non-profit alliance of researchers, physicians and patients working together to promote substantive, understandable information programs on advanced treatment options.
Look Good…Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It is our aim to improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self- help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community.
Moving For Life
We are a woman-led non-profit organization with 12 years of leadership in the field of cancer recovery through exercise. We are movement therapists, exercise specialists, psychologists, and doctors. Moving For Life™ is holistic and emphasizes self-awareness, self-respect and community. MFL programs began in NYC for women with breast cancer classes and are now around the nation and globe.
National Cancer Institute
NCI is the U.S. government agency responsible for conducting and supporting research on cancer. Their site provides information about treatment, clinical trials, and supportive care.
National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) Foundation
The Foundation provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Patient-led organization advocating on behalf of survivors of all types of cancer.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.
R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The Cancer Hotline matches newly diagnosed with someone who has survived the same cancer. Offers free information, lists of Multidisciplinary Second Opinion Centers and free books: Fighting Cancer, Cancer… There’s Hope and Guide for Cancer Supporters.
Ronald McDonald House
Offers a refuge from the hospital, a “home-away-from-home.”
Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.
SU2C is bringing together the best and the brightest researchers and encouraging collaboration instead of competition among the entire cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.
Ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage, and hope.
Team Survivor
Team Survivor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Affiliates provide group exercise and support programs for women with a present or past diagnosis of cancer. The National Association of Team Survivor (NATS) provides resources and guidance for Affiliates to develop programs and communicate their missions within their local markets.
The Bone Marrow Foundation
The Bone Marrow Foundation offers financial assistance and free support services to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families. The foundation relies 100% on private donations to provide these vital services.
The Colon Club
Our goals are to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them.
The Oley Foundation
Provides free information and psychosocial support to patients fed by tube or IV at home who cannot be sustained by normal eating because part of their gastrointestinal tract is damaged or removed. However, it does not provide financial support or oral nutrition counseling.
The Pregnant with Cancer Network
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. We connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.
WeCanRow is a recreational program for Breast Cancer Survivors. Founded in 2002, in Boston, it’s an opportunity for women to experience their body’s strength in a new way, and to be part of a supportive community of others who have had similar experiences. WeCanRow to discover the healing power and joy of rowing, the ultimate team sport, as an adjunct to medical breast cancer treatment and physical therapy.
Vital Options International TeleSupport Cancer Network
The Group Room Radio Talk Show, a weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show linking callers with other patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists.

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