There is much information about cancer on the Internet, but it can sometimes be difficult or confusing to find. For an easier start, here’s a path you may wish to follow. Please help us keep improving this information – if you discover a good information source for a particular type of cancer, please let us know, so we can share the news with others. Thank you!

Other Cancer Support Community Affiliates
Maggie’s Centres – An International Affiliate of the Cancer Support Community
General Cancer Information
Specific Types of Cancer Information

Bladder Cancers
Bone Cancers

Brain Tumors
Breast Cancer
Endocrine System Cancers
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Gynecologic Cancers
Head and Neck Cancers
Leukemia
Lung Cancers
Lymphomas
Myelomas
Pediatric Cancers
Penile Cancers
Prostate Cancer
Sarcomas
Skin Cancers
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Urologic Cancers

Recursos in Espanol / Resources in Spanish

Other Cancer Support Community Affiliates

Headquarters help@cancersupportcommunity.org
www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Arizona – Phoenix www.twccaz.org
California – Desert Cities www.gildasclubdesertcities.org
California – Pasadena www.cscpasadena.org
California – San Francisco www.cancersupportcommunity.net
California – Redondo Beach www.cancersupportredondobeach.org
California – Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara www.cancersupportvvsb.org
California – Benjamin Center www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org
Delaware www.wellnessdelaware.org
Florida – Greater Miami www.cancersupportcommunitymiami.com
Florida – South Florida www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org
Georgia – Atlanta www.cscatlanta.org
Illinois – Chicago www.gildasclubchicago.org
Indiana – Indianapolis www.cancersupportindy.org
Iowa – Quad Cities www.gildasclubqc.org
Massachusetts – South Shore www.cancersupportcommunityma.org
Michigan – Greater Ann Arbor www.cancersupportannarbor.org
Michigan – Grand Rapids www.gildasclubgr.org
Michigan – Metro Detroit www.gildasclubdetroit.org
Missouri – Kansas City www.gildasclubkc.org
Missouri – Greater St. Louis www.cancersupportstl.org
Montana – Bozeman www.cancersupportmontana.org
New York – New York www.gildasclubnyc.org
New York – Rochester www.gildasclubrochester.org
New York – Westchester www.gildasclubwestchester.org
New York – Western New York www.gildasclub.wnyorg
New Jersey – Bedminster www.cancersupportcnj.org
New Jersey – Eatontown www.cscjerseyshore.org
Ohio/Kentucky – Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky www.cancersupportcincinnati.org
Ohio – Central Ohio www.cancersupportohio.org
Ohio – Western Ohio www.cancersupportwesternohio.org
Pennsylvania – Delaware Valley www.gildasclubdelval.org
Pennsylvania – Greater Lehigh Valley www.cancersupportGLV.org
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia www.cancersupport-phil.org
Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh www.gildasclubwpa.org
Tennessee – Knoxville www.cancersupportetn.org
Texas – Dallas www.cancersupporttexas.org
Washington – Seattle www.gildasclubseattle.org
Wisconsin – Madison www.gildasclubmadison.org
Wisconsin – Greater Milwaukee www.gildasclubsewi.org

 

International Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada www.gildasclubbarrie.org
Toronto, Ontario, Canada www.gildasclubtoronto.org
Tokyo , Japan www.csc-japan.org
Tel Aviv, Israel www.cancer.org.il


General Cancer Information

http://www.acor.org
Association of Cancer Online Resources
: Discusses most common as well as less common cancers including childhood cancers. Alphabetical listings of cancers, body locations and systems. This site contains an extensive list of rare cancers.

http://www.cancer.gov
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), coordinates the National Cancer Program. Information is available on all types of cancer, research programs, treatment options, rehabilitation and continuing care of cancer patients and their families. Additionally, the NCI Bulletin is available online.

http://www.cancer.org
American Cancer Society.
This site offers information on treatment decision tools, news updates, and support resources in English, Spanish and several Asian languages. Survivors’ share their experiences through the Cancer Survivor Network.

http://www.cancer411.org
This public non-profit resource provides information on clinical trials, treatment options, resources, web casts and articles and an e-mail newsletter to patients, their families and healthcare providers. The goal of this site is to help make sure that well-informed decisions are made regarding healthcare.

http://www.cancercare.org
Cance
r Care is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance. Online patient support groups are also available. Some information is provided in Spanish.

http://www.cancereducation.com
This goal of this site is to improve cancer care through the dissemination of up-to-date and accurate educational programming and information for healthcare professionals, cancer patients and their family members. This site is a little advanced for the average patient without a background in healthcare.

http://www.cancerfacts.com
This online resource for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers is dedicated to delivering accurate and personalized information at a time of need. A powerful database tool, The NexProfilerT, enables up to date information is made available to make informed treatment decisions for an optimal outcome.

http://www.cancer-free.com
This site provides information on fighting cancer through resources on the net including success stories, treatment centers, second opinion centers, books and tapes, medical web sites, alternative/complementary sites, support groups and wellness sites. This site is to be used to educate, enlighten and motivate individuals to discuss options with their healthcare providers.

http://www.cancerguide.org
As an on line source developed and maintained by a kidney cancer survivor, this site’s focus is to help patients make informed treatment decisions. Also included are inspirational stories from other cancer survivors.

http://www.cancerindex.org
This web address a gateway to the Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer family of Web sites, established 1996, now with over a thousand pages. It is maintained on a voluntary / not-for-profit basis

http://www.cancerlinksusa.com
This site informs patients on how cancer is diagnosed, treated and answers important questions on understanding nutritional needs during treatment and recovery. The 10 top cancer sites, treatment centers, books for the newly diagnosed patients and information on patient’s rights are also covered in this informative site. Tools provided for understanding prognosis and statistics are very helpful.

http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu
UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
(JCCC) has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of medical researchers. With a membership of more than 230 physicians and scientists, the Jonsson Cancer Center handles more than 20,000 patient visits per year and conducts hundreds

http://www.cancernews.com
Cancer News on the Net
® is dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention. A webcast program is available and provides in depth information from survivors as well as physicians. A subscription to a newsletter that covers a variety of information in oncology is also available on this site. Overall, this is a very informative site and emphasizes that the site does not endorse any of the articles but merely presents the information as part of their service.

http://www.cancerpage.com
This site was created as a complete cancer information and community resource site to help patients and their loved ones to be informed, connected and empowered on cancer facts, treatments and community resources. An on line chat forum and “Ask Our RN” is also available.

http://www.cancer-pain.org
This site is devoted to the management of pain due to cancer (and other causes) and its treatment, utilizing state-of-the-art interventions.

http://www.cancertrack.com
This site presents Media Track, a comprehensive multi-media guide to what’s going on in the fight against cancer. Cancer news articles from over 2000 sources is updated every 15 minutes on this site.

http://cc.ucsf.edu
The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center is an interdisciplinary initiative that combines basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/cancer control, and patient care throughout the University of California, San Francisco. The Center’s mission is the discovery and evolution of new ideas and information about cancer, from the research to the clinical implementation phases of cancer control. This site provides several links on cancer information

http://ccnt.hsc.usc.edu
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Designated by the Nat’l Cancer Institute as a leader in cancer treatment, research prevention and education.

http://www.cityofhope.org
City of Hope Cancer Center is an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution. Located near Los Angeles, California, City of Hope is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Center : A good source for pediatric oncology information as well as general cancer information.

http://www.mdanderson.org
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
: Outstanding information on rare and common cancers as well a featured articles on patients.

http://www.mskcc.org
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
: Patient information including pediatric, general cancer information and research in specific cancers.

http://www.nccn.org
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 19 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care. Through the collective expertise of its member institutions, the NCCN develops, updates, and disseminates a complete library of clinical practice guidelines. Treatment guidelines are offered in English and Spanish. Information on pediatric cancer is also available.

http://www.oncolink.com
OncoLink
provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.

http://www.oncology.com
Cancer.Net
, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), provides oncologist-approved information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping, and side effects. Additional resources include a Find an Oncologist database, drug information resouces, and links to patient support organizations. The site is designed to help people with cancer make informed heath care decisions.

http://www.umm.edu/cancer
University
of Maryland Medicine, Greenebaum Cancer Center: Good overview of all types of cancers especially GI & hepatobuliary cancers

http://www.wcn.org
Women’s Cancer network:
General information on types of gyn cancers. Each overview provides a description of the type of ca, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and treatment options and clinical trials.

Specific Types of Cancer Information

Bone Cancers

  • www.bonecancer.to
    The mission of Bone Cancer International, Inc. is to establish and pursue funding for research into the cause, prevention, and cure of primary bone cancer. The organization will offer a high-quality, comprehensive computer-based system for gathering and disseminating information that provides patient support; information about medical facilities and the professionals specializing in the care and treatment of these patients.

Brain Tumors

  • www.abta.org
    The American Brain Tumor Association is a source for information about brain tumors, treatment options, clinical trials and living with a brain tumor. They also have a broad variety of social work resources and services for you.
  • www.braintumor.org
    NBTF is a national non-profit health organization dedicated to providing information and support for brain tumor patients, family members, and healthcare professionals, while supporting innovative research into better treatment options and a cure for brain tumors. This web site was created by brain tumor patients, family members, friends, doctors and nurses.

Breast Cancer

  • www.natlbcc.org
    The National Breast Cancer Coalition is the nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC and its sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, work to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.
  • www.komen.org
    The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation provides support for patients, friends, and family members with information and resources, message boards, and inspiring stories.
  • www.y-me.org
    The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Y-me offers a 24-hour hotline, free teleconferences, multimedia resource library, and information on clinical trials.
  • www.breastcancer.org
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing you the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date medical and personal information about breast cancer.
  • www.menagainstbreastcancer.org
    The Men Against Breast Cancer web site provides information about breast cancer including MABC support services and other breast cancer organizations and resources. MABC’s Bulletin Board provides a forum for men and women to discuss the effects breast cancer has on their lives and share best practices and other advice.

Endocrine System Cancers

  • www.thyroid-cancer.net
    The Johns Hopkins Thyroid Tumor Center provides patient information on thyroid cancer including information on diagnosis, treatment, medication, innovation, and specialists. Also provides a patient tool to help organize medication and pharmacy information, track lab results, and keep track of questions for your doctor.
  • www.thyca.org
    This site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. This site also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors’ issues.
  • www.cancer.med.umich.edu/learn/adrenalinfo.htm
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Website provides information about the types of adrenal tumors, an adrenal cancer information guide, and a CancerAnswer Line to get answers to various questions.
  • www.pancreatica.org
    Provides research information about pancreatic cancer including clinical trial database, news and archives, abstracts in recent publications, and frequently asked questions about pancreatic cancer.
  • www.acor.org/pancreas
    Provides and introduction to pancreatic cancer on the internet (a site related to Pancreatica). Provides links including pancreatic cancer treatment – both adenocarcinoma and islet-cell tumors, support and emotional assistance, clinical trials and how to find a pancreatic cancer clinical trial, and pain control.
  • What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Pancreas
    understandable overview from the NCI of a number of pancreatic cancer issues, including types of pancreas cancer, pancreatic cancer symptoms, diagnosis procedures, pancreatic cancer stages (with link to cancer stage definitions), pancreatic cancer treatment overview, and the Whipple procedure and other related surgeries pertaining to cancer of the pancreas.
  • www.pancan.com
    PanCAN is an active non-profit entity primarily focused on pancreatic cancer advocacy, support and cancer education. Hosts the PALS program pertaining to the finding of an appropriate clinical trial (or clinical trials) and to generally promoting access to the full range of pancreatic cancer treatments and cancer treatment options for interested individuals.
  • http://parathyroid.com/parathyroid-cancer.htm
    Parathyroid.com is an educational Web site published and regularly maintained by the Norman Endocrine Surgery Clinic. It provides information on the facts of parathyroid cancer as well as treatment overviews.

Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • www.colorectal-cancer.net
    This web site is intended to assist people with cancer, their family, friends and caregivers find the information to help them make decisions regarding treatment and management of their disease. Support groups, listservs, chat rooms, matching list that connects newly diagnosed with long term survivors, an extensive library of colorectal cancer and other relevant links, literature, awareness pins and t-shirts are all available.
  • www.coloncancertoday.com
    Timely and trustworthy news about Colon Cancer. Learn about the symptoms, detection and treatment of Colon Cancer. Provides news, health videos, and health encyclopedia.
  • www.curekidneycancer.org
    Funds, promotes, and collaborates on kidney cancer research projects; educates physicians and patients about kidney cancer; and advocates on the federal and state levels on behalf of patient interests.
  • www.kidney-cancer-symptoms.com
    Includes information regarding the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney cancer.

Gynecologic Cancers

  • www.ovarian.org
    The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about this disease. By dispelling myths and misunderstandings, the coalition is committed to improve the overall survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
  • www.ovariancancer.org
    The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a coordinated national effort to place ovarian cancer education, policy and research issues prominently on the agendas of national policy makers and women’s health care leaders.
  • www.cervicalcancercampaign.org
    The National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign gives women and their doctors information about what causes cervical cancer and the best ways of preventing it or detecting it.
  • www.nccc-online.org
    The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a seven year old grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer.

Head and Neck Cancers

  • www.spohnc.org
    SPOHNC , is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. SPOHNC, founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor, addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of this population.
  • http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/head-and-neck
    Head and neck cancer homepage at the National Cancer Institute webpage and includes information about treatment options, clinical trials, prevention, causes, research literature, and statistics specific to head and neck cancers.

Leukemia

  • http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • http://www.leukemia-research.org
    The Leukemia Research Foundation provides information about: clinical information about specific diseases, which are included in our Medical Information Resource Center; links to other websites, with information on diseases, emotional support, financial support, clinical trials, etc.; answers to frequently asked questions; information on our financial assistance and other programs for patients and their families; and personal stories from people who have “been there”.

Lung Cancers

  • http://www.lungcancer.org
    The lungcancer.org Web site advisory board is a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals and patients with experience in lung cancer. The website provides information on the basics of lung cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, and other resources.
  • http://www.lungcanceronline.org
    Lungcanceronline.org is a comprehensive, annotated directory to Internet information and resources for patients and families.
  • http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/mesothelioma.htm
    For nearly a decade, this has been one of the most comprehensive sites on mesothelioma, providing facts about palliative care, nutrition, and chemotherapy, as well as information on clinical trials.

Lymphomas

  • www.lymphoma.org
    The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease.
  • http://www.lymphomainfo.net
    These pages are for those seeking information on Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Welcome! This site strives to do three things: put a bit of humanity and understanding to this disease, to gather lymphoma information and resources in one place, and to present information in an easy to understand and logical format.

Myelomas

  • http://www.myeloma.org
    At www.myeloma.org provides you with up to date and in-depth information about multiple myeloma including research and treatment advances, as well as information about the IMF, upcoming events and our research, education, support and advocacy programs.
  • http://multiplemyeloma.org
    The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s website provide patient information, treatment options, information about clinical trials, and advocacy opportunities.

Pediatric Cancers

  • http://nationalchildrenscancersociety.com The mission of The National Children’s Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer by promoting children’s health through financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services, and education.
  • http://www.childrenscause.org Information on children’s advocacy policies and issues, congressional news, clinical trials and other resources from The Children’s Cause, a national advocacy group that develops training workshops and educational materials.

Penile Cancers

Prostate Cancer

  • http://www.4npcc.org
    The National Prostate Cancer Coalition is the largest advocacy organization dedicated to ending the devastating impact of prostate cancer on men, families, and society. The NPCC’s goals are educating the public about the disease; reaching out to at-risk communities; engaging communities across the country in advocacy; and increasing federal funding for prostate cancer research.
  • http://www.prostate-cancer-institute.org
    The Prostate Cancer Institute provides patient information including prostate cancer overview, treatment options, a Prostrate Cancer Nurse Hotline, detailed glossary, and a physician finder.

Sarcomas

  • http://www.sarcomaalliance.com
    The Sarcoma Alliance provides information regarding sarcoma including guidance through the maze of medical providers, treatment options, detailed background information, and support links to others peers diagnosed with sarcoma.
  • http://www.nwsarcoma.org
    The NW Sarcoma Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to providing education and support to patients and families who are living with this cancer.

Skin Cancers

  • http://www.skincancer.org
    The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization that is concerned exclusively with the world’s most prevalent malignancy – cancer of the skin. The mission of this non-profit organization is to increase the public awareness about the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.
  • http://www.skincancerguide.ca
    Skin Cancer Guide offers comprehensive information to those looking for answers to their questions about actinic keratosis, basal cell cancer, superficial basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma. We review what we know about how they function, who gets them, where they develop and how to recognize them. We also discuss the different treatment options that are currently available.

Testicular Cancer

  • http://tcrc.acor.org
    The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is a charitable organization devoted to helping people understand testicular and extragonadal germ cell tumors. Specifically, we provide accurate and timely information about these tumors and their treatment to anyone and everyone interested. We have information for patients, caregivers, family, friends, and physicians.
  • http://www.t c-cancer.com
    This site has been developed for the sole purpose of education and support for patients with testicular cancer and their family members. Includes signs, symptoms, risk factors, personal stories, treatment, and after treatment information.

Thyroid Cancer

  • www.thyroid-cancer.net
    The Johns Hopkins Thyroid Tumor Center provides patient information on thyroid cancer including information on diagnosis, treatment, medication, innovation, and specialists. Also provides a patient tool to help organize medication and pharmacy information, track lab results, and keep track of questions for your doctor.
  • www.thyca.org
    This site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. This site also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors’ issues.

Urologic Cancers

  • www.UrologyHealth.org Describes each of the urologic cancers (bladder cancer, cancer of ureter & renal pelvis, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, penile cancer, testicular cancer, and urethral cancer) and discusses treatment options. An excellent resource site.>
Recursos in Espanol / Resources in Spanish

http://www.cancer.gov
El Instituto Nacional de C á ncer (National Cancer Institute ( NCI)), coordinael Programa Nacional de Cáncer. Este sitio información sobre diferentes tipos de cáncer, programas de investigación, opciónes de tratamiento, rehabilitación y la continuación del cuidado de los pacientes y sus familias. Adicionalmente, el boletín de anuncios de NCI (NCI Bulletin) está disponible en linéa.

http://www.cancercare.org
El Cuidado de Cáncer (Cancer Care) es una organización no lucrativa, cuya misión es proveer ayuda gratis para las personas con todo tipo de cáncer por medio de asistencia sociopsicológica, educación, información y referencias, y asistencia financiera directa. Tambien hay grupos de apoyo que son disponibles en linéa.

http://www.cancer.org
Asociación Americana de Cáncer (American Cancer Society) Este sitio ofrece información sobre las herramientas para hacer decisions sobre el tratamiento, noticias del día, y recursos de apoyo en inglés, español y lenguas asiáticas. Los sobrevivientes comparten sus experiencias por medio del Red del Sobreviviente de Cáncer (Cancer Survivor Network).

http://www.nccn.org
La Red Compresiva Nacional de Cáncer (National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)) La Red Compresiva Nacional de Cáncer, una alianza de 19 principales centros de cáncer mundial, es una fuente de información, con autorización, para ayudar a los pacientes y los profesionales de la salud hacer decisions informadas sobre el cuidado de cáncer.

http://espanol.thewellnesscommunity.org