The following resources all offer free support and education to cancer patients during their fight.
Bloch Cancer is a totally free service operated by volunteers who have had cancer. The goal is to match up the newly diagnosed patient with an individual who has recovered from the same type of cancer.
Gilda’s Club strives to optimize patient care by providing essential, but often overlooked, services including local support groups, education and healthy lifestyle programs.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Cancer 101 – Cancer Resource Center
CANCER101’s mission is to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses and engage them as active partners in their care, by arming them with a toolkit to navigate their cancer journey.
SHARE brings women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, and provides participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.
National Cancer Institute Database
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. The government has assembled info on every treatment for every type of cancer from cancer centers in the United States and numerous foreign countries. A wide range of cancer topics; a registry of current and past cancer clinical trials from around the world , a Dictionary of Cancer Terms, and other cancer information.
Turning Heads: Portraits of Grace, Inspiration and Possibilities
Jackson Huntsicker – Editor. This beautiful book was the inspiration for The Turning Heads Project. It is fifty amazing women from all walks of life, photographed by wonderful photographers who have captured them in all their bald beauty. Along with each photo, these women share their experience with cancer and hair loss. Please contact Jackson to purchase your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Caregivers, Family and Friends – National Cancer Institute
Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer, as well as help someone with cancer talk about and cope with the illness.http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/familyfriends