Cancer Wellness Educational Resources
American Cancer Society (ACS) provides information about cancer treatments, support, and other cancer related topics.
American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer.Net conveys a lot of information about cancer types and treatments, cancer news, and more resources.
Cancer Connect shares cancer information with community, content, and connection.
Cancer Information and Support Network (CISN) addresses issues confronting cancer patients and their loved ones regarding cancer treatments, research, survivorship and other aspects of the cancer experience. They share and empower people with cancer information, emerging solutions, support and inspiration.
Cancer Support Community (CSC) joined The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club into an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer.
Chemocare has been created to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. They help by supplementing what people may already have learned from their healthcare professional.
City of Hope located in Duarte California as one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. On their park-like campus just northeast of Los Angeles, researchers advance ideas into discoveries and physicians bring emerging therapies to cancer patient.
Commonweal is in Bolinas, California with a library, holistic cancer retreats called Commonweal Cancer Help Program six times annually, and other events about important topics. Another non-profit organized through Commonweal includes the New School primarily with free events in person and available through iTunes.
Coping with Cancer has a magazine and website with cancer information.
Cure Today is a free cancer magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers about cancer treatments, support, and other issues in the cancer continuum, including supportive care issues and long-term and late effects.
Healing Journeys organizes holistic healing events and retreats in the United States and Mexico. Their website shares the schedule, as well as tremendous information and inspiration to people through the cancer journey for various levels of healing.
Jeannine Walston shares integrative cancer care information and inspiration through her educational website with extensive articles and blogs. The whole person health and healing resources through cancer discuss body, mind, spirit, social, and environmental health. Integrative cancer care improves quality of life, cancer survival, and cancer prevention. Other articles on her site help cancer patients and caregivers with cancer treatment navigation and other forms of support. Her services include work as a Cancer Coach.
Livestrong gives one-on-one support by phone, educational information on their site, and other forms of help to cancer patients, including funding survivorship centers in the United States.
Mayo Clinic provides medical care, research and education for cancer patients. Located in Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida, they are part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NCI funds cancer research at their facility and other institutes around the United States. They website shares educational information about cancer treatments and other some other types of cancer care, including clinical trials.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves. 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.
OncoLink helps cancer patients, families, health care professionals receive cancer information.
Reliable Cancer Therapies (RCT) is a non-profit organization providing research-based information on cancer therapies and selectively funding the development of promising therapies.
Support to Cancer Patients & Cancer Caregivers Resources
Connections with your Community
CaringBridge provides a personal, protected sites to stay connected during any type of health event such as cancer. Family and friends can visit the site to stay informed and leave supportive messages. Their SupportPlanner is a calendar that helps family and friends coordinate care and organize helpful tasks such as bringing a meal, offering rides, taking care of pets and other needs.
Connections with New Cancer Patients & Cancer Caregivers
Friend for Life is a network of cancer survivors and caregivers who provide compassionate, one-on-one support to others diagnosed with cancer, and to their loved ones. At the request, Friend for Life create a match with a trained volunteer who has experienced a form of cancer and/or course of treatment similar to the cancer survivor or caregiver.
Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or cancer survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors. These 1-on-1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience.
Caregiver Media Group provides information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, they produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and their web site, caregiver.com, which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store.
Family Caregiver Alliance was founded in 1977 as the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Cancer Care offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs, and our professional oncology social workers can help you find resources.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation is committed to providing need-based financial support to young adult survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their cancer treatment and beyond. They also promote awareness and cancer prevention within the young adult community.
Liquid Mind Music is the pen name used by Los Angeles composer Chuck Wild for his series of ultra-slow relaxation music albums.
Cinco Vidas provides expert resources and safe solutions to those going through side effects from chemotherapy, radiation, ormedications, or who experience difficult skin conditions like eczema and chronic dryness. They sell products, a book, and share other educational information.
S.W. Basics of Brooklyn is an incredible organic, non-synthetic, non-irritating creme, soothing for dry skin. They know from many of our clients that skin care products during and after treatments can be irritating and harsh to their skin. S.W. Basics offers products that may offer an alternative.
Books with More Comprehensive Information about Integrative Cancer Care
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
By David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
By Keith I. Block, MD
The Definitive Guide to Cancer, 3rd Edition: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing (Alternative Medicine Guides)
By Lise N. Alschuler, ND and Karolyn A. Gazella
Edited by Donald Abrams, MD and Andy Weil, MD
Getting Well Again
By O. Carl Simonton, MD
Books about Specific Aspects of Integrative Cancer Care
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
By Candace Pert, PhD
Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques
By Peggy Huddleston
Returning to Health With Dance Movement And Imagery
By Anna Halprin
Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
By Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness
By Susan I. Smalley PhD and Diana Winston
The Journey Through Cancer
By Jeremy Geffen, MD
Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A practical resource for managing the side effects of cancer therapy
By Elena J. Ladas, MS, RD and Kara M. Kelly, MD