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Community Resources

Organizations, Agencies, and Websites

Sources of information and support within the cancer community can sometimes seem hard to find, and at other times the options are overwhelming. We’ve organized more than a hundred resources here to make it easier for you to identify the information, services and assistance you’re trying to find. Search below for information on cancer-related nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, government agencies, research and professional organizations, and informational websites.

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Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers provides support to women who are either working during cancer treatment or returning to work after treatment. The organization’s website hosts discussion boards on which women can talk to career coaches about the challenges they face in returning to the workplace. The website also provides information about employees’ legal rights in the workplace and offers advice about how to talk to supervisors and co-workers about cancer. Cancer and Careers publishes informational booklets in both English and Spanish. The organization also offers information for employers and co-workers’ about how they can support employees who are working during cancer treatment.

Cancer Hope Network

The Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. All of its support volunteers are specially trained cancer survivors.


Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

Cancer Patients Aid Association

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is a registered, charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) working toward the total management of cancer. CPAA educates the people of India about the importance of prevention and early detection of cancer, offers free cancer screenings, and provides support to cancer patients through one-on-one counseling and support group meetings. In addition to the main office in Mumbai, CPAA has branches in Bangalore, Delhi, and Pune.

Cancer Really Sucks

Cancer Really Sucks is designed to help teenagers who have a loved one with cancer. The website hosts forums on which teens can connect with other teens to discuss cancer-related issues. The website also offers advice from mental health professionals and social workers’ about how to cope with a loved one’s cancer.

Cancer Research UK

CancerHelp UK is the patient information website of Cancer Research UK. Their belief is that information about cancer should be freely available to anyone affected by cancer, and written in a way that people can easily understand.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is 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. Its global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer. These support services are available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and online, so that no one has to face cancer alone.

Cancer Wellness Center

The Cancer Wellness Center provides support groups for people living with cancer in and around Northbrook, Illinois., as well as individual support services and services for couples and families. The center also hosts a variety of stress-reducing workshops including Qigong, meditation and yoga classes, and spirituality discussion groups.


CancerCare provides counseling, online and telephone support, educational information, and financial assistance to patients, families and caregivers who are dealing with cancer. The organization offers specialized programs that focus on the needs of caregivers, children and young adults, patients with rare or advanced cancers, and individuals facing end-of-life issues. CancerCare’s services are available in English and Spanish. Programs are provided by trained oncology social workers and are free.

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (The)

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation provides information on treatment options and clinical trials for carcinoid cancer patients. It also offers a list of doctors in the United States and Canada who specialize in treating carcinoid cancer. The organization’s website includes a directory of U.S. and international carcinoid cancer support groups.