Online Resources 

Care Calendar
www.carecalendar.org 
This resource assists in allowing loved ones to organize meals, chores, yard work and childcare for the family.

MEAL TRAIN and take them a meal
www.mealtrain.com and www.takethemameal.com 
These resources assist in allowing loved ones to organize meals

Caring bridge
www.caringbridge.org 
This resource allows family and caregivers the opportunity to post updates about the patient, receive notes from friends and upload pictures on a personal webpage.

 

General Cancer Resources

Organization: ACS
Title: 
Children and Cancer
Location: 
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/childrenandcancer/index
Description: 
This page on cancer.org has extensive information on diagnosis, treatment, and coping for families with children who are affected by cancer. The page also has links to all the major organizations involved in pediatric cancer outreach and education.

Organization: ACS
Title: Talking About Cancer
Locationhttp://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/index
Description: This is a good directory of articles for newly diagnosed patients on how to talk to their friends, loved ones, and children about their diagnosis. There is also a good article on how to best communicate with one’s doctor.

Organization: CancerCare
Title: Telephone Education Workshops
Location: http://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops
Description: Cancer patients and their families can sign up for these free telephone workshops. Patients are given a number to call and listen to expert speakers discuss various cancer-related topics. Phone workshops are also available for free download from the website.

Organization: Cancerguide.org
Title: Statistics and Cancer
Location: http://cancerguide.org/stats_home.html 
Description: Explains common statistics used in cancer literature. Also has a great article by Stephen Gay Gould, “The Median isn’t the Message” explaining why people should not feel hopeless when reading about low survival rates for cancers.

Organization: Cancer Hope Network
Location: http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/  
Description: Cancer patients who call into this service are placed with counselors who are former patients themselves. The service tries to pair patients with counselors who have undergone treatment for the same type of cancer at similar stages.

Organization: NCI
Title: Clinical Trails
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

Organization: NCI
Title: When Your Parent has Cancer - Guide for Teens
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/When-Your-Parent-Has-Cancer-Guide-for-Teens/PDF 
Description: A guide specially designed for teens whose parents have been recently diagnosed.

Organization: Planet Cancer
Location: http://www.planetcancer.org/ 
Description: This site is created especially for teen and young adult cancer patients. It takes a sarcastic/comedic approach and even has an entertainment section with videos and articles mocking cancer. It also has active community and message forums.

 

Anal Cancer Resources

Organization: National Cancer Institute
Title: Anal Cancer PDQ
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/index 
Description: Located on main NCI Anal Cancer page. Site is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings; this makes the site somewhat cluttered.

Organization: American Cancer Society
Title: All About Anal Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-what-is-anal-cancer 
Description: A good overview of Anal Cancer, with menus that are easy to navigate. Site contains similar material to the NCI site. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: Rare Cancer Alliance
Location: http://www.rare-cancer.org/
Description: This site contains one of the only active Anal Cancer support message boards on the web.

 

Bladder Cancer Resources

Organization: National Cancer Institute
Title: What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/bladder 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Well organized sections, but may be overwhelming for patients as a first source of information.

Organization: National Cancer Institute
Title: Bladder Cancer PDQ
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/bladder 
Description: Information is located on the main NCI Bladder Cancer page. It includes similar content to the “What do you need to know” booklet, but is updated more often. Information is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings; this makes the site somewhat cluttered.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Bladder Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/index 
Description: A good overview of Bladder Cancer, with menus that are easy to navigate. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: ACS
Title: Urostomy: A Guide
Location: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/urostomyguide/index 
Description: An explanation of Urostomy surgery and how to manage it in one’s day to day life.

Organization: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Location: http://www.bcan.org/
Description: This site is a one stop resource for bladder cancer patients and their families. It has inspirational stories, frequently asked questions on treatment, and a special section for women. BCAN also organizes a number
of local support groups and a telephone discussion of Bladder Cancer. BCAN sponsors an active online community and discussion forum which can be found at https://www.inspire.com/groups/bladder-cancer-advocacy-network/.

Organization: Bladder Cancer Web Cafe
Location: http://www.blcwebcafe.org 
Description: This site which was created by bladder cancer survivors and their families contains a wealth of educational resources, online support forums, and advice from those who have gone through treatment and recovery. The “Survival Guides” section is particularly useful and unique.

 

Brain Tumor Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain/ 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Well organized sections, but may be overwhelming for patients as a first source of information.

Organization: NCI
Title: Adult Brain Tumor Treatment PDQ
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultbrain/patient 
Description: Information is located on main NCI Brain Tumor page. Site discusses brain tumor treatment in Adults. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated. A Spanish version is available as well.

Organization: NCI
Title: Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment PDQ
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childbrain/patient 
Description: Information is located on the main NCI Brain Tumor page. Site is designed to discuss brain tumor treatment in children. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated, but other additional resources on the site are not separated well. A Spanish version is available as well.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Brain/CNS Tumors in Adults
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/index 
Description: A good overview of Brain Tumors in Adults, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Brain/CNS Tumors in Children
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/index 
Description: A good overview of Brain Tumors in Children, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: The Brain Tumor Society
Location: http://braintumor.org/
Description: This site contains resources for both children and adult brain tumor patients. It has sections on diagnosis, treatment, prevention, nutrition and many more. There is also a comprehensive support section and the
organization sponsors local support groups as well.

Organization: National Brain Tumor Foundation
Location: http://www.braintumorfoundation.org/ 
Description: This site contains useful educational and support resources packaged in an easy to navigate site. There is a section where visitors can e-mail questions to a health professional and there are published
presentations from experts in the neuro-oncology field.

 

Breast Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Contains well-organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Breast Cancer PDQ (and main NTI breast cancer page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast 
Description: Information is located on the main NCI breast cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but is updated more often. Site is organized via subheadings such as treatment,
prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings; this makes the site somewhat cluttered.

Organization: National Institute of Health
Title: NIH Senior Health - Breast Cancer
Location: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/breastcancer/toc.html 
Description: A very simple, easy to navigate site describing all aspects of breast cancer. The layout includes a larger font, and less text per page. Site is designed for elderly patients, but could be useful for anyone.

Organization: ACS
Title: Talking About Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/index 
Description: This is a good directory of articles for newly diagnosed patients on how to talk to their friends, loved ones, and children about their diagnosis. There is also a good article on how to best communicate with one’s doctor.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Breast Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/index 
Description: A good overview of breast cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: ASCS NCCN
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients
Location: http://www.imaginis.com/breast-cancer-treatment/nccn-breast-cancer-treatment-guidelines-for-patients 
Description: A large pfd document highlighting all of the important treatment options for each stage of breast cancer.

Organization: Breast Cancer Support
Location: http://bcsupport.org/ 
Description: A webpage with message boards where patients discuss their diagnosis and treatment.

Organization: Breast Cancer.org
Location: http://www.breastcancer.org/ 
Description: This site is especially good because the whole site is dedicated to breast cancer. It also has an active community, message boards and 
chatrooms.

 

Cervical Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Cervix
Location: pdf or http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/cervix 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear.

Organization: NCI
Title: Cervical Cancer PDQ (and main Cervical Cancer Page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient
Description: Located on the main NCI Cervical cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but is updated more often. Organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Cervical Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/index 
Description: A good overview of cervical cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI.

Organization: National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Location: http://www.nccc-online.org/ 
Description: The “Survivors” section has many real life stories of women who currently have cervical cancer or have recovered from it. NCCC organizes e-mail and phone buddies where newly diagnosed patients can get advice
from survivors. The site also has a good summary of some recent research findings and general guidance about navigating clinical research.

Organization: Foundation for Women's Cancer
Location: http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/types-of-gynecologic-cancers/cervical/  
Description: This site has similar information to ACS and NCI but is very patient friendly. Topics are listed as questions, which makes the site easy to navigate. There are also good sections on living and coping with cancer.
The FAQ and Feature article sections also provide novel educational formats.

Organization: Eyes On the Prize
Location: http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/types-of-gynecologic-cancers/cervical/ 
Description: This site was created by survivors of gynecological cancers. It has a substantial list of stories from people who have been diagnosed. There are also useful FAQ sections and links to local support groups.

 

Colorectal Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Colon/Rectal Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Well organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Colorectal Cancer PDQ (and main NCI prostate cancer page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal 
Description: Located on main NCI Colorectal cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but is updated more often. Information is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention,
and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated.

Organization: NIH
Title: NIH Senior Health - Colorectal Cancer
Location: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/colorectalcancer/toc.html 
Description: A very simple easy to navigate site describing all aspects of colorectal cancer. Larger font, less text per page. Designed for elderly patients, but could be useful for those with less education or scientific background.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Colon and Rectum Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/index 
Description: A good overview of colorectal cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

 

Pancreatic Cancer Resources

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Pancreatic Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/index 
Description: A good overview of Pancreatic Cancer, menus are easy to navigate. Similar material to NCI. Basic and
advanced versions are available.

Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
Title: Patient Services
Location: http://www.pancan.org/section_facing_pancreatic_cancer/for_health_prof_researchers/info_services_for_patients/index.php
Description: Several good educational resources for patients. PanCAN also has support programs including one where newly diagnosed patients are paired with survivors. You can phone order informational booklets.

 

Prostate Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer
Location: pdf or http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/prostate 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Well organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Prostate Cancer PDQ (and main NCI prostate cancer page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
Description: Located on the main NCI breast cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but it’s updated more often. Information is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention,
and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated.

Organization: NIH
Title: NIH Senior Health - Prostate Cancer
Location: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/prostatecancer/prostatecancerdefined/01.html 
Description: A very simple, easy to navigate site describing all aspects of prostate cancer. Layout includes larger font, and less text per page. Designed for elderly patients, but could be useful for those with less education or
scientific background.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Prostate Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/index 
Description: A good overview of prostate cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: Us TOO International
Location: http://www.ustoo.org/ 
Description: A nationwide network of Prostate Cancer support groups. Users can search the directory by location to find nearby groups. Also has good educational material.

Organization: ACS
Title: Man to Man
Description: A support network organized by the American Cancer Society. Patients can call 1-800-ACS-2345 to find a program in their area.

 

Renal (Kidney) Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Kidney
Location: pdf or http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/kidney 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed, but relatively clear. Well organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Kidney Cancer PDQ (and main NCI prostate cancer page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/kidney 
Description: Located on the main NCI kidney cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but it’s updated more often. Information is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Kidney Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/index 
Description: A good overview of Kidney cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: Kidney Cancer Association
Location: http://www.kidneycancer.org/ 
Description: This is the best and most comprehensive website made specifically for Kidney Cancer patients and their families. It has active discussion forums, support groups, and 24/7 live call in/e-mail support. This is a great first stop for those interested in learning more about, or coping with, Kidney cancer.

Organization: Kidney Cancer Association (KCA)
Title: Kidney Cancer: I have kidney cancer. What now?
Location: http://www.kidneycancer.org/knowledge/learn/about-kidney-cancer/ 
Description: A comprehensive publication describing living with, and receiving treatment for, Kidney Cancer. This publication is very reader friendly with survivor stories intermingled in the text, and clear, intuitive headings. This is a better option than the NCI What You Need to Know publication.

 

Thyroid Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/thyroid 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed. Well organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Thyroid Cancer Treatment PDQ
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/thyroid/patient 
Description: Located on the main NCI Brain Tumor page. Site discusses thyroid cancer treatment. Patient and health professional versions of the PDO are clearly delineated.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Thyroid Cancer
Location: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroidcancer/index 
Description: A good overview of Thyroid Cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI.

Organization: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association
Location: http://www.thyca.org/ 
Description: This site was created by Thyroid Cancer survivors. It contains a number of unique support and education resources including a low iodine cookbook. The Association also operates a number of workshops around the country for Thyroid cancer patients and survivors.

Organization: American Thyroid Association
Title: Thyroid Cancer Brochure
Location: http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/ThyroidCancer_brochure.pdf
Description: This brochure was produced by the American Thyroid Association and provides a short, four-page summary of Thyroid Cancer symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. It could be useful as a first look for someone who just was diagnosed or who has a family member diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.

 

Uterine Cancer Resources

Organization: NCI
Title: What You Need to Know about Cancer of the Uterus
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/cervix 
Description: A comprehensive booklet describing all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surrounding issues. Very detailed. Well organized sections.

Organization: NCI
Title: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer PDQ (and main Uterine Cancer Page)
Location: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/patient/ 
Description: Located on the main NCI Uterine cancer page. Contains similar content to the “What you need to know” booklet, but it’s updated more often. Information is organized via subheadings such as treatment, prevention, and screening. The PDQ is mixed in with links to more specific articles and recent findings. Patient and health professional versions of the PDQ are clearly delineated.

Organization: ACS
Title: All About Endometrial Cancer
Location: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrial-cancer.html
Description: A good overview of Endometrial cancer, and the menus are easy to navigate. Contains similar material to NCI. Basic and advanced versions are available.

Organization: Foundation for Women's Cancer
Title: Uterine/Endometrial Cancer
Location: http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/types-of-gynecologic-cancers/uterine/ 
Title: Types of Gynecologic Cancers
Location: http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/types-of-gynecologic-cancers/ 
Description: This site has similar information to ACS and NCI but is very patient friendly. Topics are listed as questions, which makes the site easy to navigate. There are also good sections on living and coping with cancer.

 

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