Five Cancer Practices That Must Stop

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
The Advanced Breast Cancer Community Web portal ( is the first comprehensive online resource to serve as a clearinghouse of information for those impacted by advanced (or metastatic) breast cancer. One section of the portal is educational, featuring credible and cutting-edge information about advanced breast cancer, the latest treatment options and ongoing clinical trials. The second section offers online social networking for advanced breast cancer patients and their support network via a safe, secure, privacy-protected environment. The Advanced Breast Cancer Community Web portal is a result of the collaboration of 13 leading cancer patient advocacy groups, with founding support from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)

Break Away From Cancer
Breakaway from Cancer has just re-launched its website to provide cancer patients, survivors and caregivers a ‘one-stop shop’ to help them through their cancer journey. The website features a powerful new cancer resource navigator tool developed to help cancer patients maneuver through the complicated maze of online information that currently exists. The tool conducts a targeted search based on user-entered criteria from more than 100 hand-selected credible cancer websites to offer patients the information they need. Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the broad range of support services available to patients and caregivers to complement those provided by healthcare professionals.

Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center
With nationally recognized experts in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, Bryn Mawr Hospital’s renowned Cancer Center emphasizes screening, early detection, treatment and follow-up for patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, head and neck, gynecologic and other cancers.
The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center recently received a full three-year renewal approval by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, recognizing it as one of the nation’s best in cancer care programs. And our well-respected Radiation Oncology Center and Comprehensive Breast Center are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

The Cancer Poetry Project
A single poem—heart-rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious—lets us know we’re not alone in dealing with cancer. This was the idea that launched The Cancer Poetry Project and drew more than 1,200 submissions from published poets, first-time poets and everyone in between. The award-winning result is a national anthology of 140 poems, plus the story and people behind each

Since 1999, has been online providing information and original content to cancer patients, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. To suit different users, the site is divided into two main areas: the Patient & Family center and the Professional center. Each of the centers is open to both professionals and patients, however, materials contained within each center have been specifically designed taking into consideration the needs and concerns of each group.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, employment and taking time off work, access to health care and government benefits, and estate planning. These legal issues can cause people unnecessary worry, confusion, and stress, and can be overwhelming. When these legal issues are not addressed, people may find that although they have gotten through treatment, they have lost their homes, jobs, or insurance coverage.

The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC’s Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide additional assistance.

A CaringBridge website helps keep loved ones informed during difficult times and enables family and friends to share their patient and caregiver support through guestbook messages. Every free, personalized CaringBridge website includes a patient journal, a guestbook, a photo gallery, and free online support.

Updated Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

ConKerr Cancer
ConKerr Cancer is blessed with a simple, clear mission – To make life brighter for children with life changing illnesses and injuries. What we do – make cheerful pillowcases for sick children – is not very fancy, but it is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of a sick child and to bring comfort to a frightened Mom or Dad.

EX Plan for Quitting Smoking
EX is a free three-step quit plan based on the latest scientific research from the experts at Mayo Clinic and practical experience from ex-smokers. EX can help you get past the barriers that kept you from succeeding before. It isn’t just about quitting. It’s about “re-learning life without cigarettes”.

Horse Power for Life
Horse Power for Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose goal is to improve the physical and emotional quality of life for cancer patients of all ages and their families by providing free lessons and other horse related activities in an atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork, and fun.

Jan Hasak: Cancer and Lymphedema Patient-Advocate
Author and speaker Jan Hasak, a cancer survivor, provides information, tips, resources, and a blog about breast cancer and lymphedema. Her books, “Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer” and “The Pebble Path: Returning Home from a Forest of Shadows,” chronicle her journey through lymphedema and two bouts with cancer. The first is a memoir, the second an inspirational allegory interlaced with poetry.

The Kidney Cancer Association
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. We fund, promote, and collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Urological Association (AUA), and other institutions on research projects. We educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.

Kimmie Cares (Partners for a Cure Foundation)
The Kimmie Cares doll and book were specifically designed to help explain cancer and its treatment to young children. Proceeds from the Kimmie Cares dolls are used to fight cancer in a number of ways. Funding cancer research is only one of them. For every patient who has struggled with the question, “How will I ever explain this to my child?”, we support you.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.

Lung Cancer Alliance
No more excuses. No more lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. Our mission is clear: leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

The Max Foundation (
The Max Foundation is an international non-profit committed to improving the lives of people living with blood related cancers and other rare cancers. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with blood cancer or a rare cancer, The Max Foundation can provide the following free services through our International Patient Helpline:

  • Assign a personal advocate to assess your needs
  • Connect you with local patient groups
  • Provide your family with personalized information
  • Research possible access solutions
  • Advocate on your behalf

Make referrals from our International Resource Database (IRD)

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was founded in 1998 with a mission to urgently and aggressively fund research that will lead to the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma. As the world’s number-one funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised nearly $100 million to fund 70 laboratories worldwide. The MMRF’s approach, with a focus on speed, innovation, and results, is widely recognized across the medical and scientific communities, as well as by several prominent publications, as an optimal model to accelerate medical research and drug development across various cancers and diseases.


>Mesothelioma Cancer Resource Page

“Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States each year, and our mission is to help the families affected by this cancer. Our organization offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma.

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“Trusted Information and Resources to Battle Mesothelioma Cancer on Every Front
Medically Accurate Content
Medical and health experts review all the information on our website to ensure it is medically accurate and up to date with current medical standards. We follow strict research and editorial guidelines to ensure our content is based on reputable medical and scientific sources.
Free Services for Patients & Families
Our team of Patient Advocates helps patients and their loved ones access and connect with the best doctors and cancer centers through our Doctor Match program, and they provide personalized support and guidance for anyone dealing with mesothelioma. We also offer free informational books and a free guide to help families navigate a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Advocacy & Compensation for Victims
We educate the public on the dangers of asbestos, contribute to mesothelioma research, and help victims of asbestos exposure seek justice and compensation – completely free of charge. We help families explore their legal and financial options. Our Veterans Department guides those exposed to asbestos in the military through the complicated VA claims process.

National Cancer Institute
>  The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cyberfamily
We are the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Cyberfamily. We are a worldwide family of patients and caregivers who have NHL in common.

Oncology Health Associations

>Renew Bariatrics
Renew Bariatrics works with bariatric surgeons in Tijuana and Cancun to provide high-quality medical tourism services without compromise. We only work with bariatric specialists who are capable of performing the latest bariatric surgeries and gastric sleeve techniques shown to give the patient the best possible outcomes.

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