Patient Support Online
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CancerCare: 1-800-813-HOPE (www.cancercare.org)
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer Support Community: 1-888-793-9355 (www.thewellnesscommunity.org)
July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. By helping to complete the cancer care plan, the Cancer Support Community continues to optimize patient care by providing essential, but often overlooked, services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs. Today, the Cancer Support Community provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online. To find a community-based center in your area, visit www.
Imerman Angels: 1-877-274-5529 (www.imermanangels.org/)
Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or 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. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.
- http://www.asbestos.com – Comprehensive and updated information on mesothelioma treatments, including traditional and unconventional treatments, alternative medicine and other therapies, and the latest in clinical trials, and more.
- http://blochcancer.org – Free service that matches newly diagnosed patients with others who have survived the same cancer.
- http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org – Free service that matches patients with survivors of the same cancer.