Links Related to Cancer Survivorship
If you are caring for a cancer patient or survivor, please see our Caregiving Resources.
Support Programs and Services
View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.
American Cancer Society
- Road to Recovery: Provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
- Hope Lodge: Offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.
- Online Communities and Support
- Reach to Recovery: Helps people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience through face-to-face visits or by phone.
- Look Good Feel Better: Teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
- Look Good Feel Better for Teens: Helps cancer patients ages 13 to 17 cope with how cancer treatment and side effects can change the way they look.
- Counseling by Professional Oncology Social Workers: Available over the telephone or in person in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
- Support Groups: Online, by telephone, or face-to-face.
- Connect Education Workshops: Oncology experts provide information about various cancer topics in one-hour workshops over the telephone or online.
- Financial Assistance: Offers limited assistance for cancer-related costs, and helps you find resources.
Patient Advocate Foundation
- Case Management: Helps patients with specific issues they are facing with their insurer, employer, and/or creditor regarding insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters.
- Co-Pay Relief: Provides financial assistance to patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need.
- LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: This 12-week program, offered at little to no cost, is designed to help survivors improve their strength and quality of life. The page includes a map of program locations throughout the United States.
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: A free information service for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and health professionals.
- Us TOO International: Local chapters hold regular meetings for men living with prostate cancer and their families.
- The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers patient navigation services.
National Cancer Institute
- Coping with Cancer
- Coping with Advanced Cancer
- Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment
- Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment
- Nutrition in Cancer Care
- Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer
- Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Administration on Aging
- Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers [PDF-612KB]
- Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines [PDF-315KB]
- Eldercare Locator
American Cancer Society
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Questions Are the Answer: Your Health Depends on Good Communication
- CDC: What Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Should Know About the Flu
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Questions and Answers About Cancer in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Federal Bureau of Investigation: Fraud Target: Senior Citizens
- Federal Trade Commission: Cancer Treatment Scams
- Food and Drug Administration: Food Safety for People with Cancer
- National Institute on Aging: Surviving Cancer
- University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: On Your Own: Facing the Challenges of Cancer While Living Alone
Explaining Cancer to Children
- National Cancer Institute: When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
- National Cancer Institute: When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
- American Cancer Society: Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer
- University of Cincinnati: Health Library: Cancer