Links Related to Cancer Survivorship
Support Programs and Services
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.
- Man to Man: Helps men cope with prostate cancer by offering community-based education and support for patients and their family members.
- 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.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Patient Financial Aid: Provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with significant financial need who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis.
- Family Support Groups: Gives patients and their families a place to go where they can share information, education, and feelings in a comfortable and caring environment.
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.
- Cancer Legal Resource Center: Provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others.
- Cancer Support Community Local Affiliates
- Patient and Liaison Services (PALS): A free information service for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and health professionals.
- Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program: Financial assistance for fertility preservation, including sperm banking and egg and embryo freezing.
- The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers patient navigation services and a peer mentor network.
- Us TOO International: Local chapters hold regular meetings for men living with prostate cancer and their families.
- Having Surgery? What You Should Know Before You Go
- Advance Care Planning: For You, For Your Family
- CDC's Cancer Survivorship Research
National Cancer Institute
- Survivorship-Related Statistics and Graphs
- Nutrition and Lifestyle in Cancer Survivors
- Coping with Cancer
- Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment
- Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment
- Cancer Survivorship Research
- Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
- Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer
- Coping with Advanced Cancer
- When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer: Support for Caregivers
- Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
- Cancer Trends Progress Report: Life After Cancer
Administration on Aging
- Just in Case: Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers [PDF-612KB]
- Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines [PDF-315KB]
- Eldercare Locator
Food and Drug Administration
American Cancer Society
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Questions Are the Answer: Your Health Depends on Good Communication with Your Health Care Providers
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans. Get Ready Now.
- National Institutes of Health: Life After Cancer
- National Institute on Aging: Surviving Cancer
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Questions and Answers About Cancer in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Transportation Security Administration: What to Expect If You Are a Breast Cancer Survivor
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
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Cancer Self-Administered Questionnaire Pretest Reports for 2011 Survey Year
HHS HealthBeat Podcasts
- After the cancer
- Being active against breast cancer
- What's your supplement?
- Heart disease, breast cancer, and women
- Living with cancer
- Fears about breast cancer returning
- More cancer survivors
- Strong ties against breast cancer
- Breastfeeding and cancer survivors
- Actively living (prostate cancer)
- Weight training after breast cancer
- Breast cancer survival and limitations
- Have a health advocate
- Smoking during head and neck cancer treatment
- After childhood cancer, babies
- Lifestyle and a second breast cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO