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.
- 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.
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
- Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
- Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer
- Coping with Advanced Cancer
- 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
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Trade Commission
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
- 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
- CDC: Cancer Survivorship Research
- National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship Research
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Cancer Self-Administered Questionnaire Pretest Reports for 2011 Survey Year
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
c/o CDC Warehouse
3719 N Peachtree Rd
Building 100 MS F-76
Chamblee GA 30341
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO