Recommended Reading and Links

Advanced Breast Cancer:  A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, Author - Musa Mayer

After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life, Author - Wendy S. Harpham, MD

After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, Author - Julie K. Silver, MD

Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond, Author - Marc Silver

Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors, Author - Anna L. Schwartz

Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your New Life, Authors - Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, & Kathy Ruccione

Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer, Authors - Glenna Halverston-Boyd & Lisa Hunter

Dying to Know: Straight Talk About Death & Dying, Author - Tani Bahti, RN

Eating Well Through Cancer, Authors - Holly Clegg & Gerald Miletello, MD

Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor, Author - Wendy Harpham, MD

Healing Yoga: For People Living With Cancer. Author - Lisa Holtby

Intimacy After Cancer: A Woman's Guide, Authors - Sally Kydd, MD & Dana Rowett

It's Not About the Hair, Author - Debra Jarvis

One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for People With Cancer, Survivors & Their Caregivers, Author - Rebecca Katz

Picking Up the Pieces: Moving Forward After Surviving Cancer, Authors - Sherri Magee, PhD & Kathy Scalzo, MSOD

The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, & Spirituality Connection, Author - Carolyn Kortge

To Be Alive: A Women's Guide to a Full Life After Cancer, Authors - Carolyn Runowicz & Donna Haupt

Cancer Links

These links are provided as a community service and do not indicate endorsement for the information contained within them.

CaringBridge is a wonderful site that offers families a way to connect with others, even during hospitalizations.

General Cancer Information Sites
Brought to you by the Oncology Nursing Society, this website is designed for patients and caregivers to provide information on learning about and managing each of six common cancer treatment symptoms: fatigue, anorexia, pain, depression, neutropenia and cognitive dysfunction.
This is a very informative site with content information created by Cleveland Clinic. It has a full listing of cancer chemotherapy drugs, very thorough information about side effect managment, a patient's guide to chemotherapy, survivor experiences, a question and answer feature and more! A MUST see site for information about chemotherapy!

Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.
ACOR is an unique collection of online communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. ACOR offers access to mailing lists that provide support, information, and community to everyone affected by cancer and related disorders. An excellent resource and support for any kind of tumor, particularly those which are rare in numbers.

American Cancer Society
Provides inforamtion on ACS programs and events and local ACS chapters as well as comprehensive information about diagnosis and treatment. Look for information about the Cancer Survivors Network which provides individual cancer patients/survivors the opportunity to share with each other as well as chats and discussion groups. An ACS Patient Navigator can give you and those who care about you free and confidential help, just complete the ACS Patient Navigator Referral Form.

Cancer Information Network
A comprehensive searchable site from the publishers of Oncology Magazine. Includes diagnosis specific information as well as book reviews, awards, etc.

Cancer Hope Network
Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to people with cancer and their families, matching patients with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone a similar experience.

Cancer Care Inc.
A very informative and interactive site from New York offering cancer information and support services in a variety of venues.

Cancer Links USA
Site founded to provide the latest high-quality support and information from reputable sources to cancer patients and their caregivers. Includes links to various forums and newsgroups, information about specific cancers and more.

Gilda's Club
Cancer Support for the whole family! Gilda's Club Quad Cities is a cancer support community providing people living with cancer, and all who touch their lives, access to other people going through the same experience. It is through people coming together to share the collective wisdom of their experience that a sense of control begins to develop. Gilda's Club allows the Quad Cities to offer a truly comprehensive program of care for all people living with cancer. And best of all, everything at Gilda's Club is free! Because you cannot charge for what goes from heart to heart.

Cancer Research Sites

Cancer Trials
The National Cancer Institute's site for clinical trials: understanding, deciding, finding, advances and resources.

National Cancer Institute
Extensive information about the NCI and its programs for conducting and supporting research on cancer.

American Association for Cancer Research
This site contains the proceedings from the annual AACR's meeting. Accessible to the public, though it does require you to register.

Children's Cancer Information Sites

American Childhood Cancer Organization
A national organization of a network of parent support groups in all US States and on every continent with a mission to educate, support, serve and advocate for the families of children of cancer.

Squirrel Tales
Provides practical tips, encouragement and information to parents of kids with cancer.

For teens, check out the 2bMe: A Web Site for Teens with Cancer. This is a non-medical, public service for teens aged 13-17 sponsored by the Look Good, Feel Better participating organizations.

Complementary/Alternative/Herbal Information Sites

Satva Center
1918 7th Ave. Rock Island, IL 309-793-7881 - Rita R. Melissano, Ph.D. Offers Spiritual Teachings & Retreats, Healing Arts and Meditation Practices.

American Botanical Council
Focuses on information and education about a variety of herbs and their uses in health. Contains online information as well as many sources that may be purchased directly from this site via a secure ordering system.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science; training CAM researchers; and disseminating authoritative information.

Alternative Medicine Foundation
A multifacted site, free services include downloadable Resource Guides on various modalities as well as a good list of books that are available for purchase through any bookstore.

Breast Cancer Sites

Young Survival Coalition
A new organization of young breast cancer survivors dedicated to sharing information with young women and professionals about the issues of breast cancer in the under 40 age group. Many interesting features to the site, including a listing of research that has been done on breast cancer in young women.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Contains comprehensive breast health and breast cancer facts and information.

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer
A national nonprofit organization co-founded by a mother (Charmayne Dierker) and her daughter (Lillie Shockney) in March 1995. The support services provided by this organization are free and are designed to help mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer.

National Lymphedema Network
Information about lymphedema including support groups, resources, guidelines and a newsletter.

Laryngeal Cancer Sites

Web Whispers
Larynx cancer survivor site that includes a mail list service for laryngectomees, caregivers and medical professionals. Also contains a large number of links that are valuable and informative to anyone researching laryngeal cancer.

International Association of Laryngectomees
The official website of the International Associate of Laryngectomees.

Liver Cancer Sites

American Liver Foundation
Site for the only national, voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing and treating liver diseases. Includes patient stories, newsletter, liver links, research and advocacy information.

Lung Cancer Sites

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education
ALCASE (Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education) is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to helping people with lung cancer improve their quality of life.

Lung Cancer Online
A gateway to other sites about lung cancer for both patients and professionals. Links are easily accessed from the main page with introductory information about the link and topic.

Leiomyosarcoma Sites

A thorough and easily navigated site; there is information about this rare tumor and its treatment. For newly diagnosed patients, there are sections called "first steps" and "second steps" that help with how to make good decisions and work with health care providers. A "must see" for anyone seeking information about these rare tumors.

Fertility Issues Sites

Fertile Hope
A goldmine of information for women and men who have questions regarding fertility issues associated with cancer therapy.

Lymphoma/Leukemia/Myeloma Sites

International Myeloma Foundation
Full of information about myeloma diagnoses and treatments.

Lymphoma Information Network
Comprehensive site with information about Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in adults and children. Information available in German, French, Italian and Spanish in addition to English!

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
On the World Wide Web since 1996, this site offers a great deal of information regarding leukemia and lymphoma: patient services, support, local chapter locations, disease and treatment information and the latest in news and research.

Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome International Foundation
News, educational materials and information, networking with other aplastic anemia or MDS survivors, this site contains a great deal of information.

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
Written in lay language this site provides complete information, publications and support services to bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplant patients. All literature is reviewed for accuracy by a team of medical experts from transplant centers throughout the US and Canada.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Sites

Colon Cancer Alliance
Support, education and advocacy. Contains survivor stories, clinical trials information and an online chat.

Pancreas Cancer Home Page
From Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, this site is packed with information about pancreatic cancer. Highly recommended reading for anyone either beginning their search for information or for those looking for more.

The purpose of this site is to serve as a focal and gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and information in regard to clinical trials and other medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Website for a national patient advocacy organization for the pancreatic cancer community.

Gynecological Cancer Sites

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Geared for patients primarily. Contains comprehensive information about PAP test, treatment options for cervical cancer and support services.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
A very large collection of ovarian cancer information. Has a database with names of more than 600 gynecologic oncologists.

Eyes On The Prize
Provides information and emotional support by and for women with gynecologic cancers. Personal stories, suggestions, annotated links and a caring, moderated environment in which women with reproductive cancers are free to express their experience.

Prostate Cancer Sites

American Prostate Society
Provides patient and professional information for all diseases of the prostate.

Brain Tumor Sites

American Brain Tumor Association
Headquartered in Chicago, this is the first national brain tumor organization devoted to advocacy, support and research for brain tumors.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
Contains treatment, survivor, support and education information. A recent new addition includes a live CHAT room and message boards making communication between brain tumor survivors easier than ever!

General Health Sites

Medline Plus provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials.

RxList - The Internet Drug Index
Searchable index for pharmaceutical information.

Smoking Cessation Information Sites

Tobacco Free QC
The Quad Cities own tobacco prevention and cessation site. Includes information about smoke free restaurants in our area, student activities for teachers, information about Drug Free Youth In Touch (DFYIT), classroom and school based curriculum programs and fun activities for youth and more!

Hospice/Palliative Care/End of Life

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information and links related to hospice care, philosophy and care of the terminally ill.

Growth House, Inc
The Internet's leading online community for end of life care

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
PBS has created a comprehensive site for Bill Moyers and End of Life issues. Included are many articles to help families and patients with issues such as End of Life Tools, Care Options, Therapy and Support and Healing. A discussion forum and much, much more.

Kidney/Renal Cancer

Kidney Cancer Association
The official website for this national organization, the site features online chats, a mailing list, clinical trials information, video clips, kidney cancer information and more.

Sarcoma Sites

Sarcoma Alliance
The mission of The Sarcoma Alliance is to guide, educate and support adults with sarcomas and their family, friends, and caregivers. The Alliance provides links to information on the latest in sarcoma treatment, clinical trials, alternative therapies, and practical advice for maximizing well-being during treatment.

Cancer Treatment and You

Cancer Treatment and You Online Education

Genesis Cancer Care Institute now has an online class providing general information about treatments and support services for cancer patients and families.
Topics covered in the online class include:
  • Treatment options
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Caregiver Advice
  • Survivorship
  • Support Services

Start the class today!

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