Family Resources

Links to General Cancer Support Groups and Organizations:

American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
Cancer Care, Inc., www.cancercare.org
Cancer Consultants, www.cancerconsultants.com
CancerInfo.net, www.cancerinfo.net
Clinical Trials.gov, www.clinicaltrials.gov
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, www.cancer.gov
People Living With Cancer, www.plwc.org
The Cancer Support Community, www.thewellnesscommunity.org
Your Team Foundation, www.yourteamfoundation.com

Web Communication Tools:

These are a wonderful way to get lots of information and updates about how you are and what medical treatments are occurring to numerous family and friends. These tools can save you countless hours of phone calls to concerned family members. Some also have tools that assist family and friends to sign up to assist you on certain days or in specific areas, eg. dinner Tuesday night, pick up kids from school on Monday, etc.

www.visitingours.com -cost free web site that provides a mechanism for patients, families and friends to communicate during a medical crisis or hospitalization.
www.caringbridge.com – a nonprofit organization providing the oldest, most widely used free online service connection patients to family and friends.
www.theStatus.com – free site for communication when patients are away from family and friends during medical treatment. Provides Spanish and French versions.
www.theppp.org – The Patient/Partner Project provides a private, free online system to keep family and friends informed of the patient’s condition without making repetitive phone calls or e-mails.
www.CarePages.com – a free, easy to use, internet service to help family and friends communicate during hospitalization, pregnancy , or long term care.
www.lotsahelpinghands.com – A free, internet services that allow your friends and family to sign up for anything you need assistance with, eg. Shopping, meal prep, errands, transportation to appointments, etc….
www.mylifeline.org – free internet service to allow you to communicate with family and friends as well as allows friend and family to sign up to assist you with needed errands, meals, etc.