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General cancer Info

Below you will find links to reputable national and local organizations where you will find additional cancer information, resources and support programs.

General Cancer Information

National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov

This website offers free, credible, current, comprehensive information about cancer prevention and screening; diagnosis and treatment; research, clinical trials and news; and links to other NCI websites. The information on this site is science-based, authoritative and up-to-date. Also provides information in Spanish: http://www.cancer.gov/espanol

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

General information about cancer diagnosis and treatment; prevention/detection; clinical trials matching service; and local resources.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

www.cancer.net

Website provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Includes a comprehensive guide to more than 120 types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes, including disease-specific treatment and side effects information, as well as patient and family resources, blog, research, advocacy and a survivorship section with links to ASCO cancer treatment and survivorship care plans.

ChemoCare

www.chemocare.com

Provides information on chemotherapy drugs, managing side effects, videos and self-help resources.


Cancer Support Organizations

CancerCare®

www.cancercare.org

CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications, and financial and co-payment assistance.

LiveStrong

www.livestrong.org

Offers free support to cancer survivors through cancer-navigation services, one-on-one support, guidebook and cancer guide, and Tracker app. Free tools and resources cover treatment concerns, insurance and finances, emotional support and healthy living.

Imerman Angels

www.imermanangels.org

Through a personalized matching process, cancer survivors are connected to someone who has experienced a similar cancer situation for one-on-one support and comfort. Available for cancer survivors as well as caregivers.


Local Cancer Support Organizations

Gilda’s Club – Chicago

www.gildasclub.org

Wellness House – Hinsdale

www.wellnesshouse.org

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center – Geneva

www.livingwellcrc.org

Cancer Support Center - Homewood

www.cancersupportcenter.org


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