Patient Resources

10th Annual Cancer Survivorship Series Presented by CancerCare.org

“Living With, through and Beyond Cancer” is free series of four online workshops offering cancer survivors, their families and healthcare professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends.

American Brain Tumor Association

info@abta.org | www.abta.org | 800-886-2282
Offers tumor and treatment publications, educational programs, social service consultations by telephone, a mentorship program, support group lists, resource list of physicians, pen pal program and funds research.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICRU)

aicrweb@aicr.org | www.aicr.org | 800-843-8114
Fosters research on diet, nutrition and cancer, and educates the public about the results. Provides educational materials and personalized answers to nutrition questions.

Colon Cancer Alliance

www.ccalliance.org | 877-422-2030
The oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending suffering caused by colorectal cancer. CCA is made up of colon and rectal cancer survivors and caregivers. Services include a buddy program, educational materials, clinical trial information and news about colorectal cancer treatment and research.

International Myeloma Foundation

Theimf@myeloma.org | www.myeloma.org | 800-452-CURE
Dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure. Operates a Myeloma Hotline, disseminates information, hosts seminars and workshops for the patient community and medical professionals, and funds research.

Kids Cancer Network

www.kidscancernetwork.org | 623-551-9329
The web site contains a bi-monthly FUNLETTER magazine, resource center, Affection Connection Appreciation certificates for medical caregivers, prayer network and “your story” sharing area.

National Brain Tumor Society (formerly Brain Tumor Foundation)

info@braintumor.org | www.braintumor.org | 1-800-934-2878
Offers contact with other brain tumor patients, information about treatment and conferences, a medical advice nurse, patient information, a listing of support groups, and a newsletter. Provides caregivers with information and workshops.

National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov | 1-800-422-6237
The Cancer Information Service (CIS) is the voice of the National Cancer Institute. The CIS provides cancer information, education, and materials to cancer patients, their friends and families, the general public and health professionals.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

www.ovarian.org | 1-888-OVARIAN
Raises awareness to promote early detection and education about the disease. Sponsors education seminars to healthcare providers and educational forums for the public.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

info@pancan.org | www.pancan.org | 877-272-6226
Works to focus national attention on the need to find a cure for pancreatic cancer by providing advocacy, awareness, and education to patients and professionals. Offers survivor stories available to read.

Resource Center for Health and Healing at St. Joseph Medical Center

253-426-6805
The center in Tacoma offers books and resource material on a wide variety of health and spiritual topics.

THYCA: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Inc.

thyca@thyca.org | www.thyca.org | 877-588-7904
Provides free support services, education, downloadable low iodine cookbook and newsletter. The group also holds an annual conference. Outreach and materials are available to everyone whose life has been touched by thyroid cancer.

Us Too International, Inc.

ustoo@ustoo.org | www.ustoo.org | 800-808-7866
Provides publications, awareness, outreach, networking and advocates to improve prostate cancer screening and treatment.