For patients, caregivers and family members of the CTCA Community
 
 
Cancer Support Organizations
Find support in your local community

 

Along with the support Cancer Fighters® members receive from their Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) care teams, more and more find relief from cancer support organizations. Support groups in your community can help answer your questions, provide encouragement and connect you with others fighting cancer.
Cancer Fighters and CTCA® have partnered with the support organizations below. We encourage you to get involved with one or more, and share this information with other members.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has a presence in more than 5,100 communities nation-wide to help fight cancer in every community. ACS offers a variety of services to both patients and caregivers, specifically a robust collection of information that can benefit all people touched by cancer.

ASSISTANCE IN HEALTHCARE

Assistance in Healthcare is a non-profit organization which strives to assist patients and their families who have become financially distressed as a result of their courageous fight against cancer and other illnesses. Assistance in Healthcare eases those burdens by providing funds to patients and their families to help defray their non-medical bills.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international non-profit organization committed to providing support, education and hope to anyone affected by cancer. The CSC offers a variety of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. Its global network brings quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.

GATEWAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH

The Gateway for Cancer Research is a non-profit organization that seeks better treatment options for cancer patients—options that extend life, improve quality of life, and strive to cure people. The organization hosts several events throughout the year to fundraise for cancer research.

STUPID CANCER

Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. Stupid Cancer is the nation’s largest support community for young adults and serves as a catalyst for the young adult cancer movement.

Your local rep: Email Sherry
COLON CANCER COALITION

The Colon Cancer Coalition (CCC) is dedicated to helping those affected by colorectal cancer. CCC aims to educate others on early detection and strives to provide support by all those affected by colon cancer. In an effort to raise awareness, the CCC hosts 5K’s and other events throughout cities -nationwide.

LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) aims to both educate and gain support for discovering a cure to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and multiple myeloma. LLS provides: patient financial aid for specified treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, First Connection (a professionally supervised peer support program) and referrals. Information specialists are Master’s level social workers and health educates and are available to speak with callers Monday-Friday 9a.m. to 6p.m. EST.

LUNGEVITY

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. LUNGevity funds research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer and supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.

OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

PANCAN

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) is a nationwide network of supporters dedicated to working together to advance research and support all of those affected by pancreatic cancer. PanCan creates hope in an integrative way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is also involved in the funding for research that is geared at prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE

Nancy G. Brinker wanted to promise her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything possible to end breast cancer. In 1982, her promise became a reality. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was founded and a global breast cancer movement began. Today, Susan G. Komen continues to make huge strides in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure and dedicated supporters, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise. All our efforts through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs are aimed at ending breast cancer worldwide.

US TOO

UsToo International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a non-profit prostate cancer support organization. The group has 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with educational information, materials and support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment and survivorship.

PATIENTS LIKE ME

PatientsLikeMe is a free patient network where people can connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. When people share information on PatientsLikeMe, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that helps researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers and nonprofits develop more effective products, services and care.

IMERMAN ANGELS

Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support was created on the belief that no one should face cancer on their own. While we recognize that each cancer and life situation is unique, we connect cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers with “Mentor Angels” – a cancer survivor or caregiver who is as similar as possible in age, gender, and most importantly, cancer experience. Mentor Angels give cancer fighters and caregivers the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who has been down the same road before. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any stage, at any age, living anywhere in the world.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret supports young Jewish women and families facing breast cancer at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis.
 
We help women and families connect to our community in the way that feels most comfortable, taking into consideration their stage of life, diagnosis, or treatment, as well as their connection to Judaism. We also provide educational resources, offer specialized support to those facing ovarian cancer or at high risk of developing cancer, and create programs for women and families to improve their quality of life.
 
We understand that young Jewish women have unique concerns when it comes to breast and ovarian cancer, and we are the only organization that specializes in serving them.
 
Learn more about our services and programs at www.sharsheret.org.

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