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Australia - Cancer Support Association

The Association grew from their need for a support group to help overcome the emotional turmoil of fear, anger and helplessness that often accompanies a diagnosis of cancer. The founding group developed a mission statement, which remains as valid today as it was in the early years.
"To provide active support for cancer patients and their families"

Canada - Wellspring, Toronto

Founded in a welcoming coach house in downtown Toronto in 1992 by Anne Armstrong Gibson, Wellspring provides an innovative and creative approach to the overall care of the whole person, with the aim of improving quality of life. It is a cooperative, community effort, based on the needs of patients and their loved ones, and the approach is designed to complement any medical treatments patients may be undergoing.

Cancer Care For Children Sargent

Excellent British Website

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. We provide that support by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.

Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

Excellent British website: Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

Cancer Registry of Rhineland-Palatinate

In English/GermanThe registry collects detailed information on the occurrence of cancer in Rhineland-Palatinate in order to estimate incidence rates monitor trends in incidence rates over time identify clusters provide anonymous medical data for epidemiological research assess prevention and treatment measures

Cancer Treatment Information

CancerAnswers was founded in 1961 by Dr. Jonathan Stillwell and remains the world's premiere provider of cancer information. We have carefully selected relevant information on all types of treatment.

CancerBACUP

Excellent British Website: Welcome to CancerBACUP, Europe's leading cancer information service, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

CancerTrack

CancerTrack.com was founded as a result of my fathersí battle with Lung Cancer. The more I learned, the more I understood, the more I accepted and the more I questioned. This has become my therapy. It is our hope that you find the information that you are looking for. The search links are edited manually to enhance the search results. Feel free to recommend links. We do not agree with every site in the directory but feel it should be your decision to use it, not ours. Please acquire as much information as you can. Trust yourself.

Cancervive

Cancervive is a Los Angeles based national non-profit organization, founded in 1985 by childhood cancer survivor Susan Nessim. Ms. Nessim had faced many obstacles to resuming her "life after cancer". Through Cancervive, she was determined to minimize the negative ramifications of surviving cancer for others who must face this disease.

Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center

Our mission is to be a nurturing environment where patients, families, and others can gather to share and receive support, resources, and education to cope with cancer

FORCE - Facing the Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women who are at high risk of getting these cancers due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present. Our web site can be a helpful resource for anyone who knows she is at risk, who wonders whether she might be at risk, or who cares about the issues and concerns that we face.

Helens Home Pages

Excellent & Informative Website

Hellenic Cancer Society

In Both Greek/English
The Hellenic Cancer Society is a non-profit Organization, founded in 1958. Its aim is the fight of cancer. In order to achieve this objective, the Society is operating a number of projects

India - Aarogya The Wellness Site

India's first bilingual health portal.

Ireland - Bray Cancer Support Centre

Offering emotional support and practical help to people with cancer and their families and friends

Italy - Bambini in Ospedale

In Italian/EnglishLe informazioni contenute in queste pagine provengono da istituzioni, enti ed associazioni che lavorano nel campo della ospedalizzazione pediatrica, con particolare riferimento alla oncoematologia.
Italian Parents Associations were born as self-help groups, to better the living conditions of children with cancer and their accompanying parent during the long hospital stays, to adapt the chidren's cancer wards to the needs of the children for a friedlier environment, to support the families during the cancer experience through solidariety, education, and practical aid and assistance.

MouthCancerAwareness.org

" Cancer can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection. There has been a 17% increase in cases from 3,673 (1995) to 4,304 (1999). An increasing number of young people are being affected and 25% of the cases have no associated significant risk factors. "

National Cancer Institute

NCI conducts, coordinates, and funds cancer research and provides vision and leadership for the cancer research community

National Childhood Cancer Foundation

Currently one in every 330 children in the United States develops cancer before the age of nineteen. Moreover, the incidence of cancer among children is increasing.

Norwegian Cancer Society

Also in EnglishNCS is a national voluntary organization with over 170,000 members. The Web site provides details of the society including member organisations, research, patient support, and international activities. It includes English language pages.

Planet Cancer

Planet Cancer is a community of young adults with cancer. (You know, that age between "pediatric" and "geriatric", where no one knows whether to give you a lollipop or have a serious talk about your fiber intake.) It's a place to share insights, explore our fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it. We don't deny the dark side of illness and death here. But we also firmly believe that laughter and light can turn up in the strangest places.

Teens Living with Cancer

An American site for teens with cancer, who have lots of living to do!

The Cancer Letter

The Cancer Letter was founded in 1973 by journalist Jerry D. Boyd (father of the current publisher) two years after the U.S. Congress passed the National Cancer Act. The Act drew attention to the importance of federal support for cancer research.

The Federation of European Cancer Societies

The Federation of European Cancer Societies (FECS) aims to promote and co-ordinate collaboration between European societies active in different fields of cancer research, prevention and treatment, with the ultimate goal of providing the best possible treatment and care for all European patients

The Friends of Cancer Research

The Friends of Cancer Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing public support for cancer research funding, in order to accelerate the nation's progress toward prevention and cure of cancer.

The Greenebaum Cancer Center

The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center is internationally recognized leader in treating cancer.

The International Cancer Information Service Group (ICISG)

The International Cancer Information Service Group (ICISG) is a network of world Cancer Information Services, working under the auspices of the International Union Cancer Control (UICC), and committed to the provision of high quality information and resources on all aspects of cancer for those people concerned or affected by cancer.

The National Cancer Alliance

Excellent British website: THE NCA VISION All people with cancer, wherever they live, will receive the highest quality treatment and care from the specialist cancer team, offering the best chance of a cure and the highest quality of life. Join us in our campaign for better cancer services and help turn this vision into reality.

The Oesophageal Patients Association - Former patients helping new patients

Excellent British Website: The oesophagus (gullet) is an important part of the digestive system, taking food and drink to the stomach. A problem with the gullet therefore needs treatment - maybe by medicines, stretching it a little, placing a tube inside it, or taking it out. Whatever the treatment or the cause, the problem affects us fundamentally because the basic function of eating is not as it should be, and that can affect our weight, strength, taste, habits and enjoyment of life.

The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only national and international organization that is concerned exclusively with the world's most common malignancy - cancer of the skin. The incidence and mortality of skin cancer have increased exponentially during the past several decades, and every year the figure mounts.

Wellspring

WELLSPRING provides a wide range of cancer support programs and services to serve the emotional, social, informational, and emotional needs of people living with cancer, and those who care for them.

www.piesforcancer.info

PIES stands for personalised information, education and support for cancer patients and carers, but also includes much information that professionals may find useful.
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