While in my oncologist’s office waiting for my six month exam, I noticed a magazine that I hadn’t seen before. The magazine is Cure’s 7th Annual Cancer Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. It provided a page of useful resources that I would like to share. I am going to add them to my resource area, but for those who follow this blog, you may not always check the resource area for additional information.

Fertile Hope 855.220.7777, a division of LIVESTRONG, this organization educates cancer patients about fertility issues.

LIVESTRONGFoundation 855.220.7777, Helps people with cancer through education, public health and research (I have the educational binder, it is very informative).

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 888.644.6226, Provides the latest news, research, events and clinical trials involving complementary medicine.

Planet Cancer 855.220.7777, A division of LIVESTRONG, this online community is geared toward young adults with cancer.

Cancer and Careers, Provides a workbook, educational resources and support for cancer patients about working through treatment and returning to work.


Family Caregiver Alliance 800.445.8106, Offers information and advice, a navigator to help find local resources and services, and discussion groups.

Family Caregiving 101, Provides caregivers with the basic tools, skills, and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they care for a loved one.

CLINICAL TRIALS 888.346.3656,; Offers information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cancer.

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups 877.227.8451, Contains a search engine to find cancer clinical trials close to home, a comprehensive self-study guide, patient discussion forum and helpful information for patients and caregivers.


NeedyMeds, Offers information on patient-assistance programs for patients who can’t afford their medications.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 888.477.2669, Help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or at low cost.


Cancer Legal Resource Center 866.843.2572 Provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, employers and others coping with cancer.

Patient Advocate Foundation 800.532.5274. Provides education, legal counseling and referrals to survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters.

Travel and Housing

Air Charity Network 877.621.7177, Provides transportation to patients traveling for treatment.

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 800.227.2345, More than 30 lodges throughout the U. S. offer free housing to patients and their families traveling for treatment.

For a complete list of resources, visit


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