In addition to the patient support services shown above, we work with a number of advocacy groups that also provide valuable information and programs. There is a vast amount of information online, including educational materials and counseling. Most of the information online has not been evaluated for accuracy, however, and thus it is wise to exercise caution when obtaining information from these sources. Always check with your health care team if you have any questions.
Further Resources //
Below are a few resources that our patients have found helpful:
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) - www.astro.org
provides information about types of cancer and treatment in particular radiation therapy. RT Answers www.rtanswers.org provides patient answers to radiation therapy questions is found under the patient link on the ASTRO site
American Cancer Society
for the latest cancer information, day-to-day help, and support visit your American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org or call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-227-2345
National Cancer Institute
the National Institutes of Health provides information about cancer types and cancer treatment including radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and biotherapy. Keep in mind that this site contains information for clinicians and researchers, as well as patients.
The Wellness Community
is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to people affected by cancer, helping them learn vital skills that will enable them to regain control, reduce isolation, and restore hope regardless of stage of their disease.
offers services for cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones. Services include online, telephone and onsite counseling and support groups, education, and financial assistance. Live support groups are limited to the greater New York City area. The materials and programs cover over 50 different types of cancer. A feature of their programs is the availability of free counseling by professional oncology social workers.
Susan G. Komen
is an international organization that offers education, counselling and support focused on breast cancer. The Komen Breast Care Helpline provides counseling via telephone or email. This organization also funds breast cancer research and supports organizations that provide medical care to medically underserved communities.