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  Helpful Links
 

When you or a loved one have cancer, you want access to all possible information. There is a lot of information on the Internet, but to make sure what you find is reliable and current, we recommend you use government and medically accredited sites. Below are some we recommend:

General Cancer Information

American Cancer Society

American Institute for Cancer Research

Cancer Care, Inc

CancerFacts.com

Cancer and Sleep

Caring Bridge

Cleaning for a Reason

Coach 4 Cancer

Greater St. Louis Wellness Community

Illinois Department on Aging

Living Strong Training Program

National Cancer Institute

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Oncolink.org

The Power of the Giraffe

Food Pantries in St Clair County

A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People With Cancer

The 2017 edition of a comprehensive booklet that lists organizations that offer financial help to people with cancer, and provides tips for managing cancer-related costs.

 

Caregiving 101 cancer.org/caregiverguide


The American Cancer Society has an online, interactive version of the Caregiver Resource Guide to help relieve the burden of cancer on caregivers and better prepare them to care for their loved ones and themselves.

More than 15.5 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive in January 2016, and this number is projected to reach more than 20 million by January 1, 2026. As they battle this disease, they rely on their caregivers for support. If the cancer caregiver can find balance in their life and receive their own level of support, they can continue to provide quality assistance to the cancer patient. 

Our new online guide provides caregivers with help anytime, anywhere. It provides information on cancer information, caregiver self-care, patient nutrition, coping, support groups, and much more, including an 18-question quiz to gauge a caregiver's stress level. 
 

Oncology/Hematology

Illinois Oncology, Ltd. - Drs. Popovic, Visconti, Rodriguez, Burstein, Greco

Cancer Care Specialists - Drs.  Walshauser, Floyd, Wade III

PET/CT Imaging

PET/CT Imaging Center

Surgery

Lincoln Surgical of Belleville - Drs. Clanahan, Aach, Crouch, Barnett, Szopa, Luong, Stratmann, Jones, Renaker-Jansen, & Shankaran

Radiation Therapy Information

American Society of Radiation Oncology

RT Answers: Answers to Your Radiation Therapy Questions

 

Resources for Specific Cancer Types

Bladder

National Cancer Institute

Brain Tumors

Brainlab.org

Breast

BreastCancer.net

National Cancer Institute

SusanLoveMD.com

Tigerlily Foundation

Tigerlily Foundation is here to support young women (age 15 - 45) before, during and after breast cancer. Our outreach is focused on the breast cancer community as a whole. This community consists of family, friends, health advocates, physicians, researches and more. We reach diverse communities, ethnic groups and those who are underserved.

Y-Me.org

Women’s Cancer Network

Young Survival Coalition

Head-Neck Cancer

https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/eating-well-head-neck-cancer

Head and neck cancers include cancers of the oral cavity (including lip cancer and tongue cancer), larynx (laryngeal cancer), pharynx (pharyngeal cancer), hypopharynx (hypopharyngeal cancer), nasal cavity (including nasopharyngeal cancer), salivary glands, and sinuses (paranasal sinus cancer). Since the head and neck area is so closely involved with eating and drinking, nutritional intake can be more easily affected.

Imerman Angels

Through our personalized matching process, cancer fighters are connected with someone who has experienced a similar cancer situation (a Mentor Angel). While eac...h cancer experience is unique, Mentor Angels are matched by similar age, gender, and cancer type, giving fighters the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who is truly familiar with the situation.

Frequently, caregivers experience feelings similar to the person facing cancer. We connect those caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one with Caregiver Mentor Angels who can help provide support and comfort through the journey. A loved one may be a family member (such as a child, parent, spouse, sibling, or grandparent) or friend who has had cancer.

Our service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.

To receive or provide support, please complete the online registration form found on our website at www.imermanangels.org!

Here are a few videos:

The Beginning of Imerman Angels

Caregivers not forgotten at Imerman Angels

Someone Understands

Imerman Angels Infographic

Lymphedema 

www.lymphnet.org

Lung

American Lung Association

National Cancer Institute

Radon Reduction Advocacy -  Understand the increased risk of lung cancer due to exposure of radioactive radon gas.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Support - Mesothelioma support community providing education support services and financial support for the Mesothelioma patient.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) aims to provide people with cancer and the general public with state-of-the-art cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, translations of the NCCN clinical guidelines, are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. NCCN Guidelines for Patients® do not replace the expertise and clinical judgment of the physician.

Clinical practice guidelines are decision tools that are created by doctors to explain a disease and determine the best way to treat a patient, depending on their diagnosis, disease stage, and other factors, such as age. These guidelines help doctors make decisions, by explaining the pros and cons of each option.

NCCN currently offers NCCN Guidelines for Patients for the following: Breast Cancer Stages 0-IV, Colon, Esophageal, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, and Prostate Cancers; Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA); Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Lung Cancer Screening; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

Ovarian

National Cancer Institute

OvarianCancer.org

Pancreas

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Prostate

National Cancer Institute

Transportation

American Cancer SocietyRoad to Recovery program – Free rides to and from cancer treatment for cancer patients 1-800-227-2345

Resources for Cancer Survivors

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Provides information on medical nutrition therapy and reference materials

American Cancer Society - Provides information for cancer patients at all stages
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American Cancer Society: Cancer Survivors Network - Connects survivors for support via the internet

American Institute for Cancer Research - Information on increasing physical activity

American Society of Clinical Oncologist - Medical association that provides information about survivorship and cancer

Ayurveda - Ayurveda is a dietary and lifestyle practice that places great importance on the maintenance of health through proper exercise, yoga, bio-individual nutrition/cooking methods, meditation and herbal regimens and are designed according to each individual. Ayurveda looks deeply into the client's history, environment and lifestyle choices, educating the individual to make choices that will lead to greater physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. A local Ayurveda practitioner can be found at http://ayurvedastlouis.com

Cancer Care - Connects survivors with social workers, financial support and support groups

Cancer.net - Introduction to life changes following cancer treatment.

Center for Disease Control: and Prevention - Provides information on cancer survivorship -related prevalence, support for caregivers and general information

National Cancer Institute: Provides information on cancer survivorship -related Office of Cancer Survivorship research and prevalence

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - Cancer survivor advocacy organization with a "toolbox" and other information for survivors

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine - Resource guide written by physician and registered Cancer Survivor's Guide dietitian that includes healthy eating tips as well as recipes.

Springboard Beyond Cancer - Resource to help patients and survivors communicate more effectively with their health care team and seek support from friends and family.

World Cancer Research Fund - Expert panel review of nutrition, physical activity and American Institute for Cancer Research cancer risk research

 

 

 

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