Cancer patients, as well as friends and family, sometimes feel pulled to get involved in the broader fight against cancer. Many of these sites feature fundraising campaigns and offer other ways to get involved. If you are seeking more information about cancer, here are a few websites worth exploring.
American Cancer Society | www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Learn about cancer types, treatments and support, research and ways to get involved.
Cancer Support Community | www.cancersupportcommunity.org
An international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
Colon Cancer Alliance | www.ccalliance.org
Information, resources, fundraising and events related to colon cancer.
International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation | www.iwmf.com
Support and research for people affected by Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | www.lls.org
Information, resources and fundraising regarding all types of blood cancers.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer | www.lbbc.org
Provides programs, services and information to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.
LUNGevity Foundation | www.lungevity.org
Advocates for lung cancer support and treatment by funding research and hosting an online community for those affected by the disease.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation | www.curemeso.org
Provides mesothelioma patients and caregivers with essential education about this rare cancer that attacks the inner lining that surrounds the organs. Offers the most up-to-date information on treatment options.
National Bone Marrow Donor Program | www.marrow.org
A registry that attempts to connect blood cancer patients with matching donors for marrow or umbilical cord blood transplants.
National Cancer Institute | www.cancer.gov
A general source of information for types of cancer, clinical trials and research, provided by the federal government’s National Institutes for Health. Questions about cancer terms can be found in their Cancer Glossary and Drug Dictionary.
Oregon Cancer Foundation | www.oregoncancerfoundation.org
Oregon Cancer Foundation empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in our community through education, support and financial assistance. The Foundation serves Lane County residents and individuals receiving cancer-related services in Lane County.
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line | www.Quitnow.net/Oregon
A free tobacco cessation program offered through Oregon Health Authority. The program’s principles are based on 25 years of research and experience in helping people quit tobacco.
Prostate Cancer Foundation | www.pcf.org
A resource for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. A primary source for new standard-of-care and research information.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Oregon and SW Washington | www.komenoregon.org
For those wanting to learn more about breast cancer, how to get involved, fundraising opportunities and resources.