General Cancer Support

This country is rife with great cancer support organizations. Not all of them are young adult focused, however they do not exclude our age group as part of their program and service offerings. You can't always get what you want but you just might find you get what you need.

Note: We try to keep this list as updated as possible. If you happen to notice any broken links, misrepresented descriptions or incorrect information, please contact us.

4th Angel , 866-520-3197
Provides free and confidential telephone or e-mail support to cancer patients and their caregivers. Trained mentors, who are cancer survivors themselves or caregivers, offer guidance and support. 
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AIM At Melanoma, 916-706-0599
Provides comprehensive online melanoma information for patients and caregivers, supports melanoma research; and promotes prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals.
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American Cancer Society, 800-ACS-2345
Aside from what you may already know, ACS has more than 3400 local community chapters who provide support, financial assistance and counseling for anyone affected by cancer. 
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Annie Appleseed Project, 561-749-0084
Provides information, education and advocacy about complementary, alternative and integrative cancer care for survivors, families and providers. 
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Blood And Marrow Transplant Information Network, 414-352-3219
A portal for information, resources and encouragement for young adult survivors affected by a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. 
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Breast Cancer Stories
A virtual support network where people touched by breast cancer can keep loved ones updated as they go through treatment and find and connect with other patients going through a similar experience. 
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Breast Cancer Network Of Strength, 800-221-2141
Information and support for anyone touched by breast cancer, including a toll-free hotline, survivor match program and online network forums. 
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The Cancer Advocacy Project (City Bar Justice Center), 212-382-4785
Provides cancer patients and survivors with no-cost legal information and advice from experienced volunteer attorneys. 
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Cancer and Careers
Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their work environment by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. 
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Cancervive, 800-4-TO-CURE
Support, public education, media and advocacy-related programming to help cancer survivors reclaim their lives in the wake of the challenges of life after cancer. 
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Cancer Roadmap
Advice and information for people fighting cancer as well as the friends and family that form their support networks. 
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ChemoCare, 800-223-2273
Online resources about chemotherapy treatments and managing side effects featuring survivor forums, message boards, nutritional counseling and long-term concerns. 
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Cancer Directory, 646-831-5340
Cancer information gateway featuring blog, website and resource reviews as well as a community of patients, survivors, family members and health professionals. 
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Cancer Hope Network, 877-HOPENET
Confidential one-on-one cancer support and peer networking by trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. 
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Cancer Support Community, 888-793-9355
Professional support services for anyone affected by cancer with an emphasis on quality-of-life survivorship issues. 
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Canshare
A website for children to share their stories about what, when, and where they laughed and cracked jokes about cancer and its treatments (ages 4 to 18) 
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Canswear
A website for adults to share their stories about what, when, and where they laughed and cracked jokes about cancer and its treatments (ages 18+) 
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Cook for Your LIFE, 212-799-3894
Teaches healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. Website features hundreds of healthy recipes that can be searched based on treatment and /or dietary needs. Offers FREE hands-on cooking classes to patients and survivors in the NYC area. 
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The Colon Cancer Alliance, 877-422-2030
The Colon Cancer Alliance is a community that provides hope and support to colon cancer patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research. 
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Corporate Angel Network, 866-328-1313
To ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using unused seats on corporate charters. 
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DKMS Americas, 866-340-3567
Organizes donor drives to give every patient suffering from leukemia and equal chance to find a match. Connects marrow donors with patients in need. 
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EmbodiWorks, 800-775-7830
Provides integrative cancer care resources through education and advocacy to cancer patients, caregivers, and providers. 
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Friend for Life Cancer Support Network, 866-FRIEND4
Confidential and cost free one-on-one support of newly diagnosed and/or loved ones with trained survivors of the same cancer and treatment. 
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Lauren's Light, 305-740-5287
Provides free counseling to families in which a parent of young children has cancer. Also provides free access to detailed information and treatment options about all types of cancer.
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 800-955-4572
Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, patient services and survivorship programs for those affected. 
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LIVESTRONG, 512-236-8820
Survivorship advocacy, support materials, grant-assistance, online community forums and national visibility to motivate and educate anyone affected by cancer. 
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Life with Cancer, 703-698-2526
Offers free educational classes and consultations, support groups, counseling, and mind-body/wellness programs designed to help those affected by cancer understand and live with its impact. 
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Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), 800-500-9976
LRF is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals up-to-date information, education and support.
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 301-650-9127
Survivor-led advocacy organization working to increase access to improved quality care through legislative and public policy change, patient empowerment and educational outreach initiatives. 
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National Cancer Institute, 800-4-CANCER
The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer survivors and co-survivors.
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National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators, 888-451-8995
Oncology Nurse Navigators advocate, remove systemic barriers for oncology patients and families and provide a single point of contact throughout the entire cancer treatment experience and continuum. 
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The National LGBT Cancer Network
Addressing the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people with cancer and those at risk. 
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Out With Cancer, 212-673-4920
Online and offline support groups, advocacy and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people affected by cancer. 
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PanCAN, 877-573-9971
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. They are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020. 
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People Living With Cancer, 888-651-3038
Web portal featuring oncologist-approved cancer information from The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the ASCO Foundation.
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Patient Advocate Foundation, 800-532-5274
Safeguarding survivors through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. 
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SHARE, Ovarian Cancer Hotline, 844-275-7427
SHARE Cancer Support is the leading ovarian and breast cancer organization, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer. 
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Shareing and Careing, 718-777-5766
Individual, family and group counseling, ongoing support groups, educational and survivorship workshops, financial assistance and mentoring opportunities for anyone affected by breast and ovarian cancer. 
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Shop Well With You, 800-799-6790
Online body-image resource for women living with and beyond cancer offering services to help improve self-image and quality of life. 
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Testicular Cancer Foundation, 855-390-8231
Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ages 15–35. 
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Vital Options, 800-477-7666
A global resource for cancer survivors featuring "The Group Room", a weekly syndicated cancer talk radio show simulcast. 
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Well Spouse Association, 800-838-0879
Nonprofit membership organization providing peer-to-peer support to wives, husbands, or partners of persons with any chronic illness. 
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