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American Cancer Society
 
The American Cancer Society is the largest nationwide organization dedicated to fighting and eliminating cancer. With over 2.5 million volunteers the care is endless. They raise money to fund cancer research, help patients with daily activities such as driving to and from treatments, provide caring support for those facing difficult situations, and much more. The organization is available 24/7 for any questions or concerns regarding yourself or others.

Clinical Trials Matching Service
The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families, and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation.

 
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


National Cancer Institute-supported trials are offered at locations across the United States and Canada, including the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. 



Susan G. Komen

With more than $2.6 billion put towards research, community health outreach, and much more, the Susan G. Komen organization's main goal is to end breast cancer forever. The website offers an abundance of breast cancer information including, facts, risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, personal stories, and screening and detection options.



Livestrong
 
Livestrong is an organization that can help patients connect with the services or resources that they need. Listening to survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers, the Livestrong organization is constantly working on how they can serve the cancer community to their full potential. With Livestrong, free personalized support is available to survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. 


National Cancer Institute
Cancer.gov is the central website for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. NCI is mandated by U.S. law to disseminate information about cancer and cancer research. The website serves as an important means to achieving that mission.


Cancer.Net
Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

Community and Online Resources

  • Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care
    Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care physician practices provide the latest medical oncology and hematology care in a community setting. With locations throughout eastern Massachusetts, patients have many local options and benefit from the advances in cancer care and research made by Dana-Farber in Boston.
  • Dana-Farber CancerConnect
    We have partnered with CancerConnect, a platform of online communities, to bring you into a circle of other cancer patients, survivors, family members, and friends. By joining this community, you can see how others are coping with a challenging disease. Join online conversations about living with cancer by signing up for Dana-Farber CancerConnect. You can safely express your thoughts, pose questions, voice concerns, or just read what others have to say.
  • Dana-Farber Exercise Classes 
    There are two no-cost options, available for patients and survivors looking to start an exercise program, or modify an existing routine. 
  • YMCA (Plaistow)
    The Plaistow Community YMCA partners with the Livestrong Foundation to provide a variety of cancer support services. Join fellow survivors and a caring community of staff specially trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve your goals. For more information, please email livestrong@northshoreymca.org, or call 603-382-0641.

  • Springboard Beyond Cancer
    The American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute have partnered to launch a new website that provides cancer survivors with essential information to help them manage ongoing cancer-related symptoms, deal with stress, adopt healthy behaviors, communicate better with their healthcare team, and seek support from friends and family.
  • Association of Cancer Online Resources
    ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.
  • Laura Kupperman Online Yoga Class
    Online class, coming soon, for cancer survivors, requires no experience and designed to help you feel better immediately.

  • Boston Medical Center
    Ongoing support activities are available, including yoga, meditation, knitting, arts and crafts, cooking, and many more.

  • Cancer Exercise Training Institute Long distance training is available through FaceTime/skype. This is a great option for patients who suffer from extreme fatigue to be able to exercise in the comfort of their own home.

  • Exclusive Yoga
    Yoga-based rehab program, designed to assist in helping women throughout various stages of treatment and recovery. 

  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
    The Healing Garden provides a community of support where integrative therapies join with nature to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

  • Children's Bereavement Support Programs
    Merrimack Valley Hospice 978-552-4904 for more information.

  • Young Widow/Widowers Group
    Merrimack Valley Hospice 978-552-4200 for more information.

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