- Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
ACOR is a collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. There are cancer specific groups, as well as treatment and side-effect groups that allow you to connect with people like you, patients, caregivers, family members, or friends.
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- American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS website provides information about cancer: prevention and early detection, treatment and support, links to research news and clinical trial information. Call 800-227-2345.
CancerCare is a national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Their services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Call 800-813-HOPE (4673) or email email@example.com.
Cancer.Net is produced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and provides guides to cancer that include an overview, statistics, risk factors and prevention, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, stages, treatment options, clinical trials, latest research, coping with side effects and living with cancer. They also have a free searchable database to find an oncologist. Website is also available in Spanish.
- Cancer Support Community (CSC)
The Cancer Support Community provides information about cancer, booklets that can be downloaded as PDFs, emotional support, a telephone helpline, cancer support groups, and will help you identify important questions about your treatment options through their "Open to Options" telephone service. Helpline: 888-793-9355 Monday-Friday 9 am to 8 pm (Eastern Time).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes awareness of gynecologic cancers through its national awareness campaign, Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer.
- Foundation for Women's Cancer
The Foundation for Women's Cancer answers commonly asked questions about Gynecologic Cancer.
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus offers information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand in both English and Spanish. There are articles as well as interactive tutorials.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health and the principal agency for cancer research and training. Their website provides general and specific information about cancer, its treatment, statistics, and research. In addition to their informative webpages they have created a number of "What You Should Know About" booklets available as PDFs designed to help patients understand their options in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-4-CANCER. Also offers live chat.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
The NCCN Patient and Caregiver Resources website features booklets with cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language, links to advocacy and support groups, and a cancer specific video library for a number of cancer types, including Ovarian Cancer. A full list can be located on their website.
- Smart Patients
Smart Patients is an online community where patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.
- UCSF Patient Education
The UCSF Patient Health Education website includes extensive information about gynecologic cancers, including specific links discussing signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.