Resources for All Cancers
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation. Through their comprehensive website, patients and their families can access detailed cancer information, the latest cancer news and statistics, programs to get involved, and links to local chapters for support and advocacy. 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
Cancer Care is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. Cancer
Care programs-including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help-are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. 1-877-HOPE-NET (1-877-467-3638)
Cancer Information Service (CIS)
CIS information specialists are trained to answer cancer related questions by telephone, instant messaging, and e-mail. In addition to answering questions about cancer and clinical trials, the NCI's CIS also operates the NCI's Smoking Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) which provides free cessation information and support to smokers who wish to quit. Services are provided in English and Spanish and are free of charge. 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers): 1-800-332-8615
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Latino Health Access
The mission of Latino Health Access is to assist in improving the quality of life and health of uninsured, under-served people through quality preventive services and educational programs, emphasizing responsibility and full participation in decisions affecting health.
MaleCare is made up of oncologists, psychologists and social workers who provide free programs to the public via the web. The information contained in this website is in-depth and detailed and covers a wide range of topics. The target population includes men with cancer and their loved ones.
Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine)
Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Online assistance is available through Live Help link on the NCI's website
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of nineteen of the world's leading cancer centers, is the leader in the development of cancer clinical guidelines. The organization focuses on increased access to high quality cancer care, the improvement of clinical practice and patient outcomes through the collection and analysis of data, the provision of expert advice from the specialists at the member institutions, and the enhancement of the availability and viability of the clinical trials process.
The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to building a healthier and stronger community be enhancing the well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders through inclusive partnerships in the areas of service, education, advocacy, and research.
Orange County Cancer Coalition
The Orange County Cancer Coalition maintains an online resource directory that serves as a central repository of information on cancer related resources and services in Orange County. Coalition members work together to continually update and add to this resource directoy in an effort to increase access to care and resources for the community. www.myOC3.org
Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues.
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low income residents. As such, those receiving legal services from PLC must live in Orange County, CA and meet certain income eligibility requirements. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.
Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation
The Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation is dedicated to preventing cancer, improving quality of life, and saving lives through cancer education, research, advocacy and services in the Vietnamese community.
Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (WINCART) is a unique, collaborative, community participatory effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders in Southern California. The WINCART network involves eight community-based agencies (Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Association, Guam Communications Network, Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Pacific Islander Health Partnership, Samoan National Nurses Association, Sons and Daughters of Guam Club, Tongan Community Service Center/Special Service for Groups, Inc., Union of Pan Asian Communities) along with researchers from five universities (California State University-Fullerton, University of Southern California, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of California-Riverside). Together, we are working to promote community education, research and training for five of Southern California's Pacific Islander populations: Chamorros, Marshallese, Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and Tongans.