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Local Resources

Breast Cancer Resource Center – Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (BCRC) is a non-profit, grassroots organization created by breast cancer survivors. It is a centralized source for breast cancer information, education and support.

Cancer Alliance of Texas – The mission of the Cancer Alliance of Texas (CAT) is to engage organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Texas Cancer Plan.

Cancer Rehab Austin – Cancer Rehab Austin is a specialty oncology rehab clinic offering physical therapy, lymphedema treatment, massage therapy, acupuncture and yoga.  CRA provides a multidisciplinary approach to healing and recovery for those dealing with cancer and pelvic floor issues.

CareBox Program – They provide essential care supplies to cancer patients at no cost.

Casting for Recovery – Breast cancer support group using fly fishing to heal sufferers both mentally and physically.

LIVESTRONG – LIVESTRONG empowers the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. To do so, LIVESTRONG encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing and partnership.

Oncology Massage Alliance – The Oncology Massage Alliance is a nonprofit foundation created by four therapists in 2011 and dedicated to providing compassionate touch designed to reduce stress to individuals undergoing cancer treatment.

The Testicular Cancer Foundation – Single Jingles provides education and support to young adult men, in an effort to raise awareness about testicular cancer.

Wonders and Worries – Wonders and Worries offers support for children when a member of the family is struggling with chronic illness.

Nutrition

American Institute for Cancer Research – AICR is the leading national cancer organization in the field of diet, nutrition, and cancer. Their site contains information on cancer and cancer prevention as well as current research and recipes for healthy eating.

Cancer Nutrition Center – Learn about the value of food in your fight for recovery from Carolyn Katzin, a certified nutrition specialist.

The Cancer Project – A nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.

Sustainable Food Center – SFC’s cooking and nutrition education program, The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, nurtures skills in food selection and preparation. Click here to learn more about their “Cooking After Cancer Series” or contact Molly Costigan:  molly@sustainablefoodcenter.org

General

American Cancer Society – The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Breakaway from Cancer – Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer — from prevention through survivorship.

Cancer Inc. – A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer News on the Net – An Internet publication that provides articles on specific types of cancer and links to other cancer web sites.

Cancer.net – Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Network – Search for clinical trials, find information about physicians and medical centers performing clinical research, and learn about drug therapies newly approved by the FDA.

I’m Too Young For This – Founded by and for young adults affected by cancer, the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation’s largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers between 15-40.

Imerman Angels – A non-profit organization that provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

Lauren’s Light – The mission of Lauren’s Light is to empower families with young children, in which a parent has been diagnosed with cancer, through resources and information, to better address medical, psychological and administrative challenges.

National Cancer Institute – The Nation’s lead agency for cancer research. 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.

National Marrow Donors Program – This site provides information on the national marrow donors program as well as links to other cancer-related web pages.

OncoLink – OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

U.S. National Library of Medicine – A web page that includes valuable search tools, lists of recent proceedings and library catalogues, and access to a number of cancer-focused databases.

United Ostomy Association of America, Inc. – A national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. This website will provide information about ostomy, nutrition, intimacy, and useful knowledge about living with an ostomy or continent diversion.

Cancer Specific Sites

American Brain Tumor Association – This site offers information about the newest treatments, links to clinical trial listings, physician information, and support services for brain tumor patients and families.

BreastCancer.org – Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

International Myeloma Foundation – Improving the quality of life of Myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer – Living Beyond Breast Cancer is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance – The only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease.

Men Against Breast Cancer – The first and only national nonprofit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers.

National Kidney Cancer Association – A guide to the broad range of services for kidney cancer patients and their families, including free publications, latest research, and a “Survivors Gallery.”

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – The world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation – The leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research, globally.