Roswell Park provides in terms of access, convenience and the community ties, which can be accessed at our Community Cancer Resource Center.
The “Im Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation” website appeals solely to teens that have cancer. Please visit it at http://i2y.com/.
There is also a facebook group dedicated to women who support the men in their lives that are suffering from TC. You can visit that page here.
Other Links (from the NCI)
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. Services are provided by oncology social workers and are available in person, over the telephone, and through their Web site. CancerCare also provides education information and assistance to health care professionals. Limited grants are available for homecare, childcare, or transportation costs to men, women, and children in active cancer treatment. A section of the CancerCare Web site and some publications are available in Spanish, and staff are able to respond to calls and e-mails in Spanish.
The Cancer Hope Network provides individual support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. Matches are based on the type of cancer, the similarity of treatment(s), side effects experienced, and overall demographics (age, gender, etc).
The Cancer Information and Counseling Line (CICL), is a national free telephone counseling service designed to help recently diagnosed cancer patients, cancer patients who are in or who have finished treatment, family members and friends, and members of the public. Professional counselors provide up-to-date medical information, emotional support through short-term counseling, and national and local resource referrals to callers.
Planet Cancer is an online community of young adults with cancer. The Planet Cancer Web site provides information on topics such as dating with cancer, disclosure to a potential employer, long-term insurance issues, moving back home, loss of fertility, or having to quit school or a newly launched career. The site offers information, connections, entertainment, and support. The heart of the site is the Forum, an online community where users find other young adults around the world and discuss what’s on their minds – from fertility issues to death. Planet Cancer’s weekend retreat program brings together young adults for recreation and personal exploration with their peers.
Teens Living with Cancer (TLC) provides age-appropriate resources and support that enhance the quality of life for adolescents and young adults impacted by cancer. The TLC Web site provides comprehensive information for teens, families, and healthcare providers. Materials provided include an interactive CD-ROM titled “Cancer 101- Straight Talk from Teens,” informational brochures and newsletters, and an end-of-life resource for adolescents and young adults titled “The Road I Followed.” Their Web site is translated into Spanish, and a translator is available to respond to e-mails written in Spanish.