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Other Sources of Cancer Information

Click on the links below for additional cancer information and resources.

Training

This is a growing list of online trainings for cancer and other chronic disease education from leading experts including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society (ACS) and others.

ScreenOutCancer: Advancing Cancer Prevention Nationwide
ScreenOutCancer initiative designed to increase awareness of the work of CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Colorectal Cancer Control Program grantees and highlight the value of partnerships with them to increase and enhance cancer screening. The target audience for ScreenOutCancer is public health agency leaders, health system administrators, and healthcare influencers.

Support

CancerCare
Free, professional support for anyone affected by cancer

Caring Bridge
Free, personal and private websites that connect people experiencing a health challenge with family and friends.

I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation
A non-profit organization that gives voice to the young adult cancer movement to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources.

LIVESTRONG
Provides guidance through the cancer experience, bringing people together to fight cancer—and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary.

Support for College Students with Cancer
A wealth of helpful information for students battling cancer.

The Boon Project for Young Adults Fighting Cancer
Support for young adult cancer fighters and their unique needs, providing resources and creating a cooperative cancer fighting culture that works to heal the whole patient.

Financial Resources

American Cancer Society
Here you can learn about government-funded insurance plans, options if you are uninsured, and other resources that may be available to you.

Cancer Care Financial Assistance
CancerCare® provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer.

Coping with Cancer: Financial, Insurance, and Legal Information
Information about getting financial help, insurance coverage, support organizations, and end-of-life planning.

Help Paying for Breast Cancer
Resources and regulations based in the United States.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to health care including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

All Cancers

American Cancer Society
This is the web link to the American Cancer Society national office. You can find information on activities, programs and opportunities offered by the national office of ACS.

The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR)
As a research center at the University of South Carolina, CCCR encourages collaboration amongst a critical mass of junior and senior investigators with common interests across disciplines, from public health to microbiology.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides information related to cancer, including monitoring, research, public health programs and education.

Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A resource with more than 6,000 terms related to cancer and medicine.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus 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. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute provides information on the activities of the institute and news releases on advancements in cancer research.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a not for profit, tax-exempt corporation that is an alliance of the world's leading cancer centers.

South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA)
The SCCA is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer on ALL people in South Carolina.

USC Cancer Prevention and Control Program
The USC cancer program aims to reduce the overall burden of cancer by eliminating cancer disparities and making effective methods of preventing and controlling cancer available to all.

Breast Cancer

Best Chance Network
The Best Chance Network (BCN) provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for medically under-served women in South Carolina

National Breast Cancer Organization
The National Breast Cancer Organization provides information on activities, programs, and news releases relating to breast cancer.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening services to under-served women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribes.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth–estrogen, progesterone, and the HER-2/neu gene– are not present in the cancer tumor. This means that the breast cancer cells have tested negative for hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors (ER), and progesterone receptors (PR). Since the tumor cells lack the necessary receptors, common treatments like hormone therapy and drugs that target estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 are ineffective. Using chemotherapy to treat triple negative breast cancer is still an effective option. In fact, triple negative breast cancer may respond even better to chemotherapy in the earlier stages than many other forms of cancer.

Cervical Cancer

Best Chance Network
The Best Chance Network (BCN) provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for medically under-served women in South Carolina.

Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina
Eliminating cervical cancer through vaccination, screening and education

National Cervical Cancer Organization
This link is for the national cervical cancer coalitions where you can find more specific information regarding cervical cancer issues and become involved in activities relating to this cancer.

Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing screening rates and survivorship.

Fight Colon Cancer
Research. Policy and Advocacy.

HPV and Cancer

The Link Between HPV and Cancer
HPV cancers include cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. HPV infection can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (called oropharyngeal cancer)

HPV Vaccination Fact Sheet (pdf)
Information about HPV vaccination in adolescents and adults

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association
Learn how to improve your lung health. Find facts about lung disease, including lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance is a national non-profit organization devoted solely to support and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer.

SC Tobacco Quitline
Using a quitline can increase the chance that you will be successful in your quit attempt. Studies have shown that phone counseling is more effective than less intensive approaches such as self-help materials and tailored mail.

Prostate Cancer

Male Care
Men fighting cancer, together.

MedlinePlus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Us TOO International
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network is a 501-c-3 nonprofit, grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors for prostate cancer patients, survivors, their spouses/partners and families.

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In the United States in 2009,* 61,646 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, and 9,199 people died from it.† CDC leads national efforts to reduce skin cancer through education. When in the sun, seek shade, cover up, get a hat, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen. (*Latest year for which statistics are available. †Source: USCS.)

Melanomia Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.

Tanning
This site is intended to provide a source of general information on skin tanning, Ultraviolet (UV) exposure, UV emitting products, and skin protection.

Health Equity/Disparities

Intercultural Cancer Council
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically under-served populations in the United States and its associated territories.

NCI - Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
The National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities provides clear and effective online communication to patients, health professionals and researchers is a critical element in the overall communications strategy of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government's principal agency for cancer research.

South Carolina Cancer Disparities Community Network
The Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) works closely with individuals, organizations, and communities to encourage and make possible cancer prevention, early detection, and appropriate care for those diagnosed with cancer.

SC Commission for Minority Affairs
The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created in 1993 by the General Assembly to provide the citizens of the State with a single point of contact for information regarding the State's minority population.

Clinical Trials

National Cancer Institute
Search the National Cancer Institute's list of 10,000+ clinical trials ...

Clinical Trails.Gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.