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Cancer Prevention & Control

Cancer Links

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

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.

Healthopedia
Healthopedia is a medical and health consumer resource web site offering cancer and other health related information in a format that is easy to understand. The information provided on this site is compiled from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics and 70 focused health centers. Here, you can also find information on prescription drugs and medications.

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.

National Health Observances Toolkit 
This link provides health observances for special days, weeks, or months to raise awareness of important health topics, including cancer prevention.

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.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen foundation hosts this site containing information regarding breast cancer, grants available for work with breast cancer issues, and activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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 underserved women in South Carolina

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

National Breast Cancer Organization
The National Breas Cancer Organziation 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 underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribes.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen foundation hosts this site containing information regarding breast cancer, grants available for work with breast cancer issues, and activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen foundation.


Cervical Cancer

Cervical Facts
This fact sheet about cervical cancer is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign.

Pap and HPV Testing
Cervical cancer screening, which includes the Pap test and HPV testing, is an essential part of a woman's routine health care because it can detect cancer or abnormalities that may lead to cancer of the cervix.

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

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

National Cervical Cancer Organization
This link is forthe 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.


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.


Prostate Cancer

Male Care
Men fighting cancer, together.

Medline Plus
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 underserved 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 Office of Minority Health
The office of Minority Health advises DHEC and other agencies on public health and environmental issues affecting African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders and American Indians statewide. OMH also provides leadership for the agency’s Cultural Competence Initiative, which assures that services are provided to customers with diversity values, beliefs and behaviors.


Support

Association of Cance Online Resources (ACOR)
ACOR offers access to mailing lists that provide support, information and community to those affected by cancer and related disorders.

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.

Care Pages
CarePages websites are free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge.

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.


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.


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.

Managing Insurance Issues
Health insurance can be a maze that few people fully understand. Here you can get information on issues surrounding private and government insurance plans, as well as other possible sources of financial help.

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 healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.