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American Cancer Society
Provides information about specific kinds of cancers, treatments, symptoms and prevention.

American Hospice Foundation
Mission is to improve access to quality hospice care through public education, professional training, and consumer advocacy.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Provides information about cancer prevention‚ particularly through diet and nutrition. They offer a toll-free nutrition hotline‚ pen pal support network‚ and funding of research grants.

American Pain Foundation
Mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Contains more than 40,000 pages of information including: cancer resources on the Internet ,finding an oncologist and up-to-date information about cancer policy issues.

American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Provides information about blood disorders, including bleeding and clotting conditions, anemia and cancer.

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Provides up-to-date cancer research, brochures and videos to patients and patient advocates, and has a directory where patients can locate radiation oncologists in their area.

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Provides an A to Z list of cancer types, current treatment options, clinical trial information and much more.

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

CancerEducation.com
Mission is to improve cancer care through the dissemination of up-to-date and accurate educational programming and information for healthcare professionals, cancer patients and their family members.

Cancer Hope Network
Provides support and hope, to help patients and families look beyond the diagnosis, cope with treatment, and start living life to its fullest once again.

CarePages
Free, easy-to-use Web pages, that help family and friends communicate when a loved one is receiving care.

CancerQuest
Created to teach the biology of cancer. No assumptions are made about previous knowledge of cancer or biology. The target audience for our site includes cancer patients, their families and friends, medical workers and others interested in the subject. We hope to inform the curious and empower current cancer patients and survivors of cancer with a better understanding of the disease process and the approaches currently taken in cancer treatment

CaringBridge
A free Internet service that provides personalized web pages to help keep friends and family informed of life events. It also allows visitors to post encouraging messages and support on individualized password-protected websites.

Chemocare.com
Provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends.

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
This site contains a search engine to find cancer clinical trials closest to your home, comprehensive self-study guide, patient discussion forum and helpful information for patients and caregivers.

Fertile Hope
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients with fertility issues.

Lotsa Helping Hands
A simple, immediate way for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist loved ones in need. It's an easy-to-use, private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in with meals delivery, rides, and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Offers support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Provides information and resources on cancer support, advocacy and quality-of-life issues.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A national cancer information and education network.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Provides services and support to the narrow group of college students who have been diagnosed with cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
A non-profit alliance of 20 of the world's leading cancer centers, dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to cancer patients. NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology practice.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
Supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.

People Living With Cancer
The patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

RT Answers;  Answers to Your Radiation Therapy Questions
Created by members of ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, to explain to patients, their families and the public how doctors use radiation therapy to treat cancer safely and effectively.

The Wellness Community
Dedicated to providing free support and education for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Above are links to websites containing information for people living with cancer or a blood disorder/disease. The content provided through these links is not the information of Compass Oncology or US Oncology, Inc. and Compass Oncology does not necessarily endorse such content. In addition, all content provided through these links is for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician before acting or relying upon such information.