While the Internet is a valuable tool for research, some sources of information can be misleading.
To help evaluate the credibility of content you find online, check the following:
As a Dana-Farber patient, you should refer to your physician's direction and guidance above any other source you may find.
The resources listed in this section are for educational purposes only. The information provided through these websites is not a substitute for professional clinical care. If you have questions or concerns about your treatment, please talk to your health care team.
(see separate listings for women's cancers)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International FoundationBladder Cancer Advocacy NetworkBladder Cancer WebCaféBone Marrow FoundationBone TumorAmerican Brain Tumor AssociationNational Brain Tumor SocietyThe Carcinoid Cancer FoundationCaring for Carcinoid Foundation/ Pancreatic & Neuroendrocrine Cancer ResearchCML LinksColon Cancer AllianceFight Colorectal CancerEntertainment Industry/National Colorectal Cancer Research AllianceThe Eye Cancer NetworkCancer Guide: Special Kidney Cancer SectionThe Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLung Cancer.OrgLung Cancer AllianceLung Cancer OnlineLymphoma Research FoundationLymphoma Information NetworkThe Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyMelanoma Research FoundationMesothelioma GuideMesothelioma Information Resource GroupInternational Myeloma FoundationMultiple Myeloma Research FoundationNew Hampshire Partners in HealthNon Hodgkin's LymphomaThe Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer ResearchOral Cancer FoundationSelf-Help for Oral, Head, and Neck CancerPancreatic Cancer Action NetworkPituitary Network AssociationPleural Mesothelioma CenterProstate Cancer FoundationProstate Cancer Research InstituteProstate Cancer Support GroupProstate NetSarcoma AllianceSarcoma Foundation of AmericaSkin Cancer FoundationThyroid Cancer Survivors' AssociationVon Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Family AllianceInternational Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation
Note: There is not an advocacy organization for every diagnosis. When looking for information on a particular diagnosis, you can log onto the sites found under the General Cancer heading like the ones of the National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) or the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).
Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteAlbert Einstein Cancer CenterArizona Cancer CenterDuke Comprehensive Cancer CenterFox Chase Cancer CenterFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterThe Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns HopkinsMassachusetts General HospitalMD Anderson Cancer CenterMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNCI - Cancer Centers ProgramOhio State University Comprehensive Cancer CenterSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalUCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer CenterAbramson Cancer Center of the U. of PennsylvaniaYale Cancer Center
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of PennsylvaniaAll About Blood: Top Resources on Hematology & Blood Health (Masters in Nursing)American Cancer Society (ACS) Association of Cancer Online ResourcesCancer CareCancer GuideCancer Education ResourceCancer Information (Sanofi Aventis) Cancer Information and Resources (Blog) Cancer Research InstituteCenter for Advancement in Cancer EducationCoping with Cancer MagazineCure MagazineInternational Cancer Alliance for Research and EducationNational Cancer Institute (NCI) National Coalition of Cancer SurvivorshipPeople Living with CancerRadiology InformationResources for Cancer SurvivorsUnited Ostomy Associations of AmericaVital Options International
Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteFamily Caregiver AllianceFamily Reach FoundationHope Lodge BostonLotsa Helping HandsMen Against Breast CancerMen Committed to Fight Against Breast CancerNational Family Caregivers AssociationRonald McDonald House BostonWell Spouse Association
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Adult and Pediatric)Blood & Marrow Transplant InformationBone Marrow Transplant Support OnlineCancer Trials Support UnitClinical Trials Listing ServiceInternational Radio-Surgery AssociationNational Bone Marrow TransplantNational Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of Health
Acupuncture.comAlternative & Complementary TherapiesAlternative Medicine FoundationCenter for Mind-Body MedicineCommonweal Health & Environmental ResearchIntegrative Medical AllianceM.D. Anderson Cancer Center (U of Texas) National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NIH) Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCI) Ralph Moss on Cancer--Guidance for Crucial DecisionsRosenthal Center for Alternative MedicineYoga Journal
Cancer and CareersCancer Legal Resource CenterEmployee Benefits Security AdministrationFamily and Medical Leave ActPatient Advocate Foundation
Breast Cancer & Environmental Risk FactorsPollution Information Site
Cancer CareCancer Financial Assistance CoalitionPatient Advocate FoundationMass Medline (Pharmacy Assistance) Needy Meds (Pharmacy Assistance) State Health Insurance Assistance Program
American Medical AssociationCancer Research and Prevention FoundationHarvard Medical School InformationMayo ClinicMedlinePlusNational Institutes of Health (NIH) National Organization for Rare DisordersNational Library of MedicineNational Library of MedicineNCI Diet History QuestionnaireStanford School of Medicine Health LibraryUnified Search Engine for JournalsU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesU.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesU.S. Food and Drug AdministrationWebMDWorld Health Organization
Cancer Education ResourceCancer Genetics OverviewCancer Genome Anatomy ProjectGenetics Virtual LibraryNational Human Genome Research InstituteStem Cells Basics
American Hospice FoundationChildren's Hospice InternationalDying Guide Line for Care GiversGrowth House End-of-Life ResourcesHospice Foundation of AmericaHospice NetHospice Patients Alliance; Patient AdvocatesNat’l Hospice and Palliative Care OrganizationPalliative Care Institute (Mount Sinai Medical) WidowNet
Association for Applied & Therapeutic HumorThe Cancer ClubHumorMattersWelcome to The Laughter Remedy
America's Health Insurance PlansCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMedicareMedicare Rights CenterPatient Advocate FoundationSocial Security Administration
Google MapsMapQuestGreater Boston MBTA: Schedules, Subway Maps, etc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Nutrition ServicesAmerican Institute for Cancer ResearchThe Cancer Nutrition CenterNIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Agency for Healthcare Research & QualityMassachusetts Department of Public Health
Physician Data Query (PDQ®) Treatments
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund in MAChildhood Cancer Lifeline of New HampshireChildren's Brain Tumor FoundationPediatric Brain Tumor FoundationChildren's Cancer Web ResourcesCureSearch & Children’s Oncology GroupKidsGrowth.comKids KonnectedChildhood LymphomaNational Children's Leukemia FoundationNeuroblastoma Children's Cancer SocietyPediatric Cancer Research FoundationPediatric Oncology Resource CenterSupporting Children with CancerUlman Cancer Fund for Young AdultsVirtual Pediatric Hospital
Captain Chemo's AdventuresKids Health
CaringBridge for Patients Connecting with Family & FriendsSteve Dunn's Cancer Guide
Places to Stay near Dana-FarberAmerican Cancer Society- Hope LodgeHospitality Homes (Short-Term Accommodations)
Note: Find a list of short-term accommodations near Dana-Farber at the Shapiro Center, First Floor, Yawkey Center.
Hope for Two: Pregnant with CancerMautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization
Cancer Hope NetworkCancer Support Groups & OrganizationsCancer Support CommunityCenter for Attitudinal Healing
Living Beyond Breast CancerLook Good...Feel BetterNational Coalition for Cancer SurvivorshipNational Cancer Institute: Office of SurvivorshipThe Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
American Academy of Pain ManagementAmerican Pain SocietyCancer PainCancer SymptomsGreater Boston Lymphedema NetworkNational Lymphedema Network
Habitrol Stop-Smoking SiteMassachusetts Tobacco Cessation & PreventionNicotine AnonymousQuit Smoking Today GuideStop Smoking NowTobacco Information and Prevention
American Cancer Society- Ride to Recovery (Local) Air Charity NetworkAngel Flight NECorporate Angel NetworkNational Patient Travel Center
American Cancer Society (Spanish)Asian & Pacific Islander MaterialsBiblioteca Nacional de MedicinaCanadian Cancer Society (French) Consumer Health Resources in Many LanguagesHealth Information TranslationsInformación en EspañolInformation Resources in Asian LanguagesNational Alliance for Hispanic HealthPan American Health OrganizationSu Guía a la Informacíon Confiable de la SaludVida Despues del Tratamiento del Cancer
Dream FoundationMake-A-Wish Foundation of AmericaMemories of Love Foundation
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020BreastCancer.NetBreast Cancer OnlineBreast Cancer Treatment InformationCanadian Breast Cancer Research AllianceCancer Risk & Genetic TestingFacing Our Risk of Cancer EmpoweredFoundation for Women’s CancerInflammatory Breast Cancer ResearchIntroduction to Gynecologic OncologyMammaCareNational Breast Cancer OrganizationNational Cervical Cancer CoalitionNational Ovarian Cancer CoalitionOvarian Cancer National AllianceSisters NetworkStaying AbreastSusan G. Komen for the Cure (Breast Cancer) Dr. Susan Love Research FoundationTriple-Negative Breast Cancer FoundationYoung Survival Coalition (Breast Cancer)
AdvancedBC.orgBCMets.orgBrainMetsBC.orgMetastatic Breast Cancer NetworkMetavivor Research and SupportYoung Survival Coalition
2bMeCamp Mak-A-DreamCancer CareFirst DescentsLivestrong FertilityLivestrong FoundationPlanet CancerSuperSibsSurviving and Moving ForwardUlman FundVital Options
Last updated March 2014
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