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Ovarian Cancer Resources Education, Genetics Information, Financial and Legal Support February 18, 2012

Posted by patoconnor in cancer, gynecological cancer, ovarian cancer, tubal cancer, Uncategorized, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer.
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Cancer Resources Education, Genetics Information, Financial and Legal Support:

A Single Light
http://asinglelight.org/
Searchable database of cancer-related Web sites.

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
Information on cancer, research, advocacy, and community programs and services.

American Pain Foundation
http://www.painfoundation.org/learn/programs/spotlight-on-cancer-pain/breakthrough-pain/
Online toolkit for assessing pain as a part of a treatment plan.

Association of Cancer Online Resources
http://www.acor.org/
Collection of online communities that provide information for cancer survivors.

Cancer.com
http://www.cancer.com/cancer/
Comprehensive listing of credible Web sites for those affected by cancer.

Cancer.net
http://www.cancer.net/portal/site/patient
Cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Offers podcasts, feature articles, and links to current news.

CancerEducation.com
http://www.cancereducation.com/
Educational programming and information for health care professionals, cancer patients, and their family members.

CancerPage.com
http://www.cancerpage.com/cancers/default.asp?channel=Ovarian_Cancer
Offers the latest news, research, and information on prevention, detection, and treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as interactive decision support tools.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/
CDC, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, established the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer
www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
Brochures and other educational material for women who have or who are at risk of developing a gynecologic cancer. For a complete list of Foundation survivor courses click here.

Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
http://ovariancancer.com/app/index.php
An international registry of families with two or more relatives with ovarian cancer.  Offers a helpline, education, cancer information and peer support for women with a high risk of ovarian cancer.

Health Finder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Government and nonprofit health and human services information.  Links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

Johns Hopkins Pathology’s Ovarian Cancer Web
http://ovariancancer.jhmi.edu/
Provides information, personal stories, and an online community.  Gives specific information about each individual ovarian tumor type.

Living with Cancer
http://www.cancer.net/patient/Library/Cancer.Net+Features/Living+With+Cancer
Information about how to manage common problems faced by those living with cancer.

Multinational Association of Supportive Cancer Care
www.masscc.org

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/
Information about cancer topics, genetics, clinical trials, research, and statistics.  Helpful links as well as online assistance with Nation Cancer Institute’s information and cancer-related resources.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/
Offers audio Cancer Survival Toolbox and information about finding resources online.

National LGBT Cancer Network
http://www.cancer-network.org/
Information for survivors and health care providers about increased cancer risks, decreased screening rates, and unique survivability issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender cancer survivors and those at risk.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
http://www.ovarian.org/
Offers information about ovarian cancer as well as a helpline (1-888-682-7426) for support.

Oncolink
http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu/
Cancer-related information for cancer patients, families, health care professionals, and the general public.

Ovarian Cancer Canada
http://www.ovariancanada.org/
Provides support, education, and research as well as a toll free support line.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: The Anderson Network
http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/index.html
Online information and downloadable PDFs about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support.

Women’s Cancer Network – Ovarian Cancer
http://www.wcn.org/
An interactive Web site about gynecologic cancer, helping women to understand more about the disease, learn about treatment options, and gain access to new or experimental therapies.

Genetics Support

Financial and Legal Support

Cancer Care
http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/
Professional support services to people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.  Offers help finding counseling and financial support.

Cancer.com
http://www.cancer.com/cancer/fs_financial-legal.html
Links to financial and legal resources and government agencies.

Clinical Trials and Insurance Coverage: A Resource Guide
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/insurance-coverage
Information on insurance coverage for clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute.

Corporate Angel Network
http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/
Help arranging free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.

Bridge of Blessings
http://bridgeofblessings.org/index.html
Information and application for women with cancer in need of financial assistance.

Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor
http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/fmla/fmlamenu.asp
Provides information on the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Lists questions to help determine the rights of employees and employers.

Federal Trade Commissioner
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/1995/12/via.shtm
Information about a Federal Trade Commissioner brochure issued to advise the terminally ill who are considering selling their life insurance policies in order to pay bills.

Look Good…Feel Better
http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/
Help from a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program supported by corporate donors to offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment.

Medicaid
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp
Official government information about Medicaid and Medicare.

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov/
Official government information for people with Medicare.

Mercy Medical Airlift
http://www.mercymedical.org/
Information about this nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in situations of compelling human need through the provision of charitable air transportation.

Oncolink—An Introduction to Viatical Settlements
http://www.oncolink.com/resources/subsection.cfm?c=6&s=27&ss=72
Offers information and resources for the seriously ill who are considering selling their life insurance policy to a viatical settlement company.

Patient Advocate Foundation
http://www.patientadvocate.org/
An active liaison between patient and insurer, employer and/or creditor.  Information about resolving a patient’s insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters through case managers, doctors and attorneys.

Rise Above It
http://www.raibenefit.org/
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult survivors and care providers who face financial, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

Team Continuum
http://www.teamcontiuum.net/
Assists with basic needs that ease the financial stress patients and their families face by paying bills (electric, phone, water, gas, etc.), rent, tutoring, small toys, transportation and other incidental needs that arise.

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
http://www.collegiatecancer.org/
Provides services and support for young adults diagnosed with cancer.  Offers need-based financial support for young adult survivors pursuing higher education.

courtesy: Ovarian Cancer.org

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