Patient Support

Your Team for LIFE at LA Cancer Network believes that cancer care goes beyond medical diagnosis and treatment. We understand that cancer can take an emotional toll on you and the people closest to you. We have provided these links to outstanding organizations dedicated to the support of cancer patients, survivors and their families.

It is important to be able to talk to someone about what you are experiencing, and there are many who can truly help. Support groups are an excellent source for information, education, emotional support and community that can help you through your healthcare process.

The American Bladder Cancer Society
The American Bladder Cancer Society’s function is to raise awareness of bladder cancer of among the general public and the medical community, to advocate through all means available the advance of research into a cure, treatment, early diagnosis and quality of life issues of survivors, to support bladder cancer survivors by providing community as well as by encouraging the concept of informed medical consumerism.

National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals. We have a national presence, with offices on both coasts and activities and influence around the United States.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with advanced (metastatic) disease. We are also here for your family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers to provide breast cancer information and support.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Through outreach and coordination with other organization, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCN) educates the public on the need for cervical cancer prevention and seeks to increase awareness and funding through its advocacy efforts. NCCN offers a hotline for women and family memebers battiling issues related to cervical cancer and HPV. NCCN also sponsors CME conference credits for physicians.

The National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign
The National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign is led by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and supported by more than 30 national organizations engaged in informing the public about prevention, early detection and quality treatment of cervical cancer.

The Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance is committed to ending the suffering and death caused by colorectal cancer. We will increase screening rates and survivorship by providing support and education and furthering research and advocacy efforts.

Cancer Together
They are about giving a face and a voice to the stories and experiences of people affected by cancer. Offers those who are living or have lived with cancer an opportunity to share their hard-earned wisdom and insight. They offer educational and inspirational videos on their website.

The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is relatively new organization that seeks to provided information and support for individuals with esophageal cancer and their families and caregivers. ECAA raises money for research into the causes, treatments, and outcomes of esophageal cancer. The Website provides easy to read information on esophageal cancer, such as descriptions of the disease, how it is diagnosed, staging, treatment options, and risk factors. ECAA also publishes a quarterly newsletter outlining its advocacy efforts and new research.

American Kidney Fund 
The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.

Kidney Cancer Association
The stated mission of the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is to fund, promote, and collaborate with other institutions on research projects; educate physicians and patients about kidney cancer and its treatment; and advocate at federal and state levels on behalf of patient interests. The Website features newsletters and Podcasts, as well as an abundance of information on the disease.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) advocates public policy positions that accelerate progress toward cures for leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of those with blood cancer, their friends and families.

The American Liver Foundation
Our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung Cancer Alliance’s mission is to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

The National Lung Cancer Partnership
The National Lung Cancer Partnership is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, originally formed in 2001, and officially incorporated in 2003. Our mission is to decrease deaths due to lung cancer, and help patients live longer and better, through research, awareness, and advocacy.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation
The MDS Foundation is a multi disciplinary, international organization devoted to the prevention, treatment, and study of the myelodysplastic syndromes. The organization is based upon the premise that international cooperation will accelerate the process leading to the control and cure of these diseases

The International Myeloma Foundation
The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally.

The Prostate Cancer Institute 
The Prostate Cancer Institute (PCI) provides an abundance of helpful information on prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment at this Website. PCI says its goal is to Òprovide information for prostate cancer patients and their families.Ó The site has a section of noninvasive treatments for early stage prostate cancer and a link to search for a physician. In addition, the toll free number connects you with a nurse, available to discuss your concerns or questions.

The American Melanoma Foundation
The American Melanoma Foundation strives to raise mission is to public awareness and educate on the prevention and risks with melanoma , provide patient education, advocacy and facilitate patient support groups, advocate for the focus of research in melanoma, and fund early research & discovery programs for the treatment of melanoma.

The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.