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    BLADDER CANCER

    Bladder Cancer Web Cafe provides links to the latest research in bladder-sparing surgery.

    Holistic Urology is committed to bringing you the best and latest information in Holistic therapies and preventative medicine.

    National Bladder Foundation - Their mission is to achieve the rapid discovery of cures and preventive interventions for the most common bladder diseases, through the support of research.

    Urology Channel - Find clearly explained, medically accurate information regarding urologic conditions, including an overview, symptoms, causes, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options.

    Vincent Sussman's Bladder Cancer Survivor Site is brave story of Vincent's battle width bladder cancer. Vincent said," I would be a player in the care of my health."

    BREAST CANCER

    Avon Breast Cancer Fund - Its mission is to provide access to care, raise breast cancer awareness, and performs community outreach by awarding grants to community-based organizations.

    Bay Area Cancer Network is a nonprofit, grassroots organization committed to finding the cause, prevention and cure for breast cancer through Education, Support and Advocacy.

    Breast Cancer Action encourages people to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer and believes access to information is vital.

    Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.

    Breast Cancer.Net brings you the latest news in cancer research and treatment.

    Breast Cancer Resource Center serves women with breast cancer as well as their family and friends, and exists to enable women to be active, knowledgeable participants in their health care.

    Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition - Their mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis. "CHANGE HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED"

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Their mission is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

    MAMM Magazine is a magazine devoted to meeting the needs of women diagnosed with breast and reproductive cancer.

    Men Against Breast Cancer - "Caring about the women we love." This organization is dedicated to target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease.

    Men's Crusade Against Breast Cancer - Their goal is the prevention and cure of breast cancer through increased education, increased and more focused research, and the grassroots support action of men, women and families

    National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations educates the public and offers information, resources and referrals to patients, survivors and their families, medical professionals and their organizations, and the media.

    National Breast Cancer Coalition works to increase federal funding for breast cancer research and collaborate with the scientific community to implement new models of research; improve access to high quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women; and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates in all aspects of the breast cancer decision making process.

    Women Information Network Against Breast Cancer - Their goal is to educate breast cancer patients, their families and the public about the importance of personal health responsibility and how to partner with their health care team to receive the comprehensive care and support they need.

    Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization - Their mission is to decrease the impact of breast cancer, create and increase breast cancer awareness, and ensure through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

    Young Survival Coalition - The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

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    CERVICAL CANCER

    I have found no web sites which advocate removal of the tumor alone (trachelectomy).

    GynecologicalCancer.Org was organized by a spirited group of women who have had personal experience with cancer. They offer upbeat discussion groups and links to good sites.

    Eyes on the Prize web community created to provide you with information, shared experience, resources, support and company as you run your race with gynecologic cancer.

    The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is nonprofit coalition of women, family members and others who wish to educate the public about cervical cancer prevention, new screening and treatment options, AND the overwhelming success of screening.

    Women's Cancer Network is an information resource developed by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO).

    Women's Health Matters is an excellent source for reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women's health. This site is based at the Women's College Ambulatory Care Centre. Women's health experts from Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre and the Centre for Research in Women's Health developed this site and play an ongoing role in its expansion and review.

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    MELANOMA

    Mohs micrographic surgery is excellent treatment and is discussed at the following sites:

    Tulane micrographic surgery program micrographic surgery is a highly specialized outpatient procedure which allows a physician to treat skin cancers.

    The Skin Surgery Center The Skin Surgery Center is a private practice specializing in all aspects of dermatological surgery.

    Doctor's Guide Mohs micrographic surgery provides the highest cure rate for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, according to a study recently published.

    Melanoma Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of saving lives from this common and tragic disease by emphasizing the importance of monthly self-examination of the skin to detect melanoma while it is thin and curable.

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    OTHER MELANOMA SITES

    CancerLinks contains an extensive list of cancer related and support sites. Click here to access their melanoma sites.

    Dan's Melanoma Page is the story of Dan's ongoing struggle with melanoma.

    The Melanoma Patients' Information Page is an excellent, well established noncommercial site which provides support and information to melanoma patients and those who care for them.

    Melanoma Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for melanoma.

    The Melanoma Research Project is a German site that provides consultation based upon the patient's stage of disease.

    Mike's Page - The Melanoma Research Center - "My main interest is researching cancer on the Internet."

    The National Melanoma Foundation - Their mission is to battle melanoma on all fronts and ultimately prevent tragic and unnecessary loss of human life to this disease. Their book, Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment, by Catherine M. Poole and Guerry DuPont, IV is described at Amazon.com.

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    PROSTATE CANCER

    Alan's Prostate Cancer Information Page contains a large number of excellent links.

    The Canadian Prostate Health Council Canadian site for prostate cancer health resources.

    CapCURE Their goal to champion knowledge where there has been confusion, to foster hope where there has been frustration; and to create urgency where there has been inaction. Knowledge, hope, urgency. That's what it takes to find a cure.

    Celebrate Love and Life Our mission is to heighten prostate cancer awareness in the African American community and provide annual prostate cancer screening.

    The Damon Harris Cancer Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote awareness, educate and support prostate cancer survivors, their spouses, partners, family members and all men about the issues related to prostate cancer.

    The Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group is designed to heighten your understanding of the details to consider when contemplating treatment.

    National Prostate Cancer Coalition the site for prostate cancer awareness, outreach and advocacy.

    Phoenix5 prostate cancer site that provides information, support to cancer patients,survivors and their families.

    The Prostate Cancer Centre is a multidisciplinary facility, providing men with a single location in which to receive advanced comprehensive treatment of prostate diseases. At The Prostate Centre we believe in treating the individual, not just the disease!

    Prostatecancer.com is the web site for the Prostate Cancer Research and Educational Foundation.

    Prostate Health Resources is "the Internet's most comprehensive resource for avoiding and curing prostate cancer and other prostate problems."

    Prostate Pointers provides links to several physicians who treat prostate cancer conservatively.

    US TOO! International is a independent network of support groups for men with prostate cancer and their families.

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    RECTAL CANCER

    Colon Cancer Alliance is an organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers, people with a genetic predisposition to the disease, and other individuals touched by colorectal cancer.

    Colorectal Cancer Network is made up of survivors and their loved ones. They provide support groups, listservs, chat rooms, a matching list that connects newly diagnosed patients with long term survivors, and an extensive library of links for colorectal cancer and malignancies.

    Dad's Colon Cancer Pages is from the research done for William B. Kimmel by his son.

    ICG-HNPCC The International Collaborative Group On Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer is an up to date information archive for colorectal cancer treatment and mutations.

    Kittig's Homepage This web site is full of colorectal cancer resources. Dedicated in the memory of George Mendez.

    Steve Parr's Home Page He was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer back in 1996. He is now back at work and has had two clear scans, but says he was lucky to find the treatment he did.

    The Colon Cancer project offers research, support group, treatment information for colon cancer patients.

    SOFT TISSUE SARCOMAS

    Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation educates the public about sarcoma, supporting those with the disease, and encouraging sarcoma-specific research.

    At Face Value tells the triumphant story of Terry Healey and his challenge of living with a disfiguring fibrosarcoma.

    Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer is a nonprofit guide to over 100 pages and more than 4,000 links to cancer related information.

    The Sarcoma Alliance is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to guide, educate and support adults with sarcomas and their family, friends, and caregivers.

    The Sarcoma Foundation of America supports research focused on discovering and developing new weapons with which to treat and eradicate sarcoma.

    Sarcoma.Net was founded to help patients, their loved ones, and health care professionals access sarcoma-specific information that will be understandable, useful, fair, and unbiased. Sarcoma.Net is affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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    ALL TYPES OF CANCER

    American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

    Canadian Health Network health information center. Find useful information on cancer topics as well as other health related subjects.

    CancerBACUP is a UK organization whose mission is to give cancer patients and their families the up-to-date information, practical advice and support they need to reduce the fear and uncertainty of cancer.

    Cancer linksUSA is a great cancer resource. They provide up to day information on cancer research and trials.

    Cancer Net of the National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

    Cancer Related Links Ron's useful compilation of cancer websites, centers, servers, and educational institutions.

    Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer is a nonprofit guide to over 100 pages and more than 4,000 links to cancer related information.

    HealthAtoZ.com Here you'll find information about the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of common conditions and diseases affecting children and adults.

    HealthFinder - hand-picked health information from A to Z — prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine.

    Henry Dreher is a highly respected New York medical writer. He is the founder and director of Cancer Guide Consultations, which provides counseling to cancer patients about conventional and complementary therapy options.

    (UT) M.D. Anderson Cancer their mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.

    The Mautner Project The Mautner Project is the only national organization dedicated to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers.

    Med Broadcast Online health information archive.

    Medical mailbox this is a site with a vast reference guide to cancer treatments, therapies.

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center As the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to patient care, education and research into cancer, we believe that access to information about cancer can help lessen the burden of disease.

    National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the only patient-led advocacy organization working on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families, is dedicated to assuring quality cancer care for all Americans.

    Office of Minority Health has a role in the development and coordination of Federal health policy by addressing minority health concerns and making progress to eliminate health disparities.

    Oncolink (University of Pennsylvania) is a university based information web site. It provides patients with the research, clinical trials, and up to date cancer treatment.

    PDQ of the National Cancer Institute is an NCI database that contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care, plus clinical trials.

    The Rhode Island Cancer Council, Inc. is a web resources for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

    Taking The Fear Out Of Cancer provides cancer awareness through education and information, and inspiring hope to all people dealing with cancer - patients, families, caregivers, friends.

    Voices in the night is a wonderful, uplifting guide to patients and their families during treatment. It is also a resource guide for new treatment information.

    WebMDHealth

    CureHodgkins.com mission is to provide an Internet alternative to scientific clinical sites that ignore the human side of cancer.

    Michael Ryan Leal Memorial Fund is the griping story of a brave young man's battle with leukemia.

    Pancreatica.org is an excellent site for patients facing pancreatic cancer with an extensive list of well organized resources.

    The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is about the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35.

    ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    A. P. John Institute for Cancer Research - Our mission is to research, publish and distribute to doctors and the general public proven scientific information about integrative bio-nutritional protocols for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

    Fighting Cancer - Cancer patients seeking links to cancer resources, information and support will find this site provides a general orientation designed to help you make your own choices and decisions concerning alternative cancer treatments or orthodox cancer treatments.

    National Association for Alternative Medicine Their mission is to broaden the resource choices available to those concerned with cancer. There is an old saying that "knowledge is power," and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to cancer.

    Helpful Cites

    The National Council On The Aging The nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.



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