National Resources

Organizations & Sites


American Cancer Society


Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects or have questions about health insurance, we're here to help.  We can even help you find a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.  Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services Provided:  Resource referral, cancer information, Road to Recovery - transportation to cancer related medical appointments provided by volunteer drivers (3 business day advance notice required).  Reach to Recovery - peer to peer support for breast cancer, wig resources, hotel partners program and Hope Lodge - for individuals traveling for treatments.  Hotel rooms may be available for free or reduced cost (5 business days advanced notice required).    

National Cancer Institute


NCI is the leader in cancer research.  Clinical trials, cancer research resources, news and events and information about many types of cancer

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

What is genetic information and why is it important?  What are GINA's health insurance protections?  What are GINA's employment protections?

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. Genetic discrimination is the misuse of genetic information. provides an introduction to GINA and its protections in health insurance and employment. It includes answers to common questions and examples to help you learn. 

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (, the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

Ambry  (Ambry's patient education website)

Ambry is committed to delivering the most accurate genetic test results possible. When it comes to making important healthcare decisions, they believe patients would choose the most reliable and comprehensive test for themselves and their family. Affordable genetic testing.  4 out of 5 patients pay nothing.  The average cost of those who do pay is less than $100.



We improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now.

At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer now. There can be—and should be—life after cancer for more people. We provide direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connect people and communities with the services they need; and call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. This is LIVESTRONG.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer


We provide programs and services to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Our goal is to provide information, community and support that you can trust, is easy for you to access and respectful of you and your situation.

Joan Lunden

Joan is surviving Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Her site is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for a better tomorrow.   Pages include topics on Food & Home, Caregiving, Family, Health, Boomers and Beauty.


Caring Bridge

Allows people facing various medical conditions and their family and friends to communicate. CaringBridge's mission is to connect loved ones during a health journey through personal, private websites. 


Beyond Health


A good resource if you are looking for vitamins, supplements or health-supporting products.

Nancy's List
Nancy Novack, Ph.D.
Contact:                    415-596-9591

We love Nancy because she is immediately accessible and you can feel her warmth, even through email!  Nancy defines herself as a psycho-oncologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

She works with patients and those who love and care for them.  She also speaks to individuals and groups, particularly support groups, about the importance of emotional healing in the cancer experience.  Additionally, she speaks with clinicians and medical students regarding the physician-patient relationship and how to make it more satisfying for both.  Nancy welcomes conversations to explore your needs and how she can be helpful.

Be sure to check out her site tabs on Stories of Hope, Integrative Therapies and Financial Assistance.

Hyster Sisters
This site offers great hysterectomy support, from diagnosis to surgery through recovery and beyond. Covering: pre-op, post-op, gynecologic treatment options, surgical procedures, fibroids, endometriosis, menopause, hormonal issues, pelvic floor, GYN cancer, oophorectomy, sexual dysfunction, and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after hysterectomy - the surgical removal of the uterus.
Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.  Connect online, in person and sign up for Survivorlink.  
ReVIVE Wellness
Owner:  Haley Dubin, Cancer Recovery Coach
Located in Beachwood, Ohio, Haley is available for one-on-one coaching. and you can get a free  consultation from her through the Contact page on her website.   She deals with the emotional, physical and psychological symptoms we can sometimes experience on the other side of treatment.  Haley helps you live your best life.  She has relevant and insightful blog postings and a free gift for you:  7 Top Tips to Keep Cancer Away and Feel Confident in Your Body Again.  
Casting for Recovery
in Ohio, contact:  Mary Lee Hahn and Linda Harper

Casting for Recovery provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. Why fly fishing and breast cancer?

Their healing program is unique! For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. Couple that with the emotional benefits of connecting with nature, and you’ve got powerful medicine. Their retreats are unconventional and described by many women as life-changing.  They have retreats in every state and retreats specifically for military women and women with metastatic cancer.  Ohio's retreat is at Indian Bear Lodge in Walhonding, Ohio. 


Dr. Joe Explains

Dr. Joe Hofmeister, Oncologist OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

"Dr. Joe humanizes health and wellness information by removing confusion and anxiety to enable active, confident decision-making throughout each consumer’s health journey.  Dr. Joe understands that health and wellness is more than a condition or diagnosis. We include life-related topics like relationships, legal, financial, exercise, diet, insurance, and other lifestyle content to help you live the best life possible."  

DayOne Matters LOVES Dr. Joe Explains' book which is available on Amazon for $24.99.  Click the book title to order!  How Breast Cancer is Like a Dandelion.  "Throughout the book you will find powerfully simple analogies, creating a new way into this journey for thousands of women, caregivers, and medical professionals. From mammogram to survivorship, How Breast Cancer is Like a Dandelion, walks you through the journey with compassion and support.

Cancer and Careers

Their mission:  Empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.  Informational pages for honing your interview skills, resume review, excellent articles relevant to workplace situations and "Ask A Career Coach" to answer all your questions.

If you are an organization or group that would like to be listed on our Resources site, please contact Brenda at 513-205-2383.