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National Survivorship Resources

  • Administration on Aging
    The Administration on Aging provides information, assistance, individual counseling, organization of support groups, caregivers training, respite care, and supplemental services.
  • Adolescent/Young Adults Cancer Patients and Survivors-Facebook Page
    This website was created to serve as a place for teenage, adolescent, and young adult cancer patients and survivors to connect and communicate with other survivors. Helpful information and resources about late effects as well as videos, podcasts, news and publications are available.
  • American Brain Tumor Association
    (800) 886-2282
  • American Cancer Society-Cancer Survivors Network
    The Cancer Survivors Network is an American Cancer Society web-based service for cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and friends. CSN offers live online discussion boards and chat rooms, virtual support groups, prerecorded talk shows, and personal stories.
  • American Foundation for Urologic Diseases
    The AFUD supports research; provides education to patients, the general public, and health professional; and offers patient support services for those who have or may be at risk for urologic disease or disorder. They provide information on urologic disease and dysfunctions, including prostate cancer treatment options, bladder health, and sexual function. They also offer prostate cancer support groups (Prostate Cancer Network).
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
    The American Institute for Cancer Research offers education and programs on diet, physical activity and weight management as it relates to cancer prevention and supports research on the role of diet and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Educational programs include public seminars, the AICR Newsletter, books and brochures, the Recipe Corner, and a nutritional hotline staffed by a registered dietician to answer questions on diet, nutrition and cancer.
  • American Psychological Oncology Society
    The APOS has a variety of online presentations that cancer survivors and their family members can watch and lisen to from any computer.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides oncologist approved cancer information. The website contains links to over 120 comprehensive guides on types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes. Additionally you will find resources regarding coping with cancer and survivorship.
    877-322-8228 is the official site to help consumers, including cancer survivors, obtain a free annual credit report. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
  • Cancer Project
    Provides comprehensive information about the role of dietary factors in keeping people healthy. Provides classes, books and video programs, fact sheets, and brochures on cancer survival and prevention.
  • Cancer Survivors on Line
    Provides information on a variety of cancers and their treatments
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
    A grassroots national organization begun by parents of children with cancer dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. CCCF addresses the needs of families through programs and resources that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. The local affiliate, Candlelighters of Middle Tennessee, provides information, support group meetings, teen programs, in-hospital visits, and family activities.
  • CureSearch
    CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, Children's Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation to provide information about types of childhood cancers and treatments, and offers updates on children's oncology research.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    EEOC provides fact sheets about job discrimination, protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and employer responsibilities. It also coordinates investigations of employment discrimination.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) provides information, support and guidance to people living with leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloproliferative disorders. LLS offers a variety of services and programs including an Information Resource Center, financial support, educational programs and materials, discussion boards, and a peer volunteer support program. The Tennessee chapter can be reached by calling 615-331-2980.
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
    This non-profit educational organization provides information and support to all women affected by breast cancer at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Programs and services include educational conferences, quarterly newsletters, publications, and a survivors support helpline.
  • Melanoma International Foundation
    (866) 463-6663
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
    NCCS is a survivor led cancer advocacy organization that works on behalf of survivors and families with all types of cancer. NCCS empowers cancer survivors through publications, programs, and tools for self-advocacy including the Cancer Survival Toolbox. This free, self-learning audio program helps people develop important skills to meet and understand the challenges of cancer and is available on-line or on a CD.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)believes knowledge is power in the fight against cancer. The NCCN website provides resources for that knowledge, for patients, family, and friends. Several topics on the website include treatment summaries, living with cancer, financial resources and survivorship.
  • Planet Cancer
    The Planet Cancer website provides a unique voice for young adults who have been affected by cancer. The offers information, connections, entertainment, and support. The heart of the site is the Forum, an online community where users find and communicate with other young adults around the world about what's on their minds.
  • Sisters Network
    (866) 781-1808
    The Sisters Network is an African-American breast cancer survivorship organization that promotes the importance of breast health through empowerment, support, breast education programs, resources, information and research.
  • Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
    (800) 377-0928
  • ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association
    (877) 588-7904
  • Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides free support programs, education and resources to young adult cancer survivors, their families and friends who are affected by cancer. The Comprehensive Support Program for Young Adults (CSP) offers a support network that addresses the unique needs of this population and includes support groups, a survivors and loved ones network, a guidebook for young adults facing cancer, a patient navigator program, and information on college scholarship opportunities.
  • United Ostomy Association
    615-327-0991 or 615-228-8432
    The United Ostomy Association help ostomy patients through mutual aid and emotional support. It provides information to patients and the public and sends volunteers to visit with new ostomy patients. American Cancer Society 2008 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37203. Meets at 2:00 p.m. (Last Sunday of each month.)
  • YouInspire
    YouInspire is a place for you to connect with others facing similar medical challenges. This online community features videos of survivors as well as those currently going through treatment. It's a place for you and others to share your stories of hope in order to offer inspiration to those newly diagnosed and needing encouragement.

For further information, please call the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Patient Resource Center at 615-322-9799.