National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Guidelines : The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 30 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS): Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. NCCS has worked with legislators and policy makers to represent cancer patients and survivors in efforts to improve their quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service : The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. For over 30 years, the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Information Service (CIS) has provided the latest, most accurate cancer information to cancer patients and their families, members of the general public, and health professionals.
American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer.Net: Cancer.Net provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates.
American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR): AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.
CancerCare: Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.
Paths to Survivorship, published by Bag It, combines the most relevant and requested content from the most respected cancer authorities and provides them in a single, easy-to-navigate publication. The topics in this go-to guide are relevant from the point of initial diagnosis through all phases of survivorship. The content is compiled from the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the National Cancer Institute, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Cancer Care, Inc.
Taking Time, published by the National Cancer Institute, discusses the many emotions that come with having cancer, how it can affect relationships, and how to communicate with others in your life.
CancerResource: Living Well with Cancer and Beyond (updated version of the Heal Well booklet), from the American Institute for Cancer Research, provides information on nutrition and cancer. The content includes common questions people ask about diet, nutrition, and physical activity during and after cancer treatment and offers suggestions for common cancer or treatment-related symptom management.
Caring for the Caregiver, from the National Cancer Institute, provides ways friends, family members, and caretakers can take care of themselves while caring for someone with cancer.
English Patient Forms, These forms are included in My Companion Guidebook, along with tabbed sections with helpful tips.
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