Resources by Cancer Type

These organizations can help you to understand more about specific types of cancer such as diagnosis, staging, treatment options, clinical trials, managing side effects, living with cancer, and follow up care. Most offer connection and emotional support for people dealing with a specific type of cancer and their caregivers with helplines, support groups, peer mentors, one-on-one counseling, and online communities.  (Also see Supportive Care section of our website.)

Some of these websites have links to other cancer-specific organizations, sources of financial assistance, and help for practical needs facing people with certain cancer types.

While Bag It took efforts to collect materials only from nationally recognized, research-based publications, Bag It has not independently researched, verified, or otherwise confirmed the accuracy of any of the information provided. The links listed are not intended to be an endorsement of any information or services and should not be construed as medical, legal, or financial advice.

Blood Cancers – Lymphoma, Leukemia, Myeloma

American Society of Hematology leukemia

American Society of Hematology – lymphoma

American Society of Hematology– Myeloma

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) CLL Society

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

Lymphoma Research Foundation

MPN Advocacy and Education

Myeloma Crowd by Healthtree

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The National CML Society Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

 

Brain Cancer

American Brain Tumor Association

Brain Tumor Network navigation services

National Brain Tumor Society

 

 Breast Cancer

Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis)provides one-to-one emotional support services to anyone impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis

BreastCancer.org

Impact One Pink Breast Cancer Foundationships “Hope Boxes” with breast prosthesis, bras, wigs, post-surgical garments, and resources

Living Beyond Breast Cancer 

Share Cancer Support

Susan G. Komen

TLC – Tender Loving Care: hair loss and mastectomy products (Service of American Cancer Society)

 

Gastrointestinal Cancers – Liver, Pancreatic, Colorectal, Gastric/Stomach

American Liver Foundation

Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Gastric Cancer Foundation

Hope for Stomach Cancer

Lustgarten Foundation-pancreatic

 

Genitourinary Cancers – Bladder, Kidney, Testicular, Prostate

American Bladder Cancer Society

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Kidney Cancer Association

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Guides

Testicular Cancer Foundation

Urology Care Foundation bladder, kidney testicular, prostate, penile, urethral cancers

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

Zero – The End of Prostate Cancer

 

Gynecologic Cancers – Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine/Endometrial, Vulvar, Vaginal

Cervivor cervical cancer

Foundation for Women’s Cancer cervical, ovarian, peritoneal, vaginal, vulvar, uterine/endometrial

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide for Newly Diagnosed Women

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

TLC – Tender Loving Care hair loss and mastectomy products (Service of American Cancer Society)

Share Cancer Support ovarian, uterine and breast cancer support

 

Hereditary Cancer or Family Cancer Syndromes

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons hereditary colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer Alliance– family history

F.O.R.C.E. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Hereditary Colon Cancer Takes Guts

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)

Lustgarten Foundation

Lynch Syndrome International Lynch Syndrome

Prostate Cancer Foundation family cancer risk

Sharsheret – breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis or increased genetic risk in young Jewish women

Less Common Cancers

A Cure in Sight ocular melanoma

GIST Support International

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Myeloproliferative neoplasm

Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

Ocular Melanoma Foundation

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation carcinoid neuroendocrine cancers

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation bile duct cancer

Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

Sarcomas and Bone Cancers Sarcoma Foundation of America

Sarcoma Alliance Bone Cancer

Sarcoma Alliance Soft Tissue Cancer

The Life Raft Group GIST: gastrointestinal stromal tumor

 

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Lungcancer.org a program of CancerCare

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Lungevity

 

Melanoma

Aim at Melanoma

Melanoma Research Foundation

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – peer support

Breastcancer.org – online community

Living Beyond Breast Cancer – helpline, peer support, private Facebook groups

Male Breast Cancer Coalition – online support group and discussion community for male metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network – list of hotlines, groups, online communities

Metavivor – peer to peer support groups

SHARE Cancer Support – metastatic breast cancer support groups, peer support, helpline, online community (English and Spanish)

Sharsheret – private Facebook group for metastatic breast cancer, one-on-one professional counseling

Susan G. Komen – Facebook private support group

Young Survival Coalition – Private Facebook group for young women with metastatic breast cancer, peer support

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation – support groups and online community for triple negative metastatic breast cancer

 

Oral and Head & Neck Cancers

Esophageal Cancer Action Network

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

The Oral Cancer Foundation

 

Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa:Thyroid Cancer

 

Transplant

Be The Match Bone Marrow Transplant

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network

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