Resources

  • ADTOC:  ADTOC stands for “A Different Type of Courage.”  Read about the resources available to young breast cancer survivors.
  • Breast Investigators:  A great website for learning about breast cancer resources.
  • American Cancer Society or call 1-800-ACS-2345:  As the nation’s community-based volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, the American Cancer Society is preventing cancer, diminishing suffering and saving lives through research, education, advocacy, and service.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Care
  • Christina Phipps Foundation:  Provides specialized training to experienced yoga instructors, enabling them to guide cancer patients and survivors, as well as others, with range of motion and pain limitations.
  • Consumer Safety. We provide consumers with the information to lead safe, healthy and happy lives.
  • FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered): Website that provides extensive information to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Girl Talk on Health:  Very good information on a variety of women’s health issues.
  • Holistic Massage Therapies:   Hosted by Julie Wesling, LMT, this is a great website to learn about lymphatic massage.
  • Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club:  Find out about dragon boat teams for breast cancer survivors sponsored by In the Pink in Jacksonville, Florida.  Team Mammoglams is the breast cancer team.  The co-ed teams are known as the Saltwater Slayers and FLASH.  These teams also host the annual Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival.
  • www.jacksonvilledragonboatfestival.com:  Learn about the sport of dragon boat racing and how it relates to breast cancer.  Get bit by the dragon!
  • www.ktacjax.com:  Kids Together Against Cancer.  Developed by a team of Social Workers under the auspices of St. Vincent’s HealthCare, KTAC provides parents and children the opportunity to attend a five-week workshop with trained professionals.  These activities will allow children to share their feelings in an uplifting and positive environment.
  • www.lindaslegacyfoundation.org:  Linda’s Legacy Foundation is a non-profit founded to increase lung cancer awareness, support research for early detection, and assist victims of lung cancer with special needs.  For more information, contact Michelle Paul, President/Founder at 904-705-4442 or write to Linda’s Legacy Foundation, P.O. Box 2431, Ponte Vedra, FL  32004-2431.
  • www.littlepink.org:  A wonderful organization that sponsors retreats for breast cancer patients and their families.
  • www.livingwithit.org:  Living With It.
  • http://mammacare.com:  MammaCare is funded by the National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundation to establish clinical breast exam (CBE) and breast self-exam (BSE) standards. Our mission is to educate women and medical professionals how to conduct a competent self/clinical breast exam.
  • www.marysplacebythesea:  An organization that provides a free retreat in New Jersey for women with cancer.
  • www.TreatMesothelioma.org
  • Mesothelioma.net
  • www.mesotheliomagroup.com:  Resource for victims of meosthelioma and their families, including scholarships.
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance – the web’s most trusted information resource for individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families. Our mission is to continually provide relevant, timely, and factual information about asbestos exposure and its links to cancer.
  • www.mesotheliomahelp.org/mesothelioma-hospitals-doctors: Allows users around the United States to locate the best treatment center for their cancer diagnosis. It quickly locates care facilities in the users area, and provides the best facility, as well as their contact information and website.
  • www.nabco.org:  National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.
  • www.ReneeMaschinot.com:  This is an incredible 3-D Nipple Areola Tattoo Specialist.
  • www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com:  This is an inspirational site for all cancer survivors.  Shannon is the most decorated gymnast in history who most remember from the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta as she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the U.S. Women’s first-ever team gold.  What many people do not know is that Shannon is an ovarian cancer survivor and lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • www.thedonnafoundation.org:  The Donna Foundation will assist women with breast cancer while they are struggling to make ends meet during treatment.  Services include helping pay bills, childcare,breast prosthetics, insurance co-pays, and more.
  • Mesothelioma Statistics -The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all issues ranging from mesothelioma facts to treatment options.
  • Sisters Network, Inc.:  Breast Cancer support for African-American breast cancer survivors in the Jacksonville area.  Contact Diane Townsend at dwtown@juno.com or call 904-757-6622.
  • Young Survival Coalition.
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration:  Published by the United States Department of Labor, this publication explains your rights after having a mastectomy.
  • Breast Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Very Well. GUIDE: Overview of Breast Cancer (reviewed by board-certified physicians)
  • Air Care Alliance (888-260-9707) offers a central listing of free transportation services provided by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.
  • Air Charity Network (877-621-7177) coordinates free air transportation for people in need through various organizations around the United States.
  • Air Compassion for Veterans (888-662-6794) provides wounded warriors, veterans, and their family members with medical air transportation through commercial airline tickets, air ambulance services, and other programs.
  • Angel Airline Samaritans (800-296-1217) facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets to and from distant specialized medical evaluations or treatments for people with cancer in need and their families.
  • The Corporate Angel Network (866-328-1313) arranges free air transportation for people with cancer traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.
  • LifeLine Pilots (800-822-7972) are volunteer pilots who donate their time and all flight expenses to people in need of free transportation for on-going treatment, diagnosis, and follow-up care.
  • Mercy Medical Angels (888-675-1405) offers free or low-cost transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment.
    National Patient Travel Center (800-296-1217) provides information about long-distance travel for people with cancer and their families in need of travel.
  • PALS (Patient AirLift Services) (888-818-1231) has a network of volunteer pilots who provides people with chronic illnesses air transport services at no cost.

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