Community and Online Resources


Medical Info:


National Cancer Institute


Government agency under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health. Includes up to date medical research and articles, general overviews, and a clinical trial search engine.




In depth information on a wide variety of cancers, including prevention, diagnosis, staging and treatment, forums and where questions can be submitted to an MD.


The Susan Love Research Foundation


The Susan Love Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer through innovation and generation of Education, Research and Advocacy.


National Ovarian Cancer Resource Center


NOCC is the leading ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the United States. NOCC initiated the first toll free ovarian cancer information line (1-888-OVARIAN), maintains the most comprehensive website for ovarian cancer support in the world (www.ovarian.org) and has built a network of many state divisions across the U.S.


National Bone Marrow Transplant Link


The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link can help patients and caregivers better understand and deal with the emotional and practical aspects of bone marrow/stem cell transplants and post-transplant concerns They offer on-line and phone support as well as other resources.




University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center information site - one of the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date on the Internet.




Another National Institutes of Health government site, with a comprehensive library of recent medical research articles.


MedicineNet's Medical Dictionary


So you can better understand lab reports and medical articles!


Association of Online Cancer Resources (ACOR)


Huge list of email lists for different type of cancers. These lists are a great place to connect with others who have a similar diagnosis and treatment regimen!


Healing Well Community Bulletin Boards


Public bulletin boards centered around a variety of health issues, including several cancers.


American Cancer Society


The American Cancer Society provides educational and supportive services including the “Road to Recovery” program (rides to medical appointments) and “Look Good, Feel Better” for people living with cancer.


Mesothelioma guide


Mesothelioma Guide is your ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Their comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, knowledgeable doctors and treatment options.</>



Local Resources:


Baystate Regional Cancer Program


Our coordinated approach to cancer care assures that all patients receive state-of-the-art cancer treatments in order to achieve the greatest likelihood of a successful outcome.


Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Care Program


Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Cancer Care Program provides patients with expert care and the latest technology in a compassionate, comfortable setting close to family and friends.


Mercy Medical Center - Sister Caritas Cancer Center


The Center offers Western Mass. residents the latest radiotherapy and treatment options available to help cancer patients receive the best possible outcome without having to travel outside the region.


The Cancer House of Hope


The Cancer House of Hope offers support groups, relaxation programs and information to people with cancer and those who care about them. Located in West Springfield in a home-like setting. Cancer House of Hope is wheelchair accessible.


The Garden - A Center for Grieving Children and Teens

The Garden provides support to grieving young people and their families. The programs and discussion groups are geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings and begin the healing process. Parents and guardians meet separately for a chance to discuss their own concerns as the family unit navigates the grief journey. There is no charge to the families, and the funding is provided through development activities led by the program coordinator and advisory board. The Garden has served over 400 families since it was founded in 1998 by Barbara Weiner-Dubeck. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about programs.

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens


Rays of Hope


Rays of Hope is a walkathon that was founded in 1994 with 500 walkers.Since its inception, Rays of Hope has raised almost 12 million dollars to benefit local breast cancer awareness, support services (including Cancer Connection!) and research. The 2016 Annual Rays of Hope – A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Springfield, MA.

Rays of Hope is a community-based event with over 250 male and female volunteers working to make a difference in the lives of their friends and neighbors. Rays of Hope's mission is to raise funds to improve the breast health of the people in our communities with quality and compassion in partnership with Baystate Health System's Comprehensive Breast Center.


Boston Cancer Support


The Boston Cancer Support website was founded to disseminate information to those who have been touched by cancer- patients, friends and caregivers. The website offers information about what can be most helpful throughout the Greater Boston area from how to make that first move, to setting up an online support system, harnessing financial aid, finding a rehabilitation facility, and support groups to fit everyone’s needs.


Friends and Supporters:


M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, Inc.



Highland Valley Elder Services


Highland Valley Elder Services is a private, not-for-profit corporation that promotes "Quality Long Living" for elders in twenty-four communities in Hampshire and western Hampden counties of western Massachusetts.




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A local resource in Northampton.