Community and Online Resources
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.
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) LISTSERV
Many 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.
The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) has been discontinued as a non-profit organization, but a number of the ACOR affiliated cancer mailing lists continue to remain active thanks to ongoing access to LISTSERV services donated by L-Soft international Inc.bThe remaining active ACOR LISTSERV lists are now managed by Ben Parker of Best Effort Co by arrangement with Gilles Frydman, the original founder of ACOR.
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 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.
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.
Located in Pittsfield (opening soon in Dalton, MA) Moments House offers support groups, integrative therapies, a lending library, and creative programs (painting classes, jewelry making and more). All programs are offered free of charge to anyone in the Berkshires. Their services are also available to anyone impacted by a Cancer diagnosis and their caregivers.
The Garden - A Center for Grieving Children and Teens
Rays of Hope
Rays of Hope is a walk-a-thon that was founded in 1994 with 500 walkers. Since its inception, Rays of Hope has raised over $14.8 million to date. All funds raised remain local in western Massachusetts to benefit local breast cancer awareness, support services (including Cancer Connection) and research. The 2019 Annual Rays of Hope – A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Springfield, MA.
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.
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.
A local resource in Northampton for post mastectomy products. Gazebo has certified post-mastectomy fitters with many years of experience. They carry a variety of Post Mastectomy products from several companies. They are also contracted with most insurance companies, and funds are available for those who are uninsured or underinsured.