National Cancer Resources

Breastoration blog by Eve Wallinga

A blog/informational site by Eve Wallinga and one of the founding members of Breastoration, an organization dedicated to helping women who have undergone lumpectomy or mastectomy.  Check out both resources for excellent and topical information.

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It is a comprehensive site on all types of cancer.

 

Cancer.net

The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. With more than 30,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website — Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) — brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. Cancer.Net is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

 

Faith’s Hope Foundation donates $6,500 to help one of CAGNO’s families

Less than a year before Judy and Vimal Dave’s Lakeview home was destroyed by Katrina, Judy was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. With mounting medical expenses, prolonged treatments and lost jobs, Judy and Vimal’s resources quickly ran out. In view of the Daves’ hardships, Southern California-based Faith’s Hope Foundation will donate a check for $6,500 to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) for Judy and Vimal Dave.

Founded in 2000 in Fullerton, California (Orange County), the mission of Faith’s Hope Foundation is to assist families facing homelessness and unemployment due to a loved one’s long-term hospitalization or illness. Since their inception, Faith’s Hope Foundation has worked with over 100 families, paying rent, mortgages, car payments and utilities for the struggling families. Faith’s Hope Foundation also provides assistance in locating employment and some counseling, as well as links to local churches to provide families with additional emotional support. For more information about Faith’ Hope Foundation visit www.faithshopefoundation.org.