This is a TOTALLY FREE one time get together where professionals in your area get together and donate their time to help you learn about how to take care of your skin and tricks for looking your best during treatments. They will talk about different kinds of wigs and/or head treatments like scarfs and turbans. Believe me, if you lose your hair, and it is in cool weather, you will freeze. You lose a lot of heat through your head. A terry cloth turban is invaluable and inexpensive. They teach you so much about things you wouldn't eve think about probably.
Even if you don't wear make up there are things you need to know about taking care of your skin during treatments.
And you come away with a lot of free name brand skin care products that are good for you during treatments and also a lot of free name brand cosmetics which are all donated by the companies. Each person gets products that will work best with their skin types and cosmetics for their skin colours etc.
It truly makes you feel better! It is offered on a regular basis in Cancer Centres all over the US and Canada. It IS FREE but you do need to register to attend however.
Cancer advocacy and support organisation in South Australia. 100% volunteers "raising a voice for those affected by cancer". See the "Finding Information" links for cancer resources.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
They have a great colorectal division created just for us. Their advocare managers are caring, efficient and very helpful.
This org has helped me get in contact with the clinical trial people, called on my behalf when they were dragging their feet, helped me find the oncologists who know melanoma best. These folks are like my family and help me through the bad times and good.
ICAN fights for the lives of late-stage cancer patients by helping to manage the complexities of their disease with cutting-edge information services, physician referrals (at the patient's request), and the most relevant resources to be found anywhere.
The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is devoted to exploring what ‘Survivorship’ means to the individual ‘Survivor’, whether they are recently diagnosed, in-treatment or post-treatment, in a variety of documentary formats. Each ‘Survivor’ helps define what this means to not only themselves, but also gives insight to others who are on this journey as well, either as a ‘Survivor’ or a ‘Co-Survivor’.
The face of cancer is one that has been portrayed as that of only older people or children for so long, but that face is not reflective of whom cancer truly affects. It affects us all! We become a ‘Survivor’ when we first hear those three words: “You have cancer.”
At that moment, your ‘Survivorship’ begins and you are not alone. Each and every ‘voice’ shared can mean so much to so many and touch even more. Stand up, be heard!
iy exists to ensure that every young adult affected by cancer is given access to the best age-appropriate support they are entitled to in order to get busy living at every stage of their survivorship.
its a type of rare cancer
Great source of info, outings, support groups for young adults with cancer.
non-profit organization founded by Bill Kubicek for survivors of cancer and other rare diseases and their families. creates awesome weekend retreats for challenging oneself, offering respite and information to self and caregivers, and just being.