Hematology / Oncology Clinic  

Patient Resources

Coping with Chemotherapy

The following are websites you may find helpful as you adjust to your cancer diagnosis.

Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Diabetic Cooking Book - Hundreds of recipes you'll swear are too good to be good for you! Holly Clegg has created a Trim & Terrific cookbook perfect for people with diabetes. Filled with over 250 diabetes-friendly recipes, it's packed with meals that are quick, easy, and delicious. Forget the hassle of diabetes menu-planning and rediscover the joys of great food. Effortless recipes, great food, and all of it in under 30 minutes or less --it doesn't get any easier than this!

http://www.cancerservices.org Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge has as a goal improving life for those living with cancer. This agency provides financial, educational and emotional assistance free of cahrge to anyone affected by cancer in their ten-parish area.

http://www.cancer.gov/ The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

http://www.cancer.org The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

http://www.breastcancer.org/ This physician-founded organization offers information about treatment options and post-treatment care, 24-hour chat rooms, the latest research news, and more. Also offers occasional online conferences with breast cancer experts and images of different forms of breast cancer.

http://www.lbbc.org/ Living Beyond Breast Cancer provides current news about breast cancer and relevant clinical research studies through its Web site, patient networking conferences, and interactive teleconferences with experts on a myriad of breast cancer issues. The site also offers empowering stories about women living with breast cancer, as well as message boards.

http://www.y-me.org/ Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization is an organization has 10 regional affiliates around the country and can provide more “localized” services. These include a 24-hour hotline staffed by counselors who are breast cancer survivors, a match program to pair patients with similar diagnoses, and monthly teleconferences with medical professionals followed by small group discussions with callers.

http://ww5.komen.org/ Susan G. Komen For The Cure is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening, and treatment. It raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research with its annual Race for the Cure® events across the country. Services include a toll-free “Helpline” (1-800-IM-AWARE) staffed by trained volunteers. The foundation also funds research and other cancer-related programs.

http://www.ccalliance.org/ The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. CCA is the official patient support partner of Katie Couric's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).

http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org/ C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to win the fight against colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access.

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

www.lymphoma.org Lymphoma Research Foundation On this website, you will find up-to-date information on the cancers that affect the lymphatic system. The site includes teleconferences, webcasts/pod casts and written information developed specifically for patients and loved ones by leading lymphoma experts.

www.lymphoma.org/youngadults Designed for patients 15-39 years old covering information from the point of diagnosis through long-term survivorship.

www.wellspouse.org Well Spouse Foundation is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

www.cancercare.org CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Programs include counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help free of charge. Call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).

www.aoa.gov Administration on Aging is a federal agency that provides information and resources for caregivers.

www.livestrong.org Lance Armstrong Foundation provides information and support to individuals and loved ones coping with cancer.

www.caregiving.org National Alliance for Caregivers is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers.

www.ourcommunitycounts.org



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