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CANCER

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org

Online support resources include information on a wide variety of programs such as the Great American Smokeout, the Breast Cancer Network, and Man to Man prostate cancer information. You can buy books about cancer and coping with it through the online bookstore.

Avon: The Crusade

http://www.avoncompany.com/women/avoncrusade/

Avon touts itself as the largest corporate supporter of breast health programs in America. This site gives information about Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade, which is targeted at providing women—particularly low-income, minority, and older women—direct access to breast cancer education and early-detection screening services, at little or no cost. Find out how much has been raised to date and what grants have been awarded as a result.

Breast Cancer Action

http://www.bcaction.org

Home of one of the most popular and powerful breast cancer action groups, this site is designed to inform and empower breast cancer patients and others concerned about breast cancer. Learn about the latest preventions and treatments as well as political issues that should concern all citizens.

Cancer Facts

http://www.cancerfacts.com/

This site provides information on various types of cancer and the latest treatments. It features the NexProfiler Tools for Cancer to help those with cancer and their family members and caregivers to find the best treatment plans available. Site also features news, profiles, and links to support groups.

Cancer411.com

http://www.cancer411.com/

The mission of the Rory Foundation and the Joyce Foundation is to "increase public awareness of and access to alternative and conventional choices available for the treatment of cancer." Take advantage of this tremendous library of cancer information and resources collected and made available by these two foundations. Learn about the latest treatment options, even if they're not promoted by the mainstream medical community. This is the site to go for the latest information in cancer research and treatments.

CancerNews on the Net

http://www.cancernews.com/

This site provides patients and their families the latest news on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Features a new calendar of upcoming events and a newsletter distributed via email.

Faces of Hope

http://www.facesofhope.org

First of its kind site in that it offers private one-on-one Internet mentoring and support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients through its mentor-matching program. Visitors can read the stories of breast cancer survivors and access a message board offering breast cancer information resources. Designed to give hope to women with breast cancer.

National Cancer Institute

http://newscenter.cancer.gov/

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) coordinates the government's cancer research program. It is located just outside Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland. NCI's website is for cancer patients, the public, and the mass media; on it, you will find news and information on many of its programs and resources, general cancer information, and news about clinical trials.

OncoLink: University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resources

http://oncolink.upenn.edu/

A comprehensive site for cancer patients and professionals that provides information on many types of cancer, treatments, new drug treatments, clinical trials, the social and emotional aspects of coping with the disease, and FAQs.

Prostate Cancer and Health Resources

http://www.prostate.com/

You'll find a thorough explanation of the functions of the prostate, as well as information on how to keep the prostate healthy, and alternative treatments for people diagnosed with prostate diseases.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

http://www.komen.org

A site from the Susan G. Komen Foundation dedicated to detailing research, community projects, and news about breast cancer prevention and control.

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