6 Best Cancer Networks On The Web

Top Websites for Cancer Information... in English, for Patients

When browsing for medical information on the Web, it can be challenging to find content that’s both trustworthy and up-to-date. The following websites are a good place to start when looking for information about advances in treatment options for leukemia and lymphoma, support groups, resources, or events in your area. 


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American Cancer Society

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Whether you or a loved one has chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma, chronic myeloid leukemia, or something you haven't learned to pronounce yet, the American Cancer Society is a great place to educate yourself on a number of topics related to cancer. You will also most likely find information that is specific to your diagnosis. Some cancer challenges cut across the spectrum of different cancer diagnoses—whether it’s cancer during the holidays or finding support and treatment, the American Cancer Society often has the answers.

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We Have One Goal: A World Without Blood Cancers

From 2000 through 2013, almost 40 percent of new anti-cancer drugs were FDA-approved for blood cancer patients - more first-ever approvals than for any other group of cancers - and many of these were advanced with funding from this society.

Some therapies are even helping patients with other cancers and other serious, nonmalignant diseases. The society supports the world’s best and brightest academic researchers to address these urgent, unmet needs. They provide funding across the continuum from basic and translational research through clinical trials, from bench to bedside.

Besides all this, the society's website is a great place to learn about the latest news and stay in touch with what's going on in the leukemia and lymphoma community.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

Here, it’s all about lymphoma. The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer.

Their mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease, and they are active on the research front, but also dedicated to providing support and services to people with lymphoma, their families and caregivers.

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CancerCare

CancerCare is a national organization that provides free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. According to Cancercare.org, oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts provide all services.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

For years, this group’s clinical guidelines were well known among physicians but relatively unheard of in patient circles. All that has been changing as the clinical guidelines are being translated into plain English for patients.

As described on the site, “NCCN Guidelines for Patients, translations of the NCCN clinical guidelines, are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease.”

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Cancer Support Community

This group takes cancer advocacy and experience sharing to the next level with its Cancer Experience Registry. It offers “a community of people touched by cancer; a primary focus is on collecting, analyzing and sharing information about the cancer experience including the social and emotional needs of the patient and their family throughout the cancer journey.” There is also an online support community called The Living Room.

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Other Sites to Explore

Here are a few more sites that have come to attention recently. These sites may be helpful, but they are not as well known.

Patient Power 

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Empowerment Network

Advocacy Connector 

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