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Socks, lip balm, journal, and personal care items. Kits are provided to low income cancer patients free of charge or may be purchased for $50 and given as a gift to a friend or loved one with cancer. It is Beloved Foundation’s sincerest hope that these kits will provide some comfort and ease during a very difficult time.

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Each fall, Badger Childhood Cancer Network matches our patient families (with a child in treatment) in need with generous donor members of the community. Parents supply a list of ideas for each of their children, and their “Adopters” have some fun shopping! The gifts are then sorted, and a delivery with the family is arranged. If your family, classroom, community organization or workplace group would like to adopt a family at holiday time, please contact Badger Childhood Cancer Network.

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Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options – you’ll find it with American Cancer Society.

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An estimated two-thirds of all cancers are preventable. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Information and education are key to cancer prevention, early detection and to sound decision making about treatment options. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute offers education resources.

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Angel Foundation recognizes that a parental cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. The Facing Cancer Together program provides a variety of activities and resources to help families navigate the often confusing and isolating cancer experience. Facing Cancer Together creates a community of families going through similar experiences and teaches healthy communication and coping skills in a fun, age-appropriate and hands-on way.

Programming includes a month-long Education and Support Series, Caregiver Groups, Art Therapy Sessions, monthly Teen Outreach programs, AngelPacksCamp Angel and more.

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Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, American Cancer Society is there to help. American Cancer Society can even find you a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.

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The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric program of its kind in Arizona, providing complete care for children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic and other childhood dise

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Support for the pancreatic cancer patient is critical to improve quality of life and overall well-being. Having a support system of caregivers, family, friends, healthcare professionals and a Patient Central Associate is important to address and manage the needs of the patient. Support provided by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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The Alliance For Cancer Gene Therapy is driven by our mission to support the extraordinary potential offered by cell and gene-based therapies to accelerate effective and safe treatment of all types of cancer. By supporting research in discovery and translational research, the organization stimulates both innovation and progress.

Read real stories of inspiration and lessons learned, or connect with our ImmunoAdvocates directly about their experiences with immunotherapy treatment. Community provided by the Cancer Research Institute.

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rom the preventive vaccine for cervical cancer to the first therapy ever proven to extend the lives of patients with metastatic melanoma, immunology has already led to major treatment breakthroughs for a number of cancers. Every cancer type is unique, though, and immunology and immunotherapy are impacting each cancer in different ways. Provided by Cancer Research Institute.

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Wherever you are on your cancer treatment journey, you may want information on the types of immunotherapy available today. Here we provide a description of some of the different approaches to cancer immunotherapy and how they are used to treat a wide variety of cancers.

The following provides helpful specifics on the various types of immunotherapies, along with some representative treatments. Provided by the Cancer Research Institute.

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As a caregiver, you need as much information and support as the person with cancer does. After all, if you sacrifice your own health and well-being, you won’t be at your best to effectively care for a loved one.

With careful planning, good self-care and knowledge of available help, your job can be less stressful. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a wide range of resources that help both patients and caregivers.

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The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a free service of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that matches patients and their loved ones with trained peer volunteers who have shared similar experiences.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s live, weekly online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and chat with others about anything from the initial phase of diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker. The role of the moderator/facilitator is to provide support and guide conversation, as needed, throughout the chats. The moderator’s role is largely determined by the wants and needs of participants in each chat. The online chats are not a replacement for psychotherapy or support groups.

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Pancreatic cancer affects many areas of the patient’s life. Get supportive information about commonly requested topics to support you on this journey. Information provided by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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A prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, but finding helpful resources to aid in your fight shouldn’t be. ZERO developed this guide for newly- diagnosed men and their families to help cut through the clutter and provide clear, easy to digest information about prostate cancer tailored for someone like you who is just beginning his journey.

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You can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It’s also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early. American Cancer Society recommendations help you manage preventative care.

One of the best ways for you to detect cancer early is to “know your normal.” That’s because paying attention to how you feel when you’re at your best will help you notice small changes in your overall health. After all, without something to compare to, you might not realize something is different. Provided by 15-40 Connection.a

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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute understands that it is the patient’s choice to quit smoking. However, it is a fact that smoking increases the risk for almost every type of cancer, not just lung cancer. The nonprofit provides resources for health care professionals to review to help encourage patients to quit.

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Cancer Survivorship conducts clinical research to learn more about the late effects of cancer and its treatment and provides follow-up and supportive care after active treatment ends.

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Cancer Survivorship conducts clinical research to learn more about the late effects of cancer and its treatment and provides follow-up and supportive care after active treatment ends for child disease.

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To help men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, ZERO, in partnership with the Patient Advocate Foundation, created
a new program, ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support. Launched in October 2016, ZERO Case Study provides free, confidential expertise
to help guide patients through their cancer journeys. For some, that means consistent access to prescribed treatments and therapies, help making treatment decisions, and a better understanding of their coverage options. For others, it’s help accessing financial resources to pay for treatment, and support for other needs patients encounter from diagnosis to survivorship.

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it can be overwhelming and frightening. You may have questions about the
disease and what that means–This ZERO Toolkit guide you through the process.