Understanding cancer treatment can be overwhelming. Waverly Hematology Oncology (WHO) has assembled easy-to-understand resources to help you and your loved ones fully comprehend your treatments and the support available.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

A 501(c)(3), ACS’s mission is to free the world of cancer by funding, conducting and sharing research, and supporting patients.

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/index

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Headquartered in Washington, DC

Associated with World Cancer Research Fund, AICR is a non-profit charity 501(c)(3) with research in how lifestyle choices affect cancer risk.
http://www.aicr.org/test-kitchen/  

AICR’s New American Plate Challenge
http://www.aicr.org/new-american-plate/  

American Oncology Network

American Oncology Network puts together local and national patient resources.
aoncology.com/patient-resources

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American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

This society focuses solely on issues unique to clinical oncology, their website offers doctor-approved patient information from ASCO. How to deal with cancer while in the workplace.

Work | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

What you need to know about health insurance coverage.

Health Insurance | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

Learn how to manage financial aspects from experts.

Bills and Medical Expenses | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

Managing the cost of your cancer.

Financial Considerations | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

This society focuses solely on issues unique to clinical oncology, their website offers doctor-approved patient information from ASCO. In these two “Moving Forward” videos (5:35 and 6:59 minutes) from ASCO and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, learn how to cope with fear of recurrence.

http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/videos/young-adults-cancer/fear-recurrence

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

This society focuses solely on issues unique to clinical oncology, their website offers doctor-approved patient information from ASCO. In these two “Moving Forward” videos (4:35 and 5:40 minutes) from ASCO and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, learn about sex-related side effects.

http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/videos/young-adults-cancer/dating-and-sexuality

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

This society focuses solely on issues unique to clinical oncology, their website offers doctor-approved patient information from ASCO. Dr. Eric Winer outlines some self-image and body image changes along with coping strategies.  Follow links on this page to other resources that address your concerns.

Self-Image After Breast Cancer Treatment, with Eric Winer, MD | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

Discussion of transitions from completing treatment to cancer survivorship.

Survivorship: What Happens After Active Treatment Ends | Cancer.Net

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net

Relationship changes and how to keep the communication going for the support you need.
Family and Friends | Cancer.Net

How cancer affects how your body looks, feels, and performs.  Learn to cope with the changes.
Body Changes | Cancer.Net

AWAKENINGS CENTERS – North Carolina

Counseling Clinics for Couples and Sexuality in Raleigh, Greensboro, Chapel Hill/Durham, and Boone. Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, Director is a certified sex therapist. Click on Resources tab. Watson and her colleague Dr. Adam Mathews host a regular podcast “Foreplay-Radio Sex Therapy.” Click on link on Awakenings webpage.  Episode 37 specifically addresses the sexual side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Also see her article at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/married-and-still-doing-it/201605/12-fight-back-strategies-sexually-survive-breast-cancer

https://awakeningscenter.org/resources/

Breastcancer.org

Based in Ardmore, PA

A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease, this website offers comprehensive information on all topics.

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/lymphedema

Cancer Support Community

As a nonprofit network, CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Find help for managing the cost of cancer.

Managing the Cost of Cancer Treatment | Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

As a nonprofit network, CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. “Managing Sleep Health” and “Coping with Fatigue”.

 http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/living-cancer-topics/beyond-treatment

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

As a nonprofit network, CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. “Managing Sleep Health” and “Coping with Fatigue”.

 http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/living-cancer-topics/beyond-treatment

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

As a nonprofit network, CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Search “Coping with Fatigue” (1:31:00) and “Managing Sleep Health” (1:27:35).

http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/living-cancer-topics/beyond-treatment

Center for Mind Body Medicine – Washington, DC

Evidence-based program for healing psychological trauma and stress brings together world healing techniques with modern medicine. Self-Care Tips.

http://cmbm.org/self-care/  

CEW Foundation

New York, NY

Cancer and Careers is a program of the CEW Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. that addresses the need for resources and support to help cancer survivors get back to work. Webinars, online career coaching, a resume review service, training micro-grants, a newsfeed on issues related to work and cancer, and several free downloadable publications. 

Cancer and Careers | The Top Resource for Working People with Cancer

Commotion Inc

Join us online for our FREE Healthy Movements Latin dance program for cancer survivors and their loved ones on Thursday’s at 6 pm EST starting January 7, 2021. For more information and to register:

https://www.commotionnc.org/for-cancer-survivors/

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Health Library (D-F)

Based in Boston, MA

As a teaching affiliate and part of Harvard’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, D-F is a world leader in cancer treatment and research.

http://www.dana-farber.org/Health-Library/Eating-Well-During-Cancer.aspx

Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

Encino, CA

Its mission is to challenge the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of those impacted by it now through education and advocacy. Check out her website for the “Collateral Damage” series, short- and long- term side effects that can impact your quality of life.
Collateral Damage - Dr Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (drsusanloveresearch.org)

You can do your part as a cancer survivor by answering Dr. Love’s questionnaire used to gauge the health of women (on the share cancer support website)
Health of Women Study: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation | SHARE (sharecancersupport.org)

Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

Based in Buffalo Grove, IL

A public charity foundation committed to fostering collaboration among today’s most gifted and dedicated neuroscientists and physicians.  

https://www.foundationforpn.org/what-is-peripheral-neuropathy/

Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine

The Division of Sleep Medicine is a Harvard-wide community of sleep scientists, clinicians and educators dedicated to developing and sustaining premier research, clinical and education programs in sleep and circadian biology. 12 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep.

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips

Linda Watson, Raleigh-based Cook, Teacher, Writer, “Food Evangelist”

“How to become happier, healthier and more secure by eating real food again.” Website resources for learning how to cook local, organic produce on a budget.

http://cookforgood.com/

LIVESTRONG

founded as Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1996
Website mission: Which everyday cancer problem will we fix today? Why a question?
We believe that we can only achieve the best solutions through asking the right questions. Video with an overview of neuropathy in cancer survivors.  

https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/finishing-treatment/neuropathy

Loyola University Maryland Counseling Center – Baltimore, MD

Although this center supports students by providing programs to help maintain their emotional well-being, their relaxation resources translate well for cancer survivors. Scroll down for Guided Relaxation Videos.

http://www.loyola.edu/department/counselingcenter/students/relaxation

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world.

https://www.mskcc.org/experience/living-beyond-cancer/information-survivors/healthy-living/nutrition

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. Scroll down to “Day to Day Coping with Lymphedema”.

https://www.mskcc.org/experience/living-beyond-cancer/resources-survivors/videos

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. A lecture by MSKCC experts “Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with Chemotherapy” offers tips for managing neuropathy.

https://www.mskcc.org/playlists/neuropathy-care-survivors  

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. Search “Post Treatment Changes” in Thinking and Memory for a six-part video.  

https://www.mskcc.org/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. Jimmie Holland, MD, is a pioneer in the field of psychological support of people living with cancer.

Coping and Survivorship after Cancer Treatment | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. A six-part lecture by a sexual therapist.

Female Sexual and Vaginal Health after Cancer Treatment | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Based in New York, NY

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world. Family therapists discuss emotional challenges for survivors and loved ones.

Why Don't They Hear Me? Communicating with Friends and Family After Treatment Ends | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Videos

A cancer treatment and research institution. MSKCC is the largest and oldest private Cancer Center in the world.

Search | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Manage Fatigue
General Exercise Program
Alternative Exercises
Exercise for Cancer Survivors (Donna Wilson)
Also search Yoga, Breathing, Qi Gong

National Cancer Institute

NCI Shady Grove Campus is in Rockville MD

NCI is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.  Free NIH booklet for cancer survivors: Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment and other resources.

Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment - National Cancer Institute

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Silver Spring, MD

Founded by cancer survivors, NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Lots of tools in the Cancer Survivor Toolbox, including a video.

Cancer Survival Toolbox - NCCS - National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (canceradvocacy.org)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

 Silver Spring, MD

Founded by cancer survivors, NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Online publications for cancer survivors who need to know their legal rights and discrimination laws in the workplace.  

Employment Rights - NCCS - National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (canceradvocacy.org)

Other websites

with reliable information about osteoporosis include the following

https://owh-wh-d9-dev.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/documents/fact-sheet-osteoporosis.pdf

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/osteoporosis/

Rebecca Katz, MS in Nutrition, Chef Emeritus, Author

Author of “The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen” and other cookbooks, Ms. Katz’s website offers videos on healthy foods and how to prepare them, recipes and other resources.

http://www.rebeccakatz.com/

SHARE Cancer Support

Based in New York, NY

Highly regarded for peer support and outreach in underserved communities, SHARE is a professionally managed organization whose volunteers (breast and ovarian cancer survivors) answer a tip line.

https://www.sharecancersupport.org/

SHARE Cancer Support

Based in New York, NY

Highly regarded for peer support and outreach in underserved communities, SHARE is a professionally managed organization whose volunteers (breast and ovarian cancer survivors) answer a tip line. Search “Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema” by Ting-Ting Kuo, a physical therapist at the MSKCC.

https://www.sharecancersupport.org/breast-cancer/vdobreast-cancer/

Tara Brach, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Author, Proponent of Meditation

Dr. Brach is the founder and a teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC.  One of her many books is “Radical Acceptance”. Scroll down for audio files.

http://www.tarabrach.com/audioarchives-guided-meditations.html 

Ted Talks

Debra Jarvis, a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer, explains in this video how the identity of “cancer survivor” can feel static.

Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me | TED Talk

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Located in Seattle, WA

Sponsors a website with several resources for survivors. 

Depression: cancer’s invisible side effect (fredhutch.org)

The National Lymphedema Network

Based in New York, NY

A not-for-profit organization that provides guidance and education about lymphedema and its treatment.  

https://lymphnet.org/

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

Arlington, VA

NOF is a non-profit organization that promotes bone health through educational resources available to the public and professionals alike. Explore the patient information and sound expert advice available to you.

Osteoporosis Patient Education and Information (nof.org)

The New York Times “Life, Interrupted” columns and video series

Suleika Jaouad documented her experience as a young woman undergoing treatment for leukemia and the challenges after treatment ended.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/lost-in-transition-after-cancer/?_r=0

University of California-Los Angeles

Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) is a partner doing mindfulness research and education for Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. Audio files.

Guided Meditations - UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Los Angeles, CA (uclahealth.org)

University of California-San Diego – La Jolla, CA

The Center for Mindfulness is a program within UC San Diego Integrative Medicine and Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Scroll down and click on Mindfulness Resources.

http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/programs/mbsr/Pages/audio.aspx

Write to Heal

Join Mary L. Barnard for a virtual orientation of this powerful eight-session wellness workshop. Based on research that writing can help us heal, you will learn about stress-reducing techniques that have transformed the lives of many other Waverly cancer survivors. Ask the front desk for more information.

Yoga

Often recommended as a healthy form of exercise for cancer survivors.  It can be helpful in preventing osteoporosis as well as some of the health and functional problems caused by osteoporosis.  The following articles provide advice for people with bone loss who want to practice yoga safely:

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/standing-strong/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/360964-yoga-poses-to-avoid-with-osteoporosis/

https://www.yogauonline.com/yogau-wellness-blog/yoga-for-osteoporosis-interview-loren-fishman-md-and-ellen-saltonstall