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Following are a number of links and resources that we find very valuable:
NEW! Corporate Angels Network
If you or someone you know needs to fly to a cancer treatment facility, this tip is for you. The Corporate Angels Network provides free transportation for cancer patients of all ages to and from cancer treatment facilities. They do this by using otherwise empty seats on corporate aircraft.

"Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.... Thanks to the generous cooperation of 500 of America’s top corporations, including 56 of the top 100 in the Fortune 500, Corporate Angel Network has coordinated more than 17,000 flights since it’s founding in 1981."
The Breast Care Site
This is one of the best sites we have found. They seek and post great, informational articles on a huge variety of subjects from before and after surgery to clinical trials... Click on the Search button and try "ask the expert" to find answers to the hardest questions.
Cancer Care, Inc. www.cancercare.org This website supports the caregivers offering counseling, financial and insurance information and education. This company is a non-profit organization. They have a toll free number 800-813-4673.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered www.facingourrisk.org In the earliest stages of a cancer diagnosis people always ask, "Where do we start?" This website is a GREAT place to turn for all kinds of resources, in fact if you select the Resource Guide from the menu on the right of the home page it will take you to a comprehensive outline of who's, where's and how's. We especially like the information on how to evaluate the source of the information you are getting on the web and the section on how to look at genetic testing. In the Reciprocal Links section of the site you can link to 150 other sites.
Offers comprehensive customized seminars, workshops and consulting services that are strategically designed and developed to identify opportunities, quantify challenges, and eliminate existing obstacles to increased profitability, productivity, and market dominance. 
Cards created with messages of love, support, and encouragement in the battle against breast cancer. LibLines is a non-profit organization, their mission is to encourage and facilitate open communication between breast cancer fighters and their families and friends through targeted greeting cards.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
This site is great for those who like the one on one communication with other cancer patients. They try to match the cancer patient or caregiver who has the same diagnosis and treatment. They have a telephone support line, quarterly newsletter, and community outreach groups.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - About Herbs section www.mskcc.org The About Herbs section of the Sloan-Kettering website provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems. Evaluations of alternative or unproved cancer therapies also are given. Our Integrative Medicine Service staff, led by an oncology-trained pharmacist and botanicals expert, manages this web site, which is continually updated as new information becomes available.

A consumer version of each monograph also is available to help you deal with the often confusing claims made for over-the-counter products and regimens. It is important to ask your doctor or another qualified professional about possible interactions with your specific medications before taking any supplements. Their Additional Resources list provides further information.

Suggested by Laura K., Boulder, Colorado

National Cancer Institute
The NCI website offers a toll free 800 number that anyone can call to ask specific questions regarding their health. They offer a Spanish language link. The website has listed detailed support opportunities, as well as useful financial, insurance, and hospice/home care information. This site has a wealth of information.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship www.canceradvocacy.org This is a great site for information for both the cancer patient and caregivers.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
This is a great website! From teleconferences for those who have questions about ovarian cancer to a library that gives a list of reference books on ovarian cancer. They also have an event calendar listing upcoming events all across the USA.
National Women's Health Information Center www.4woman.gov This is a government agency website for information and education for women with cancer.
Share-Self Help for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer www.sharecancersupport.org This is a wonderful site for those who want to speak to someone for support regarding either breast or ovarian cancer. All the volunteers are survivors of breast of ovarian cancer. They also have a Latina section and hotline.
Taking the Fear Out of Cancer
This is a reading site for tips and suggestions on how to deal with cancer. It has a lighthearted almost "corny" spin to it, but it is informative. They are funded by tax-deductible donations from individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, and through subscriptions.
Ted Mann Family Resource Center  The Ted Mann Family Resource Center is part of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. They have great articles, links and information from top oncology professionals. They also have a video archive of their lecture series. 
Women's Cancer Network www.wcn.org This is a comprehensive site that includes schedules of educational conferences, Internet conferences, a toll free help line, and more. The site is geared for breast cancer patients but there is a myriad of information for all cancer patients. Please check this site out.

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