American Cancer Society: The nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. www.cancer.org
ACS’s Cancer Information in Asian and Pacific Languages: ACS offers information about cancer including prevention, early detection, treatment, and managing side effects in Asian and Pacific languages.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): A National Institutes of Health agency that coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
NCI’s Cancer Information Services: The program provides accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information on cancer that is easy to understand. Trained information specialists provide personalized responses to a range of cancer questions (in English and Spanish). Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force: The USPSTF strives to make accurate, up-to-date, and relevant recommendations about preventive services in primary care.
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: A collaborative process through which a community and its partners pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer. CDC supports cancer control programs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven tribes and tribal organizations, and seven U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/territories.
CancerCare: The national leader in providing professional services to help people manage the emotional and financial challenges of cancer.
The Community Guide: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma; and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
University of Cincinnati Health Library: Cancer: The website offers many resources that give valuable tips and advice on explaining cancer to children.
American Institute for Cancer Research:
The first organization to focus research on the link between diet and cancer and translate the results into practical information for the public. AICR was founded on a simple but radical idea: everyday choices can reduce our chances of getting cancer.
Pacific Medical Training:
Pacific Medical Training provides online emergency education solutions for healthcare professionals. This page, entitled “First Aid for People Living With Cancer” has a list of links to help deal with a number of mental and physical issues cancer survivors face.
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals: Their mission is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana.
Tobacco Free Living: A statewide tobacco control program with a mission of implementing and evaluating comprehensive tobacco control initiatives that prevent and reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
SurviveDAT: An online resource for young breast cancer patients and caregivers in Louisiana. The website is a place where young breast cancer patients can gain access to local support groups, health information and more - all tailored to their specific needs. The website also provides lots of additional resources.
Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: The LCCP is comprised of over 200 individuals and 100 organizations, all sharing an interest in reducing the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cancer on Louisiana, and improving the quality of life for its citizens.
Link to LCCP Homepage
Federally Qualified Health Centers in Louisiana: FQHCs are “safety net” providers such as community health centers, public housing centers, outpatient health programs funded by the Indian Health Service, and programs serving migrants and the homeless. These centers seek to enhance the provision of primary care services in underserved urban and rural communities. The website includes a map of where the centers are located in the state.
New Orleans Area
Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans: CAGNO is a non-profit United Way community impact partner that is the local leader in the fight against cancer through education, outreach, research, and assistance of needy cancer patients.
Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center: As part of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC), the center works specialists from various backgrounds could work together to combat the disease and improve the way cancer patients are evaluated and treated. Investment has been made ot the LCRC with the purpose of obtaining an NCI-designated, cross-institutional Comprehensive Cancer Center for residents of New Orleans and the surrounding regions.
The YMCA of the Greater New Orleans: The leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The McFarland Institute (Baptist Community Ministries): The institute addresses the spiritual dimension of healing by providing training to individuals in healthcare, community and religious institutions throughout the Greater New Orleans region.
Thomas and McMahan Cancer Foundation: This organization offers so many supportive services for better quality of life for people with cancers in the New Orleans area. Some of these services they offer include meal, transportation, sitters, etc.
Baton Rouge Area
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge: A non-profit United Way Member Agency with a goal of filling in the gaps during and after a cancer diagnosis.
Thomas and McMahan Cancer Foundation: This organization offers so many supportive services for better quality of life for people with cancers in the Northshore area. Some of these services they offer include meal, transportation, sitters, etc.