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The Internet resources that are listed on this page have been selected because they contain useful information. For the most part the information is in the mainstream of science.

ACS Hope Lodge - The Society opened the doors of the Lubbock Hope Lodge in June 2010, with the 32-room facility offering free lodging and transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients – saving them an estimated $1.3 million annually in hotel expenses. Hope Lodge Lubbock is unique – the first Hope Lodge in Texas. It also serves a unique niche by being located outside a major metropolitan area. Nationally, the priority has been to locate Hope Lodges in large cities, but it was medical professionals and community leaders in Lubbock who recognized the tremendous need for this primarily rural region.

3511 10th St.
Lubbock, TX 79415
Ph: 806.745.0700
Fax: 806.744.2915

Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI) - is a network of Pain Initiative organizations based in Texas, dedicated to improving the care of persons with pain, through education, advocacy and institutional improvement. A copy of its latest publication: “The Politics of Pain: Balancing Vigilance and Compassion” is available on its website.

American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.

American Association for Cancer Education - The mission of the Association is to foster cancer education by individuals throughout the world who either due to professional obligations or personal interest are involved in cancer education. Cancer education efforts are related to prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation.

American Dietetics Association (The) - With nearly 65,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition.

American Institute of Cancer Research - Nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. AICR supports research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  In 1982, AICR was founded to advance the simple but then-radical idea that cancer could be prevented. AICR focused on the link between diet and cancer, and immediately began supporting cutting-edge research in this area and educating the public about the results.  Today, AICR’s empowering message that small, everyday changes can protect against cancer has been accepted by physicians, researchers and policy makers around the globe.

Association of Community Cancer Centers - The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. Since 1974, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care.

ACCC members rely on the Association to bring them information on cancer program management, reimbursement issues, legislative and regulatory changes at the state and national levels, community cancer program standards, NCI-funded community clinical research, hospital alliances and physician relationships, and more.

Approximately 20,000 cancer care professionals from 1,900 hospitals and practices nationwide are members of ACCC. It is estimated that 60 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC.

Cancer Alliance of Texas - engages organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Texas Cancer Plan.  As part of this mission, the Cancer Alliance of Texas offers a Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide. This guide lists survivorship resources for those who have completed their cancer treatment as well as their friends and loved ones. The services and information in the guide focus on the special needs of someone who has completed cancer treatment and is managing treatment’s late- and long-term effects, whether physical, financial, legal or emotional.  You can download a copy of the guide from our website at www.cancerallianceoftexas.org, or click here for a copy of the guide.  The resources listed in this Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide represent resources and services provided by Cancer Alliance of Texas members. The listed resources are known to provide support and quality services to cancer survivors.  Please contact these resources to find out what is available in your area.

Cancer Alliance of Texas engages organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Texas Cancer Plan. As part of this mission, the Cancer Alliance of Texas offers a Post-Treatment Survivorship Resource Guide. This guide lists survivorship resources for those who have completed their cancer treatment as well as their friends and loved ones. The services and information in the guide focus on the special needs of someone who has completed cancer treatment and is managing treatment’s late- and long-term effects, whether physical, financial, legal or emotional.

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to serving more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites. For more information, call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org.

Cancer Research Foundation of America - National, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers-including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular-that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.

ClinicalTrials.gov - A registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Commonwealth Fund (The) - The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System has released the first-ever comprehensive comparison of health system performance in all 50 states. Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance ranks states on 32 performance indicators of access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, equity, and "healthy lives."

Mesothelioma Center (The) – The Mesothelioma Center is a nationwide organization that connects people with asbestos-related diseases with useful resources to help understand and fight their disease. They provide accurate and up-to-date data regarding malignant mesothelioma cancer and many beneficial free services. These services include: matching patients with qualified doctors all over the country; giving victims and their families the option to joined a support group; educating the public about possible legal options; and much more.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - NHLBI in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Calculate your body mass index.

Susan G. Komen - Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen has invested more than $2.5 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries.
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)

Texas Medical Association - Texas Medical Association was organized to serve the people of Texas in matters of medical care, prevention and cure of disease, and the improvement of public health. TMA supports Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.

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