West Texas Cancer Survivors Network
Associations & Organizations
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
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
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
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
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
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 + Asbestos Awareness Center – The MAA Center is a national online support and advocacy center working to raise
awareness and provide educational support for those with mesothelioma, a rare cancer
caused by asbestos. They provide the latest information on research, treatment options,
and help patients identify and connect with doctors and clinics; they also offer support
for caregivers and family members. MAA Center is also an active advocate for the global
ban of asbestos to end the risk of asbestos-caused diseases. (HONcode certified)
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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