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Finding other people with the same diagnosis can be difficult, especially for people with rare diseases or a specific cancer mutation (e.g. ALK mutation in Non-small cell lung cancer or triple negative breast cancer). Inspire has created a vibrant community of support groups with the most trusted partners. People feel safe and are able to be authentic, share and explore feelings and learn about their medical journey from people who have “been there.” Through the trust built in community and the power of relationships, our members become empowered as patients and are much more engaged in their health decision process.
Partnering with over 100 leading national advocacy groups, Inspire provides a safe space of connection and support to over two million registered members in more than 240 disease specific communities.
This is the Inspire difference.
Re: Cancer was born out the experiences of cancer survivors, who during their cancer journeys, they discovered gaps in cancer support services in the Austin area and became deeply committed to filling these gaps with high-quality, evidence-based, free programs to address the feelings of stress and isolation that a cancer diagnosis can create. So together, with the medical and non-profit communities, they started Re: Cancer to ensure that everyone touched by cancer has the support, education and information needed to be active participants in their own care and well-being.
Regarding Cancer is a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas that provides support and resources to those impacted by cancer.
Re: Cancer’s mission addresses the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) key finding that social and emotional support is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver, a friend or a family member going through a new diagnosis, active treatment, post-treatment or just everyday life, the planned programs Re: Cancer provides are meant to help create a better quality of life through initial diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Livestrong is a popular and valuable resource for anyone dealing with cancer. This site has an enormous amount of information for anyone fighting or helping those fight cancer.
Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) of Central Texas
Their Mission is to promote awareness about neuropathy in Texas, to provide education, resources and emotional support to patients and their caregivers, and to support research. The vision is for anyone in Texas with or affected by neuropathy receives the support and education they need to more effectively handle the disease and live to their fullest potential.
Their mission is to improving quality of life for people affected by cancer through education and integrative oncology care. Based in Newport Beach, California, GTD offers Infusion Center massage, Inpatient massage, Spa Day Retreats and Client Clinic. Patient service programs are provided at no charge to recipients and your donation helps extend the reach of these programs.
• Provide research-based therapies for adult and pediatric cancer patients from time of their initial treatments and throughout their cancer journey
• Offer inpatient, outpatient and wellness progams at no charge to recipient
• Provide accredited post-graduate education for licensed professionals
• Advocate for best care oncology client practices
The Flatwater Foundation – providing families with mental health support while coping with a cancer diagnosis.
This Leiomyosarcoma site strives to provide the most current and accurate information and news on causes and preventative treatments for Leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare form of cancer that originates in the smooth muscle cells. The disease can occur anywhere in the body where smooth muscle exists, but one of the most common forms is that found in the uterus. This cancer also tends to reoccur frequently, with more than half of those treated requiring additional treatment within eight to 16 months after the initial diagnosis. Understanding the causes of LMS is vitally important to helping ensure early recognition and treatment.
This site gives you information on Miaderm cream that helps heal the skin during radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Another skin care site that may help with reactions during radiation and chemotherapy treatments.