Cancer Information



Access to accurate information is critical to best help a loved one through cancer.  The DLF offers a library of information to help people navigate the different points of the cancer treatment journey, so that those diagnosed can have the best chance at a positive outcome.  The biggest questions that eventually need to be answered are:

  • Understanding the specific type of cancer.
  • Understanding where to get the best treatment
  • Where to get financial aid
  • Discover local support groups to help through the journey

The DLF is here to help provide resources that can get you or your loved one through
the complicated process of getting answers to critical questions. Check out the categories and links below….

#1-Newly Diagnosed

#2-Various Cancers & Topics

#3-Brain Tumors

#4-Breast Cancer


#6-Colorectal Cancer


#8-Gynecologic Cancer

#9-Ovarian Cancer

#10-Blood Cancer


#12-Pancreatic Cancer

#13-Lung Cancer

#14-Prostate Cancer

#15-Bladder Cancer

#16-Skin Cancer

#17-Kidney Cancer

#18-Prostate Cancer

#19-Uterine Cancer

#20-Cervical Cancer

#21-Testicular Cancer

#22-Rare Cancers-impacting fewer than 40,000 in US per year

#23-Bone Marrow Transplantation


#25-Financial Aid

#26-What happens after Treatment


#28-Help & Information for Kids

#29-Free Summer Camp for Kids with Cancer in Rochester NY

#30-Support for Teenage Girls with Cancer in Buffalo NY

#31-Making a Difference

#32-Gilda’s Club full of Support-In honor of Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club’s locations listed below offer support, networking groups, lectures, social events and more

#33-Caring Bridge-an on-line tool for sharing your health journey with loved ones

#34-Quotes from Patients & Loved Ones


#1-If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, please check out the following….

Tips for Newly Diagnosed | Cancer Support Community

Cancer Diagnosis? What You Need to Know | Cancer Support Community

Information and Resources about for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin | American Cancer Society 

#2-Authoritative information about your type of cancer as well as a wide range of cancer topics and the latest research….

Cancer | Support Groups, Counseling, Education & Financial Assistance (

#3-For support and information about brain tumors visit….

National Brain Tumor Society | Community here. Breakthroughs ahead.

#4-For information about Breast Cancer please visit….

Breast Cancer Foundation | Susan G. Komen®

**A great resource in Rochester NY….

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester | Home (

**Education, support groups and more for those in Erie County NY….

Breast Cancer Network of WNY (

#5-For information about Mesothelioma please visit…. | The Official Mesothelioma Resource Group

Mesothelioma | Guide to Rare Cancer Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma Hope | Providing Hope for Mesothelioma Patients & Families

#6-For information about Colorectal Cancer please visit….

Colorectal Cancer Alliance | Prevention, Research, Patient Support | Colorectal Cancer Alliance (

#7-For information about Sarcoma please visit….

SFA’s Mission Statement – Funding Sarcoma Cancer Research (

#8-For Information about Gynecologic Cancer….

**Outstanding Resource in Rochester NY….

Home – Cancer Wellness Connections

#9-For Information about Ovarian Cancer….

**Outstanding organization in Western New York….

Home Page – Ovarian Cancer Project

#10-For Information about Blood Cancer….

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Blood Cancer Leaders | LLS

#11-For Information about Lymphoma….

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Blood Cancer Leaders | LLS

#12-For Information about Pancreatic Cancer….

Home | Project Purple

#13-For Information about Lung Cancer….

Lung Cancer Treatment | Cleveland Clinic

Lung cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic 

Home | American Lung Association

#14-For information about Prostate Cancer….

Prostate Cancer Treatment, Prostate Cancer Surgery | Cleveland Clinic

Prostate cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Support Groups | Prostate Cancer Foundation (

#15-For Information about Bladder Cancer….

Bladder cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Bladder Cancer | American Cancer Society

#16-For Information about Skin Cancer….

Skin cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Basic Information About Skin Cancer | CDC

#17-For Information about Kidney Cancer….

Kidney Cancer Surgery and Treatment | Cleveland Clinic

Kidney cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

#18-For Information about Prostate Cancer….

Basic Information About Prostate Cancer | CDC 

Prostate cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

#19-For Information about Uterine Cancer….

Basic Information About Uterine Cancer | CDC

Endometrial cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

#20-For Information about Cervical Cancer….

Cervical cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic 

What Is Cervical Cancer? – NCI

#21-For Information about Testicular Cancer….

Testicular cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Testicular Cancer Society

#22-For Information about Rare Cancers….

About Us – National Organization for Rare Disorders ( 

Beunintimidated | My WordPress Blog

#23-For Information about Bone Marrow Transplantation….

If you’re in Rochester NY….are you between the ages of 18-55 and interested in giving someone a second chance at life? Christopher’s Challenge types potential bone marrow donors as well as supports patients and their families going through bone marrow transplants….

Welcome | Christopher’s Challenge (

#24-Help for Caregivers of Cancer patients….

Caregiver Resource Guide | American Cancer Society

The Importance of Managing Fatigue for Caregivers | CaringBridge

#25-For help finding financial aid….

Cancer Financial Assistance | State Benefits for Cancer Patients

How to Ask for Financial Support During Cancer Treatment – HealthWell Foundation

Crowd Funding for Life’s Challenges Like Cancer – Give Tax Free

#26-Dealing with Cancer doesn’t end when treatment does….

Cancer survivors: Managing your emotions after cancer treatment – Mayo Clinic

After treatment ends | Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer survivors: Late effects of cancer treatment – Mayo Clinic

Cancer Survivors Network

#27-Doctors and medications are critical, but don’t discount “Hope as a Strategy”….

**Hope inspiring quotes….

#28-There’s nothing more important than helping a child with cancer. Major kudos and props to Notre Dame lacrosse player Maxim Manyak for starting Pediatric Pep Talk….…/200152-pediatric

*In Rochester NY, C.U.R.E. focuses on helping with the social, emotional, financial and educational needs of families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or chronic blood disorders….

C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association (

Types of Cancer that Develop in Children | American Cancer Society

Childhood Cancer Facts – and Common Misconceptions | U.S. News (

What Is Cancer? (for Kids) – Nemours KidsHealth

About – Candlelighters, NYC (

#29-Free Summer Camp for Kids with Cancer in Rochester NY….

Camp Good Days

#30-Support for Teenage Girls with Cancer in Buffalo NY….

Home | kaelys-kindness (

#31-Making a difference in cancer….

*Amazing help in Syracuse NY….

Maureen’s Hope Foundation|Cancer Support Charity|Central NY ( 

Home | Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation

#32-Check for the Gilda’s Club near you….

*Rochester NY

Cancer Support Community Rochester | Formerly Gilda’s Club Rochester (

*Chicago IL

Gilda’s Club Chicago (

*New York NY

Red Door Community | Where No one faces cancer alone

*Detroit MI

Gilda’s Club Detroit | Metro Detroit (

*Twin Cities MN

Cancer Support at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities – Home (

*Quad Cities IA

Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities (

*South Florida FL

Gilda’s Club South Florida (

*Grand Rapids MI

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids – An Affiliate of the Cancer Support Community (

*Louisville KY

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana – Free support for people living with cancer. (

*Middle Tennessee TN

Free Support For Those Facing Cancer | Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee (

*South Jersey NJ

Cancer Support Groups, Events & Resources | Linwood, NJ | Gilda’s Club South Jersey (

*Kansas City MO

About Us — Gilda’s Club Kansas City (

*Philadelphia PA

Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia | So That No One Faces Cancer Alone (

*St Louis MO

Cancer Support Community Greater St. Louis (

*Toronto Ont Canada

Gilda’s Toronto (

*Madison WI

Gilda’s Club Madison | Let’s Take on Cancer Together (

#33-Caring Bridge

Personal Health Journals for Any Condition | CaringBridge

#34-You’re not on this journey alone. Here are some thoughts from patients and their loved ones on the very same journey….

Evaline: “Just don’t give up, fight it every day!”

Terry: “Always stay positive. It has greatly made a difference with my hubby.”

Larry: “Fight hard, listen to the doctors and pray.”

“You have cancer’ are very scary words, but they don’t have to be a death sentence.”

“Always get a second opinion.”

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