Whether it’s a friend, family member, or colleague, we all want to help when someone is dealing with cancer. But we often don’t know what to do. These high-quality items were selected as a way to show your support. Whether it’s a warm hug through a luxurious blanket, a bit of whimsy with a teddy bear, dealing with the effects of chemotherapy with a baseball cap or beanie, or a variety of other items, you can show that you care and are part of their Tribe. Of course, you can order these items for yourself!
There are thousands of websites that provide information about cancer. It can be very confusing and overwhelming. Our Tribe members have personally verified the information provided on this page and have experience with all of the products and services listed. Let us know if you’d like to suggest an additional resource as our goal is to provide as many valuable resources as possible.
No matter what resource you use, please make sure their information is factual and reliable. Click here for an article on how to make sure you’re getting accurate information.
American Cancer Society
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mayo Clinic among the top hospitals for cancer in the nation. The clinic’s physicians, researchers and scientists carry out team-based, patient-centered research to develop the latest technologies and treatments to address unmet patient needs.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Information on complementary and alternative medicine, developed by The National Cancer Institute. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care.
Their mission is to help people make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LLS is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to create a world without blood cancers. It focuses on leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma.
Colon Cancer Coalition
Their mission is to empower local communities to promote prevention and early detection of colon cancer, and to provide support to those affected.
Click here for information from John Hopkins on additional sources for reliable information.
• Knitted Knockers is a terrific resource for wonderful handmade breast prosthetics. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.
• We all know that when we look good, we feel better. Dealing with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, including hair loss, can be challenging. Look Good Feel Better is a great resource.
• Radiation can be very damaging to skin. Developed by oncologists, Miaderm is a lotion that may help with the side effects. Also available on Amazon.
• Invigorate your soul, voice your feelings, and elevate your mindset. Debra Jason, Creative Whispers of the Heart, offers beautiful, handcrafted items to help as you travel this journey. Journaling helps you deal with the vast array of emotions on an ongoing basis. Express your gratitude to friends, family, colleagues, or medical professionals with a beautiful handwritten note. When experiencing hair loss, consider wearing a 100% Habotai silk scarf that is hand painted with alcohol inks.
• It’s critical that you advocate for yourself and for your care. While this resource may seem out of place, “bragging” about yourself is about respecting yourself and feeling powerful in voicing what you want. Developing the confidence to do so starts with becoming present to your accomplishments in all areas of your life. Jeannette L. Seibly has written It’s Time to Brag!, a great resource for empowering your voice.
We are very proud to partner with Instead of Flowers, the leading provider of chef-prepared gourmet meals. Nothing says “thinking of you” better than delicious meals packed with nutritious ingredients. Send someone you care about prepared meals to help them during this difficult time. Not sure what they’d prefer or want to give a gift from a group? Gift cards – in any amount – are available.
Physical & Mental Health Resources
Dealing with cancer is difficult for the body, mind, and soul. We’re proud to partner with Roberta Whitney Hughes of PeaceFull Living. Self-care is critical and Roberta provides meditation resources, along with online yoga and Pilates classes. She has developed a program specifically for our Tribe. Click here for more information.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has curated a lengthy list of nutrition resources for people with cancer and cancer survivors.
Resources for Medical Care Providers
Founded by Stephen Beeson, MD, Practicing Excellence builds skills to drive outcomes in well-being, patient experience, and leadership effectiveness. They provide on-demand coaching in five-minute intervals for clinicians, leaders, and teams.
Haas Health Coaching & Consulting, founded by Brian Haas, DO, provides physician coaching to improve the patient experience through enhancing provider engagement and satisfaction
Denise Wiseman, PhD, MBA, CPXP founded The PX Community to “cause a ruckus” to work with healthcare professionals to collaboratively change the experience of patient care.
Published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research, Cancer Today is a resource for cancer patients, survivors and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration as you face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, or caregiving.
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Are you undergoing treatment for cancer patient or know someone who is? Keeping track of information is often overwhelming. Download and print this complimentary 35+ page notebook. It’s designed to help someone through their cancer journey by compiling information all in one place. It contains sections for medical records, treatment, surgeries and tests, as well as personal and family medical history, contact information, and even information on advanced directives and a Patient Bill of Rights. Simply print and put in a three-ring binder. New information can easily be added as treatment progresses.