Cancer Resources

Websites & Organizations for Patients

Table of Contents, Organized by Need

Introduction to Cancer

What is Cancer?

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: https://medlineplus.gov/cancer.htm

How do you treat it?

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: https://medlineplus.gov/cancer/treatment.htm

Cancer Organizations with Helpful Services

American Cancer Society: 1.800.227.2345, www.cancer.org
Focuses on cancer research, education and advocacy; and provides patient and family support services, which vary by locality.

American Society of Clinical Oncology: www.cancer.net
This website provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. All contents are composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates.

CancerCare: 1.800.813.HOPE (4673), www.cancercare.org
Provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help and are provided by trained oncology social workers free of charge.

National Cancer Institute: 1.800.422.6237, www.cancer.gov
Information specialists can answer questions about cancer and provide materials. The NCI website provides comprehensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials and news

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: 1.877.622.7937, www.canceradvocacy.org
Advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and the empowerment of cancer survivors through federal policy initiatives.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: www.nccn.com
The goal of this website is to educate patients with cancer to engage in more informed conversations with health care providers. This website includes resources to help patients, families, friends, and cancer survivors make treatment decisions for both early and late-stage disease, locate financial assistance for cancer care. Learn how to find the best types of insurance plans. Learn the best ways to exercise during and after treatment. Track and maintain medical records.

OncoLink: www.oncolink.com
Through OncoLink you can obtain comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, get updates on cancer treatments, and news about research advances.

Easy-to-Read Resources

Cancer Research UK: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/general-books-links/for-people-learning-disabilities

Easy Health UK: http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/cancer-(leaflets)

Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/resources-and-publications/other-formats/easy-read.html

Resources in Other Languages

American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/cancer-information-in-other-languages/spanish.html

Be the Match: https://bethematch.org/for-patients-and-families/support-and-resources/for-non-english-speaking-patients/

CancerCare: https://www.cancercare.org/spanish

Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/resources-and-publications/other-formats

NIH National Cancer Institute – AccrualNet: https://accrualnet.cancer.gov/literature/patient_related/non_english_speaking#.WbBiZcaQypp

Resources for Specific Types of Cancer

 

Blood/Lymphatic Cancers

Shands MDS: 352.265.0111 ext. 29452 http://shands.org/find/service/myelodysplasticMDS.asp
The Shands at UF MDS Clinic was recently designated as a Center of Excellence in research, diagnosis, and treatment of MDS by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation. To find more information please visit the Shands website above for clinic hours and treatment information.

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network: 1.888.597.7674, www.bmtinfonet.org
This information network is dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the transplant community. Here you will find resource directories, information to transplant centers, newsletters, and more on blood and marrow transplant.

International Myeloma Foundation: 1.800.452.2873, www.myeloma.org
This website offers a variety of resources to help patients and families find information on myeloma, understand treatment options, and much more.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: 1.800.955.4572, www.lls.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. This website offer patients services, disease information, professional help with information specialist, and much more!

Max Foundation: 1.888.462.9368, www.themaxfoundation.org
The Max Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives and survival rates of patients with blood cancer and rare cancers worldwide. Max Foundation offers free services through their international helpline, to help patients who have been diagnosed with blood cancer.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: 203.229.0464, www.multiplemyeloma.org
The MMRF relentlessly pursues innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. This website provides relevant information pertaining to multiple myeloma as well as current research funded by this foundation.

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link: 1.800.LINK.BMT (800.546.5268), www.nbmtlink.org
This site will help you better understand and deal with the emotional and practical aspects of bone marrow/stem cell transplants and post-transplant concerns. This website will provide in-depth information on a wide range of related subjects, practical support for everyone affected by the transplant process, and links to useful online resources.

National Bone Marrow Donor Program – Be The Match Foundation: https://bethematch.org/
The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) and our Be The Match Foundation are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. Here you can find patient

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.: 301.279.7202, http://www.aamds.org/
The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. AA&MDSIF provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.

MPD Foundation: 312.683.7249, http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/
The MPD Foundation’s primary mission is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments and eventually a cure for polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis and essential thrombocythemia. In addition, the MPD Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful patient advocacy group for patients and their families.

 

Brain/Spinal Cord Cancers

Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS). The websites below will provide resources and information on brain tumor and brain tumor treatment.

American Brain Tumor Association: 1.800.886.2282, www.abta.org
ABTA provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Here you will find various care and support information as well as research in progress related to brain tumor diagnosis.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation: 1.866.228.4673, www.cbtf.org
This foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. This website provides research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

National Brain Tumor Society: 1.800.770.8287, www.braintumor.org
National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. This website provides extensive information on brain tumor and brain tumor treatment centers. Also, you may find various resources for support and educational programs within the National Brain Tumor Society.

 

Breast Cancers

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. The following websites below will navigate to various breast cancer resources and information for patients, friends, and family.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community: http://www.advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/
The Advanced Breast Cancer Community is a comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced (metastatic) breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and health care providers.

Breast Cancer Alliance: 203.861.0014, http://breastcanceralliance.org/
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach. This website will provide various resources on grants and current research within breast cancer.

Breastcancer.org: http://www.breastcancer.org/
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer to help patients and families make informed decisions.

Facing our Risk: 1.866.288.RISK (7475), http://www.facingourrisk.org
This website provides women with resources to determine whether they are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to genetic predisposition, family history, or other factors, provides information about options for managing and living with these risk factors, provides support for patients and families with these risk factors, to raise breast cancer awareness, and much more!

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation: 1.877.786.7422, www.ibcresearch.org
The IBC Research Foundation is a volunteer organization dedicated to researching the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, IBC, an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds. This website provides current research and helps raise public awareness of IBC.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: 1.888.753.5222, www.lbbc.org
LBBC is a national education and support organization whose goal is to improve quality of life and help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery or management of the disease. This website provides current news and educational programs within breast cancer.

Men Against Breast Cancer: 1.866.547.MABC (6222), www.menagainstbreastcancer.org
This website provides targeted support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one. Here you may find online resources and support programs on breast cancer.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer: 410.778.1982, www.mothersdaughters.org
The mission at MSDBC is to provide support to mothers of daughters with breast cancer. This website solely provides a communication network and support line for all mothers of daughter with breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Coalition: 202.296.7477 website: www.natlbcc.org
NBCC’s mission is to eradicate breast cancer, the most common form of cancer among women in the United States, by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. Here you will find current legislative and congressional news focused on breast cancer as well as various resources with current research about breast cancer.

SHARE: 1.866.891.2392, www.sharecancersupport.org
SHARE provides a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. SHARE brings women with cancer and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, to provide participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.

Sharsheret: 1.866.474.2774, http://sharsheret.org/
Sharsheret is a national organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer. This website provides culturally sensitive support for young Jewish women.

Sisters Network: 1.866.781.1808, www.sistersnetworkinc.org
Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. This website will provide various resources for African American women impacted by breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen Foundation: 1.800.GO KOMEN (465.6636), www.komen.org
This website focuses on a nonprofit organization inspired by a breast cancer patient. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Komen is becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation: 1.877.880.TNBC (8622), www.tnbcfoundation.org
This website provides awareness of triple negative breast cancer and supports scientists and researchers in their effort to determine the definitive causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved. Here you will find resources and information on this specific breast cancer.

Young Survival Coalition: 877.972.1011, www.youngsurvival.org
YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.

 

Genital/Urinary Cancers

The following websites below will direct you to resources pertaining to the genitourinary region. Information listed below include prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, and penile cancers.

Action to Cure Kidney Cancer: 212-799-4354, www.ackc.org
ACKC works towards raising awareness of kidney cancer. This website includes personal stories from patients, information on current projects related to kidney cancer, kidney cancer information, and more.

American Urological Association Foundation: 1.800.828.7866, www.auafoundation.org
The American Urological Association Foundation advocates a future free of urological diseases. On this website you can find current research within urology, resources to finding a urologist, and much more.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network: 1.888.901.BCAN (2326), www.bcan.org
BCAN’s mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer and to advance bladder cancer research. This website provides educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Kidney Cancer Association: 1.800.850.9132, www.kidneycancer.org
The Kidney Cancer Association is a charitable organization in which funds research and raise awareness within the kidney cancer community. This website provides information and current news on kidney cancer. Also, you may donate to this charity to fund towards kidney cancer research.

National Prostate Cancer Coalition: 1.800.245.9555, www.fightprostatecancer.org
This website provides comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk, and their project, ZERO conducts free prostate cancer testing throughout the country. Their mission is to increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and fund research in the pursuit of a better test for prostrate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation: 1.800.757.CURE (2873), www.prostatecancerfoundation.org
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s leading philanthropic organization for funding prostate-cancer research. Here you will find prostate cancer resources, research, and grants.

The Prostate Net: 1.888.477.6763, www.prostate-online.org
This website provides contacts to help you design a program in prostate cancer education, raise men’s health awareness, and find research grant application for your community. Also, the toll-free number will connect you with a prostate cancer survivor counselor who can guide you in making treatment decisions.

UsTOO Int. Prostate Cancer Ed & Support Ntwk: 1.800.808.7866, www.ustoo.org
UsTOO is a non-profit prostate cancer education and support network. This website provides men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship.

 

Gynecological Cancers

Gynecologic cancer is cancer originating in the female reproductive organs. It includes cancer of the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva. The following websites below will provide resources for anyone seeking information on Gynecological Cancer.

Conversations: 210.401.1604, www.ovarian-news.org
Conversations is an international newsletter for those fighting ovarian cancer. New cancer web links are updated on this website almost every month for patients, family, and friends.

Eyes on the Prize: www.eyseontheprize.org
Eyes on the Prize is a nonprofit organization that provides information and emotional support from the survivors’ perspective to women with gynecologic cancers. This website contains inspirational stories, gynecological information, and more!

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: 1.866.288.RISK (7475), www.facingourrisk.org
This website provides women with resources to determine whether they are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to genetic predisposition, family history, or other factors, provides information about options for managing and living with these risk factors, provides support for patients and families with these risk factors, to raise breast cancer awareness, and much more!

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: 1.888.OVARIAN (682.7426), www.ovarian.org
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and increase education about ovarian cancer. This website provides medical information, current news and events, and other resources on ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance: 1.866.399.6262, www.ovariancancer.org
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance leads the national initiative to significantly reduce the number of deaths from ovarian cancer and ultimately conquer the disease. This website provides information, treatment, and other resources related to ovarian cancer. Also, you may find resources on clinical trials in your area.

Self Help for Women with Breast of Ovarian Cancer: 1.866.891.2392, www.sharecancersupport.org
SHARE provides a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. SHARE brings women with cancer and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, to provide participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.

The Gynecological Cancer Foundation: 1.800.444.4441, www.thegcf.org
The Gynecological Cancer Foundation promotes public awareness about the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gynecologic cancers. This website offers educational courses and workshops, online resources to grants and funding for research, and other tools to keep you informed on Gynecological Cancer.

Women’s Cancer Network: 312.578.1439, www.wcn.org
This website provides information on the leading types of cancer including gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. Here you can read about ovarian cancer survivor stories and gather additional information on cancer statistics, graphs and charts as well as clinical trials for cancer and new cancer treating drugs.

 

Head/Neck/Mouth/Eye Cancers

Oral, head, and neck cancer is an umbrella term for a number of cancers that start in the head and neck, including lip and oral cavity cancer; salivary gland cancer; paranasal sinus and nasal sinus cancer; nasopharyngeal cancer; oropharyngeal cancer; and hypopharyngeal cancer.

Eye Care Foundation: 212.832.7297, www.eyecarefoundation.org
The Eye Cancer Foundation is an educational and supportive resource for eye cancer patients, their families, and physicians. This website provides a world class resource for patient education and research for eye cancer.

Oral Cancer Foundation: 949.646.8000, www.oralcancerfoundation.org
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support activities. This site will provide you with hundreds of pages of information about the rates of occurrence, risk factors which lead to oral cancer, signs and symptoms, treatments, current research, complications of treatment, nutrition, and current oral cancer related news.

Support for People with OH&N Cancer: 1.800.377.0928, www.spohnc.org
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support. Here you will find cancer information and supportive care resources for anyone with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer.

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Foundation: 843.792.6624, www.yulbrynnerfoundation.org
The purpose of this foundation is to provide support to head and neck cancer patients throughout the year, to educate children and adults in the disease process, treatment, and prevention of head and neck cancer, and to support ongoing research in head and neck oncology.

 

Lung Cancers

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Below are a list of websites in which you can find more information on lung cancer research and treatment.

American Lung Association: 1.800.548.8252, www.lungusa.org
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. Here you can find information on lung cancer and current news and research related to this type of cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance: 1.800.298.2436, www.lungcanceralliance.org
Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. This website provides treatment, support, and other resources related to lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Online Foundation: www.lungcanceronline.org
The Lung Cancer Online Foundation is a comprehensive, annotated directory to Internet information and resources on lung cancer, for patients and families.

LungCancer.org: 1.800.813.HOPE (4673), www.lungcancer.org
This site has been developed for people with lung cancer and the people who care for them. LungCancer.org offers valuable information and experience from other patients, healthcare providers and social workers.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation: 1.877.363.6376, www.marf.org
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (formerly known as MARF) is the national non-profit dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, by educating patients, and by advocating for federal mesothelioma funding.

National Lung Cancer Partnership: 608.233.7905, www.nationalungcancerpartnership.org
National Lung Cancer Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing deaths due to lung cancer, and helping patients live longer and better, through research, awareness and advocacy. Here you can find resources on cancer information, current news, events and more!

 

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is estimated that over 1 million new cases occur annually. The following websites will provide more information on skin cancer as well as current treatment related to this cancer.

Aim at Melanoma: 877.246.2635, www.aimatmelanoma.org
This website provides great resources related to skin cancer. The information on this website displays detailed information for patients, caregivers, families, and more. Also, this site contains inspirational stories as well as current research and developments related to skin cancer.

Melanoma International Foundation: 866.463.6663, www.melanomaintl.org
MIF develops, supports, and provides innovative programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma. This website contains information, melanoma resources, current news and events related to melanoma.

Melanoma Research Foundation: 1.800.673.1290, www.melanoma.org
Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. Here you can find information, research, and programs related to this type of cancer.

Skin Cancer Foundation: 212.725.5176, www.skincancer.org
The Skin Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing the incidence of skin cancer through a combination of research, public education and awareness Here you can find prevention guidelines, related links to different type of skin cancer, and much more!

 

Stomach Cancers

Gastrointestinal cancer (cancer of the digestive system) includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon) and rectum. The websites below include information, research, and current news on gastro-intestinal related illnesses.

American Liver Foundation: 212.668.1000, www.liverfoundation.org
The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. This website will provide various educational resources for patients and family impacted by liver disease.

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition: 1.877.4111, www.fightcolorectalcancer.org
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that fights colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access. Here you will find current research on colon and rectal cancer as well as answers to questions about colorectal cancer that is not answered on their website.

Colon Cancer Alliance: 877.422.2030, www.ccalliance.org
The Colon Cancer Alliance provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America. This website provides various resources on colon cancer for patients and families. Also, you may find programs and events supporting patients with colon cancer. Colorectal Cancer Network website: www.clickonium.com/colorectal-cancer.net/html Clickonium.com is your gateway to sites on the Internet for colorectal cancer treatment. Various links regarding colorectal cancer are provided on this website.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research: 310.473.5121, www.pancreatic.org
The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research. This website provides information, resources and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: 877.272.6226, www.pancan.org
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. Here you will find support resources, fundraising/awareness ideas, and current research related to pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatica.org: 831.658.0600, www.pancreatica.org
The purpose of this site is to serve as a worldwide gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and disinterested information in regard to clinical trials and other responsible medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This website provides various links to other sources on the web on pancreatic cancer.

 

List of Support Group Resources

Financial and Housing Assistance with Cancer Treatment

UF Health Cancer Resources

Creativity and Health

The following websites provide creative alternatives for health and therapy through the arts. The use of art for healing has displayed tremendous benefit for patients and families affected by cancer or terminal illnesses

352Creates: 352creates.com
352Creates is two days of community art-making and creative activities throughout the 352 area code. It promotes the idea that creativity is good for our health and well-being as individuals and community. This shared sense of community through creativity is what makes 352Creates unique! 352Creates is a network of individuals, organizations, and businesses united by the idea that creativity connects our community and makes us healthier and stronger.

Creativity Matters: Arts & Aging Toolkit: www.artsandaging.org
This resource explains how and why older adults benefit from participating in professionally conducted community arts programs and offers detailed advice and examples on program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Foundation for Hospital Art: 678.324.1705, www.hospitalart.com
The mission of Foundations for Hospital Art is to give comfort and hope to those who suffer in hospitals by providing artwork at no cost to hospitals.

Mayo Clinic Stress Management Videos: www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/MM00623
The mission of Mayo Clinic is to empower people to manage their health. This website provides useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic.

National Association for Poetry Therapy: 561.498.8334, www.poetrytherapy.org
This website promotes growth and healing through language, symbol, and story. The term “poetry therapy” encompasses bibliotherapy (the interactive use of literature) and journal therapy (the use of life-based reflective writing) as well as therapeutic storytelling, the use of film in therapy, and other language-based healing modalities.

National Center for Creative Aging: 202.895.9456, www.creativeaging.org
The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and the quality of life of older people. Creative expression is important for older people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds, regardless of economic status, age, or level of physical, emotional, or cognitive functioning.

Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts: 202.843.8600, www.smithfarm.com
This website will direct you to Smith Farm Center’s retreats and programs which will offer choices in healing, provide emotional support, enhance living, and complement mainstream medical care. Their programs are small in size, experiential, and held in beautiful settings.

The Artists Way: www.theartistsway.com
This website directs you to an online course in discovering or recovering your creative self. This site includes: Creative Clusters, The Basic Tools, up-to-date information on Julia’s (artist and writer) personal appearances, opportunities to engage with other artists online, information on teaching The Artist’s Way, and more.

The Happiness Project: www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2008/12/creativity-12-m.html
This website contains information on, best-seller author, Gretchen Rubin’s newest book The Happiness Project. This book is a memoir of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy–from Aristotle to Martin Seligman to Thoreau to Oprah.

UF Center for the Arts in Medicine: 352.273.1488, http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/center-for-arts-in-medicine/
This website contains current arts in medicine research and education through the University of Florida. CAM is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in the arts in healthcare, locally and globally.

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine: 352.733.0880, www.artsinmedicine.ufhealth.org
This website provides information on the development of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine (AIM). AIM has grown into one of the largest comprehensive arts in healthcare program in existence. AIM is designed to transform the hospital setting for patients, visitors, caregivers, and staff. Call AIM to ask for a visual artist, musician, or writer to visit your room (for inpatients and their visitors) and ask about our weekly classes.

 

Integrative/Complementary/Alternative Medicine

The following links will provide resources and information on the practices of integrative, complimentary, and alternative medicine. In western culture, alternative medicine is any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine.

AHMA Holistic Health Now!: 216.292.6644, www.holistichealthnow.org
Holistic Health Now is an online resource of the American Holistic Medical Association. Here you can find a NCCIH practitioner in your area, use accurate guides to help you choose a holistic practitioner, find resources and information of other integrative and holistic organizations, and much more!

Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine:www.alternative-therapies.com
This website directs you to current news, research, and events within topics of alternative medicine. Also, the printed journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, promotes the art and science of integrative medicine and a responsibility to improve public health.

CancerNet-Complementary & Alternative Medicine: 1.800.422.6237, www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/treatment/cam
This website directs you to the National Cancer Institute in which you will valuable cancer-related information of all kinds. This website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of our research programs and clinical trials. You will also find many articles on the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine in cancer.

Heal USA: www.healusa.net
This website provides accurate, responsible alternative medicine information to the public through research reports, videos, articles and referrals to Holistic Integrative Practitioners and Certified Natural Products.

Health World Online: www.healthy.net
Healthy.net is your 24-hour health resource center–a virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create your wellness-based lifestyle.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://nccih.nih.gov/
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. Here you will find articles and related topics about complementary alternative medicine.

Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Med: 212.342.0113, www.rosenthal.hs.columbia.edu
The Rosenthal Center is dedicated to education, training and to providing information on botanical medicine, traditional systems of medicine, and mind-body medicine. Here you will find information resources about complementary and alternative medicine compiled specifically for those interested in research within NCCIH.

UF Health Integrative Medicine: 352.733.0881, https: ufhealth.org/integrative-medicine
The UF Health Integrative Medicine (ITM) team is dedicated to the compassionated integration evidence-based mindfulness practices into traditional Western medicine. ITM offers massage, meditation, tai chi, and qigong to hospitalized UF Health patients. ITM also offers wellness education including free weekly classes, single-session workshops, and six-week courses on mindfulness and Ayurveda. Patients may also consider visiting the outpatient clinic to continue to receive services. Outpatient referrals can be made at 352.265.9355 (WELL).