Resources

The Indiana Cancer Consortium offers a variety of tools to help aid in reducing the cancer burden in Indiana. Feel free to use our resources below. Our resources are organized in order to assist health care workers, public health officials/ advocates, and other coalitions.

Cancer Links

American Cancer Society

Extensive cancer resource for patients and their families, and professionals. Find local programs and support services that provide assistance to people coping with cancer; or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

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American Bladder Cancer Society

A nonprofit organization that focuses on bladder cancer advocacy and survivor support. The Web site offers survivors and the people that care for them an active online support community. The site offers blogging, weekly support chats, and a public forum.

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Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights

National lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.  Information about secondhand smoke and how to protect yourself, as well as local smokefree air developments.

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Cancer Care

National nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

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Cancer Control Planet

This website provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.

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Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Provides resources, education, and support to people with cancer and their families in northeast Indiana.  They serve people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

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The Cancer Support Community

(formerly the Wellness Community) International Non-profit that provides support, education, and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Program based on Patient Active Concept.

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CDC Wonder

An easy-to-use internet system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large.

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Disability Benefits Help

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be worried about keeping your job while you go through treatments. Fortunately, if you’re unable to work while you battle cancer, there could be financial resources available. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly benefits for people who are unable to work due to an illness. Every form of cancer can potentially qualify.

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Indiana 2-1-1

Statewide information and referral system to connect Hoosiers to human services; or call 2-1-1.

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The Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency

Responsible for developing programs to prevent and reduce the usage of tobacco and tobacco products in Indiana by utilizing best practices or tobacco control programs developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  For local resources throughout Indiana, visit the ITPC Community Resource Center.

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INShape Indiana

Log On Lighten Up. The state of Indiana is stepping up its efforts to encourage Hoosiers to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Focused on primary prevention efforts through nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco cessation.

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Mesothelioma Cancer

Provides a comprehensive site dedicated to information, clinical trial availability, treatment options, veteran options, and more.

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National Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

One of the nation’s largest non-governmental initiatives, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is fighting to protect children from tobacco and create a healthier environment by deglamorizing tobacco use, changing public policy, partnerships, education, and advocacy.

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National Cancer Institute

A comprehensive site dedicated to cancer research.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

On this site you will find information on CDC supported activities for the Comprehensive Cancer Control.

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Nurse2Nurse

Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

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Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides direct patient services to assist with co-pays, insurance, disability and legal issues as well as links to education, information and clinical trials.

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Riverbend Cancer Services

Provides support and education for cancer patients and their families in North Central Indiana.  Services include financial assistance for prescriptions and supplies, durable medical equipment and nutritional supplements.  In addition, we offer a free wig salon and specialized counseling for cancer patients and their families.  We serve patients in and around St. Joseph County.

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Smokefree Indiana

A volunteer-based, advocacy oriented coalition of individuals and organizations working to promote tobacco-free, healthy lifestyles.

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Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)

The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. The SEER Program currently collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from 14 population-based cancer registries and three supplemental registries covering approximately 26 percent of the US population.

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Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative

Statewide initiative aimed at reducing overweight and obesity rates and related chronic diseases in Indiana. Through a partnership among foundations, health care organizations, non-profit organizations, and state and local public health agencies, the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative Task Force is developing a state plan to promote healthy eating and active living through policies, programs, and environmental changes. The Web site is for anyone with a stake in obesity prevention in Indiana. Here you will find current state and national data, legislation, evidence based strategies, reports, and links to other Web sites. These resources can help generate new ideas for obesity prevention efforts within your organization or community.

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