Support Resources

A cancer diagnosis introduces life challenges that may come with feelings of fear, anxiety, and/or loneliness. Many people find comfort in attending support groups. Ask your Mission Viejo treatment team for information on groups in your area.

Help for Family & Friends

Publications

These materials are available in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader [free download]. 

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Taking Time: Support for people with cancer and the people who care about them

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Young People With Cancer: Handbook for Parents

Living with Cancer

Publications

These materials are available in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader [free download]. 

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Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During & After Treatment

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Advanced Cancer: Living Each Day

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When Cancer Recurs: Meeting the Challenge

Helpful Links

Local Support

American Cancer Society

800-ACS-2345 (227-2345)

www.cancer.org

General Cancer Resources

Cancer Hope Network

877-994-HOPE (4673)

www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation

877-WEARYELLOW (932-7935)

www.livestrong.org

National Cancer Institute

800-422-6237

www.cancer.gov

National Lymphedema Network

800-541-3529

www.lymphnet.org

Patient Advocate Foundation

800-532-5274

www.patientadvocate.org

People Living with Cancer

703-797-1914

www.peoplelivingwithcancer.org

Wellness Community

www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Breast Cancer

Imaginis: The Breast Cancer Resource

www.imaginis.com

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

888-753-LBBC (5222)

www.lbbc.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer

972-855-1600

www.komen.org

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumor Foundation

212-265-2401

www.braintumorfoundation.org

Brain Tumor Society

800-770-TBTS (8287)

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance

877-422-2030

www.ccalliance.org

Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3)

202-244-2906

www.fightcolorectalcancer.org

Head and Neck

Oral Cancer Foundation

949-646-8000

www.oralcancerfoundation.org

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

800-377-0328

www.spohnc.org

Gynecologic Cancer

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

202-331-1332

www.ovariancancer.org

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association

800-LUNG-USA (586-4872)

www.lungusa.org

Lymphomas — Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

800-955-4572

www.lls.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation

800-500-9976

www.lymphoma.org

Prostate Cancer

Malecare

212-844-8369

www.malecare.org

National Prostate Cancer Coalition

202-463-9455

www.pcacoalition.org

Prostate Cancer Foundation

800-757-CURE (2873)

www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

Skin Care

Melanoma Research Foundation

800-673-1290

www.melanoma.org