Cancer patients and their families often find it helpful to talk with others who have been in their same situation, but can find it hard to get to support group meetings, or even to find people to connect with. Sometimes an online support system is one answer. Read more…..
Cancer Care – online support and telephone support groups for cancer patients, loved ones, and people who have lost a loved one to cancer; groups vary by type of cancer and are led by oncology social workers
Cancer Support Community – toll-free telephone cancer support for anyone affected by cancer; topics include: Why do I need support?; Should I join a support group?; Patient-centered care; The living room (cancer message boards moderated by a licensed professional); Group Loop (for teens); and online help chats with counselors
Caring Bridge allows families to set up a free website that they can update with their child’s condition and progress.
Circle of Care Lifeline program – Provides newly diagnosed families with survivor families for informal emotional support.
First Connection Program – From the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, program matches patients with volunteers who have gone through a similar experience so they can provide informal counseling and information. Matches are made based on diagnosis, age, gender, and other factors.
LLS Community – Online discussion boards provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, covering a wide range of topics.
Weekly Online Chat – From the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this live online chat allows patients and/or caregivers to share experiences; moderated by an oncology social worker. The following chat groups are available: Acute Leukemia, Caregivers, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Young Adults.