Be Well: Cancer Resources


For more information on the MATCH Trial referenced in Be Well: Cancer Research & Treatment contact:

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

For more information on the Exercise & Breast Cancer Study referenced in Be Well: Cancer Research & Treatment contact:

Cynthia Osusu, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Hematology & Oncology, CWRU
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


Fact sheet by the NCI.

2015 Community Profile by Komen Northeast Ohio.

2013 data from Cuyahoga County Board of Health.


The Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men's Health Center offers free screenings during their annual Health Fair.

MetroHealth's BREAST program is a community outreach program helping low income women stay healthy.

University Hospitals offers free mammograms for women younger than 65 with little or no insurance.

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio maintains a list of free breast health events in the area.

MetroHealth offers free mammograms for low income women with little or no insurance.

Case Western Reserve University has a list of community resources and clinics for women's health.

Look up your local CVS to see when they offer free monthly screenings.

Find out about upcoming free screenings in your local area from Medworks.

Screening information from Medline Plus.

Information on cancer screening tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an overview from the National Cancer Institute of what screening tests are and their possible risks.


The Gathering Place is a local non-profit organization that offers an extensive line of free services and supports for cancer patients and their families.

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland offers free exercise programs for cancer patients and their families.

University Hospitals offers classes and discussions for cancer patients and their families.

Stewart's Place is a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals and families affected by cancer in Summit, Medina, Stark, Portage and Wayne counties.

Cleveland Clinic: Personal Survivorship Guide for Cancer Treatment Download PDF

Hope Lodge from the American Cancer Society offers free lodging for individuals who must travel for cancer treatment.

4th Angel is a mentoring program that connects patients and caregivers to people who have also been touched by cancer and can offer free, confidential support.

Information from the National Cancer Institute for the caregiver who is caring for a patient long distance.

Information from the American Institute for Cancer Research on what to do before, during and after cancer treatment.

The Ohio Partners for Cancer Control's guide to cancer survivorship features extensive state and national resources.

Familiarize yourself with this dictionary of cancer terms from the National Cancer Institute.

Click here for a list of free support programs and services from the American Cancer society. You can also connect here with the Northeast Ohio chapter of the American Cancer Society on Facebook.

Learn more about research advances through the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Cancer information and support from the Livestrong Foundation.

Learn more about holistic approaches to supporting cancer patients, from the American Cancer Society.

Learn more about the emotional issues cancer patients may face, from the American Cancer Society.

Find out how to manage emotions from the the patient information website,

The National Cancer Institute offers information on the emotions that a patient can feel through cancer.

Learn about what chemotherapy side-effects to expect in this overview from the Mayo Clinic.

Find out how cancer can impact the caregiver's life, from the National Cancer Institute.

Publications from the National Cancer Insitute's Office of Cancer Survivorship shed light on life after cancer treatment.

Survivors can find events and gather together here to celebrate being a cancer survivor.

CancerCare is a national non-profit that offers free counseling, support groups, education and financial assistance for those with cancer.

Teen Cancer America is a support and advocacy organization for teens and young adults with cancer.

Metavivors is a group aiming to raise the profile of people living with advanced stage breast cancer, through support and advocacy.

MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, has more information on palliative care.

Find out more about health disparities in cancer from the CDC, as well as from the Case Western/MetroHealth Center for Reducing Health Disparities.


This RadioLab program discusses the cost of cancer care.

Research finds financial burdens of cancer care make it hard for patients to focus on recovery.

Take a look at the economic impact of cancer on our country.

Need assistance paying for your cancer care? Take a look at a number of federal and state programs that provide financial benefits to individuals and families with cancer.

Financial resources including travel for treatment from

Indirect costs and other expenses that families dealing with cancer may face.

A list of government and insurance agencies that can help ease financial burden from The Susan G Komen Foundation.

Health insurance and financial assistance for the cancer patient.

Find out what questions you should ask about your medical expenses.

Take a look at some names and web addresses of organizations that offer financial assistance to people affected by cancer. reports about a quarter of diagnosed women go into debt to pay for breast cancer treatment.

Take a look at this list of websites around the country to help with financial assistance for low income patients.

The American Cancer Society explains how to find a financial professional sensitive to cancer issues.

The American Cancer Society discusses how to find financial guidance for cancer survivors and their families.

This series of booklets from the American Cancer Society covers a wide range of financial topics you may need to know about throughout your cancer experience.

The National Cancer Institute has information about financial help, insurance coverage, and support organizations.

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition has a way for you to help you manage your financial challenges.

Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in 1-hour workshops on

Learn about various cancer types, financial help and services in the cancer community.

Take a look at some assistance questions that are frequently asked about cancer.


Get the scoop on cancer prevention, diagnosis, and more from doctor-authored articles on

Find out whether a clinical trial makes sense for you, with a new video-based tool from (developed by researchers in Cleveland).

Find open clinical trials at

Learn ways to take charge of your life to reduce your risk of cancer, from the Mayo Clinic.

Misconceptions about cancer causes can lead to unnecessary worry about your health. Find out whether there's any truth to these common myths about the causes of cancer, from the Mayo Clinic.

These definitions and articles from the Mayo Clinic may help you better understand your cancer diagnosis.

This podcast from explains what you should do after receiving your cancer diagnosis.

Take a look a these few tips that will help you get your questions answered after your cancer diagnosis.

Read about the different stages of cancer and what they mean.

Learn about some of the most common diagnostic tests for cancer.

Read about how to make sense of your diagnostic test results.

The National Cancer Institute has information about staging, testing and pathology reports and what they mean.

Here are ways you can help prevent cancer before it starts.

Take a look at some ways you can stay healthy and detect cancer early.

Learn how a healthy lifestyle can reduce your chances of getting cancer.

See how exercise helps the mind and body while going through treatment.

Find out some ways that regular exercise can help you through your treatment.

Explore how exercise and a healthy lifestyle can be beneficial to your treatment.

University Hospitals is now recruiting for a trial that looks at the impact of exercise on outcomes for older breast cancer survivors.  For more information about participating in the study, please call 800-641-2422.

Take a look at some answers to commonly asked questions before and after cancer treatment.

Find out more about targeted therapies and treatment options, as well as much more, from  

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