Print & Digital Resources

CSC's Print Library

Whether you are a patient or caregiver, one of the most helpful ways to get through the illness is by becoming informed about your cancer, and its treatments. A fully-equipped lending library offering print, audio, and visual materials that provide information for people to learn to live better with cancer. Internet access is available for researching cancer treatment options, clinical trials and general cancer information. The Center can help find the answers to many of your questions. Stop by to visit the Resource Centers in Homewood and Mokena. Books can be checked out for up to three weeks at a time.

 

Finding Cancer Support Online

Are you looking for online communities and resources that can help you on your cancer journey? The Cancer Support Center has compiled this comprehensive list of websites that provide some helpful information about cancer, cancer care, and wellness. 

  • Breast Intentions
    • Breast Intentions is a crisis intervention charity providing financial and emotional help to breast cancer patients and their families
  • Cancer Hope Network

    • One-on-one support for cancer patients and the people who love them.

  • Cancer Wellness Center

    • Through supportive care and education, the Cancer Wellness Center seeks to improve the emotional and physical well-being of people affected by cancer.

  • Today's Caregiver

    • Since 1995, providing an online home for caregivers including tips sections, discussion lists, breaking news, topic-specific channels, expert answers, email newsletters, and publication called "Today's Caregiver."

  • Caregiving.com

    • Launched in 1996, Caregiving.com has one of the largest libraries of caregiving stories. Our community of bloggers and contributors takes care of aging parents, spouses, and anyone they consider family. Find consolation in their reflections and confidence in their advice.

  • ChemoAngels

    • The Chemo Angels program offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing IV chemotherapy or intensive immunotherapy treatment.

  • Colon Cancer Alliance

    • To empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures, and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

  • Colorectal Careline

    • Patient Advocate Foundation’s Colorectal CareLine is designed to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are seeking education and access to care.​

  • Gilda’s Club Chicago

    • Gilda's Club is a place where men, women, and children whose lives have been impacted by cancer, as well as their families and friends, can feel they are part of a welcoming community of support.

  • HelloJasper

    • A smart platform for your cancer care.​

  • Imerman Angels

    • Imerman Angels’ mission is to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors, and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there.

  • Illinois Guest House Medical District

    • IMD Guest House builds community and healing by providing comfortable, affordable accommodation for patients and their families throughout their treatment.​

  • International Myeloma Foundation

    • The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

  • The National LGBT Cancer Network

    • The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by educating the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection, training health care providers to offer more culturally competent, safe and welcoming care; and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.

  • LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

    • LivingWell exists to provide compassionate care that empowers, encourages, supports, and offers hope to patients with cancer and their families.

  • LiveStrong

    • We ask survivors and caregivers what they need, we ask the system how it can be more person-centered, we ask innovators how we can bring impossible ideas to life.

  • MesotheliomaGuide

    • Our patient advocates are here to answer questions about your unique diagnosis, discuss treatment options, provide support and educational resources, offer legal guidance, help file a Veterans Affairs claim, and match you with top specialists. 

  • Mesothelioma.net

    • Our mission at Mesothelioma.net is to provide mesothelioma cancer victims and their families with top-quality free information and resources via our website, as well as the best medical and financial assistance to those who request our help.

  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

    • In our pursuit to save lives, we fight tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors. It is with this commitment that we reach out to all who are touched by this disease to offer support, services, information, and most of all, hope. 

  • SPOHNC: Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

    • Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support. As such it can have an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring and promoting physical and emotional health.

  • Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Medical Lending Closet List

    • Medical lending closets are an alternative to purchasing short-used equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, canes and bath seats for a short duration such as rehabilitation recovery or a visiting relative.

  • Ulman Foundation

    • We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.​​

  • Well Spouse Association

    • The Well Spouse® Association advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse or partner. 

  • Theravive

    • Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available.​