Although Life with Cancer does not have specific groups for bladder, kidney, liver, pancreatic, sarcoma, stomach, or thyroid cancer, we do at times offer talks with expert speakers in these fields. In addition, we have general educational programs on managing side effects, clinical trials, and role of genetics, etc. that are relevant to many cancers.
Understanding the disease, learning how to manage symptoms and side effects, maintaining your emotional health, and engaging in strategies for healthy living can provide a sense of control and enhance well-being.Looking for answers to your questions about Other Cancers? We're here to help, contact us.
“As I meet others in my network that could be of service to you and LWC, I will gladly share and connect – especially in the area of sarcoma where resources are so limited.”
Find Support & Information
- Contact us for personalized help. Speak with a skilled and caring oncology nurse navigator or oncology therapist who has experience working with people with cancer and their families.
- Register for programs that can help maintain physical and emotional health. Free classes on these topics might be of special interest to people with cancer and their families:
- Fitness and yoga to maintain strength and stamina.
- Insomnia management.
- Meditation/guided imagery.
- Look Good Feel Better.
- For partners and family members, check out our Caregiver Connection group or Tools for Couples, a four-week series.
- Consult with one of our therapists or your physician about getting a referral to see our psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist to assess mood and medication (for a fee). Make an appointment.
- Talk to an Inova genetic counselor.
- Try a massage (for a fee). Make an appointment.
- Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network: Provides thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community each year with educational resources and support services. Offers online and in-person support groups and patient webinars, handbooks, and toolkits.
- Kidney Cancer Association: A charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally, it educates families and physicians and serves as an advocate. It also provides information on clinical trials.
- Liver Cancer – American Liver Foundation: Offers a national helpline, a free drug discount card, and support groups. Promotes education, support and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease.
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Creates hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and government advocacy. It gives patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions.
- Sarcoma Foundation of America: Funds research and increases awareness. Offers a patient registry, where your data can be a valuable resource for oncologists and researchers conducting clinical trials and medical studies, as well as information on clinical trials.
- Thyca: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association: Maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring, as well as their caregivers.
“I just wanted to thank you for all the support and assistance you gave me while my husband was fighting stomach cancer. I will never forget all your kindness, the helpful information you emailed to me, and all the wonderful advice you gave me. You were always so kind and patient and I always felt you were there to answer any questions and put my mind at ease. You will never know how much your knowledge and advice helped me to be brave for my husband. We were married 30 years and he was absolutely the best. Thank you for helping me to give him the best care and keeping him as comfortable as I could. You are truly an angel here on earth.”
—Wife of Patient