Cancer Resources

The National Association of Proton Therapy
Non-profit agency that promotes the therapeutic benefits of proton therapy for cancer treatment with a comprehensive overview of proton therapy.

The American Cancer Society
Cancer research, patient services, early detection methods, treatment and education.

The National Cancer Institute
The U.S. National Institutes of Health; comprehensive cancer research from glossary terms to cancer types as well as cancer topics and clinical trials and updates.

The National Institutes of Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services home page.

Oncolink
Provides information on different types of cancer, treatment options, coping resources, clinical trials, etc.

Pediatric Proton Foundation
Provides education, advocacy and assistance to families in need.

ProtonBob
The Brotherhood of the Balloon (BOB) is an organization consisting of more than 3,000 men who have chosen Proton therapy for their prostate cancer treatment. It provides communication, education and support; promoting proton therapy for prostate cancer.

Angel Flight
Angel Flight is a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers and friends that will arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need.

Protons for Kids
Educating parents, physicians and families about proton pediatric treatment options.

Procure Cancer Foundation
Providing financial aid to cancer patients undergoing proton therapy.

Livestrong
Support, action centers and information.

Caring Bridge
Free, personalized Web sites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness treatment and recovery.

Books:

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer By Robert J. Markini
A prostate cancer survivor and founder of an international prostate cancer support group describes how he researched treatment options, evaluated the pros and cons of each and decided on proton therapy.

Don’t Fear the Big Dogs By Bill Vancil
One man’s proton treatment experience for prostate cancer.