Management of Pain and Other Side Effects
American Pain Foundation www.painfoundation.org
Founded in 1997, it is an independent nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. 888.615.PAIN (7246)
An ACOR site that was created to help cancer patients receive the pain treatment they deserve. It contains information about cancer pain, its causes, and available treatments, as well as links to online groups.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers and their families through counseling, education, information and referral, bereavement services, and direct financial assistance. 800.813.HOPE
This Web site, sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), is designed for patients and caregivers to provide information on learning about and managing each of 10 cancer treatment–related symptoms that patients undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis commonly experience: anorexia, cognitive dysfunction, depression, dyspnea, fatigue, hormonal disturbances, neutropenia, pain, peripheral neuropathy, and sexual dysfunction.