Integrative Specific

Block Center

Source: Block Center
Date: December 1, 2010
Right now you’re experiencing a wide range of emotions if you, a family member, friend or loved one has recently received a diagnosis of cancer. We at the Block Center are here to offer you the medical care, physical conditioning, psychological counseling and personalized help you will need to best navigate the physical, emotional, insurance and financial challenges that a cancer diagnosis presents. Most importantly, we are here to offer you hope, physical well-being and vitality. By combining universally accepted conventional therapies with an integrated multi-disciplinary treatment plan, we at the Block Center provide uniquely personalized care for the treatment of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, leukemia and other such diseases. The Block Center treats the whole person. Our physicians, specialists and staff offer healing, recovery, life and living strategies for people with cancer.

Cancer Care

Source: Cancer Care
Date: December 1, 2010
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites. Find more detailed information about CancerCare programs, operations and finances in our annual report and financial statements.

Cancer Consultants

Source: Cancer Consultants
Date: December 1, 2010
Finding your way through the maze of cancer information can be a challenging and sometimes lonely experience. CancerConnect.com can help you to connect with others who understand what you’re going through and can offer valuable insight. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer or have a loved one who is going through treatment, you can find patients and caregivers who offer inspiration and with whom you can share support. We invite you to register to get the most out of your experience on CancerConnect.com. As a member of the community you have full access to all posts, chats, surveys and other community activities. We want to get to know you better, so we encourage you to complete your profile (you’ll be prompted to do this as you participate in the community). Then, we can introduce you to other members who share your issues and concerns. You can chat with them one-to-one or as a member of a community discussing topics such as clinical trials, nutrition, or treatment.

Caring Bridge

Source: Caring Bridge
Date: December 1, 2010
CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is powered by generous donors. CaringBridge websites offer a personal and private space to communicate and show support, saving time and emotional energy when health matters most. The websites are easy to create and use. Authors add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages of love, hope and compassion in the guestbook.

Lots of Helping Hands

Source: Lots of Helping Hands
Date: December 1, 2010
We created Lotsa Helping Hands to answer the question what can I do to help? If you are caring for someone in crisis, or going through one yourself, chances are you have heard this question a lot. And, if you have watched a friend or loved one in need, you have probably asked the same question. Everyone wants to help, but no one knows exactly what to do. What is Lotsa Helping Hands? -Free, private, web-based communities for organizing friends, family, and colleagues -Your ‘circles of community’ during times of need. -Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar.

Strength for Caring

Source: Strength for Caring
Date: December 1, 2010
The Johnson & Johnson Caregiver Initiative is a pioneer in the emerging field of family caregiver support and StrengthForCaring.com (SFC) is the cornerstone of this important program. SFC is a comprehensive website designed to provide family caregivers with a broad range of expert content and information, an emerging on-line community, daily inspiration, and much needed support. The Caregiver Initiative will launch new programs in the coming months. We are proud to work with other caregiving organizations across America to support the more than 54 million family caregivers who provide care for their loved ones each and every day.

The Weil Foundation

Source: The WEIL Foundation
Date: March 22, 2011
The Weil Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives tax-deductible donations which it uses to make grants to advance integrative medicine. Since its inception in 2005, the Weil Foundation has given out more than $2 million in grants and gifts to medical centers and other non-profit organizations nationwide. Our shared goal is nothing less than to transform health care.
Categories: Integrative Specific

The Wellness Community

Source: The Wellness Community
Date: December 1, 2010
"Combining the will of the patient with the skill of the physician - a powerful combination in the fight against the common enemy - cancer!" --Harold Benjamin, PhD, Founder of The Wellness Community In June 1982, Harold Benjamin, Ph.D, founded The Wellness Community (TWC) in Santa Monica, California. At the center of TWC's program philosophy is Dr. Benjamin's Patient Active Concept that states that, "People with cancer who participate in their fight for recovery from cancer will improve the quality of their life and may enhance the possibility of their recovery." A person who sees him or herself as a "Patient Active" is someone who considers themselves part of the fight for recovery along with their physicians and health care team. A Patient Active also adopts a series of actions, behaviors and attitudes that will improve the quality of his or her life and may enhance the possibility of recovery.

Zakim Center marks progress and promise of integrative therapies for cancer patients

By: Saul Wisnia
Source: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Date: December 1, 2010
Zakim Center marks progress and promise of integrative therapies for cancer patients. Since opening at Dana-Farber in fall 2000, the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies has been providing cancer patients and their families with the opportunity to take a more active role in their care.