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Cancer Support Community (CSC)

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure all people affected by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.

Cancer Policy Institute

The Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community advances our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

The Cancer Policy Institute will pursue the advancement of our policy and advocacy goals through the following strategic pillars:

  • Access to care for all patients

  • Quality as a central theme

  • Research as a critical priority

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Frankly Speaking about Cancer

Frankly Speaking About Cancer® is the Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series that provides trusted information on a variety of topics important to people affected by cancer. These resources are free of charge.


Iowa Cancer Consortium

Iowa’s source for authoritative links to cancer resources in Iowa and beyond. Knowledgeable cancer information specialists have compiled and verified these resources, to simplify your search for quality cancer information.

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Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through  eventsmaterials, and resources.

National Cancer Institute

Cancer-related information for the general public, patients, and health professionals, as well as, comprehensive descriptions of research programs and clinical trials.

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American Cancer Society

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

Caregiver Resource Guide, Caring for a Loved One with Cancer

American Cancer Society Caregiver Resource Guide 

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Get detailed information about the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment options, life expectancy and more.

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One of the web’s largest and most comprehensive resources for information on mesothelioma and asbestos related illnesses.

Genesis Cancer Care Institute

The Genesis Cancer Care Institute delivers cancer care with the next generation of cancer-fighting technology with a focus on services for cancer patients and their families.

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UnityPoint Health — Trinity

Learning about cancer and what treatments to expect is a helpful way to gain some control over the disease and actively participate in the informed decision-making process that will guide cancer treatment.

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Iowa Cancer Specialists

Iowa Cancer Specialists ensures that the people of the Quad Cities have access to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and non-cancer blood disorders. Staffed by Doctors Friemel, Jager and A.R.N.P Sheldon.

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University of Iowa Health Care Cancer Services-Quad Cities

University of Iowa Health Care Cancer Services-Quad Cities provides diagnostic and therapy services to treat many cancer types, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, prostate, and blood. The infusion therapy suite, located within the clinic, is used for chemotherapy treatment as well as treatment for other medical conditions requiring infusion.

Ina: Introducing the Intelligent Nutrition Assistant

I help people with cancer eat healthy and stay well-nourished throughout their treatment and beyond. Good nutrition can help people with cancer feel better and manage symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, tiredness and decreased appetite.

It’s as simple as sending me a text!


Beth Shelly Physical Therapy

Specializing in pelvic health and lymphedema




LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12 week program that is tailored to fit the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life before, during, and after treatment.

Find Your Program | West Davenport Family YMCA | Bettendorf Family YMCA | Two Rivers YMCA

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Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.


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Walgreens Feel More Like You

The Feel More Like You service was developed by Walgreens in collaboration with the Cancer Support Community® and Look Good Feel Better®.  This service features pharmacists and beauty consultants who are specially trained to help people better manage internal and visible side effects from cancer treatment. This new service is now available at select stores and it’s free—no appointment needed. Visit www.walgreens.com/FeelMoreLikeYou click the find a store button, navigate to more filters in the right-hand corner, expand the health services tab, select Feel More Like You™, and click apply filters to find a Walgreens location near you.


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Senior Advice

This guide provides information about assisted living costs in Iowa and comparisons with other states and care types. Also covered are state regulations regarding assisted living facilities, along with financial assistance programs and related resources for senior residents.

Reclaiming Intimacy

Reclaiming Intimacy is an organization focused on sexual wellness, sexual health, and sexual dysfunction through cancer and illness. They  provide educational services, experts, and beneficial holistic therapeutic aids to help restore function and reclaim intimacy needs. 

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Children and Youth Resources

Brantley Francis Foundation

The mission of the Brantley Francis Foundation is to positively influence pediatric cancer patients and their families. As a family, it was always helpful for us to receive gift cards to various places. We traveled a lot for Brantley’s care, so gas cards, restaurant and grocery gift cards were always helpful to have. Brantley was a frequent flyer to the hospital and doctor’s office, and as a way to distract him we would have lots of small little toys with us to give him. It helped take his mind off of the not so fun things he had to do. As a way to encourage and support families going through a similar situation, we have designed the BFF Bags! In these bags your child will receive some of their favorite things, and also various gift cards to help with the financial stress of traveling. They will also receive some fun BFF swag! 

Hudson Strong Foundation

Hudson Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded by the parents of a Quad City pediatric cancer survivor, Hudson McKearney. This foundation helps families impacted by childhood cancer. The child must be ages 0-17 and in active treatment. Families are given individualized care packages with the hopes to bring them some light during their darkest times. The mission is to assist families currently undergoing cancer treatment while also bringing awareness to the warning signs of pediatric cancer, advocating for increased pediatric cancer research funding and importance of blood donation. 

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