- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 30, 2001

Books

• "Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer," by Glenna Halvorson and Lisa K. Hunter, Jossey-Bass, 1995. This book explores the emotions cancer survivors may be feeling.

• "After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life," by Dr. Wendy Schlessel Harpham, W.W. Norton and Co., 1994. This book takes readers through changes that may be coming after treatment.

• "Cancervive: The Challenge of Life After Cancer," by Susan Nessim and Judith Ellis, Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Ms. Nessim is a cancer survivor and support group founder who outlines everything from emotions to insurance issues.

• "Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future," by Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie and Kathy Ruccione, O'Reilly & Associates, 2000. This book details the myriad of issues childhood survivors face through the years.

Associations

• National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 770, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Phone: 301/650-9127. Web site: www.cansearch.org. This advocacy group deals with long-term cancer survivors' issues. Its Web site links to other cancer-related online resources.

• American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Phone: 800/ACS-2345. Web site: www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society has information on research, local support groups, fund-raising events and an online survivors' network.

• Cancer Care Inc., 275 Seventh Ave, New York, N.Y. 10001. Phone: 212/302-2400 or 800/813-HOPE (4673). Web site: www.cancercare.org. Cancer Care is a nonprofit group committed to helping people with cancer and their families. Its Web site links visitors to counseling, support groups, referrals and publications.

• Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization (Capital Area affiliate), 6000 Stevenson Ave., No. 203, Alexandria, Va. 22304. Phone: 703/461-9595. Hot lines: 703/461-9616, 800-970-4411 (for the District, Maryland and Virginia) and 800/221-2141. Web site: www.y-me.org. The Web site for Y-Me, a national support network for breast cancer survivors, provides links to local and online support groups.

Online _

• The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center has extensive information on life after cancer on its Web site (www.hopkinscancercenter.org/living).

• The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has information about long-term effects, message boards for survivors and answers to frequently asked questions on its Web site (www.mdanderson.org/Departments/LACC).

• Oncolink (www.oncolink.com), the cancer site supported by the University of Pennsylvania, has extensive cancer information, including advice on coping after treatment.

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