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Cancer Resources

Cancer Resources

The attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, are dedicated to providing legal representation to New York residents and others who have been harmed by a needlessly delayed diagnosis or missed diagnosis of cancer.

We are committed to fundamentally changing the lives of our clients and their families for the better. To learn more about our experience and our approach to these cases, please call or contact us online.

As part of our services, we offer these public resources for cancer information:

Upstate Cancer Center

In addition to providing diagnosis and multi-disciplinary assistance for cancer patients in the Syracuse area, this SUNY hospital has detailed information online about more than 20 types of cancer and five blood disorders.

National Cancer Institute

This organization is part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCI’s main responsibilities include coordinating the National Cancer Program, conducting and supporting cancer research, training physicians and scientists and disseminating information about cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care and survivorship.

Cancer Prevention and Control

This division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies and other key groups to develop, implement and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. The site features links to information about various types of cancer, cancer research, statistics, prevention and free or low-cost screening sources and more.

American Cancer Society

This is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The ACS website includes information about many types of cancer, treatments and sources of support and tips on how to stay healthy and reduce your chances of developing cancer.

American Cancer Society, Central NY Region – East Syracuse

This is one of the many ACS local programs. It provides services and news for cancer patients, survivors and their families.

New York Department of Health

This state agency provides information about more than 30 types of cancer on its website as well as information about the Cancer Services Program, which provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for free to women and men who meet certain requirements. The site also provides local and statewide statistics about cancer rates compiled by the NYS Cancer Registry, links to additional national and state resources  and more.

Cancer.Net

This is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the 35,000-member voice of the world’s cancer physicians. Content on the site – including descriptions of types of cancer, navigating cancer care, coping, survivorship and research and advocacy ­– is subject to a formal peer-review process by an editorial board composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers and patient advocates.

CancerCare

Located in New York City, CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their loved ones as well as health care professionals. The site advises on managing the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. The site also includes information about phone, online and in-person counseling and support groups educational workshops publications and financial and co-payment assistance.