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Resources

Catherine Boulay Foundation Caregivers Resources

Journey Through Cancer

It is said that the journey of a thousand miles… begins with a single footstep.

When facing cancer or caring for someone who is, the journey often feels overwhelming and never ending. So how do you begin a cancer journey you never asked to take, feel totally unprepared to travel and have no idea of the pitfalls along the way or even where you’ll end up? The answer is the same… with a single step. The Journey through Cancer online community provides a platform for individuals who have traveled or are traveling along this path to share their collective wisdom and guidance.

What is the Journey through Cancer online community?

The online community is a gathering place of those whose lives have been touched, in some way, by cancer. It is a place to share our collective experience and wisdom so that we may all grow and benefit from others’ experiences. We feel that the lessons learned along each journey can be invaluable to other cancer survivors or caregivers traveling similar paths. Likewise, offering advice gained from your personal journey can be rewarding knowing that others may enjoy the benefit of your experiences.

What does the Journey through Cancer online community provide me?

  • Wisdom of those who already have made the journey
  • Convenience of seeking guidance or sharing concerns at any time from anywhere
  • Safety to discuss difficult topics anonymously
  • Mentorship for those wishing to counsel others
  • Story telling, or blogging, for those who wish to share their stories
  • Hope for quality living for those touched by cancer

Journey through Cancer online community is supported by The Catherine Boulay Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to support your journey through cancer. We believe that collectively, we have the means to prevent cancers through education, increase cure rate through research, and most importantly, improve the quality of life of those with cancer and their families by collectively sharing love, kindness, support and wisdom.

Reading Room

“A book is a patient teacher and a quiet friend.”

Informational

Heaven Can Wait – Surviving Cancer
Charlie Jones and Kim Doren (2003)
A collection of the personal experiences of cancer survivors, along with the wisdom and observations of respected doctors and researchers in the field of cancer.

Lessons I Learned in the Dark – Steps to Walking by Faith, Not by Sight
Jennifer Rothschild (2002)
A humorous style to bring home in a very real way how we can find joy in whatever circumstance we are in.

Stress Is A Choice
David Zerfoss (2011)
A liberating concept of ten rules that provide an inspired road map to simplifying your life and to choose less stress.

Motivational

Live Like You Were Dying
Tim McGraw, Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman (2004)
This book comes to you right when you need it most and now it is time for your life to be touched by this song. CD single and lyrics included.

New Day, New You
Joyce Meyer (2007)
A daily reading of scripture for a whole year—a collection of inspirational and thoughtful devotions, to start your day off right.

Secrets to Exceptional Living: Transforming Your Life Through the Fruit of the Spirit
Joyce Meyer (2002)
An explanation of the fruits of life and how to achieve and apply them in your life.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold S. Kushner (1981)
Rabbi Kushner’s perspective on how people can better deal with evil that enters their lives. The book guides through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil and then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds.

Novels

Blessings
Anna Quindeen (2002)
A story of strength, support and love—one of redemption and personal growth and about doing the right thing. The characters bestow blessings on each other.

Confessions of a Gynecologist
Dr. Gary Andrew Dresden (2003)
Flaws in American medicine are exposed. You are left with the understanding that there is tremendous room for improvement in our training of physicians and our medical system as a whole.

Confessions of a Gynecologist
Anonymous MD (1974)
An experienced doctor tells with reports of many actual cases problems that confront gynecologists and obstetricians.

Websites

HysterSisters
A woman’s support site for hysterectomy recovery which combines the wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.

WebMD
Health resources for consumers, physicians, nurses and educators. Includes news, chat forums, health quizzes and consumer product updates.

Organizations

Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service
1405 Clifton Road NE, Third Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 785-1200
brant.rawls@choa.org

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
(800) 227-2345
(866) 228-4327 – TTY
cancer.org/Aboutus/HowWeHelpYou/app/contact-us.aspx

Cancer Support Community – Greater Lehigh Valley
The Anneliese B. Vollrath House
3400 Bath Pike
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 861-7555
infoglv@thewellnesscommunity.org

Cancer Support Community – The Wellness Community
919 18th Street, NW
Suite 54
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 659-9709
(888) 793-9355
help@cancersupportcommunity.org

EyesOnThePrize.org
pr@eyesontheprize.org

Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley
200 Kirk Road
Warminster, PA 18974
(215) 441-3290
info@gildasclubdelval.org

Gilda’s Club Worldwide
322 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1402
New York, NY 10001
(888) GILDA-4-U
(888) 445-3248
info@gildasclub.org

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF)
230 West Monroe
Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 578-1439
(800) 444-4441
info@thegcf.org

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
6520 Platt Avenue #693
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 909-3849
(800) 685-5531
info@ncc-online.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
250 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 273-4200
(888) OVARIAN
(888) 682-7426
nocc@ovarian.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 1190
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-1332
(866) 399-6262
ocna@ovariancancer.org