Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of cancer. The associated medical specialty is medical oncology, a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Key words: Bladder Cancer; Bone Cancer; Burkitts Lymphoma; Cancer; Carcinoma; Cervical Cancer; Colon Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Fallopian Tube Cancer; Kaposi Sarcoma; Leukemia; Liver Cancer; Lung Cancer; Lymphoma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Oral Cancer; Ovarian Cancer; Pagets Disease; Pancreatic Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Renal Cancer; Sarcoma; Skin Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Testicular Cancer; Uterine Cancer; Vaginal Cancer; Vulva Cancer; Womens Cancer
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.