Dr. Sathya


Helpful Links

While many of the following websites are not specifically focused on cancer, some of the information may be useful for caregivers of cancer patients. The following organizations are intended only as resources and are not affiliated with or endorsed by Digestive Disorders Associates.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO provides current information for oncologists and cancer patients as well as an oncologist referral service.

Cancer Care, Inc.

Cancer Care is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with cancer through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance.

CancerNet - National Cancer Institute

CancerNet is operated by the National Cancer Institute, the federal government's principal agency for cancer research. The NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for the nation's biomedical research, and the goal of CancerNet is to provide recent and accurate cancer information from the NCI's research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs.

Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit cancer research organization, provides the latest research news.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

NHPCO explains the hospice philosophy and provides a list of hospice programs around the country.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The NCCS, comprised of cancer patients and survivors, directs programs and lobbying efforts for all types of cancer. The group also produces widely recommended support material, which can be purchased at the online store. This site is also available in Spanish.

Patient-Centered Guides

This site contains information on symptoms, diagnosis, support, books and online reference materials. O'Reilly & Associates created this site based on several books it publishes on many types of cancer. The books and guides can be ordered online.

The Wellness Community

This site offers emotional support, education and encouragement for cancer patients and their loved ones through support groups, educational workshops, lectures, and stress management sessions.

Types of cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Network

This site offers support for colorectal cancer patients and their loved ones.

Caregiver resources


This site provides resources, products, and an online community for caregivers of aging loved ones. It is associated with The Center for Family Caregivers, a non-profit organization, and Tad Publishing Co., which publishes related newsletters, books and manuals.


CareGuide is a care management company helping people at every stage of the aging process (from children to elders) by providing families with personalized solutions and support in the daily process of caring.


ElderWeb is a family and professional resource for eldercare and long-term care issues.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance is a community-based nonprofit organization formed to address the needs of families and friends who are providing long-term care at home.

National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) supports family caregivers of the elderly and the professionals who serve them. This nonprofit joint venture includes three main partners—the American Society on Aging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Other sites of interest

Look Good ... Feel Better

Look Good ... Feel Better is a free, national public service program dedicated to teaching women cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment. This site offers tips, advice and a list of programs. It is also available in Spanish.

Liver Disease

Liver Resources

Cancer Centers

Cancer Literature

Pancreatic Cancer
Beth Israel - Whipple Procedure
Cancer.gov - Comprehensive Cancer Information from the National Cancer Institute
Johns Hopkins - Pancreatic Cancer
M.D. Anderson Pancreatic Tumor Study Group
OncoLink: A University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Pancreas