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Cancer has touched many lives. The Dare County Library has library books,
videos, and access to online resources that provide authoritative and
inspirational information on this topic. There are children’s, teen, and adult books
in fiction, biography, and non-fiction. Remember, any item owned by one library
can be sent to the library closest to you at no charge.

Searching for books and other materials

Our online catalog is available from any Internet PC by going to:
www.earlibrary.org
Search the online catalog by Subject for cancer.

Titles of suggested non-fiction reading

ABC Of Lung Cancer edited by Ian Hunt
After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger by Julie K. Silver
Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide To Cancer
American Medical Association Guide To Home Caregiving
Breast Cancer Resource Directory Of North Carolina
Cancer Caregiving A To Z by the American Cancer Society
Choices In Breast Cancer Treatment edited by Kenneth Miller
Colon Cancer by Ross C. Donehower
Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr
Eating Well Through Cancer by Holly Clegg
Emotional Survival Guide For Caregivers by Barry J. Jacobs
It’s Not About The Hair: And Other Certainties Of Life and Cancer by Debra Jarvis
Live Strong: Inspirational Stories From Cancer Survivors by The Lance Armstrong Foundation
My Child Has Cancer: A Parent’s Guide by Della Howell
Prostate Disorders by H. Ballentine Carter
Secret History Of The War On Cancer by Devra Davis
Understanding Cancer therapies by Helen Chan

Recommended Web Sites

The EARL library Web site provides access to several cancer-related Web sites.
Go to www.earlibrary.org then click on Web Links. The Health category
provides links to useful and free information about health-related topics including
cancer.

Also ask any Dare County staff for correct log on information for the online
Salem Health Online Medical Encyclopedia www.health.salempress.com and
NC LIVE www.nclive.org Medical and Health resources.

American Cancer Society

Provides cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers with free, comprehensive information, support and resources about cancer, research, and treatment options. Search by zip code or by city and state to find out about events and resources nearest you.

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of NC

This web site is a joint project between the Women Helping Women, the North Carolina Institute of Public Health, and UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its mission is to provide North Carolina breast cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends and healthcare providers with free, comprehensive information, support and resources to
help them through the breast cancer experience.

Cure Search for Childhood Cancers

The National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Oncology Group have joined together to provide cancer information, research, an online resource directory, and treatment options to support parents and families with children that have cancer.

National Cancer Institute

The U.S. National Institutes of Health web site provides up-to-date information about different cancers, cancer research, clinical trials, and also offers a toll-free number and live chat to respond to your questions.

Women’s Cancer Network

This interactive web site is dedicated to informing women about gynecologic cancers, clinical trials, and current research and to assist women and their families to understand more about the disease, learn about treatment options, and gain access to new or experimental therapies.

Local and Regional Resources

Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
1-800-662-8859


With offices in Cary, NC and Columbia, SC, The Center is a comprehensive
resource to improve hospice, palliative, and end of life care, while promoting
recognition of the dying process and death as a natural part of life.

Association for Home & Hospice Care of N.C.
1-800-999-2537

Provides information about home care and hospice services, updates on
educational offerings, and access to an on-line directory of agencies and
vendors located across North Carolina. Use the

Dare County Emergency Management
252-475-5655

To access the planning guide: “Take responsibility of your own safety!” a
disaster planning guide for individuals with special medical needs in times of
emergency, go to www.darenc.com/Forms/SSMedNeeds.pdf

Dare County Department of Social Services
252-475-5500

Dare County Department of Public Health
Dare Home Health and Hospice
252-475-5028

North Carolina AARP, Caregiver Resources
1-866-389-5650

An online article about how the North Carolina AARP is helping caregivers
across the state. Includes links to web sites of North Carolina caregiver
support organizations.

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce listing of local medical services
252-441-8144

Outer Banks Hospital, Cancer Resource Center
252-449-7350


*This list is not intended to be comprehensive of all support services and/or
organizations available in our community