Welcome to the Rare Cancer Alliance (RCA) website. If you are newly diagnosed with a rare type of cancer or a pediatric cancer; you are no longer alone. RCA's primary purpose is to disseminate information and provide support to all pediatric (childhood) and adult rare cancer patients. In the Forums you will find people just like you - patients and survivors. You can read some of their stories in the Personal Story support section. Our members are people who have had to go through the process of wading through information (or lack of it) for their own cancer. The information and support found on our website may save you precious time and energy.
RCA's secondary purpose is to offer a consolidated venue to raise awareness and funding for rare cancer research, which seldom benefits from donations made to general cancer research organizations. Many rare cancers have unique traits with specialized treatment needs. Please visit our page on Research Funds. RCA welcomes new information on other research funds.
Please participate in RCA's endeavor to make this this a useful site for all patients and caregivers!
Use the 'expandable menu' (upper left) to reach links for various types of cancer info. As it expands, click on the link you want. Click on the top of page logo to return to the start page of this section. The 'bar menu' will navigate through these areas of the website:
Home - general cancer information, w/links to assistance and research resources.
Support - info, research, volunteer.
Story - personal patient and survivor stories.
Forum - private & secure bulletin board that will allow you to connect with others.
Info - Rare cancer information and disease write-ups.
News - up to date cancer news for rare cancers.
Words - Cancer Dictionary - cancer terminology and acronyms.
Cancer Events - fundraising, support, and other events, in a calendar format.
SiteMap - complete list of all of our entry web pages.
Twitter - Tweet Me.
Facebook Group - discussion Facebook group.
|Rare Cancer, Mixed Cell, Benign, Borderline & Malignant Tumors Groups - ® Ø||Forum Information - Publicly Viewable - ®|
|Acinic Cell Carcinoma --> Forum||Welcome, Read Me First|
|Adenocarcinoma & Carcinoma --> Forum||Posting How To's/Question/Suggestions|
|Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma --> Forum||Rare Cancer Alliance Newsletters|
|Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Breast --> Forum|
|Adrenocortical Carcinoma & Adrenal Cancer --> Forum||General Forums - Publicly Viewable - ®|
|Anal (Anus) & Rare Rectal Cancer --> Forum||In Memorium|
|Appendiceal Carcinoma (Appendix Cancer) --> Forum||Laws & Political Issues - Any Country|
|Bile Duct, Pancreas, Gall Bladder & Cholangiocarcinoma --> Forum||Local Support Groups, Organizations, Events, Fundraising, & Conferences|
|Brain, Spinal Cord, & CNS Tumors - Rare --> Forum||Prayer Requests|
|Breast Tumors & Cancers - Rare --> Forum||Seeking Others - Helping Others|
|Carcinoid and Syndrome --> Forum||Submit Your Personal Story Here|
|Eye (Ocular) Cancer --> Forum|
|Head, Neck, & Oral Cancers - Rare --> Forum|
|Hemangioendothelioma --> Forum|
|Kidney, Bladder, & Urinary Tract --> Forum|
|Lung Cancers - Rare Adult & Childhood --> Forum|
|Neuroendocrine Tumors --> Forum|
|Peritoneal Cancer --> Forum|
|Phyllodes Tumor --> Forum|
|Pseudomyxoma Peritonei & Mucinous Tumors --> Forum|
|Rare Skin and Sweat & Sebaceous Gland Cancers --> Forum|
|Reproductive - female --> Forum|
|Sarcoma & Rare Bone Tumors --> Forum|
|Small Intestine Cancer (Small Bowel) --> Forum|
|Teratomas & Germ Cell Tumors --> Forum|
|Testicular --> Forum|