Helpful Resources

With so many questionable websites and so much misinformation out there, we feel it is important for patients to stick with known, excellent, and truthful information when researching cancer and cancer treatment. Following is a short list of outstanding resources available to you.

 Helpful Resources

RT Answers is an excellent resource for patients specifically looking for information about radiation therapy. The site includes a video about radiation therapy as well as a host of brochures for various cancers (breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, etc.).

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The American Cancer Society’s website, is also an excellent resource for cancer information in general, from before diagnosis through treatment and on to recovery. They have educational materials that are used by every patient we see in the Temple Cancer Center.

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The American Cancer Society also has a Clinical Trials Matching Service for those interested in enrolling in a clinical trial.

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The National Cancer Institute is another excellent source of information about all different types of cancer. They also have a clinical trials information and search page for NCI-supported trials.

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NCCN, or the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, has a “Patient Resources” tab with information for patients about guidelines for treating various cancer sites.

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Hospice in the Pines is a local, non-profit hospice organization specializing in caring for terminal patients, whether dying from cancer or other illnesses (such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, lung disease, etc.). Dr. Roberts is a long-time Medical Director for Hospice in the Pines and values their compassionate, non-profit mission to care for all qualifying patients with excellence and integrity.

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The Joe W. Elliott House is a place where out of town cancer patients can stay in Lufkin for extremely reasonable rates while receiving cancer care. Our Cancer Center social worker can assist you in making reservations. Eligible patients can stay there at reduced or no cost.

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Needy Meds is an organization that aims to help with the cost of medications.

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Finally, many patients want to be able to let others follow their cancer journey and have one place to document everything.  Caring Bridge is just such a site. You can blog about your journey and friends and family can follow along with you.

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Sidney C. Roberts, MD, FACR

Sidney C. Roberts, MD, FACR

Radiation Oncologist

Kim Burnett, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Kim Burnett, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Madelene Collier, RN, OCN

Madelene Collier, RN, OCN

Radiation Oncology Nurse

Jewel Randle, RT (R)(T)

Jewel Randle, RT (R)(T)

Lead Radiation Therapist

Aimee Salas, RT (T)

Aimee Salas, RT (T)

Radiation Therapist

Josh Yarbrough, RT (R)

Josh Yarbrough, RT (R)

Student Radiation Therapist

Julie McClain, RT (R)(T)

Julie McClain, RT (R)(T)

Dosimetrist

Linda Miller, MS

Linda Miller, MS

Medical Radiation Physicist

Genesis Valdes, RDN, LD

Genesis Valdes, RDN, LD

Nutrition Services

Apollonia Ellis, LMSW

Apollonia Ellis, LMSW

Social Worker

Evelyn Leach

Evelyn Leach

Receptionist