Rare Disease Day 2016

Imerman Angels realizes that generating awareness for rare diseases of all kinds is an important cause and would like to reiterate our work to support those facing rare cancers specifically.

For our part, we have been connecting cancer fighters and caregivers to their surviving counterparts – Mentor Angels – for over a decade and many of those connections have been made with those affected by rare cancers.

While any cancer diagnosis can be a frightening experience, those confronted with the diagnosis of a rare cancer can face heightened levels of isolation and fear due to lack of resources. Imerman Angels works hard to help those navigate these emotional experiences through our Mentor Angel program.

Here are just a few of the specific cancers that we have addressed through our 1-on-1 support network:

Adrenal Gland CancerAdrenocortical Carcinoma

Ductal Prostate CancerDuctal Prostate Carcinoma

Small-Cell Sinus Cancer

Eye LymphomaIntraocular Lymphoma

Chronic T-cell Lymphocytic LeukemiaT-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL)

Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis (LYG)

Sinus Cancer – Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)

Scrotal Cancer – squamous cell carcinoma of scrotum

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) with ROS1 mutation

Linitis Plastica Stomach Cancer – Gastric Linitis Plastica

Salivary Gland Cancer of the Mandible – Mandible/Submandibular Carcinoma

Waldenstroms (WM) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia (CEL)

Renal Pelvis and Ureter CancerTransitional Cell Urethral Cancer 

Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovaries

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) – Malignant hepatoma liver cancer

Ocular Melanomaintraocular choroidal melanoma

Double Hit Lymphoma (DHL)

Our mission is to find anyone facing cancer the emotional support wherever and whenever it is needed and with all the resources that we have in our network.  From common cancers affecting tens of thousands to rare cancers affecting a small population, we believe that no one should ever have to face cancer alone.

Please click below if you are a current fighter or caregiver seeking support or would like to become a Mentor Angel to someone that is facing cancer today.  While this post highlights rare cancer, our community is worldwide and inclusive of any cancer.