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Knowledge is power. The more informed you are about your cancer diagnosis and treatment, the more you will be able to make educated choices about your care. The first step is learning about your disease and then learning whom can best help you fight it.

Choose a topic below for a list of recommended links:


General Cancer Information/Support Links

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Source of news, information and support.

web site:

www.cancer.org

phone:

800-ACS-2345

Cancer Care

Oldest, largest national non-profit agency offering support and practical information.

web site:

www.cancercare.org

phone:

800-813-HOPE (4673)

Fertile Hope

Provides reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

web site:

www.fertilehope.org

phone:

888-994-HOPE (4673)

Gilda's Club Worldwide

Free support community for people living with cancer.

web site:

www.gildasclub.org

phone:

888-445-3248

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF)

Ensures public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers.

web site:

www.thegcf.org

phone:

800-444-4441

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Focuses its activities on the following areas: survivor resources and support, survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, scientific and clinical research grants.

web site:

www.laf.org

phone:

512-236-8820

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

web site:

www.cancer.gov

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Nationwide network of organizations and individuals serving all people with cancer.

web site:

www.canceradvocacy.org

phone:

877-NCCS-YES (6227-937)

National Family Caregivers Association

web site:

www.nfcacares.org

phone:

800-896-3650

OncoLink

The University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center website. Provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments, and news about research advances.

web site:

www.oncolink.com

Oncology Nursing Society

Information on cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment; specific types of cancer; and other cancer-related topics.

web site:

www.ons.org

phone:

866-257-4667

People Living with Cancer

The patient information web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides oncologist-approved information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping, and side effects. Additional resources include a Find an Oncologist database, live chats, message boards, a drug database and links to patient support groups. The site is designed to help people with cancer make informed health-care decisions.

web site:

www.peoplelivingwithcancer.org

phone:

703-299-0150

Pregnant with Cancer Network

Through a network or women across the United States, the Pregnant with Cancer network can match women newly diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with a woman once given a similar diagnosis who will offer hope, encouragement, and support.

web site:

www.pregnantwithcancer.org

phone:

800-743-4471

The Wellness Community

Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.  They offer support groups on stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions, and social events.

web site:

www.thewellnesscommunity.org

phone:

888-793-WELL (9355)

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Brain Cancer Links

American Brain Tumor Association

A complete source for information about brain tumors, treatment options, clinical trials, and living with a brain tumor.

web site:

www.abta.org

phone:

800-866-2282

National Brain Tumor Foundation

Dedicated to promoting a cure for brain tumors, improving quality of life and giving hope to the brain tumor community by funding research and providing patient resources, information, and education.

web site:

www.braintumor.org

phone:

800-934-CURE (2873)

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Breast Cancer Links

Breastcancer.org

Dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

web site:

www.breastcancer.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Provides educational conferences, a newsletter, outreach to medically underserved women, a help line, and more.

web site:

www.lbb.org

phone:

888-753-LBBC (5222)

Sisters Network, Inc.

National African-American breast cancer survivors’ support organization.

web site:

www.sistersnetworkinc.org

phone:

866-781-1808

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Eradicating breast cancer by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.  Promoters of the Komen Race for the Cure®.

web site:

www.komen.org

phone:

800-IM-AWARE (462-9273)

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Provides information, support, through its 24/7 Hotline staffed by trained breast cancer survivors with interpreters in 150 languages.

web site:

www.y-me.org

phone:

800-221-2141 (English)
800-986-9505 (Spanish)

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Cervical Cancer Links

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease.

web site:

www.nccc-online.org

phone:

818-909-3849 or 800-685-5531

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Colorectal Cancer Links

Colon Cancer Alliance

Provides support and information to those battling colorectal cancer.

web site:

www.ccalliance.org

phone:

877-422-2030

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance

Dedicated to educating Americans about colon cancer prevention.

web site:

www.eifoundation.org

phone:

818-760-7722

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Esophageal Cancer Links

CancerConsultants.com

Dedicated to providing comprehensive information on the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, daily news, and clinical trials, listings for colorectal cancer patients, and their families.

web site:

www.cancerconsultants.com

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GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) Links

GIST Support International

On this site you will find people from around the world who are dealing with GIST, both the experienced and inexperienced, patients and caregivers, nonprofessionals and professionals.  Here you will find support, contacts and information for managing life with GIST cancer.

web site:

www.gistsupport.org

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Hospice Links

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

The NHPCO is an association of programs that provide hospice and palliative care.  Help in Spanish is also available.

web site:

www.nhpco.org

phone:

800-658-8898

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Links

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Fights leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease through research, education, patient services, and advocacy.

web site:

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

phone:

800-955-4LSA (4572)

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Lung Cancer Links

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE)

ALCASE offers programs designed to help improve the quality of life of people with lung cancer and their families.  Programs include education about the disease, psychosocial support, and advocacy about issues that concern lung cancer survivors.

web site:

www.alcase.org

phone:

800-298-2436

American Lung Association

Offers information, programs, press releases, legislative advocacy, and referrals.

web site:

www.lungusa.org

phone:

800-LUNG-USA (5864-872)

Lung Cancer Alliance

Helps individuals with lung cancer improve the quality of their lives.

web site:

www.lungcanceralliance.org

phone:

800-298-2436 or 202-463-2080

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Lymphedema Links

National Lymphedema Network

Works to standardize quality treatment for lymphedema patients nationwide.

web site:

www.lymphnet.org

phone:

800-541-3259

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Multiple Myeloma Links

Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR)

The only independent non-profit research institute working to find improved treatment, and ultimately a cure, for multiple myeloma.

web site:

www.imbcr.org

phone:

310-623-1210

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

Supports education, treatment, and research for multiple myeloma.  They provide toll-free hotline, seminars, and educational materials for patients and their families.  Assistance is provided in many languages.

web site:

www.myeloma.org

phone:

800-452-CURE (2873)

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Links

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

“Survivor to survivor” network providing information, support, and encouragement.

web site:

www.spohnc.org

phone:

800-377-0928

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Ovarian Cancer Links

CancerConsultants.com

Dedicated to providing comprehensive information on the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, daily news, and clinical trials listings for ovarian cancer patients and their families.

web site:

www.cancerconsultants.com

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Promotes awareness and provides education and referrals for people affected by ovarian cancer.

web site:

www.ovarian.org

phone:

888-OVARIAN (682-7426)

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Pancreatic Cancer Links

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)

Provides public and professional education that embraces the urgent need for more research, effective treatments, prevention programs, and early detection methods.

web site:

www.pancan.org

phone:

877-272-6226

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Prostate Cancer Links

National Prostate Cancer Coalition

Provides information, counseling, and educational meetings to help men with prostate disease in making decisions about their treatment and support.

web site:

www.pcacoalition.org

phone:

888-245-9455

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Sarcoma Links

The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation

Provides leadership in supporting research of Leiomyosarcoma, improving treatment outcomes of those affected by this disease as well as fostering awareness in the medical community and general public.

web site:

www.nlmsf.org

The Sarcoma Alliance

Strives to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support.

web site:

www.sarcomaalliance.org

phone:

415-381-7236

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