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CureSearch

Active in the search to cure childhood cancer. Involved with research, care, public awareness and fundraising. Information and e-newsletter.
Voice: 1-800-458-6223 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5:30pm EST)
Website: http://www.curesearch.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Skin Cancer Foundation

Provides educational materials and information on skin cancer and treatment.
Voice: 1-800-754-6490 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.skincancer.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Men Against Breast Cancer

1-866-547-6222 Offers educational materials, online videos, workshops, and one-on-one networking with other men, whose loved one has breast cancer. Conducts National Male Caregivers Conference and regional training workshops.
Voice: 1-866-547-6222
Website: http://www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/online_support/videoresources.php
Verified: 7/24/2012

Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides education and legal counseling to cancer patients (relative to a diagnosis) concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance and financial issues.
Voice: 1-800-532-5274 (Mon.-Thurs., 8am-8pm; Fri., 8:30am-7pm EST)
Website: http://www.patientadvocate.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Look Good...Feel Better

Helps cancer patients improve their appearance during treatment. Free workshops across the country.
Voice: 1-800-227-2345
Website: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Hereditary Cancer Center

Studies family-linked cancer. Counseling, information on clinical trials, cancer and hereditary factors.
Voice: 1-800-648-8133 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm CST)
Website: http://medicine.creighton.edu/hcc
Verified: 4/3/2012

Cancer Research Institute

Provides general cancer resource information. Supports leading-edge research aimed at developing immunologic methods of preventing, treating and curing cancer.
Voice: 1-800-992-2623 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http:/www.cancerresearch.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

BLOCH Cancer Hotline

Networks persons with cancer and home volunteers with same type of cancer. Free books about cancer.
Voice: 1-800-433-0464
Website: http://blochcancer.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Cancer Care, Inc.

Free counseling for cancer patients and their families. Financial assistance, information and referrals, community and professional education. Teleconference programs. On-going telephone and in-person support groups.
Voice: 1-800-813-4673(BILINGUAL)
Website: http://www.cancercare.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Dedicated to advancing and supporting laboratory and clinical research that promotes the development of new therapies and techniques for early detection, screening and treatment of ovarian cancer. Educational outreach, public awareness projects, including videos and resource materials available.
Voice: 1-800-873-9569 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST)
Website: http://www.ocrf.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

Cleaning For A Reason

Offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
Write:
Cleaning For A Reason
P.O. Box 146
Lewisville, TX 75067
Voice: 1-877-337-3348
Website: http://www.cleaningforareason.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

Cancer Hope Network

One-on-one support offered to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.
Voice: 1-877-467-3638 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST)
Website: http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

American Cancer Society

Information and referral on various issues related to cancer treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support. English, Spanish and Chinese speaking.
Voice: (MULTILINGUAL) 1-800-227-2345 (24 hr.)
Website: http://www.cancer.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Cancer Information Service

Provides information about cancer and cancer-related resources to patients, the public and health professionals. Offers one-on-one smoking cessation counseling and literature. Free publications. Sponsored by National Cancer Institute.
Voice: 1-800-422-6237
Website: http://www.cancer.gov
Verified: 4/4/2012

Locks of Love

Provides custom hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children (under age 21) with long-term medical hair loss. Uses donated hair.
Write:
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
W. Palm Beach, FL 33405
Voice: 1-888-896-1588
Website: http://www.locksoflove.org
Verified: 7/25/2012

Cancer Support Community's The Living Room

1-888-793-9355
Write:
Cancer Support Community
1050 17th Street NW, Ste 500
Washington, DC 20036
Voice: 1-888-793-9355
Website: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
E-mail: help@cancersupportcommunity.org
Verified: 8/2/2012

Foundation For Womens Cancer Information Hotline

Makes referrals to physicians who specialize in the treatment of gynecological cancer. Brochures, literature and online resources.
Voice: 1-800-444-4441
Website: http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Family Studies Cancer Risk Line

Information regarding familial cancers.
Voice: 1-800-828-6622
Website: http://www.dana-farber.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

Cancer Information and Counseling Line

Provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues.
Voice: 1-800-525-3777 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4:30pm MST)
Verified: 4/3/2012

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Information on breast cancer and breast health.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-877-465-6636 (Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm CST)
Website: http://www5.komen.org
Verified: 4/4/2012

International Myeloma Foundation

Information, seminars, grants and newsletter on myeloma.
Write:
International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive, Ste. 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Voice: 1-800-452-2873 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm PST)
Website: http://www.myeloma.org
Verified: 7/24/2012

Anderson Network

Matches cancer patients with others with exact diagnosis for support.
Voice: 1-800-345-6324 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST)
Website: http://www.mdanderson.org/andersonnetwork
Verified: 4/4/2012

Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry

Information on the warning signs of cancer, diagnostic tests and family history. Sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Voice: 1-800-682-7426 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://ovariancancer.com
Verified: 4/3/2012

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