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    Thou Shall Honor
    New Jersey Caregivers.
    Baby Boomers Confront Family CareGiving In 1946, there weren't enough diapers, schools, colleges, jobs and housing to take care of an exploding peacetime population of American children. Today's CareGivers. Soon, there may not be enough CareGivers to provide for this rapidly aging population. The 21st century will be marked by an unprecedented, dramatic increase in the size of the older population as the Baby Boomer generation ages. In the Fall of 2002, PBS broadcasted a provocative two-hour primetime special, "And Thou Shalt Honor..." This site provides a preview of the program and the CareGiving decisions that await us all. Learn more. Alzheimer's Association Help is available Online or call (800)660-1993. ALZWell Caregiving Support Nancy Reagan's Interview Caring For Ageing Love One Caregivers Guide AccentCare AccentCare is one of the nation's leaders in homecare and a trusted companion in providing a wide range of quality personal in-home care options to enable seniors to live at home independently. Citizens for Better Medicare A broad-based, bipartisan group representing the interests of patients, seniors, pharmaceutical research companies, doctors, caregivers, hospitals, employers, health care experts and many others concerned with the health of Americans and our Medicare system. http://www.bettermedicare.org/who/members.shtml California Registry (800)777-7575 Helps find housing. Empowering Caregiver's. Empowering Caregivers is a Highly acclaimed site featuring  resources for caregivers: chats, newsletter, healing circle,  journal exercises & more to assist you and your loved ones  with options, healing, and love. A gift for you. www.griefcompanion.org. A resource for the grieving and bereaved. The site features writings from a variety of classic and contemporary writers that grieving people have found helpful and comforting. This includes five full-length books which can be freely downloaded. Enterzone 6: Welcome to the Golden Age. Cancer News on the Net Dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest information on cancer diagnosis and treatment. Eastern Agency on Aging Maine's best source on information, options & services  for people as they grow older. Comprehensive Florida Caregivers
    and Seniors Care Links
    Eldercare Web a on-line sourcebook with thousands of reviewed links to on-line information about health, financing, housing,  aging, and other issues related to the care of the frail elderly. Government Elder Care Seach Human Health Service Programs and Initiatives for an Aging America Eldercare Directory - (800)510-2020 a resources for older adults, families and caregivers. ElderHelp Of San Diego (619)284-9281 Family Caregiver Alliance National Brain Tumor Society
    124 Watertown Street , Suite 2D
    Watertown , MA 02472
    Tel: 800-770-8287
    Fax: 617-924-9998
    SHARE THE CARE,
    is a proven blueprint for organizing one's family, friends, neighbors and coworkers into an incredible caregiving team. It is based on the true-life experiences of the authors and 10 other women who cared for a friend with terminal cancer for 3 1/2 years. Since that time many other groups have followed in their footprints, using their systems, and formed groups all around the country. Last year I spearheaded yet another group for my late co-author, Cappy Capossela, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Fifty-Plus.net Home of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. Friendly 4 Seniors Health Care Financing Administration The federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs.  Joint Commission On Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations
    An independent, not-for-profit organization,
    the Joint Commission standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Health Advocate for Older People Promoting better housing, health care and quality of life for all senior citizens residing in New York City. MedQue Home Health & Medical Supply Dedicated to providing patients, consumers and healthcare professionals a convenient on-line method of ordering  their medical supply needs. New Life Styles Senior's Web Resources.  Self Improvement Online  The definitive web guide to personal growth. San Francisco Examiner'ssix-part series on caring for an aging parent. Senior Arts and Systems Prevent drug misuse in seniors. Senior Corps The National Senior Service Corps helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities related to their  interests and close to home. SeniorNet SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education  for and access to computer technology to enhance their  lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.  SeniorResource.com For housing and lifestyle choices, & how to pay for them. Senior Information Services of America. A statewide firm specializing in Medicare eligibility  and long term care financial planning.
    Care4usa.com
    North America's only bilingual (English/Spanish) caringc ommunity search engine. Developed as a community-oriented informational resource for indi-viduals interested in finding relevant information useful to those who are caring for loved ones

    Last Acts
    A campaign to improve end-of-life care by a coalition of professional and consumer organizations. We believe in palliative care, focused on managing pain and making life better for individuals and families facing death. Last Acts envisions a world in which dying people and their loved ones receive excellent care and are honored and supported by their community.

    ASA is a non-profit
    membership organ-ization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.

    Privacy Partners
    Finding Our Way
    is a short course on death and dying in America today. These topics can't be avoided by any of us. The practical advice, resources, and personal stories in Finding Our Way can teach how to approach these most significant life events

    Life View.
    Educated Care Givers.
    Caregiver's Haven

    GriefNet
    GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Site for Kids in grief NFCA Care Givers Advisary Panel
    Now recruiting family caregivers for market research:
    - share your voice, opinions and frustrations;
    -learn about and test new home health products;
    -earn cash and become eligible for special awards
    by participating in caregiver market research.
    The Caregivers Advisory Panel, Inc. Mailing Address: PO Box 1206, Charlestown, RI 02813 3949 Old Post Road Suite 100C, Charlestown, RI 02813 Toll Free: 1-877-595-62271-401-364-9100 Fax 1-401-364-9933E-mail TCAPMail@aol.com

    The Caregivers Marketplace has created an easy and convenient way for family caregivers to learn about and save money on the products they need and use on a regular basis. Enroll: caregiversmarketplace.com
      ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEAL WITH MANY TYPES OF CANCER   American Cancer Society (ACS) 1599 Clifton Road, N.E Atlanta, GA  30329 Tel: 800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention.
    American Pain Foundation 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2700 Baltimore, MD 21202 Tel: 888-615-7246
    www.painfoundation.org

     The organization's mission is to mprove the quality of life for people with pain by providing practical information for patients
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 650 Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: 703-299-1010 www.asco.org

     ASCO is the world's leading professional society representing physicians who treat people with cancer.
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    444 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Tel: 888-4-PLASTIC (888-475-2784)
    www.plasticsurgery.org

     The ASPS site has information about both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.
    American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 375 Fairfax, VA 22033 Tel: 800-962-7876 www.astro.org

     The mission of ASTRO includes advancing the practice of radiation oncology by disseminating the results of scientific research and promoting excellence in patient care and infomation on choice to use radiation therapy in the treatment of prostate and breast cancers.
    Association of Oncology Social Workers (AOSW)
    4700 West Lake Avenue Glenview, IL 60025 Tel: 847-375-4721 Fax: 847-375-6321 www.aosw.org

     The AOSW is the professional organization for oncology social workers and its work includes advocacy for the support and care of people with cancer. The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness about the social, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of cancer patients.

    CancerCare, Inc. 275 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001 Tel: 800-813-HOPE Tel: 212-221-3300 English
    Español
    info@cancercare.org

     Cancer Care is an organization that provides assistance free of charge to people with cancer. There are information on support groups, financial assistance, and cancer treatment and also a section on legislative action.

    Cancer Education.com
    Cancer Education.com

     The mission of this site is improving cancer care by keeping professionals, patients, and care givers informed and up-to-date. The site has resources for finding physicians and treatment centers, and features videos and animation about most common types of cancer Registration required to access some services, including webcasts. 

    Cancer Hope Network Two North Road, Ste. A Chester, NJ 07930 Tel: 908-233-1103 in NJ Tel: 800-552-4366 www.cancerhopenetwork.org
    e-mail

     Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. Support is provided by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. 

    CancerSource.com
    CancerSource.com

     CancerSource, created by the Jones & Bartlett Publishers, seeks to provide users with the most accurate and comprehensive information and services available. These resources are designed for both those affected by the disease and for oncology professionals.

    Gilda's Club
    195 West Houston Street New York, NY 10014 Tel: 888-GILDA-4U (888-445-3248) www.gildasclub.org

     Gilda's Clubs provide social and emotional support to cancer patients, their families, and friends. Lectures, workshops, networking groups, special events, and a children's program are available.

    Hospice Education Institute
    190 Westbrook Road Essex, CT 06426-1511 Tel: 800-331-1620 Tel: 860-767-1620 Fax: 860-767-2746
    www.hospiceworld.org

     Hospice Link helps patients and their families find support services in their communities. It offers information about hospice and pain management and can refer cancer patients and their families to local hospice programs.

    International Cancer Alliance (ICARE) 4853 Cordell Avenue, Suite 11 Bethesda, MD 20814 Tel: 800-ICARE61 (800-422-7361) Tel: 301-654-7933 Fax: 301-654-8684
    www.icare.org
    infor@icare.org

     A non-profit organization, ICARE provides high-quality, user-friendly cancer information to patients and physicians. The site's Online Cancer Information Guide provides detailed information about many types of cancer including breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, and prostate, as well as Hodgkin's disease and lymphomas.
      Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB)
    1100 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 800-395-LOOK (1-800-395-5665)
    English
    Español

     This organization is dedicated to providing female cancer patients with beauty and coping techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    1275 York Avenue New York, NY 10021 Tel: 212-639-3573 www.mskcc.org

    Established in 1884, MSKCC is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. The site has a large section on diagnosing and treating cancer for both patients and professionals.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31 31 Center Dr. Bethesda, MD 20892-2590 Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
    1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 505 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Tel: 877-NCCS-YES (1-877-622-7937)
    www.cansearch.org

    Cansearch is produced by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) to provide survivors and patients with a step-by-step guide to the many cancer resources found on the Web.

    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314 Helpline: 800-658-8898
    www.nhpco.org

    The NHPCO is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. The organization offers information on local hospice and palliative care programs across the country, operates a toll-free Helpline, and maintains a website.

    National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
    233 Canterbury Drive Wallingford, PA 19086-6617 Tel: 610-872-7608
    www.nsgc.org

    The professional organization for genetic counselors, the NSGC site gives information about the role of genetic counselors as part of a health care team. Office of Minority Health Resource Center
    PO Box 37337 Washington, DC 20013 Tel: 800-444-6472 www.omhrc.gov

    A service of the Office of Minority Health, this site contains information on a variety of subjects that affect the health of minorities, including cancer. OncoLink OncoLink was founded in 1994 by cancer specialists at the University of Pennsylvania with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. OncoLink has comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments, and news about researc4h advances. Oncology.com Oncology.com

    Oncology.com is a vast, up-to-date source of online cancer news and information for patients, health-care professionals and the entire cancer community. All of the medical information on the site has been reviewed by a health-care professional. The site includes a discussion area, a personal diary, a library, and a referral service. Registration is required to access some services.

    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
    1100 15th Street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-835-3400 www.phrma.org

     The PhRMA represents over 100 pharmaceutical research companies. The site provides extensive information about drug development and research including New Medicines in Development for Cancer.
    Quackwatch
    Quackwatch.com, Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions, Stephen Barrett, MD. Quackwatch, a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. The site gives details and warnings about treatments, practicioners, and authors and publishers. Also in French and German.
    Sisters Network, Inc.
    8787 Woodway Drive, Suite 4206 Houston, TX 77063 Tel: 713-781-0255 www.sistersnetworkinc.org

    The Sisters Network Inc. is a National, African-American, Breast Cancer Survivors Organization. Sisters Network is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American Community as well as providing a support network and cancer prevention programs in the community.
    WebMD
    WebMD.com

    A general medical information site, WebMD has some cancer specific content. There is a physician referral service, a medical library, and resources for those diagnosed with a particular disease. Some resources require membership.
    The Wellness Community - National 35 East 7th Street, Suite 412 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Tel: 888-793-WELL (793-9355) Fax: 513-421-7119

    www.wellness-community.org
    help@wellness-community.org

    The Wellness Community provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. It offers support groups facilitated by licensed therapists, stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions, and social events. 

  BRAIN CANCER
    American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
    2720 River Road
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    Tel: 800-886-2282
    Tel: 847-827-9910
    Fax: 847-827-9918
    www.abta.org
    ABTA@aol.com

    ABTA funds brain tumor research and provides information to help patients make educated decisions about their health care. The ABTA offers printed materials about research and treatment of brain tumors, and provides listings of physicians, treatment facilities, and support groups throughout the country. Limited selection of Spanish-language publications is available.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

    This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    The Brain Tumor Society (TBTS)
    124 Watertown Street, Suite 3-H
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Tel: 800-770-TBTS (8287)
    Fax: 617-924-9998
    www.tbts.org

     TBTS provides resources for patients, their families, and professionals regarding brain tumors. The organization sponsors several fund raising efforts including the Ride for Research and an Annual 5k Run/Walk. The site includes information about finding and organizing support groups both within the community and on the web.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr. Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov


    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society
    P.O. Box 957672
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
    Tel: 800-532-5162
    Fax: 847-490-0705
    NCCS web site
    nccs@aol.com

    This organization is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric neuroblastoma and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Among the resources on the site is a support chat room.

 
 
 
 
  BREAST CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

    This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Encore Plus of the YWCA of the USA
    Office of Women's Health Advocacy
    1015 18th St, NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: 800-953-7587
    www.ywca.org

    ENCORE is the YWCA's discussion and exercise program for women who have had breast cancer surgery. It is designed to help restore physical strength and emotional well-being. A local branch of the YWCA, listed in the telephone directory, can provide more information about ENCORE.

    National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
    9 East 37th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: 212-719-0154 www.nabco.org
    NABCOinfo@aol.com

     NABCO is a coalition of more than 370 organizations that provide breast cancer detection, treatment, and care to thousands of women. This site provides information on clinical trials, a resource router to cancer information resources on the Internet, and links to local breast cancer support groups.

    National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
    1707 L Street N.W., Suite 1060 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 800-NBC-2838 www.stopbreastcancer.org

     NBCC is an advocacy group dedicated to eradicating breast cancer. The site details the organization's legislative activities and provides how-to information for advocacy. This includes information about which members of Congress have been supportive of NBCC's goals.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31 31 Center Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892-2590 Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    SHARE: Self-Help for Women With Breast or Ovarian Cancer
    1501 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036 
    Tel: 212-719-0364
    Fax: 212-869-3431
    Hotlines
    Tel: (English, breast): 212-382-2111
    Tel: (English, ovarian): 212-719-1204
    Tel: (Spanish, breast): 212-719-4454
    English
    Español

     SHARE is a non-for-profit organization that provides many free services including information hotlines in English and Spanish, peer-led support groups, public education, advocacy and wellness programs. SHARE aims to give those affected by breast or ovarian cancer the opportunity to be more in control during and after a diagnosis.

     The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
    Dallas, TX 75244 
    Tel: 800-I'M-AWARE (1-800-462-9273)
    www.breastcancerinfo.com

     This Organization fights to eradicate breast cancer by funding national grants, education, and screening and treatment projects in communities throughout the US.

    Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 
    212 West van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Tel: (English): 800-221-2141
    Tel: (Spanish): 800-986-9505
    24 hours, 7 days a week
    www.y-me.org

     Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has a commitment to provide information and support to anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. This site includes general information about breast cancer and information on screening and detection; information for women and men who have breast cancer; and information for family members and loved ones. Some of this information is also presented in Spanish.
     

CERVICAL CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
    401 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: 800-444-4441
    www.wcn.org

     The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that is committed to raising funds to support educational and philanthropic programs, as well as research of gynecologic cancers. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation's mission is to educate women about prevention and detection of gynecologic cancers and benefit women who have or who are at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
  CHILDREN'S CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
    7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 460
    Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
    Tel: 800-366-2223 (open Tues., Thurs., Fri. only between 10am and 4pm Easter Time)
    Tel: 301-657-8401
    Fax: 301-718-2686
    www.candlelighters.org

     This site provides an introduction to the programs and services of CCCF including information about publications and local chapters. CCCF is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, supporting, serving, and advocating for families of children of cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the health care professionals who care for them.

    MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
    Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc.
    50 Custer Court
    Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
    Tel: 877-336-5333
    Fax: 920-339-0995
    MUMS web site
    mums@netnet.net

     MUMS' main purpose is to provide parent-to-parent support to parents and other care givers in the form of a networking system that matches them with other parents whose children have the same or similar condition. The group also connects parents to support groups for specific diseases.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    CureSearch
    P.O. Box 60012
    Arcadia, CA 91066-6012
    Tel: 800-458-6223 (US and Canada only)
    Tel: 626-447-1674
    www.curesearch.org
    info@curesearch.org

     This Web site informs the public about facts on childhood cancer, stories of cancer survivors, clinical trial information of the Children's Cancer Group, and locations of CCG institutions. A separate password-protected area is maintained for CCG members. This area contains detailed CCG protocols, group operational support information, and group collaboration services such as group-specific mailing lists and Web-based conference board.

     Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society
    P.O. Box 957672
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
    Tel: 800-532-5162
    Fax: 847-490-0705
    NCCS web site
    nccs@aol.com

     This organization is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric neuroblastoma and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Among the resources on the site is a support chat room.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    332 North Lauderdale St.
    Memphis, TN 38105-2794
    www.stjude.org

     St. Jude's site has extensive resources for patients at the hospital and their parents, and also offers general information on pediatric oncology for both those affected by the disease and for researchers.
     
     
     

 
  COLON & RECTAL CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)
    175 9th Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 877-422-2030
    www.ccalliance.org

     The non-for-profit CCA is dedicated to finding a cure for, and increasing the awareness of, colorectal cancer. The in-depth information on the site includes sections on patient support, education and resources, news and research, and advocacy.
     
     
     

 
  ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
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  HEAD & NECK CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer, Inc.
    P.O. Box 53
    Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053
    Tel: 516-759-5333
    Fax: 516-671-8794
    www.spohnc.org
    info@spohnc.org

     SPOHNC is a not-for-profit national organization founded in 1991 to address the emotional, psychological, and humanistic needs of people who have oral cancer and head and neck cancer.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
  KIDNEY CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
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  LEUKEMIA
    American Cancer Society (ACS) 1599 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30329 Tel: 800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
    (formerly Blood & Marrow Transplant Newsletter) 2900 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 60035 Tel: 888-597-7674 Tel: 847-433-3313 Fax: 847-433-4599 www.bmtnews.org
    help@bmtnews.org

     Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides publications and support services to bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and survivors. Their newest book is Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients

    International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF)
    5080 Timber Chase Way
    Sarasota, FL 34238-4338
    Tel: 941-927-4963
    www.iwmf.com
    e-mail for information

     IWMF is a non-for-profit mutual support group composed of individuals who have Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia and their family members, and is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the disease and to finding a cure. Registration may be required to access all of the resources on the site. 

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    600 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    Tel: 800-955-4572
    www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
    infocenter@leukemia-lymphoma.org

     The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is concerned with leukemia, lymphoma, and related diseases. It supports research and provides printed materials. Some Spanish-language publications are also available. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society also offers financial assistance and provides information about other resources for these patients and their families. Further information may be available by calling a local chapter listed in the white pages of the telephone directory.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
  LIVER CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
  LUNG CANCER
    Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education
    1601 Lincoln Avenue
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    Tel: 800-298-2436
    www.alcase.org
    infor@alcase.org

     The ALCASE is dedicated to helping people at risk for or living with lung cancer. ALCASE provides comprehensive medically accurate information about the disease and treatments through a telephone Hotline, The Lung Cancer Manual, a quarterly newsletter, and other resource materials. Personal support services include a national Phone Buddy program and lung cancer support groups. ALCASE advocates for early detection, increased research funding, and health care provider and patient education about lung cancer.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    American Lung Association (ALA)
    1740 Broadway, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10019-4374 
    Tel: 800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
    www.lungusa.org

     The ALA was founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, and has expanded its fight to lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The tobacco control section has extensive information on quitting smoking and the relationship between tobacco and lung cancer. Some information is available in Spanish.

    Lung Cancer Online
    Lung Cancer Online

     Lung Cancer Online is a gateway to lung cancer resources for the benefit of people with lung cancer and their families. The site has information and links to resources concerning many aspects of lung cancer including care, support, treatment, and tests & procedures.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
  LYMPHOMA
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Cure for Lymphoma
    215 Lexington Ave., 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Tel: 800-CFL-6848
    Tel: 212-213-9595
    www.cfl.org
    infocfl.org

     The CFL funds research and provides education on Hodgkin's disease and on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It offers support groups, a patient-to-patient telephone network, living well with lymphoma family forums, newsletters, and educational materials.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    600 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    Tel: 800-955-4572
    www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
    infocenter@leukemia-lymphoma.org

     The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is concerned with leukemia, lymphoma, and related diseases. It supports research and provides printed materials. Some Spanish-language publications are also available. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society also offers financial assistance and provides information about other resources for these patients and their families. Further information may be available by calling a local chapter listed in the white pages of the telephone directory.

    Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
    8800 Venice Boulevard, Suite 207
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
    Tel: 310-204-7040
    Fax: 310-204-7043
    www.lymphoma.org
    lrfa@aol.com

     LRFA funds research and provides educational information on lymphoma. It offers a helpline for general information on lymphoma, as well as referrals to other resources, oncologists, clinical trials, and support groups. A buddy program is available to match newly diagnosed patients with other lymphoma patients who have coped with the disease. Some Spanish-language publications are also available.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
MYELOMA
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
    (Formerly Blood & Marrow Transplant Newsletter)
    2900 Skokie Valley Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    Tel: 888-597-7674
    Tel: 847-433-3313
    Fax: 847-433-4599
    www.bmtnews.org
    help@bmtnews.org

     Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides publications and support services to bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and survivors. Their newest book is Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients

    International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
    2129 Stanley Hills Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Tel: 800-452-2873 (US and Canada only)
    Tel: 323-654-3023 
    Fax: 323-656-1182
    www.myeloma.org
    TheIMP@myeloma.org

     The IMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for multiple myeloma patients while working towards prevention and a cure. The site has resources for finding an online or in-person support group and obtaining research grants, and also features the IMF Patient Handbook and IMF Webcasts. Some information is available in Spanish.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
OVARIAN CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
    500 NE Spanish River Boulevard, Suite 14
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Tel: 888-OVA-RIAN (682-7426)
    Tel: 877-682-6622
    Tel: 561-393-0005
    Fax: 561-393-7275
    www.ovarian.org
    NOCC@ovarian.org

     The NOCC raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education about the disease. A toll-free telephone number is available for information, referral, support, and education about ovarian cancer. Information about support groups, a database of gynecologic oncologists searchable by state, and educational materials are also available as well as a limited selection of Spanish-language publications.

    Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
    1627 K Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006
    Tel: 202-331-1332
    www.ovariancancer.org

     The alliance works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for research to determine more effective ways to diagnose, treat, and cure this disease. The alliance distributes informational materials; sponsors an annual advocacy conference for survivors and families; advocates on the issues of cancer to the ovarian cancer community; and works with women's groups, seniors, and health professionals to increase awareness of ovarian cancer.

    SHARE: Self-Help for Women With Breast or Ovarian Cancer
    1501 Broadway 
    New York, NY 10036 
    Tel: 212-719-0364
    Fax: 212-869-3431
    Hotlines
    Tel: (English, breast): 212-382-2111
    Tel: (English, ovarian): 212-719-1204
    Tel: (Spanish, breast): 212-719-4454
    English
    Español

     SHARE is a non-for-profit organization that provides many free services including information hotlines in English and Spanish, peer-led support groups, public education, advocacy and wellness programs. SHARE aims to give those affected by breast or ovarian cancer the opportunity to be more in control during and after a diagnosis.

     Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
    401 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: 800-444-4441
    www.wcn.org

     The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that is committed to raising funds to support educational and philanthropic programs, as well as research of gynecologic cancers. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation?s mission is to educate women about prevention and detection of gynecologic cancers and benefit women who have or who are at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer.
     
     

 
PANCREATIC CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
PROSTATE CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    CaP CURE
    1250 4th Street, Suite 360
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Tel: 800-757-2873
    Tel 2: 310-458-2873
    Fax: 310-458-8074
    www.capcure.org

     CaP CURE was founded by Michael Milken in 1993 with the mission to identify and support prostate cancer research that will rapidly translate into treatments and cures. The site has sections on living with prostate cancer, information on diagnosis and treatment, and a guide to research. 

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    The Prostate Net
    P. O. Box 2192
    Secaucus, NJ 07096
    Tel: 888-4PROSNET (477-6763)
    www.prostate-online.com
    vhsimons@home.com

     The site chronicles the on-going story of Virgil Simons' personal fight against prostate cancer. It features extensive information about treatment, diagnosis, and support services. Included in the treatment options section is a helpful Prostate Cancer Patient Consultation Form.

    Us Too International, Inc.
    930 North York Road
    Suite 50
    Hinsdale, IL 60521-2993
    Tel: 800-808-7866
    Fax: 630-323-1003
    www.ustoo.com

     US TOO is a prostate cancer support group organization. Goals of US TOO are to increase awareness of prostate cancer in the community, educate men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, offer support groups, and provide the latest information about treatment for this disease. A limited selection of Spanish-language publications is available.
     
     
     

 
  SKIN CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.

    Skin Cancer Foundation
    P.O. Box 561
    New York, NY 10156
    Tel: 800-SKIN-490 (1-800-754-6490)
    www.skincancer.org

     The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only international organization focused solely on skin cancer. The site has general information about skin cancer as well as about melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, and sun safety. There is also a guide to detect possible skin cancer through self-examination.
     
     
     

 
  SMALL INTESTINE CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
  SOFT TISSUE & BONE CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
STOMACH CANCER
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  TESTICULAR CANCER
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  THYROID CANCER
Please refer to the list of organizations that deal with many types of cancer 
 
 
  UTERINE CANCER
    American Cancer Society (ACS)
    1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Tel: 800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org

     This site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention, as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients and their families.

    Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
    401 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: 800-444-4441
    www.wcn.org

     The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that is committed to raising funds to support educational and philanthropic programs, as well as research of gynecologic cancers. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation's mission is to educate women about prevention and detection of gynecologic cancers and benefit women who have or who are at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Building 31
    31 Center Dr.
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2590
    Tel: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    www.cancer.gov

     The National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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.
     
     
     

 
CANCER CENTERS
 
 
 
    Cancer Centers featured in Cancer: Evolution to Revolution:

    Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
    550 North Broadway, Suite 801
    Baltimore, MD 21205-2009 
    Tel: 410-955-1287
    Johns Hopkins Oncology Center

     The information provided here is aimed to help patients, family members, physicians and others seeking information about the center's programs and services.

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02114-2792
    MGH

     Founded in 1811, MGH conducts the most hospital-based research in the country. The site has resources for patients and their families and can provide information from their Cancer Resource Room

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    1275 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10021 

    Tel: 212-639-3573


    www.mskcc.org

    Established in 1884, MSKCC is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. The site has a large section on diagnosing and treating cancer for both patients and professionals.

    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77030-4095
    Tel: 800-392-1611
    www.mdnderson.org

     One of the premier cancer centers in the world, M.D. Anderson provides treatment for patients from the US and the rest of the world (a travel assistance program is available for patients their caregivers). The site has a wealth of information for both patients and researchers on most types of cancer. Some information is available in Spanish.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    332 North Lauderdale St.
    Memphis, TN 38105-2794
    www.stjude.org

     St. Jude's site has extensive resources for patients at the hospital and their parents, and also offers general information on pediatric oncology for both those affected by the disease and for researchers.
     

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