Helpful Links

Cancer-Specific Links

 

General

 

American Cancer Society- Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

1599 Clifton Road N.E.

Atlanta, GA

1-800-ACS-2345

http://www.cancer.org/

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)- ASCO promotes and provides for lifelong learning for oncology professionals; cancer research; an improved environment for oncology practice; access to quality cancer care; a global network of oncology expertise; and educated and informed patients with cancer.

2318 Mill Road, Suite 800

Alexandria, VA 22314

571-483-1300

http://www.asco.org/

 

ASCO Cancer.net- Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

https://www.cancer.net/

 

Cancer.com- We help take the guesswork out of your search by carefully selecting information and resources from respected sources and bringing them to you.

https://www.cancer.com/

 

International Cancer Alliance (ICA)- Provides a free cancer therapy review which includes information on a specific type of cancer (description, detection and staging, treatment, diagnostic tests and clinical trials).

301-656-3461

http://www.icare.org/

 

National Bone Marrow Donor Program- For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through transplant.

3433 Broadway Street, Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN

1-800-MARROW-2

http://bethematch.org/

 

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link- This site will help you better understand and deal with the emotional and practical aspects of bone marrow/stem cell transplants and post-transplant concerns.

29209 Northwestern Hwy. #624

Southfield, MI

1-800-LINK-BMT

http://www.nbmtlink.org/

 

National Cancer Institute- Supports and coordinates research projects conducted by universities, hospitals, research foundations, and businesses throughout this country and abroad through research grants and cooperative agreements.

Cancer information Service

31 Center Drive MSC 2580

Building 31, room 10A16

Bethesda, MD

1-800-4-CANCER

http://www.cancer.gov/

 

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation- National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world.  It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.

P.O. Box 682285

Franklin, TN

615-794-3006

http://www.ncsd.org/

 

PDQ® Cancer Information- The Patient Data Query is National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer database.  It contains summaries on a wide range of cancer topics.

1-800-4-CANCER

www.cancer.gov/publications/pdq

 

The Block National Cancer Hotline- A hotline where patients may speak to a survivor, obtain free books, attain suggested questions to ask their doctor, get cancer specific information that will help them fight their cancer, and ask questions about cancer.

1-800-433-0464

 

The Chemotherapy Foundation- The Chemotherapy Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports selected laboratory and clinical research projects at major New York metropolitan medical centers.

183 Madison Avenue, Suite 403

New York, NY

212-213-9292

http://www.chemotherapyfoundationsymposium.org/

 

The Oley Foundation- Enriches the lives of those requiring home IV & tube feeding through education, outreach, & networking.

214 Hun Memorial

Albany Medical Center

Albany, NY

1-800-776-OLEY

http://www.oley.org/

 

The Wellness Community- The Cancer Support Community headquartered in Washington, D.C., has expanded to over 50 chapters, 100 satellite locations (i.e. in-hospital services) and online support that reach 750,000 people worldwide. All services are free of charge.

2716 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 1040

Santa Monica, CA

310-314-2555

http://www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/

 

United Ostomy Association- Association of chapters dedicated to the complete rehabilitation of all ostomies.

36 Executive  Park, Suite 120

Irvine, CA

1-800- 826-0826

Bladder Cancer

 

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)- We are a community of advocates, survivors, medical and research professionals united in support of people touched by bladder cancer.

4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD  20814

888-901-BCAN

Brain Cancer

 

American Brain Tumor Association- The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

2720 River Road, Suite 146

Des Plaines, IL

1-800-886-2282

http://www.abta.org/

 

National Brain Tumor Society- Raises funds for brain tumor research, provides support by offering contact with other brain tumor patients, information, assistance, and referral to anyone with questions about brain cancer, educates the public about the disease, links underserved women to medical services, and acts as a voice for interests and concerns of brain cancer survivors and women at risk.

55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

617-924-9997

 

Breast Cancer

 

National Breast Cancer Coalition- The mission of The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is to meet the unfilled needs of patients and their families impacted by cancer and disease, thereby reducing suffering the areas of relief, research and education.

1707 L Street NW Suite 1060

Washington, DC

202-296-7477

http://nationalcancercoalition.org/

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation- A network of more than 400 organizations that provides detection, treatment and care to American women.  Offers information, assistance, and referral to anyone with questions about breast cancer, and educates the public about the disease.  Links underserved women to medical services, and acts as a voice for the interests and concerns of breast cancer survivors and women at risk.

2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300
Frisco, Texas 75034

 

Susan G. Komen®- Their mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and investing in science to find the cures.

5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370

Dallas, TX

1-800-IM-AWARE

http://ww5.komen.org/

Colon Cancer

 

Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation- Working together we will build a culture of care and foster relationships with national colon cancer research institutions, non-profit advocacy groups, the health care community, and the general public.

8330 Boone Blvd. Suite 450

Vienna, VA 22182

1-855-610-1733

http://www.chris4life.org/

CLL

 

CLL Society- A patient-centric, physician–curated nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support and research dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) community.

http://cllsociety.org

Gastric Cancer

 

Gastric Cancer Foundation- Through education, research and advocacy, the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by stomach cancer and to working with leading researchers to find a cure.

106 Towerview Court

Cary, NC 27513

http://www.gastriccancer.org/

Kidney Cancer

 

 

National Kidney Cancer Association- The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally.  They educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels in the United States and globally.

1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 203

Evanston, IL

847-332-1051

http://www.kidneycancer.org/

Leukemia

 

Headstrong Foundation- The HEADstrong Foundation makes available grants to patients undergoing treatment for blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma) who are experiencing financial hardship.

232 Green Ave
Holmes, PA 19043

610-461-5987

http://headstrong.org/

 

Leukemia Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Society of America- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

600 Third Avenue

New York, NY

1-800-955-4LSA

212-573-8484

http://www.lls.org/

Local Chapter Information:

Sharon Cohan, LCSW – Social Worker

561-623-4573

Lung Cancer

 

American Lung Association- Learn how to improve your lung health. Make efforts towards clean air and smoke free living. Find facts about lung diseases, such as lung cancer, COPD, asthma.

1740 Broadway, 14th floor

New York, NY

212-315-8700

1-800-LUNG-USA

http://www.lung.org/

 

Lung Cancer Alliance- Offers personalized support, information, and referral services at no cost through a team of trained, dedicated staff members to help patients, their loved ones and those at risk. They advocate for increased lung cancer research funding and equitable access, coverage and reimbursement for screening, treatment, diagnostics, and testing.

888 16th St, NW Suite 150
Washington, DC 20006

1-800-298-2436

Lymphoma

 

Headstrong Foundation- The HEADstrong Foundation makes available grants to patients undergoing treatment for blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma) who are experiencing financial hardship.

232 Green Ave
Holmes, PA 19043

610-461-5987

http://headstrong.org/

 

Leukemia Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Society of America- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

600 Third Avenue

New York, NY

1-800-955-4LSA

212-573-8484

http://www.lls.org/

Local Chapter Information:

Sharon Cohan, LCSW – Social Worker

561-623-4573

 

Lymphoma Research Foundation of America- Funds lymphoma research and provides information and emotional support to patients and caregivers through educational materials, seminars, educational forums, a Lymphoma Helpline, a national Cell-Mates buddy program which links patients, a quarterly newsletter and support groups.

115 Broadway, Suite 1301

New York, NY 10006

212-349-2910

http://www.lymphoma.org/

Mesothelioma

 

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center- The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma.

888.385.2024
https://www.maacenter.org/

Mesothelioma Guide- Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. We provide up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.

888.385.2024
https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/

 

Mesothelioma Help Now- Mesothelioma Help Now was created to help patients and their families understand their diagnosis. Studies show that patients who are more educated about their condition and understand their treatment options are more likely to achieve longer-term survival.

1330 Boylston Street Suite 400

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

(888) 381-0695

https://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/

Myeloma and Multiple Myeloma

 

Headstrong Foundation- The HEADstrong Foundation makes available grants to patients undergoing treatment for blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma) who are experiencing financial hardship.

232 Green Ave
Holmes, PA 19043

610-461-5987

http://headstrong.org/

 

International Myeloma Foundation- The International Myeloma Foundation is the leader in globally collaborative myeloma research.  The IMF is charting the course to a cure, mentoring the next generation of innovative investigators, and improving lives through better care.

12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607

818-487-7455

www.myeloma.org

 

Leukemia Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Society of America- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

600 Third Avenue

New York, NY

1-800-955-4LSA

212-573-8484

http://www.lls.org/

Local Chapter Information:

Sharon Cohan, LCSW – Social Worker

561-623-4573

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)- Working to develop treatments to extend the lives of patients.  Notifies patients about clinical trials, connects patient with the same disease characteristics, and brings patients the latest breaking developments.

383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor

Norwalk, CT 06851

203-229-0572

www.themmrf.org/

Ovarian Cancer

 

CONVERSATIONS: The International Ovarian Cancer Connection: A free monthly newsletter providing hope, humor, support, and information. Survivor-to-fighter matching service available.

P.O. Box 7948
Amarillo, TX 79114-7948

http://www.ovarian-news.org/

 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- Raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education regarding all the facts, issues, and problems.

2501 Oak Lawn Avenue,
Suite 435 Dallas, TX 75219

1-888-OVARIAN

http://www.ovarian.org/

 

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance- A consumer-led umbrella organization dedicated to educating the public, and the physicians who are likely to first encounter the disease, about its symptoms.  The alliance advocates for more research to improve treatments and find a cure.

1101 14th Street NW Suite 850

Washington, BC 20005

202-331-1332

http://www.ovariancancer.org/

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

 

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)- SPOHNC is a self-help nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support.  It can have an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health.

PO Box 53

Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053

1-800-377-0928

www.spohnc.org/

Pancreatic Cancer

 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network- A comprehensive and free information service for pancreatic cancer patients, their families and healthcare professionals.

1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

877-272-6226

https://www.pancan.org/

Prostate Cancer

 

Zero- The End of Prostate Cancer- A grassroots advocacy organization seeking to increase research funds that will help to achieve the mission of ending prostate cancer.

515 King Street Suite 420

Alexandria, VA 22314

http://zerocancer.org/

202-463-9455

Skin Cancer

 

The Skin Cancer Foundation- Provides information on the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.

149 Madison Avenue
Suite 901
New York, NY 10016

(212) 725-5176

http://www.skincancer.org/

Additional Resources

 

Publications

 

Coping Magazine- A consumer healthcare magazine and websites for cancer, allergies and asthma.

P.O. Box 682268

Franklin, TN

615-790-2400

http://copingmag.com/

 

National Lymphedema Network, Inc.- The Network publishes a quarterly newsletter, provides referrals, presents a biennial national conference and offers educational materials for purchase.

225 Bush Street, Suite 357

San Francisco, CA 94104

1-800-541-3259

http://www.lymphnet.org/

Research

 

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)- AICR champions cancer research by funding scientist and analyzing evidence.  People who follow AICR’s recommendations get fewer cancers and live longer.  Get the tools and information you need to reduce your cancer risk.

1759 R Street, Suite 401

Washington, DC

1-800-843-8114

http://www.aicr.org/

 

Cancer Resource Institute- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is the world’s only nonprofit leader dedicated exclusively to advancing immunology and immunotherapy to conquer all cancers.

681 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

1-800-99-CANCER

http://cancerresearch.org/

Support

 

Ali’s Alliance, Inc.- A one-of-a-kind internet database of geographic searchable cancer resources. The information and resources contained in the database can quickly and efficiently provide individuals with the support and knowledge they need to navigate themselves and their families towards life after cancer.

6671 W Indiantown Rd
Suite 50-203
Jupiter, FL 33458

www.alisalliance.org/

 

Association of Cancer Online Resources- ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.

http://www.acor.org/

 

Cancer Care, INC- CancerCare provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.

1180 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

212-712-8400

1-800-813-HOPE

http://www.cancercare.org/

 

 

Cancer Hope Network- Cancer Hope Network is a national non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and their family members.

231 North Avenue West

Westfield, NJ

1-800-55-CHEMO

908-233-1103

http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/

 

Corporate Angel Network- Matches cancer patients in need of travel with private corporate jet schedules.

Westchester County Airport Blg. 1

White Plains, NY 10604

914-328-1313

http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/

 

Immerman Angels- Through their unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like them– a “Mentor Angel”.   A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer.

877-274-5529

info@imermanangels.org

http://imermanangels.org/

 

Medicare Hotline- This helpline has a speech-automated system to make it easier for you to get the information you need 24 hours a day, including weekends. The system will ask you questions that you answer with your voice to direct your call automatically.

1-800-633-4227

 

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, INC- Non-profit corporation serving facilities that provide lodging and other supportive services to patients and their families when confronted with medical emergencies.

4013 West Jackson Street

Muncie, IN

1-800-542-9730

http://www.ninds.nih.gov

 

National Hospice Organization- Showing the world that hospice is about more than care for the dying—hospice and palliative care can make more meaningful moments possible.

1901 N Moore Street, Suite 901

Arlington, VA

1-800-658-8898

703-525-5792

http://www.nhpco.org/

 

Patient Advocate Foundation- Provides patient education relative to managed care terminology and policy issues that may affect insurance coverage, legal services, and counseling to resolve job and insurance problems.

800-532-5274

421 Butler Farm Road

Hampton, VA 23666

www.patientadvocate.org

 

Patient Resource- Names and web addresses of organizations that offer financial assistance to people affected by cancer, or that have links to organizations that may provide such help.

8455 Lenexa Drive
Overland Park, KS 66214

(800) 497-7530

http://www.patientresource.com/Financial_Resources.aspx

 

Trust Bridge Hospice- TrustBridge Health offers support for families facing any stage of illness, twenty-four hours a day.

5300 East Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL

561-848-5200

 

Tuck: A Community for Advancing Better Sleep- Discover everything about sleep from sleep science to mattress reviews from Tuck. Start sleeping better today!

PO Box 61293

Seattle, WA 98141-6293

(206) 486-6465

https://www.tuck.com/sleep-and-cancer/

 

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care- VITAS hospice works with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.

1901 South Congress Avenue, Suite 260

Boynton Beach, FL

http://www.vitas.com/

1-877-848-2798