Resources by Cancer Type

 Brain Tumors

National Brain Tumor Foundation
1-800-934-2873; www.braintumor.org
Provides patients and families with information on tumor types, treatments, support groups and more including nurse consultation by phone or e-mail.

Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
1-800-462-9273; www.komen.org
Toll-free breast cancer help line answered by trained volunteers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Breast health and breast cancer materials available.

National Breast Cancer Organization
Y-Me-1-800-221-2141; www.y-me.org
Offers a hotline, open-door groups, early detection workshops, and support programs.

Colorectal

Colon Cancer Alliance
1-877-422-2030; www.ccalliance.org
Offers patients support, a resource center, news, research, advocacy and events.

Head and Neck

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
1-800-377-0928; www.spohnc.org
Provides education, support, a “Survivor to Survivor” network, clinical trials and a newsletter.

Kidney

Kidney Cancer Association
1-800-850-9132; www.kidneycancerassociation.org
Supports research, offers materials about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information.

Lung Cancer

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE)
1-800-298-2436; www.alcase.org
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.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer

www.mpip.org
Features a community bulletin board, research links, and the latest news in melanoma.

Mesothelioma

www.asbestos.net
Provides an overview of mesothelioma and asbestos-related health issues.

www.asbestos.com
Provides information from the Mesothelioma Cancer Center

Myeloma, Leukemia, and Lymphoma

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
1-800-452-2873; www.myeloma.org
Supports education, treatment, and research for multiple myeloma. Provides seminars and educational materials for patients and families.

Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
1-800-500-9976; www.lymphoma.org
Provides educational information and a help line, as well as referrals to other resources, oncologists, clinical trials, and support groups.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1-800-955-4572; www.lls.org
Provides financial aid for treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, and more.

Ovarian

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
1-888-OVARIAN (682-7426); www.ovarian.org
Offers support groups, a database of gynecologic oncologists searchable by state, and educational materials.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)
1-202-331-1332; www.ovariancancer.org
Works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer, distributes materials, and sponsors an annual advocacy conference.

Pancreatic

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan)
1-877-272-6226; www.pancan.org
Educates health professionals and the general public about pancreatic cancer. Information about support networks, clinical trials and reimbursement for care also available.

Prostate Cancer

Us Too! International, Inc.
1-800-808-7866; www.ustoo.org
Educates newly diagnoses men, offers support, and provides the latest information about treatment options.

Sarcoma

Sarcoma Foundation of America
1-301-520-7648; www.curesarcoma.org
Dedicated to raising funds for sarcoma research, local patient networking and support. Provides information on clinical trials, education and resource links.

Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association
1-877-588-7904; www.thyca.org
Provides support, news, events, education and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their family and friends.

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