Local and National Resources

Local and National Resources

African-American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA)
(National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer)
Toll free: 1-800-799-2542  (No Web site)

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Provides education and a variety of patient services throughout the country, including Washington state. Following are just a few of the services and programs offered by the ACS:

  • Look Good, Feel Better: program to help women undergoing cancer cope with appearance-related side effects
  • Reach to Recovery: a rehabilitation program for women who have had breast cancer
  • Wig Prosthesis Bank
  • Cancer Support Groups

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Offers diet and nutrition information to cancer patients.
http://www.aicr.org 
Toll-free: 1-800-843-8114

Association of Cancer Online Resources
http://www.acor.org/

BlackWomensHealth.com
http://www.blackwomenshealth.com

Cancer Care
Provides free professional help to people with all types of cancer through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.
http://www.cancercare.org
Toll-free: 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)

Cancer Hope Network
Provides free and confidential one-on-one support. Matches cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have experienced a similar cancer experience.
http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org 
Toll-free: 1-877-HOPENET (1-877-467-3638)

Cancer Information Line
http://www.cancer.org  
Toll-free: 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

Cancer Information Service (CIS)
This statewide information helpline offers disease and treatment information in a variety of languages.
http://cis.nci.nih.gov 
Toll-free: 1-800-4-CANCER  (1-800-422-6237)

Cancer Lifeline
Local organization offering emotional support and information about cancer-related issues. Services include a 24-hour telephone counseling service. Other offerings include a family support program, workplace consultation, movement-awareness workshops, relaxation and stress-reduction series, pain management and nutrition classes.
http://www.cancerlifeline.org 
Toll-free: 1-800-255-5505
Seattle: (206) 297-2500

Cancerfacts.com (Nexcura, Inc.)
Offers online information about many types of cancer, including reports tailored to a patient’s unique medical condition.
http://www.cancerfacts.com
Toll-free: 1-877-422-3228

CancerNet (including PDQ)
Contains various information about cancer, including PDQ — the NCI cancer-trials database that allows patients to search for relevant clinical trials.
http://www.cancer.gov

CancerSource
The Swedish Cancer Institute, in partnership with CancerSource.com, has developed one of the most comprehensive cancer-education centers available online. It includes in-depth, disease-specific information, the latest cancer news, online chats and links to other online cancer resources. To find the online center, click here for the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Gilda’s Club
Provides meeting places for people living with cancer and their families and friends. Services includes support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events.
http://www.gildasclub.org
http://www.gildasclubseattle.org 
Toll-free: 1-888-GILDA-4U (1-888-445-3248)
Local chapter:  (206) 709-1400

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
http://www.lls.org/   
Toll-free: 1-800-955-4572
WA/AK chapter: (206) 628-0777 

National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)

http://www.nawho.org   
(415) 989-9747

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A federally funded government agency that provides a vast array of cancer information and educational materials.
http://www.nci.nih.gov/

National Coalition of Cancer Survivors (NCCS)
The NCCS is a nationwide network of organizations and individuals working to provide support and education to cancer survivors. 
http://www.canceradvocacy.org 
Toll-free: 1-877-NCCS-YES  (877-622-7937)

National Family Caregivers Association
http://www.nfcacares.org< 
Toll-free: 1-800-896-3650

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
http://www.nhpco.org
Toll-free: 1-800-658-8898

National Lymphedema Network (NLN)
http://www.lymphnet.org 
Toll-free: 1-800-541-3259

Oncolink
This Web site, run by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, provides up-to-the-minute news on cancer treatment and care, as well as basic information about different types of cancer.
http://www.oncolink.com
http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu

Oncology Tools
A Web site developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that contains a variety of information related to cancer and approved cancer drug therapies.
http://www.fda.gov/cder/cancer

Well Spouse Foundation
http://www.wellspouse.org 
Toll-free: 1-800-838-0879

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