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.
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Provides free professional help to people with all types of cancer through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.
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.
Toll-free: 1-877-HOPENET (1-877-467-3638)
Cancer Information Line
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.
Toll-free: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
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.
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.
CancerNet (including PDQ)
Contains various information about cancer, including PDQ — the NCI cancer-trials database that allows patients to search for relevant clinical trials.
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.
Provides meeting places for people living with cancer and their families and friends. Services includes support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events.
Toll-free: 1-888-GILDA-4U (1-888-445-3248)
Local chapter: (206) 709-1400
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A federally funded government agency that provides a vast array of cancer information and educational materials.
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.
Toll-free: 1-877-NCCS-YES (877-622-7937)
National Family Caregivers Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
National Lymphedema Network (NLN)
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.
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.
Well Spouse Foundation
Network of Locations
Listen and Learn
Stories of Hope