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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.
Toll-free: 1-800-843-8114

Beauty and Cancer

Salon Juan is a new hair salon in Seattle that works with cancer patients, clients experiencing alopecia as well as people with natural growth hair. We have been working with hair loss clients for years and provide a private and welcoming environment. Please call (206) 782-5890 to schedule an appointment.

Cancer Care
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)

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.
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.
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.

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.

National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)
(415) 989-9747

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

Toll-free: 1-800-896-3650

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Toll-free: 1-800-658-8898

National Lymphedema Network (NLN)

Toll-free: 1-800-541-3259

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

WA/AK chapter: (206) 628-0777

Northwest Hope & Healing
This local non-profit organization provides financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancers. The funds provide assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, transportation, and emergency rent. In partnership with Swedish, it assembles and delivers “Healing Baskets” to Swedish Cancer Institute for newly diagnosed patients. The baskets are filled with items such as hand lotions, candies, handmade cards or notes of encouragement, a teddy bear, and other personal items to help promote hope and healing at the initial time of diagnosis.

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.

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.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
A global organization that is dedicated to issues that are unique to young women with a breast cancer diagnosis. To learn more about YSC, please visit:

Please also see their podcast series called "Real Talk" on youtube.

Well Spouse Foundation
Toll-free: 1-800-838-0879