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Networks persons with cancer and home volunteers with same type of cancer. Free books about cancer.
Dedicated to advancing and supporting laboratory and clinical research that promotes the development of new therapies and techniques for early detection, screening and treatment of ovarian cancer. Educational outreach, public awareness projects, including videos and resource materials available.
(Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST) * Provides custom hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children (under age 21) with long-term medical hair loss. Uses donated hair.
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
W. Palm Beach, FL 33405
Free counseling for cancer patients and their families. Financial assistance, information and referrals, community and professional education. Teleconference programs. On-going telephone and in-person support groups.
One-on-one support offered to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.
Provides general cancer resource information. Supports leading-edge research aimed at developing immunologic methods of preventing, treating and curing cancer.
Studies family-linked cancer. Counseling, information on clinical trials, cancer and hereditary factors.
Helps cancer patients improve their appearance during treatment. Free workshops across the country.
Information, seminars, grants and newsletter on myeloma.
International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive, Ste. 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Makes referrals to physicians who specialize in the treatment of gynecological cancer. Brochures, literature and online resources.
Matches cancer patients with others with exact diagnosis for support.
Information and referral on various issues related to cancer treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support. English, Spanish and Chinese speaking.
Provides education and legal counseling to cancer patients (relative to a diagnosis) concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance and financial issues.
Information on breast health.
Information regarding familial cancers.
Information on the warning signs of cancer, diagnostic tests and family history. Sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues.
Provides information about cancer and cancer-related resources to patients, the public and health professionals. Offers one-on-one smoking cessation counseling and literature. Free publications. Sponsored by National Cancer Institute.
Active in the search to cure childhood cancer. Involved with research, care, public awareness and fundraising. Information and e-newsletter.
Offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
Cleaning For A Reason
P.O. Box 146
Lewisville, TX 75067
Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.
1311 Mmaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
A community helpline that offers support for those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer Support Community
1050 17th Street NW, Ste 500
Washington, DC 20036
Provides educational materials and information on skin cancer and treatment.
1-866-547-6222 Offers educational materials, online videos, workshops, and one-on-one networking with other men, whose loved one has breast cancer. Conducts National Male Caregivers Conference and regional training workshops.
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