FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered|
|16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard West|
|Tampa, FL 33647|
|Phone: ||1-866-288-RISK (1-866-288-7475) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(954) 827-2200|
|Web Address: ||www.facingourrisk.org|
FORCE is an organization that provides educational and emotional support for women who are making decisions about surgery to prevent breast or ovarian cancer because they are at high risk. This website also has resources for women who have cancer and are concerned about their cancer coming back. There are online resources as well as a helpline, newsletters, and information on local groups and annual conferences.
|American Cancer Society (ACS)|
|Phone: ||1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.org|
The American Cancer Society (ACS) conducts educational
programs and offers many services to people with cancer and to their families.
Staff at the toll-free number have information about services and activities
in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
|7 East Lancaster Avenue, 3rd Floor|
|Ardmore, PA 19003|
|Web Address: ||www.breastcancer.org|
Breastcancer.org is a website dedicated to helping women
understand breast cancer and make good decisions about their treatment. This
site provides information from medical professionals on all aspects of
breast cancer, from screening and surgery to sex and intimacy. The site also offers links
to chat rooms, discussion boards, and "Ask the Expert" online conferences.
|National Breast Cancer
|1101 17th Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20036|
|Phone: ||1-800-622-2838 or (202) 296-7477|
|Fax: ||(202) 265-6854|
|Web Address: ||www.knowbreastcancer.org|
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
asks the government for increased funding for breast cancer research. The NBCC
also works with researchers to advance the science of breast cancer research
and to improve access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical
trials for women. This website offers news and research on breast cancer. It also has information about current controversies in breast cancer and provides expert opinions.
The NBCC has a sister organization, the National Breast
Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF). Together these two groups help women take a leadership role
among government leaders, scientists, and doctors.
|National Cancer Institute (NCI) |
|6116 Executive Boulevard|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-8322|
|Phone: ||1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.gov (or
https://livehelp.cancer.gov/app/chat/chat_launch for live help
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a U.S. government
agency that provides up-to-date information about the prevention, detection,
and treatment of cancer. NCI also offers supportive care to people who have cancer
and to their families. NCI information is also available to doctors, nurses,
and other health professionals. NCI provides the latest information about
clinical trials. The Cancer Information Service, a service of NCI, has trained
staff members available to answer questions and send free publications.
Spanish-speaking staff members are also available.
|National Lymphedema Network (NLN) |
|116 New Montgomery Street|
|San Francisco, CA 94105 |
|Phone: ||1-800-541-3259 (hotline) or (415) 908-3681|
|Fax: ||(415) 908-3813|
|Web Address: ||www.lymphnet.org|
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides education
and guidance to people with lymphedema and to health professionals and the general
public. The NLN provides information on the prevention and management of
primary and secondary lymphedema and supports research to find causes and
treatments for lymphedema.