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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard West
PMB #373
Tampa, FL 33647
Phone: 1-866-288-RISK (1-866-288-7475) toll-free
Fax: (954) 827-2200
Web Address:

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:

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: 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 Coalition
1101 17th Street NW
Suite 1300
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 1-800-622-2838 or (202) 296-7477
Fax: (202) 265-6854
Web Address:

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
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD  20892-8322
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Web Address: (or for live help online)

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)
Latham Square, 1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1111
Oakland, CA 94612-2138  
Phone: 1-800-541-3259
Fax: (510) 208-3110
Web Address:

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides education and guidance to people with lymphedema, 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.


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Last Updated: June 18, 2012
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