One-on-one support offered to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.
Voice: 1-877-467-3638 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST)
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.
Voice: 1-800-873-9569 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST)
Networks persons with cancer and home volunteers with same type of cancer. Free books about cancer.
Matches cancer patients with others with exact diagnosis for support.
Voice: 1-800-345-6324 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST)
Information and referral on various issues related to cancer treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support. English, Spanish and Chinese speaking.
Voice: (MULTILINGUAL) 1-800-227-2345 (24 hr.)
Provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues.
Voice: 1-800-525-3777 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4:30pm MST)
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.
Voice: 1-800-422-6237 (BILINGUAL)
Information on the warning signs of cancer, diagnostic tests and family history. Sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Voice: 1-800-682-7426 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Information regarding familial cancers.
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.
Voice: 1-800-813-4673 (BILINGUAL)
Information, seminars, grants and newsletter on myeloma.
International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive, Ste. 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Voice: 1-800-452-2873 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm PST)
Provides general cancer resource information. Supports leading-edge research aimed at developing immunologic methods of preventing, treating and curing cancer.
Voice: 1-800-992-2623 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Helps cancer patients improve their appearance during treatment. Free workshops across the country.
Makes referrals to physicians who specialize in the treatment of gynecological cancer. Brochures, literature and online resources.
Provides educational materials and information on skin cancer and treatment.
Voice: 1-800-754-6490 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Active in the search to cure childhood cancer. Involved with research, care, public awareness and fundraising. Information and e-newsletter.
Voice: 1-800-458-6223 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm EST)
Provides education and legal counseling to cancer patients (relative to a diagnosis) concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance and financial issues.
Voice: 1-800-532-5274 (Mon.-Thurs., 8am-4pm; Fri., 8am-7pm EST)
Studies family-linked cancer. Counseling, information on clinical trials, cancer and hereditary factors.
Voice: 1-800-648-8133 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm CST)
Information on breast cancer and breast health.
Voice: 1-877-465-6636 (BILINGUAL / Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm CST)
Provides custom hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children (under age 21) with long-term medical hair loss. Uses donated hair.
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
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