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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
Email: info@facingourrisk.org
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.


Cancer.Net
Phone: 1-888-651-3038
(571) 483-1780
Fax: (571) 366-9537
Email: contactus@cancer.net
Web Address: www.cancer.net
 

Cancer.Net is the information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people living with cancer and for those who care for them. ASCO is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties. Cancer.Net provides current oncologist-approved information on living with cancer.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
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 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 Ovarian Cancer Coalition
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite 435
Dallas, TX  75219
Phone: (214) 273-4200
1-888-OVARIAN (1-888-682-7426) helpline
Fax: (214) 273-4201
Web Address: www.ovarian.org
 

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition works to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to improve the survival rate and the quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. This Web site offers information for women who have just discovered that they have ovarian cancer. It also has sections for survivors and caregivers; the section for caregivers includes information on how to talk about having cancer to children and also how to do your own research on the internet.


Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
910 17th Street NW
Suite 1190
Washington, DC  20006
Phone: (202) 331-1332
1-866-399-6262 toll-free
Fax: (202) 331-2292
Email: ocna@ovariancancer.org
Web Address: www.ovariancancer.org
 

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was formed to link individuals and organizations into a national movement to find a cure for ovarian cancer. The alliance would like every woman to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and be diagnosed earlier, and every woman with ovarian cancer to live a longer, better life. This website has information on what people can do to advance ovarian cancer research and to help women learn about risk factors and how to get good medical treatment.


Women's Cancer Network
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
230 West Monroe
Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1-800-444-4441 or (312) 578-1439
Fax: (312) 578-9769
Email: info@foundationforwomenscancer.org
Web Address: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
 

The Foundation for Women's Cancer has a mission to increase awareness of cancers specific to women, to support research, and to provide information for women who are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. Their website links to in-depth resources on reproductive cancer, prevention for cervical cancer, and updates on the National Race to End Women's Cancer.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 22, 2012
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