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.
|Fax: ||(571) 366-9537|
|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|
|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 Ovarian Cancer Coalition|
|2501 Oak Lawn Avenue|
|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|
|Washington, DC 20006|
|Phone: ||(202) 331-1332|
|Fax: ||(202) 331-2292|
|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|
|Chicago, IL 60606|
|Phone: ||1-800-444-4441 or (312) 578-1439|
|Fax: ||(312) 578-9769|
|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.