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)
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 numbers have information about services and activities
in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
1-888-651-3038 (571) 483-1300
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
https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/livehelp/welcome.asp# 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.
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
(202) 331-1332 1-866-399-6262 toll-free
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 Web site 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
The Women's Cancer Network (WCN) is an interactive Web
site developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. Their goal is to help
women who have developed cancer. Links at this Web site offer information on
different types of cancer, treatment options, ways to improve quality of life,
genetics and hereditary cancer risks, and other background information, such as
understanding test results.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 06, 2011
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