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Post Office Box 498 (Mailing Address)
Kensington, MD 20895
Local Phone: 301-962-3520 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-855-858-2226 (Responds to calls in English only)
staff@acco.org
The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) provides information about childhood cancer, treatment protocols, medication, and research to families with children or adolescents with cancer. Through hospital and community-based programs, local affiliates provide direct support to patients and their families. Support resources include face-to-face and online support groups, childhood cancer camps, as well as free publications and kits. Affiliates may also provide emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments, car repairs, transportation, pre-paid gas cards, and groceries. More information on financial assistance is available on ACCO’s website.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Advocacy, Support Groups
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55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
Free Line: 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@lung.org
The mission of the American Lung Association® (ALA) is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. Their online Resource Library provides lung cancer patients, and their loved ones, with information on diagnosis and treatment, educational videos, and research. Additional resources include their Lung Helpline and online support communities. Assistance with smoking cessation is available through their Freedom from Smoking programs. Phone and online resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: Lung, Advocacy, Counseling, Educational Programs , Support Groups

4520 East West Hwy
Suite 610
Bethesda, MD 20814
Local Phone: 301-215-9099 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-901-2226 (1-888-901-BCAN) (Responds to calls in English only)
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness, advancing research, and providing educational and support services to the bladder cancer community. Online resources include educational materials, webinars, and access to online and in-person support services for patients and loved ones. BCAN also conducts patient forums at various sites across the country.
Categories: Bladder, Other Cancers, Advocacy, Support Groups

734 15th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Local Phone: 202-659-9709 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-793-9355 (Responds to calls in multiple languages)
help@cancersupportcommunity.org
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to providing emotional support for individuals affected by cancer, including their families and friends. With its online community and global network of 175 locations, the CSC offers a variety of free services, including: support groups, counseling, cancer education, navigating costs, publications, webinars, personal patient websites (MyLifeLine), and healthy lifestyle programs. The CSC also conducts research and advocates for those whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. Select online resources are available in Spanish, Chinese, and other languages.

The Cancer Support Helpline’s licensed counselors provide guidance, resources and support to cancer patients or their loved ones. Counseling is available in over 200 languages. For longer-term support, referrals to local mental health professionals are available.
Categories: Advocacy, Counseling, Educational Programs , Lodging & Travel, Support Groups

Suite 1066
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20005
Local Phone: 202-628-0123
Free Line: 1-877-422-2030 (Helpline) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@ccalliance.org
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, formerly the Colon Cancer Alliance, is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to patients, survivors and loved ones. It works to raise awareness of preventive measures and to inspire efforts to fund research. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance provides a Helpline staffed by patient and family support navigators. Through the Buddy Program survivors and caregivers are matched with others in a similar situation for one-on-one support. Financial assistance is offered for screening and for treatment-related expenses for patients currently in treatment.
Categories: Colorectal, Advocacy, Peer/Buddy Programs
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Suite 204
1414 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Local Phone: 703-548-1225 (Responds to call in English only)
Free Line: 1-877-427-2111 (1-877-4CRC-111) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@fightcolorectalcancer.org
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer - a preventable disease - is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference.
Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. known for our advocacy.
Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship.
We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process.
Our Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program trains advocates who participate in the research process.
We are one million strong and we won't stop fighting until there's a cure.
Categories: Colorectal, Advocacy, Educational Programs

1700 K Street NW
Suite 660
Washington, DC 20006
Local Phone: 202-463-2080
Free Line: 1-800-298-2436 (Lung Cancer Helpline)
support@go2foundation.org
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (formerly the Lung Cancer Alliance) is dedicated to improving the lives of those living with or at risk of lung cancer. Through the Lung Cancer Helpline, callers can access free one-on-one support, educational materials, guidance on screening, treatment and clinical trials, referrals and a variety of other resources. Programs include peer-to-peer support, support groups and online patient communities, clinical trial matching, webinars, and monthly presentations. Most resources, including their Helpline, are available in English only.
Categories: Lung, Screening, Treatment, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

Post Office Box 96503
Washington, DC 20090
Local Phone: 847-332-1051 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-800-850-9132 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
kidney.cancer@hotmail.com
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. The KCA offers a variety of services: educating patients and families and helping those with kidney cancer cope with the disease, advancing medical research and providing education for physicians and nurses, and serving as an advocate on behalf of patients. Contact the Nurse Hotline to find answers to questions about the treatment of kidney cancer and referrals to physicians in the United States. The KCA Web site provides free publications, calendars for support groups and patient conferences, online forums and chat rooms, and videos and podcasts. KCA responds to calls in English and Spanish.
Categories: Kidney, Other Cancers, Advocacy, Health Professional Referrals, Support Groups

Local Phone: 914-949-5213 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-955-4572 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
infocenter@lls.org
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and services to patients and caregivers. Support services include in-person and online support groups and peer-to-peer support that links patients and their families with a trained volunteer who has experienced a similar situation. Numerous other resources include education programs, free educational materials, online support programs, and information about home-care services. You can contact LLS by phone, email or Live Chat. Callers to LLS who speak languages other than English may request the services of a language interpreter; medical interpretation services are available in 170 languages. LLS has chapter offices located throughout the United States and Canada.
Categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Other Cancers, General Living Expenses, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

Suite 224
354 West Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Local Phone: 484-708-1550 (Responds to calls in English only); 610-645-4567 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-753-5222 (1-888-753-LBBC) (Survivors' Helpline) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
mail@lbbc.org
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) aims to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. LBBC provides specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for developing the disease, and African American and Latina women. The LBBC Survivors’ Helpline is a national, toll-free telephone service staffed by trained volunteers affected by breast cancer. Helpline volunteers offer guidance, information, and hope. Spanish-speaking helpline volunteers are available. LBBC publishes Insight (quarterly educational newsletter), provides interactive message boards, and offers comprehensive guides, brochures, and transcripts and audio recordings of conferences. LBBC also offers education programs and services to help health care professionals counsel women affected by breast cancer. The LBBC Web site is available in Spanish.
Categories: Breast, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

115 Broadway
Suite 1301
New York, NY 10006
Local Phone: 212-349-2910
Free Line: 1-800-500-9976
helpline@lymphoma.org
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is a voluntary health organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with information on the disease. LRF’s support programs include the Lymphoma Support Network, a one-to-one peer support program that matches lymphoma patients or caregivers with volunteers who have had similar lymphoma-related experiences. Trained staff members are available to answer questions, offer individual support, and search for clinical trials on the Lymphoma Helpline and Clinical Trials Information Service. LRF’s Patient Aid Grant program provides limited assistance to lymphoma patients currently undergoing treatment for help with medical bills, transportation, temporary lodging, and childcare.

The research goals of LRF are focused on engaging and educating junior researchers and bringing together investigators focusing on specific diseases or other focal points. The Foundation has launched several special research programs, including an initiative to study mantle cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is especially challenging to treat. The Foundation advocates on behalf of the lymphoma community to increase federal funding for lymphoma research and education, and to ensure access to high-quality cancer care for every patient.


Categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

Post Office Box 19
Madison, CT 06443
Local Phone: 203-779-5034 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@lynchcancers.org
Lynch Syndrome International (LSI) provides support for individuals afflicted with Lynch syndrome (a hereditary disorder that places a person at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and various other types of aggressive cancers), increases public awareness of the syndrome, educates members of the general public and health care professionals, and provides support for Lynch syndrome research endeavors.

LSI is an all volunteer organization founded and governed by Lynch syndrome survivors, their families, and health care professionals who specialize in Lynch syndrome. The LSI Web site has comprehensive information on diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up issues for people with Lynch Syndrome.
Categories: Colorectal, Other Cancers, Advocacy, Peer/Buddy Programs

1615 L Street
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
Free Line: 1-877-363-6376 (1-877-END-MESO) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@curemeso.org
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is a nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma. The Meso Foundation aims to provide up-to-date information on the disease and its treatment, as well as to connect patients and families with specialists, support resources and community. Mesothelioma experts are available over-the-phone and via email. Patients traveling for an initial consultation and those enrolled in a clinical trial may be eligible for reimbursement of travel-related expenditures.
Categories: Mesothelioma, Lodging & Travel, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
Local Phone: 617-924-9997
info@braintumor.org
The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States. They are committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. NBTS supports research initiatives which advance the understanding of brain tumors in order to find new and more effective treatments. NBTS provides free publications, such as "Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Brain Tumors," a resource guide that provides information on brain tumors in an easy-to-read format. NBTS also has information on their website to help brain tumor survivors and their families connect with support programs and organizations.
Categories: Brain, Advocacy, Support Groups

Suite 1300
1101 17th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20036
Local Phone: 202-296-7477 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-622-2838 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@stopbreastcancer.org
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group. NBCC's sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF), empowers and trains NBCC members to take a leadership role beside legislative, scientific, and clinical decisionmakers. Once trained, these advocates represent NBCC as they influence public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. NBCC is developing a patient-focused Web site that provides information on research, screening and risk, diagnosis and testing, treatment options, and quality of life. The NBCCF booklet, How to Get Good Care for Breast Cancer, contains essential messages about quality care and focuses on empowering patients to ask questions and learn about evidence-based care.
Categories: Breast, Advocacy

PO Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Local Phone: 818-992-4242 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-685-5531 (Responds to calls in English only)
nccc@ashasexualhealth.org
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. Its mission is to promote prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing, when recommended. Services include access to online educational materials (publications, videos and webinars), a variety of patient and family support resources, and information on free/low-cost Pap testing. Some resources are available in Spanish.
Categories: Cervical, Screening, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

Suite 770
1010 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Local Phone: 301-650-9127 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-650-9127 (Responds to calls in English only); 1-877-622-7937 (1-877-NCCS-YES) (To Order Cancer Survival Toolbox®) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@canceradvocacy.org
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is a survivor-led cancer advocacy organization. NCCS’s primary goal is to advocate for quality cancer care for all Americans and empower cancer survivors. Resources provided include the Cancer Survival Toolbox® (free, self-learning audio program), NCCS publications, Surviving with Confidence program (dispels misconceptions about chemotherapy), Cancer Care Planning, and Journey Forward (program that promotes clear steps for care and monitoring after active cancer treatment). NCCS also provides a Resource Guide, a database of organizations that can be searched based on cancer type, treatment issues, side effects, cancer-related information (e.g., long-term survival clinics), and state.
Categories: Advocacy, Educational Programs

Suite 100
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Local Phone: 703-837-1500 (NHPCO Office) (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-658-8898 (Caring Connections Helpline) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish); 1-877-658-8896 (Responds to calls in Spanish only)
caringinfo@nhpco.org
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is a membership organization representing programs and professionals that provide hospice and palliative care in the United States. NHPCO's mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end-of-life. NHPCO offers publications, information about how to find a hospice, and information about the financial aspects of hospice. On the NHPCO Web site you are able to search for hospice/palliative care programs in the United States. Caring Connections is a national consumer and community engagement program of NHPCO to improve care at the end-of-life. Caring Connections provides a toll-free number, Web site, and a wide range of free materials about end-of-life care (such as hospice and palliative care information, advance care planning, caregiving). Information on the Caring Connections Web site is provided on Planning Ahead, Caring for Someone, Living with an Illness, and Grieving a Loss. Some Spanish-language publications are available, and staff are able to answer calls in Spanish.
Categories: Advocacy, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals

Suite 435
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Local Phone: 214-273-4200 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-682-7426 (1-888-OVARIAN) (Responds to calls in English only)
nocc@ovarian.org
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and providing education and support for women with ovarian cancer and their families. NOCC has a toll-free number for information, referral, support, and education about ovarian cancer. NOCC also offers support groups, a national newsletter, and educational materials on issues such as symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. Committed volunteers continue to build a network of NOCC Chapters throughout the country to advance the ovarian cancer awareness movement in local communities.
Categories: Ovarian, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

Number 205
3419 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Local Phone: 949-723-4400
info@oralcancerfoundation.org
The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is a nonprofit organization that provides information, patient support, research, and advocacy on oral cancer. Online materials include detailed information on risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cancers, as well as access to a free Patient/Survivor Forum. A comprehensive list of resources is available to help patients find additional information, including: support organizations, financial assistance, governmental agencies, private cancer foundations, and cancer treatment and research centers.
Categories: Oral, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

Suite 1190
910 17th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20006
Local Phone: 202-331-1332 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-399-6262 (Responds to calls in English only); 1-800-535-1682 (OCNA Clinical Trials Matching Service) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
ocna@ovariancancer.org
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) advances the interests of women with ovarian cancer by advocating for increased federal funding for ovarian cancer research; increasing awareness that early recognition of symptoms is the best way to save lives; and educating medical and other health care professionals about ovarian cancer diagnosis and the need to provide referrals to gynecologic oncologists. OCNA has a “Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives” program that enhances medical, nursing, and physician assistant students’ understanding of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Clinical Trials Matching Service provides information on current clinical trials in the United States and Canada. Women can customize their searches based on a range of criteria that includes the specific ovarian cancer type, stage, treatment history, and place where she can enroll. A Clinical Trial Specialist is assigned to each caller to guide her through her confidential search.
Categories: Ovarian, Advocacy, Educational Programs

1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Local Phone: 310-725-0025 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-877-272-6226 (1-877-2-PANCAN) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@pancan.org
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. PanCAN provides patients, loved ones and healthcare professionals with free, in-depth and personalized resources and information on pancreatic cancer, including support services, such as:

Survivor & Caregiver Network, matching patients and loved ones with others who have been in their shoes
Clinical trials searches
Know Your Tumor® precision medicine service
Educational webinars
Lists of pancreatic cancer specialists
Local activities and opportunities to connect with others in the community

Information is available in English and Spanish.

PanCAN’s Patient Registry also gives patients and caregivers the opportunity to help advance research by sharing their experiences in an online database.
Categories: Pancreas, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs

Suite 250
5005 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244
Free Line: 1-877-465-6636 (1-877 GO KOMEN) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The 1-877 GO KOMEN helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has funded research grants and community-based outreach projects that focus on breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment for the medically underserved. Staff can respond to calls in Spanish, some publications are available in Spanish. A version of their Web site is available in Spanish.
Categories: Breast, Scholarships & Camps, Advocacy

2720 S. River Road
Suite 112
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4106
Local Phone: 630-795-1002 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-808-7866 (1-800-80-Us TOO) (Support Hotline) (Responds to calls in English only)
ustoo@ustoo.org
Us TOO® International, Inc. is a nonprofit organization offering support and education to prostate cancer patients and their families. Us TOO provides free publications, a toll-free patient support line, peer-to-peer support, more than 250 local support groups, online discussion communities, and resource kits for newly diagnosed patients. A limited selection of Spanish-language publications is available.
Categories: Prostate, International, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

80 Broad Street
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004
Local Phone: 646-257-3000 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-877-972-1011 (1-877-YSC-1011) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@youngsurvival.org
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) focuses on issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers, and the medical, research, advocacy, and legislative communities to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients age 40 and younger. YSC can help young survivors find a support group, or match survivors with volunteers who’ve had a similar experience. YSC offers online resources including educational and support materials, discussion boards, and information about conferences and symposia.

Some publications are available in Spanish, and Spanish-speaking volunteers are available to serve as survivor matches in its peer-support program.
Categories: Breast, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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