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9500 Euclid Avenue
CA-53
Cleveland, OH 44195
Local Phone: 216-445-8734 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-520-3197 (Responds to calls in English only)
4thangel@ccf.org
The 4th Angel Mentoring Program provides free and confidential telephone or e-mail support to cancer patients and their caregivers. Participants are matched with trained mentors, who are cancer survivors themselves or have been a caregiver to a cancer patient. Participants are matched based on similar characteristics including gender, age, cancer diagnosis, and treatment type. Opportunities are also available for cancer survivors and their caregivers to volunteer as mentors.
Categories: Peer/Buddy Programs

5775 N Glen Park Road
Suite 201
Glendale, WI 53209
Free Line: 1-800-977-4121 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
programdept@abcdmentor.org
ABCD provides free, customized breast cancer information and one-to-one emotional support for patients, families and friends. Working as a complement to the medical team, the Mentor Matching Program connects people seeking help with someone who has gone through a similar experience. These highly customized matches pair people with the same diagnosis and treatment plan who also have common interests, personal traits and family dynamics. Additional support is available through its Breast Cancer Support Center. Online resources provide information on a variety of topics, including treatment and research, advocacy, financial challenges, and survivorship. Phone and online resources are available in Spanish. Callers may need to leave a message.
Categories: Peer/Buddy Programs

8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631
Local Phone: 773-577-8750 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-886-2282 (1-800-886-ABTA) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@abta.org
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides information about childhood and adult brain tumors for patients, family members, and health professionals. Support resources for patients and caregivers include the ABTA Connections Online Support Community and the ABTA CommYOUnity™ Connect , a peer-to-peer mentoring program. The ABTA also maintains a list of treatment facilities with brain tumor programs. Those interested in more information about ABTA services can leave a message on the ABTA CareLine or contact ABTA by email; inquiries are generally responded to within one business day.
Categories: Brain, Peer/Buddy Programs

250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Local Phone: 404-320-3333 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. In addition to providing a wide variety of services and programs for cancer patients, family, friends, and caregivers, the ACS also supports cancer research, advocacy, and education. The Cancer Helpline, available 24 hours/day, connects callers with trained staff that can help answer general questions about cancer, recent diagnoses and treatment. Cancer Information Specialists can also provide information on support services and assist in finding local and national financial assistance programs.

Information is available in both English and Spanish, with select topics available in 11 other languages.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some services and programs may have been suspended. For up-to-date information on available services, visit the Support Programs and Services web page or contact the ACS at the phone number above.

ACS programs and services include:
Health Insurance Assistance Service: health insurance specialists provide information for those who have lost, or are in danger of losing, their health care coverage
Hope Lodge: lodging for patients and caregivers
I Can Cope: online cancer education classes for patients and loved ones
Online Support Communities
Reach to Recovery: breast cancer support
Road to Recovery: rides to treatment
tlc (Tender Loving Care): catalog and website of hair loss and mastectomy products
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Medication (includes co-payments), Screening, Treatment, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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Post Office Box 498
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

159 West 25th St
8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Local Phone: 646-929-8032 (Responds to calls in English only)
cancerandcareers@cew.org
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in the workplace. A variety of programs provide cancer patients and survivors with information needed to navigate the practical and legal challenges that follow a diagnosis. Online resources, available in English and Spanish, include career coaching, information on conducting a job search, resume review services, interviewing tips, free publications, support groups, and educational seminars. There are also resources specific to healthcare providers, employers, and coworkers. Callers may be asked to send an email with questions, or to leave a message.
Categories: Educational Programs , Legal Issues, Support Groups

2 North Road
Suite A
Chester, NJ 07930
Local Phone: 908-879-4039 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-877-467-3638 (877-HOPENET) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@cancerhopenetwork.org
The Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families in the U.S. and Canada. Cancer patients and/or family members are matched with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. Matches are based on diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and overall demographics (age, gender, etc.). Talking About Clinical Trials (TACT) offers clients an opportunity to connect with volunteers that have been through a clinical trial. In addition to over-the phone support, LiveChat is available online. Support services are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: Peer/Buddy Programs

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
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275 Seventh Avenue
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Local Phone: 212-712-8400 (Administrative)
Free Line: 1-800-813-4673 (1-800-813-HOPE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@cancercare.org
CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help anyone affected by cancer. Services include individual and group counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, practical help and referrals. Limited financial assistance may be available for select cancer-related expenses. Information on current programs is available online or by calling CancerCare directly. Short-term counseling is provided by oncology social workers and is available in-person (at their local offices), online or over the telephone.

Many resources, including counseling, are available in Spanish.
Categories: Medication (includes co-payments), Counseling, Educational Programs , Support Groups
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Suite 1004
274 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Local Phone: 212-448-9494 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-866-228-4673 (1-866-228-HOPE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@cbtf.org
The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy for families and survivors.

CBTF has a free publication, A Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, and also co-sponsors conferences, teleconferences, and webinars for families, survivors, and health care professionals. CBTF offers a toll-free support line where you may speak with pediatric neuro-oncology social workers. CBTF's Family 2 Family Network allows families to share their experiences with those having similar concerns. CBTF also hosts and sponsors events, such as the Kids Cruise or Brain Tumor Week at Camp Sunshine, which offer families fun while building relationships within the community. The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation funds research to identify the causes of childhood brain tumors to find effective treatments.
Categories: Brain, Childhood, Other Cancers, Scholarships & Camps, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

5526 West 13400 South
#510
Salt Lake City, UT 84096
Local Phone: 801-999-0455 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@cholangiocarcinoma.org
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation strives to unite patients, physicians, caregivers, and public and private institutions in the collaboration, understanding, research, and education of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Their mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma We fund research, offer an annual conference, and provide patient/caregiver education and advocacy. We offer publications in English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Categories: Other Cancers, Support Groups
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1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 1066
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 is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to patients and families, caregivers, and survivors. It works to raise awareness of preventive measures, and to inspire efforts to fund research. Online resources provide information on screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, as well as a variety of support services and information on financial assistance programs (including screening and treatment-related expenses). The Buddy Program matches survivors and caregivers with others in a similar situation for one-on-one support. Over-the-phone and online resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: Colorectal, Screening, Advocacy, Peer/Buddy Programs
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4600 East West Highway
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814-3457
Free Line: Toll Free: 1-800-458-6223
info@curesearch.org
CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that funds and supports innovative childhood cancer research at all points along the research continuum from fellowships for young investigators to funding research which may lead to new treatments. The website also provides information and resources for patients and loved ones affected by children's cancer. Topics include school support, community support, grieving and palliative care.
Categories: Childhood, Support Groups

1840B W. Littleton Blvd
Littleton , CO 80120
info@dearjackfoundation.org
The Dear Jack Foundation provides impactful programs benefiting adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life from treatment to survivorship. Their vision is to be a national leader in AYA cancer programming, by giving patients, survivors, and their caregivers a community and support rooted in mental and physical wellness-based tools and resources from diagnosis through survivorship. They offer various programs including, LifeList, a wish granting program for individuals in active treatment, and Breathe Now, a retreat offered to survivors and their partners. They also offer a community and mental health initiative digital space created to provide AYA cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers with access to virtual get-togethers, resources, and mental health support. Support services and resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Counseling, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

16057 Tampa Palms Blvd W
PMB #373
Tampa, FL 33647
Free Line: 1-866-288-7475 (1-866-288-RISK) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@facingourrisk.org
FORCE: Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal and endometrial (uterine) cancers. FORCE offers a toll-free, peer-support helpline staffed by volunteers who can discuss issues with callers, offer referrals to resources, or match callers with another peer counselor with similar experiences. FORCE also provides access to board-certified genetic counselors to answer general questions about genetics. Publications such as newsletters, brochures, and other print materials are available on the website.
Categories: Breast, Other Cancers, Ovarian, Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs

4003 Kresge Way
Ste 100
Louisville, KY 40207
Local Phone: (502) 893-0643
Free Line: 1-866-374-3634 (English and Spanish)
staff@friend4life.org
Friend for Life is a network of cancer survivors and caregivers trained to provide free one-on-one emotional and psychosocial support to persons recently diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. A wide array of criteria may be considered in matching clients and volunteers, such as type of cancer, treatment, age, and gender. One-on-one support is mainly offered via telephone, though other points-of-contact may be arranged. Volunteer support is available in several languages, including Spanish, French, and German.
Categories: Peer/Buddy 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

1 S. Iroquois Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402
hisbreastcancer@gmail.com
HIS Breast Cancer Awareness educates and supports those at risk of or diagnosed with male breast cancer. They provide information packets, how to perform a self-breast exam (as a man), hereditary cancer risk factors and support groups. Their website is designed to help educate, provide resources and support with our expert medical advisors, genetic counselors and programs. Support services and resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: Breast, International, Screening, Treatment, Advocacy, Counseling, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

205 W. Randolph, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Free Line: 877-274-5529
info@Imerman-Angels.org
Imerman Angels provides one-on-one support to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in the United States and internationally. Those seeking support are matched with someone with a similar background, either as a patient or caregiver. Matches are based on type of cancer, age, and gender. Volunteers lend support and empathy while helping patients and caregivers navigate the system, determine their options, and create their own support system. Mentors and mentees communicate in whatever way they choose; examples include connecting by telephone, email, video chat, and face-to-face.
Categories: Support Groups

Suite 316
925B Peachtree Street, NE.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Local Phone: 678-767-2955 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-425-3678 (1-866-IAL-FORU) (Responds to calls in English only); 1-800-305-0117 (Speak to a Larynx Cancer Survivor in English only)
ialhq@theial.com
The International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization composed of member clubs and recognized regional organizations. These clubs are generally known as Lost Chord or New Voice clubs. Club membership ranges from 10 to more than 300 laryngectomees. The purpose of the IAL is to assist these local clubs in their efforts toward the total rehabilitation of the laryngectomee. The IAL exchanges ideas and disseminates information to member clubs and to the public, facilitates the formation of new clubs, fosters improvement in laryngectomee programs, and improves the minimum standards for teachers of post-laryngectomy speech. The IAL Voice Institute trains laryngectomees and prospective instructors of speech in an intensive 5-day course that emphasizes speech restoration as the central component to multidisciplinary total rehabilitation. A directory of laryngectomee-experienced speech instructors in the United States is available on the IAL Web site. Some Spanish materials are also available.
Categories: Head and Neck, Oral, Other Cancers, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Support Groups

Suite 206
12650 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Local Phone: 818-487-7455 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-800-452-2873 (1-800-452-CURE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
TheIMF@myeloma.org
The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure. The IMF Hotline answers questions from patients and family members and provides information about medical services, pharmaceutical access, and patient support groups. Free IMF publications include the IMF Multiple Myeloma Patient Handbook; Multiple Myeloma: A Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options; and the Understanding Series – treatment specific brochures on new therapies and clinical trials. The Foundation conducts Patients & Family Seminars to educate patients on the latest information about current therapies, research advances, and emerging treatment options. A comprehensive network of support groups from around the world are also available to assist patients and their families. The IMF operates Bank-On-A-Cure®, a unique global gene bank to advance myeloma research. The IMF's research grant program funds research projects around the world for both multiple myeloma and amyloidosis.
Categories: Multiple Myeloma, Educational Programs , Support Groups

6144 Clark Center Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34238
Local Phone: 941-927-4963 (Responds to calls in English only) Fax: 941-927-4467
info@iwmf.com
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) provides encouragement and support to people with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) and offers information and education programs that address patient's concerns, and promotes and supports research leading to a cure. The IWMF offers many patient publications, including a New Patient Information Package (Info Pak). IWMF-Talk is an e-mail talklist for discussion of every aspect of WM (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Nordic Countries, U.K.). Telephone Lifeline Support provides telephone numbers of IWMF volunteers who will answer questions about their first-hand experience with specific treatment for WM. IWMF also provides telephone and e-mail network lists that connect patients and caregivers. IWMF provides funding to researchers studying a treatment or cure for Waldenstrom macrogloblinemia or related blood cancer. Information on the Web site is available in French, Spanish, and German.
Categories: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Educational 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

3 International Drive, Suite 200
Rye Brook, NY 10573
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 local support groups, online chat, an online patient community, and peer-to-peer support that links patients and their families with a trained volunteer who has experienced a similar situation.

Additional resources include educational programs, publications, home-care services, financial assistance, and information tailored to caregivers. Information specialists are available over-the-phone to assist with questions related to diagnosis and treatment, financial and social challenges, and support. Information is available in Spanish, with language interpretation 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, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments), Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

40 Monument Road, Suite 104
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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) (Breast Cancer Helpline) (Responds to calls in English)
mail@lbbc.org
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) aims to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and support. Tailored content is available for individuals at high risk for developing breast cancer, as well as for those newly diagnosed, in treatment, or years beyond treatment. Online resources include interactive message boards, webinars, guides and brochures, and transcripts/audio recordings of conferences. Additionally, resources are also available for select demographics, including younger women, Latina women, the LGBT community, and men with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Helpline is a national, toll-free telephone service staffed by trained volunteers affected by breast cancer, and offers guidance, information, and support. Online resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: Breast, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

P.O. Box 200
White Horse Beach, MA 02381
info@lobularbreastcancer.org
The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance’s (LBCA) mission is to make all who are touched by invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) aware of its unique characteristics and the critical need for more ILC research; to be the go-to source for information on ILC studies, clinical trials and educational tools; to foster partnerships among patients, scientists, clinicians, and breast cancer organizations to increase dialogue about ILC and research advocacy; and to fund vital ILC research.

LBCA provides comprehensive, scientifically vetted and downloadable patient information in 16+ languages on our website, links to clinical trials accepting patients with lobular breast cancer and links to other patient supports and resources. Our primary audience is individuals who have or have had lobular breast cancer and their family and friends. We have an international scientific advisory board and an international following and individuals who receive our monthly newsletter. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
Categories: International, Screening, Treatment, Advocacy, Counseling, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, 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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5th Floor
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Local Phone: 203-229-0464 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-603-6628 (available M-F, 9am-7pm ET)
info@themmrf.org
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) provides information for patients with multiple myeloma and other types of plasma cell disorders. In addition to resources specific to the disease, including information on signs and symptoms, initial diagnosis, and treatment options, a variety of publications and educational programs are available for patients and their caregivers. The MMRF also provides information on finding a treatment center, support groups, and financial assistance programs. Nurse Patient Navigators offer information and support over-the-phone, via email and through social media. Select publications are available in Spanish.
Categories: Multiple Myeloma, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Treatment, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Support Groups
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Suite 108
20411 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Local Phone: 248-358-1886 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-546-5268 (1-800-LINK-BMT) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@nbmtlink.org
The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLink) is a nonprofit organization specifically serving stem cell transplant patients, their caregivers, families, and health professionals. The nbmtLink provides information and support services, including a volunteer peer support program, resource referrals for patients and health professionals, and educational guides, videos, and Webcasts. The free nbmtLINK Online Library contains hundreds of journal articles, booklets, and reference materials, as well as comprehensive links to additional online information. Information on how to become a donor is also available.
Categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Other Cancers, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

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

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

500 North Broadway
Suite 1850
St. Louis, MO 63102
Local Phone: 314-241-1600 (General) (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-532-6459 (1-800-5-FAMILY) (Responds to calls in English only)
pbeck@children-cancer.org
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. Types of financial assistance available include emergency assistance for living expenses, travel costs related to cancer treatment, and college scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. NCCS also provides information and support during and after treatment, including information on the late effects of childhood cancer and a list of long-term follow up clinics. Please visit the website for more details about the services offered by NCCS.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Support Groups
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2288 Fulton St.
Suite 307
Berkeley, CA 94704
Local Phone: 510-809-1660 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-541-3259 (Responds to calls in English only)
nln@lymphnet.org
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public by providing information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. The NLN provides referrals to lymphedema treatment centers, health care professionals, training programs, and support groups. Lymphedema garments are also available for patients who meet eligibility criteria. Limited information is available in Spanish.

Information is available on the website or via the toll-free number. If you call the toll-free number, you may need to leave a voicemail message.
Categories: Childhood, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Treatment, Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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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

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

775 East Blithedale, #334
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Local Phone: 415-381-7236 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@sarcomaalliance.org
The Sarcoma Alliance strives to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education, and support. The Alliance offers financial assistance (grant maximum: $500) for expenses related to second opinion consultations. Support is available through their Peer-to-Peer Network which matches individuals affected by sarcoma with members who have had a similar experience. The Alliance also maintains a list of medical centers and hospitals specializing in sarcoma.
Categories: Other Cancers, Sarcoma, Lodging & Travel, Treatment, Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs

1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 3A
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Local Phone: 201-833-2341
Free Line: 1-866-474-2774
info@sharsheret.org
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national organization which supports young Jewish woman and families facing breast and ovarian cancer. They offer a peer support network that connects women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences. They also provide support and education programs addressing advanced breast cancer, genetics, parenting, cosmetic side effects of treatment as well as programs for caregivers and those facing ovarian cancer. Genetic counselors are available to discuss family history, concerns about cancer risk and the implications of genetic counseling. Sharsheret’s programs are open to all women and men.

Categories: Breast, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

Post Office Box 53
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Free Line: 1-800-377-0928 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@spohnc.org
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the emotional and physical needs of people with oral and head and neck cancer. The organization offers support groups facilitated by local chapters; current information on oral and head and neck cancer through its newsletter, "News From SPOHNC,"; free publications on topics such as treatment for head and neck cancer and dental care, recipes and resource guide to cope with eating challenges, and a survivor’s guide. SPOHNC also offers a National Survivor Volunteer Network, which pairs survivors or family members with volunteers who have had a similar diagnosis and treatment program.
Categories: Head and Neck, Oral, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

Post Office Box 1545
New York, NY 10159
Free Line: 1-877-588-7904 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
thyca@thyca.org
The Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. (ThyCa) is a national nonprofit organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals dedicated to educate, communicate, and support early detection for thyroid cancer. ThyCa offers a toll-free survivors’ line, publications, e-mail support groups, local support groups, a person-to-person network, newsletters, and conferences. ThyCa also offers a free packet of educational materials for newly diagnosed patients. In addition, ThyCa is active in raising funds and providing grants for thyroid cancer research. The organization has volunteers who are fluent in Spanish, and sections of the Web site are available in Spanish.
Categories: Other Cancers, Thyroid, Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

1215 East Fort Avenue
Suite 104
Baltimore, MD 21230
Local Phone: 410-964-0202 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-393-3863 (1-888-393-FUND) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@ulmanfoundation.org
Ulman Foundation creates a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Ulman Navigators (available by phone & email, or onsite in Maryland & D.C.) provide a person-centered approach to patient care. They help to facilitate communication, fertility preservation, emotional and practical support. Ulman sponsors meet-ups and support groups in the Maryland/DC area, offers a national scholarship program for survivors and loved ones between the ages of 15 - 39, and a free run/walk exercise program for cancer survivors.
Categories: Childhood, Scholarships & Camps, 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

515 King Street
Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free Line: 844-244-1309 (Patient Support)
ZERO's mission is to end prostate cancer by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families. Direct services include patient support to help patients navigate insurance services, provide transportation assistance, locate financial resources, and find emotional support. ZERO maintains a national database of free or low-cost prostate cancer screening sites.
Categories: Screening, Support Groups
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