National Brain Tumor Foundation
Provides patients and families with information on tumor types, treatments, support groups and more including nurse consultation by phone or e-mail.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Toll-free breast cancer help line answered by trained volunteers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Breast health and breast cancer materials available.
National Breast Cancer Organization
Offers a hotline, open-door groups, early detection workshops, and support programs.
Colon Cancer Alliance
Offers patients support, a resource center, news, research, advocacy and events.
Head and Neck
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
Provides education, support, a “Survivor to Survivor” network, clinical trials and a newsletter.
Kidney Cancer Association
Supports research, offers materials about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information.
Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education (ALCASE)
Offers programs designed to help improve the quality of life of people with lung cancer and their families. Programs include education about the disease, psychosocial support, and advocacy.
Features a community bulletin board, research links, and the latest news in melanoma.
Provides an overview of mesothelioma and asbestos-related health issues.
Provides information from the Mesothelioma Cancer Center
Myeloma, Leukemia, and Lymphoma
International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Supports education, treatment, and research for multiple myeloma. Provides seminars and educational materials for patients and families.
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
Provides educational information and a help line, as well as referrals to other resources, oncologists, clinical trials, and support groups.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Provides financial aid for treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, and more.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
1-888-OVARIAN (682-7426); www.ovarian.org
Offers support groups, a database of gynecologic oncologists searchable by state, and educational materials.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)
Works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer, distributes materials, and sponsors an annual advocacy conference.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan)
Educates health professionals and the general public about pancreatic cancer. Information about support networks, clinical trials and reimbursement for care also available.
Us Too! International, Inc.
Educates newly diagnoses men, offers support, and provides the latest information about treatment options.
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Dedicated to raising funds for sarcoma research, local patient networking and support. Provides information on clinical trials, education and resource links.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association
Provides support, news, events, education and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their family and friends.