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Resources for Learning More about Cancer

CANCER CONNECTION offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources.

CANCER CONNECTION

P. O. Box 60452

Florence, MA 01062

(413) 586-1642

 

 

National Cancer Institute
Cancer Information Service
Toll-free: 1-8004-CANCER
(1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Online: www.cancer.gov
Chat online:  www.cancer.gov/help



American Cancer Society
Toll-free: 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
Online: www.cancer.org
Offers a variety of services to patients and their families. It also supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs.



American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Toll-free: 1-800-962-7876
Online: www.astro.org
A society of radiation oncology professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy. Patients can get information on treating cancer with radiation and find a radiation oncologist in their area.



CancerCare, Inc.
Toll-free: 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)
Online: www.cancercare.org
E-mail: info@cancercare.org
Offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.



fertileHOPE
Toll-free: 1-888-994-HOPE (1-888-994-4673)
Online: www.fertilehope.org
Dedicated to helping people with cancer faced with infertility.



National Brain Tumor Foundation
Toll-free: 1-800-934-2873
Online: www.braintumor.org
Dedicated to providing information and support for brain tumor patients, their family members, and health care professionals, while supporting innovative research into better treatment options and a cure for brain tumors.



National Lymphedema Network
Toll-free: 800-541-3259
Phone: 510-208-3200
Online: www.lymphnet.org
E-mail: nln@lymphnet.org
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.



National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
Phone: 301-402-7364
Online: www.nidcr.nih.gov
A service of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research that provides oral health information for special care patients.



The Wellness Community
Toll-free: 1-888-793-WELL (1-888-793-9355)
Phone: 202-659-9709
Online: www.thewellnesscommunity.org
E-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their loved ones.