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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLink)
Operates a 24-hour, toll-fee number and provides peer support to bone marrow transplant patients and their families. It serves as an information center for prospective bone marrow transplant patients as well as a resource for health professionals.

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
Funded by the federal government to improve the effectiveness of the search for bone marrow donors, it keeps a registry of potential bone marrow donors and provides free information on bone marrow transplantation.
Brain Tumors

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Offers free publications, educational programs, support group lists, physician list, pen pal program, and social service consultations by telephone.

National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF)
Provides patients and their families with information on how to cope with brain tumors.
Breast Cancer

Men Against Breast Cancer
National organization whose mission is to target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease and to provide support to men whose families are impacted by breast cancer.

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
A nonprofit organization that provides information about breast cancer and acts as an advocate for the legislative concerns of breast cancer patients and survivors.

Sisters Network, Inc.
Seeks to increase local and national attention that breast cancer has in the African American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors and receive volunteer assistance.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
A toll-free breast cancer helpline (1-800-I'M AWARE) is answered by trained volunteers whose lives have been personally touched by breast cancer. Breast health and breast cancer materials are available.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Inc.
Y-ME serves women with breast cancer and their families through their national hotline (available 24 hours), open door groups, early detection workshops, and support programs.
1-800-221-2141 (English)
1-800-986-9505 (Spanish)

Young Survival Coalition
The only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the issue of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Network
A national advocacy group that raises public awareness about colorectal cancer and provides support services to colorectal cancer patients. Services include support groups, e-mail and Internet information, and a "One on One" service that connects newly diagnosed individuals with long-term survivors.

United Ostomy Association, Inc.
Helps ostomy patients through mutual aid and emotional support. It provides information to patients and the public and sends volunteers to visit with new ostomy patients.
Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer Association
Supports research, offers printed materials about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information.
Lung Cancer

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 about issues that concern lung cancer survivors.

It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer
Offers education, resources, clinical trial information, support groups, teleconferences, quarterly e-newsletters, personal stories, news updates, and much more.

Mesothelioma Center
With more than 3,000 pages of content, the site features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure (lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.). The site has HON code approval (Health On the Net (HON) Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information). The site has employed a full staff of writers dedicated to research and writing about asbestos exposure and the diseases that result from exposure to the toxic mineral.

Leukemia and Lymphoma

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The goal of the society is to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease, and multiple myeloma to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The society provides patient financial aid for specified treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups and school re-entry materials.

Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
Provides educational information on lymphoma. They offer a helpline for general information on lymphoma, as well as referrals to other resources, oncologists, clinical trials, and support groups. A buddy program is available to match newly diagnosed patients with other lymphoma patients who have coped with the disease.

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
The IMF supports education, treatment and research for multiple myeloma. They provide a toll free hotline, seminars, and educational materials for patients and their families.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Supports research grants and professional and patient symposia on multiple myeloma and related blood cancers. MMRF publishes a quarterly newsletter, and provides referrals and information packets free of charge to patients and family members.
Ovarian Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
NOCC raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education about the disease. They also offer 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 and to advocate for research. The Alliance distributes materials and sponsor an annual advocacy conference for survivors and families.

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
Provides support groups, educational forums, wellness programs, events, newsletter, and toll-free hotline. All services provided are free.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
A nonprofit advocacy organization that educates health professionals and the general public about pancreatic cancer to increase awareness of the disease. Information support networks, clinical trials, and reimbursement for care also available.
Prostate Cancer

American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD)
Provides information on urologic disease and dysfunctions, including prostate cancer treatment options, bladder health, and sexual function. They also offer prostate cancer support groups.

Us Too! International, Inc.
A prostate cancer support group organization. Goals of Us Too! Are to educate men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, offer support groups, and provide the latest information about treatment for this disease.

The Sarcoma Alliance
Provides education, support, and guidance in finding medical providers, treatment options, and various other information sources.
Skin Cancer

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Provides education, support groups, transcripts of lectures, and nutrition resources.

The Skin Cancer Foundation
Works to increase public awareness of the importance of taking protective measures against the damaging rays of the sun and to teach people how to recognize the early signs of skin cancer. They conduct public and medical education programs to help reduce skin cancer.
The organizations listed have supplied the information which was accurate at the time of listing. The Angels of Hope Cancer Information Resource does not evaluate nor endorse these organizations - our mission is to disseminate as much resource information to cancer patients and their caregivers as possible in order for them to obtain information, assistance and support.
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