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  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

    4813 St. Elmo Avenue
    Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 215-9099

    The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about bladder cancer, advancing bladder cancer research, and providing educational and support services for the...

    Cancer and Careers

    19th Floor 286 Madison Avenue
    New York, New York 10017 212-685-5955, ext. 132

    Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer so that they may thrive in their workplace. The organization provides a comprehensive Web site (in both English and Spanish), free...

    Cancer Support Community (CSC)

    Suite 500, 1050 17th Street, NW.
    Washington DC 20036 (202) 659-9709

    The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. It offers a global network of personalized services and education for all...

    Cancer Support Community (Redondo Beach)

    109 West Torrance Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, California 90277 (310) 376-3550

    Cancer Support Community – Redondo Beach offers a free program for cancer patients, and their families and loved-ones. Our goal is to help as many cancer patients as possible recover...

    Center for HOPE

    590 Boston Post Road
    Darien, Connecticut 6820 (203) 655-0547

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. The ACS offers a variety of services and programs for patients and their families. The ACS also supports...

    Good Therapy

    2627 Parkmont Ln. SW
    Olympia, Washington 98502 (888) 563-2112

    Good Therapy is an organization of mental health professionals, many of whom specialize in working with people that have cancer and their families, friends and/or loved ones. With Good Therapy,...

    International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)

    Suite 316, 925B Peachtree Street, NE.
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309 (678) 767-2955

    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...

    International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

    Suite 206, 12650 Riverside Drive
    North Hollywood, California 91607 (818) 487-7455

    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...

    International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation

    3932D Swift Road
    Sarasota, Florida 34231 (941) 927-4963

    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...

    Kidney Cancer Association

    Post Office Box 96503
    Washington DC 20090 (847) 332-1051

    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...

    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Suite 310, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, New York 10605 (914) 949-5213

    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, public and professional education, advocacy and community services. Services include family support groups led by health care...

    Life with Cancer

    8411 Pennell Street
    Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (703) 698-2526

    Life with Cancer™, a part of Northern Virginia’s Inova Health System, offers support and education for anyone affected by cancer to help people cope with their individual cancer and its...

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer

    Suite 224, 354 West Lancaster Avenue
    Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041 (484) 708-1550

    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...

    Lymphoma Foundation of America

    1100 North Main Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 (734) 222-1100

    The Lymphoma Foundation of America (LFA) is an independent, nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to helping lymphoma patients and their families find the best care available. LFA offers one-on-one counseling via...

    Melanoma International Foundation

    250 Mapleflower Road
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania 19343 (610) 942-3432

    The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) creates and supports melanoma programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma. Educating patients about clinical trials as well as providing funds for...

    Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

    1317 King Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 879-3820

    The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma. Services provided include a dedicated nurse practitioner who works...

    National Lymphedema Network

    Suite 235, 116 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, California 94105 (415) 908-3681

    The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) 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...

    Planet Cancer

    2201 East Sixth Street
    Austin, Texas 78702 1-866-673-7205

    Planet Cancer is a LIVESTRONG initiative of the Lance Armstrong Foundation that focuses on the unique needs and issues of young adults with cancer. Planet Cancer provides an online community...

    Prostate Cancer Foundation

    1250 Fourth Street
    Santa Monica, California 90401 (310) 570-4700

    The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a leading source of support for prostate cancer research to discover better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. PCF connects patients, loved ones,...

    Starlight™ Children's Foundation

    Suite M100, 5757 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90036 (310) 479-1212

    Starlight™ Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear, and isolation through entertainment, education, and family activities. Starlight...

    Teens Living with Cancer

    Suite 300, 1000 Elmood Avenue
    Rochester, New York 14620 (585) 563-6221

    Teens Living with Cancer (TLC) is a Web-based resource for teens with cancer, their families, and friends. TLC focuses on teen issues, presents information about cancer and treatment, provides opportunities...

    The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

    5526 West 13400 South #510
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84096 (801) 999-0455

    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). The Foundation provides current...

    Us TOO® International, Inc

    5003 Fairview Avenue
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 (630) 795-1002

    Us TOO® International, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education, and advocacy. Us...


    13520 Ventura Boulevard
    Sherman Oaks, California 91423 (818) 906-3022

    weSPARK is a special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and friends. weSPARK provides, free of charge, a center where one can join...

    Young Survival Coalition

    Suite 2235, 61 Broadway
    New York, New York 10006 (646) 257-3000

    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...

    In addition to the physical rigors of battling cancer, patients often face difficult internal dilemmas. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, feelings of isolation, and other emotional challenges may accompany a diagnosis and follow a patient through treatment and even into remission. Don’t let your diagnosis defeat you. Instead, let the information given to you by doctors and healthcare providers guide you through important life decisions and remind you that you are strong, alive, and moving forward.

    Emotional support for cancer patients is designed to offer hope and a better quality of life for people directly and indirectly affected by cancer. Take a look at our directory of individuals and organizations that are devoted to helping you and your loved ones cope with the emotional turmoil associated with the disease of cancer.