| FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered|
|16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard West|
|Tampa, FL 33647|
|Phone: ||1-866-288-RISK (1-866-288-7475) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(954) 827-2200|
|Web Address: ||www.facingourrisk.org|
FORCE is an organization that provides educational and emotional support for women who are making decisions about surgery to prevent breast or ovarian cancer because they are at high risk. This website also has resources for women who have cancer and are concerned about their cancer coming back. There are online resources as well as a helpline, newsletters, and information on local groups and annual conferences.
|American Cancer Society (ACS)|
|Phone: ||1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)|
|TDD: ||1-866-228-4327 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.org |
The American Cancer Society (ACS) conducts educational programs and offers many services to people with cancer and to their families. Staff at the toll-free numbers have information about services and activities in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
|Fax: ||(571) 366-9537|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.net|
Cancer.Net is the information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for people living with cancer and for those who care for them. ASCO is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties. Cancer.Net provides current oncologist-approved information on living with cancer.
|National Cancer Institute (NCI) |
|6116 Executive Boulevard|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-8322|
|Phone: ||1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.gov (or https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/livehelp/welcome.asp# for live help online)|
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a U.S. government agency that provides up-to-date information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. NCI also offers supportive care to people who have cancer and to their families. NCI information is also available to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. NCI provides the latest information about clinical trials. The Cancer Information Service, a service of NCI, has trained staff members available to answer questions and send free publications. Spanish-speaking staff members are also available.
|National Ovarian Cancer Coalition|
|2501 Oak Lawn Avenue|
|Dallas, TX 75219|
|Phone: ||(214) 273-4200|
1-888-OVARIAN (1-888-682-7426) helpline
|Fax: ||(214) 273-4201|
|Web Address: ||www.ovarian.org|
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition works to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to improve the survival rate and the quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. This Web site offers information for women who have just discovered that they have ovarian cancer. It also has sections for survivors and caregivers; the section for caregivers includes information on how to talk about having cancer to children and also how to do your own research on the internet.
|Ovarian Cancer National Alliance|
|910 17th Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20006|
|Phone: ||(202) 331-1332|
|Fax: ||(202) 331-2292|
|Web Address: ||www.ovariancancer.org|
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was formed to link individuals and organizations into a national movement to find a cure for ovarian cancer. The alliance would like every woman to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and be diagnosed earlier, and every woman with ovarian cancer to live a longer, better life. This Web site has information on what people can do to advance ovarian cancer research and to help women learn about risk factors and how to get good medical treatment.
|Women's Cancer Network|
|Gynecologic Cancer Foundation|
|230 West Monroe|
|Chicago, IL 60606|
|Phone: ||(312) 578-1439|
|Fax: ||(312) 578-9769|
|Web Address: ||www.wcn.org|
The Women's Cancer Network (WCN) is an interactive Web site developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. Their goal is to help women who have developed cancer. Links at this Web site offer information on different types of cancer, treatment options, ways to improve quality of life, genetics and hereditary cancer risks, and other background information, such as understanding test results.