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Cancer Care

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Organization
Description: 

News letter, Teleconferences, Resources

Helpful and through, good cancer friend to have.

Contact information: 
275 Seventh Avenue New York New York 10001 phone: 1-800-HOPE (4673) info@cancercare.org
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S.P.O.H.N.C.

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Organization
Description: 

Helping to Raise Awareness of Oral and Head and Neck Cancers.

Support. Information. Tele-Conferences. More.

Contact information: 
PO Box 53 Locust Valley New York 11560-0053 phone: 1-800-377-0928

Camp Mak-a-Dream

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Organization
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Camp Mak-A-Dream is operated by Children's Oncology Camp Foundation and is a cost-free camp for children (ages 6-12), teens (ages 13-17) and young adults (ages 18-25) with cancer and their siblings (ages 6-17). The facility is located approximately 65 miles east of Missoula, Montana on I-90 at the Gold Creek exit, just 3/4 of a mile south of the Interstate.

Camp Mak-A-Dream counselors and staff are trained professionals. All of our staff are dedicated to the welfare and happiness of the kids and young adults, and they are committed to making their stay at camp an escape and fun-filled dream.

[Camp Mak-A-Dream] Camp Mak-A-Dream offers a variety of activities to the campers. Swimming, ropes course, archery, outdoor games, hiking, fishing, crafts, and group cabin chat are just some of the happenings at camp. In addition, educational workshops and discussions are offered at our Teen Camp and the Young Adult Conference (YAC).

Camp Mak-A-Dream combines the fun of summer camp with expert health care for each of its participants. Medical personnel are available at all times to provide specialized care.

Contact information: 
Missoula Montana phone: (406) 549-5987 camp@montana.com

The Oral Cancer Foundation

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Organization
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The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. In the US, a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. However, when found early, oral cancer has an 80 to 90 % cure rate. This organization provides information about the rates of occurrence, risk factors which lead to oral cancer, treatments, current research, and current oral cancer related news.

A patient / survivor forum is open to the public where those currently fighting oral cancer can gain insights and inspiration from those who have been there before them. A comprehensive resource list is also available to link you to other pertinent oral cancer data on the web and elsewhere for patients, caregivers, and the public.

Contact information: 
3419 Via lido #205 Newport Beach CA 92663 phone: (949) 646-8000 fax: (949) 496-3331 info@oralcancerfoundation.org

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Huan Service Organizations (COSSMHO)

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Organization
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The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Since 1973 we have grown from a small coalition of visionary mental health providers to a large, dynamic, and strong group of organizations and individuals.

Contact information: 
1501 16th Street NW Washington, D.C.

Multiple Myeoma Research Foundation

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Organization
Description: 

A website devoted to research and finding a cure for multiple myeloma. It offers support to patients, families and caregivers. It responds to the questions of newly diagnosed patients as well as keeps them informed of clinical trials and breakthroughs. The contributing editor is Kathy Guisti, herself a multiple myeloma survivor. Dr Ken Anderson, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is on the board of directors, and is a leading researcher in finding a cure for this deadly disease.

Contact information: 
3 Forest Street New Canaan CT 06840 phone: 203-972-1250 fax: 203-972-1259 themmrf@themmrf.org

Oncology Nursing Society

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Organization
Description: 

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) maintains a Web site for patients and caregivers, providing information on six common cancer treatment symptoms: fatigue, anorexia, pain, depression, neutropenia, and cognitive dysfunction.

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Gilda's Club Seattle

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The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide places where people with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda's Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, home-like setting. Funding is solicited from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Contact information: 
1400 Broadway Seattle WA 98122 phone: 206-709-1400 fax: 206-709-9719 info@gildasclubseattle.org

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

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Organization
Description: 

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (PanCAN) is a non-profit public benefit organization that is the premier voice for the pancreatic cancer community.

PanCAN is dedicated to focusing national attention on the need to find a cure for and ultimately to eliminate pancreatic cancer.

This will be accomplished by providing public and professional education that embraces the urgent need for more research, effective treatments, and early detection and prevention programs.

Contact information: 
2141 Rosecrans Avenue Suite 700 El Segundo CA 90245 phone: toll-free (877) 272-6226 fax: (310) 725-0029 info@pancan.org

Angel Flight Southeast

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Organization
Description: 

AFSE Pilots donate their time and aircraft to fly those in financial and medical need. There is never a charge for our service.

Contact information: 
8864 Airport Blvd Leesburg fax: (352) 326-9360 rzerbe4@comcast.net

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