Georgia Cancer Organizations
Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Our organization of over 5,000 members was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates” and, to that end, we support and serve our members.
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD): The Power of One-to-One Provides breast cancer information and support; referrals for chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, and discussion of treatment options. Bank for wig and prosthesis for indigent care. All counselors are breast cancer survivors.
(800) 221-2141; Latin hotline (800) 986-9505
Amedisys Home Health Care is located in Columbus, GA. It provides services for home bound patients. Nursing services include RNs, LPNs, CNAs, along with Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and Wound Specialists. Lab services are also performed.
American Bladder Cancer Society is a non-profit organization that provides online support, awareness and information on bladder cancer. The organization was founded by three female bladder cancer survivors and strives to support and empower bladder cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
American Cancer Society - South Atlantic Division is the largest Division of the American Cancer Society serving a population of more than 40 million in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The organization is committed to saving lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
(404) 949 6418
American Lung Association in Georgia is the lead organization in the state working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association in Georgia funds vital research on lung disease cures, provides education and support programs to both adults and children, and advocates for stronger air laws and tobacco prevention and education at the capital.
Association of Community Cancer Centers--Molecular Testing Molecular Testing Resources and Tools for the Multidisciplinary Team
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. The organization's work helps clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Atlanta Legal Aid also has a Health Law Unit that specializes in Cancer. Clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.
Breast Cancer Survivors' Network, Inc. BCSN is a volunteer-led, Georgia based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free programs, supplies, and services for uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in Georgia. Their mission is to provide assistance, education, and positive support services before, during, and after diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Survivors' Nework, Inc. Hope Closets Hope Closets provides uninsured and under-insured women in Georgia free professional fittings by a trained and certified volunteer fitter for mastectomy bras and breast forms, turbans, hats, and scarves, wigs of all colors and sizes, pressure pillows for comfort at the surgical site, drainage bags to help after surgery, mastectomy bras and breast forms, medical supplies, and financial assistance for supplies.
Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization with 54 chapters at colleges and universities all over the United States. Camp Kesem is an organization run by college students who plan, fundraise and run a week of camp. With 3 million children who have or have had a parent with cancer their emotional needs are often overlooked. Camp Kesem provides a free week of summer camp to any child between the ages of 6 and 16 who has or has had a parent or legal guardian with cancer. Camp Kesem also provides year round support for their Camp Kesem families in the form of local chapter events and camper reunions twice a year.
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, Inc. is a collaboration of 31 counties in Southwest Georgia with the vision to be a national model of rural comprehensive cancer control. The Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition coordinates, facilitates and supports cancer control efforts throughout the region to ensure southwest Georgians have access to the highest quality cancer education, prevention, screening, treatment and research.
Cancer Life Center at The Medical Center of Central Georgia offers a variety of services to cancer patients and survivors. From chemotherapy orientation classes, to genetic and nutrition counseling, to exercise programs, the Cancer Life Center strives to empower cancer patients and survivors to reach their full potential. Numerous support groups are also available to guide patients through their cancer journey.
Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a statewide organization of people who guide individuals and their families through the continuum of cancer care. The organization's mission is to connect, educate and share best practices among patient navigators in Georgia, to successfully reduce barriers and increase access to services specifically related to cancer.
Cancer Quest is a cancer education and outreach program at Emory University with the goal to empower and educate the world's population with reliable, current and comprehensive information about biology and treatment of cancer.
Cancer Support Community Atlanta affiliated with Northside Hospital. The organization's mission is to ensure that people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of support, education and hope.
Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital is a complementary, comprehensive cancer wellness center that is available to anyone affected by cancer at any phase of the journey. Programs include education, relaxation and stress reduction, movement and exercise, support groups, individual nutritional and psychological counseling, cooking demos and social events. The center's mission is to provide quality psychosocial programs that complement conventional medical care in order to improve quality of life and promote health and wellbeing.
CareSouth Homecare Professionals is located in Columbus, GA and provides physical and occupational therapy; nursing services by RNs, LPNs, and CNAs; and pain management assistance. Social Workers are also on staff.
Central Georgia Breast Care Center is an organization developed by a group of physicians and other healthcare professionals from various specialties. The Center’s goal is to provide patients with a timely diagnoses of abnormal mammograms, lumps or other breast changes and strive to cut the time span from diagnosis to treatment in half. By providing screenings, breast health education, diagnosis and treatment in one central location, The Breast Care Center simplifies the diagnostic and treatment process. Patients have access to the most up-to-date diagnosis and treatment options available in one location.
Colon Cancer Alliance is a community that provides hope and support to colorectal cancer patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy, and research.
Columbus Hospice is a hospice house that provides inpatient care for the patients. Social Workers, RN's, and CNA's provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals with a life limited illness. Bereavement support is also given to family members up to one year; more bereavement support is available if needed. The Columbus Hospice Interdisciplinary Team works on pain and symptom control to improve the quality of the final days and weeks in the patient's life. Services are provided in the patient's home, hospice house, home of a family member, or in an area nursing home.
(706) 569-7992; (800) 950-4244
Cure Childhood Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering cures for childhood cancer through cutting edge research and providing education and support to patients and their families.
(770) 986-0035 or (800) 443-CURE (2873)
East Georgia Cancer Coalition's mission is to reduce the number of cancer deaths within the coalition region by ensuring that all people receive cancer prevention education and information, early detection methodologies, referrals and follow-ups for appropriate treatment, and benefit from cancer research discoveries.
Gentiva Home Health is a hospice house in Columbus, GA that provides inpatient care. Social Workers, RN's, and CNA's provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals with a life limiting illness. Bereavement support is also given to family members up to one year; more bereavement support is available if needed.
Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (GBCCF) was formed by individuals who came together for a common cause to fight to eliminate breast cancer for the future generations. The organization's mission is to educate local, state and national legislators and the public about all aspects of breast cancer: the importance of early detection, lifestyle changes, treatment and research; to advocate at the state and national levels for increased breast cancer research funding, health care reform and breast cancer legislation that will be of benefit to all; and to eradicate breast cancer.
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) is an independent, non-profit organization working to improve cancer care in Georgia by strengthening clinical research throughout the state. Georgia CORE is a novel collaboration of clinicians, scientists, educators, public health practitioners and those affected by cancer.
Georgia Legal Services Program is a statewide non-profit law firm serving 154 counties in Georgia outside the five-county metropolitan Atlanta area, which are served by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) has offices in Albany, Athens, Augusta, Brunswick/Waycross, Columbus, Dalton, Piedmont, Gainesville, Macon, Savannah, and Valdosta. GLSP also has a Farmworker Rights Division in Atlanta which serves migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state. Each office is responsible for serving clients in its home county and surrounding counties. Staff attorneys and paralegals ride circuit to two or more counties each, seeing clients at welfare offices, courthouses, local social service agencies, libraries or other locations. Every office has a toll-free number which facilitates access by clients.
Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) an organization designed to increase awareness and educate Georgia's women and their families as well as the healthcare community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. GOCA serves the metropolitan Atlanta area with public outreach programs and fundraising events and is working to expand statewide outreach.
Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is a non-profit organization founded by representatives from various prostate cancer support groups in the Metro-Atlanta area. Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is a coalition partner with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) and a member of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions. The organization's mission is to increase prostate cancer awareness, advocacy and information exchange.
Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) is a nationally respected state professional society of physicians, practice administrators and affiliated healthcare professionals concerned with clinical oncology. GASCO is committed to serving the needs of oncology providers in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality of compassionate cancer care.
It is the Journey, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for Georgia breast cancer organizations offering support to many women and men across the state.
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation is a national resource providing WOW! experiences for children and families who have a Mom or Dad with late stage, limited life expectancy cancer.
Jay's HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer The mission of Jay's HOPE is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through emotional, spiritual, social, educational and financial support. The Bowen Story Fund is part of Jay's HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer. The Bowen Story Fund is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the families of pediatric cancer patients by providing help, care and support during emergency hospitalizations and long-term stays. The Fund offers meals, gas cards, and temporary lodging assistance to families who are receiving cancer treatment more than 50 miles away from their home, primarily concentrating on families at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Georgia Chapter is an organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Georgia Chapter serves residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
(404) 720-7900; (770) 438-6006
Lung Cancer Alliance - Georgia (LCA-GA) is an organization dedicated to providing patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer in the state of Georgia. LCA-GA is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.
Lymphoma Research Foundation - Georgia Chapter is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Magnolia Foundation - Rome, GA The function of this charitable organization is to fund colonoscopies, preparation and medications necessary to offer free colorectal cancer screenings for high-risk indigent patients in Chattooga, Floyd and Polk Counties.
National Patient Advocate Foundation The National Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is the leading direct patient services organization in the country with a mission to eliminate obstacles for patients trying to access quality healthcare. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases. PAF has an app for smartphones that helps to locate local community resources based on cancer type, stage and need. Search for this app in the online app store.
Reel Recovery Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer. Combining expert fly-fishing instruction with directed "courageous conversations," the organization offers a unique experience for men with cancer: a time to share their stories, learn a new skill, form lasting friendships and gain renewed hope as they confront the challenges of their recovery.
Sisters by Choice, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to significantly reducing the incidence and severity of breast cancer by delivering innovative programs that will increase breast cancer awareness, education, and early detection; provide treatment programs for the underserved and at-risk community members; and establish a network of support group chapters that provide helpful resources, information and counsel to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
Survivorlink is a website designed to increase awareness and knowledge about the life-long healthcare needs of pediatric cancer survivors and to increase communication about the specific healthcare needs of individual survivors between: survivor and family, cancer survivor team, primary care provider and healthcare subspecialist.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central Georgia is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. The organization funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The organization also supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. The Komen Central Georgia Affiliate's service area covers Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs counties.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Coastal Georgia is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. The organization funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The organization also supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. The Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate's services area covers all of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure, and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta raises funds that enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the Affiliate stays in Atlanta to fund breast health programs for women who would not otherwise have access to screening and treatment.
The Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (CGCC) supports and builds upon existing cancer programs and services. The organization's mission is to strengthen programs and services by elevating cancer efforts to the national standards of the American College of Surgeons, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers; reduce duplication among cancer related entities; leverage state dollars and maximize opportunities for private investment; adapt statewide efforts based on national standards to local communities; and reduce access disparities to treatment and services based on geography, race, and insurance status.
(478) 254-5200 ext. 1
The Health Initiative is an organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of lesbians and other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community through education, advocacy, support and access to care. Founded in 1996, the Health Initiative is the largest non-profit organization in the southeast devoted solely to the health and wellness of LGBTQ people.
The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support - Athens, GA provides volunteer cancer survivors and professional staff members who offer insight and compassion to others on their cancer journey. The center offers information, education and emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients and their families in North Georgia. It serves as a resource for patients before, during and after cancer treatment by providing support groups, individual and family counseling and an educational resource library. Workshops, seminars, and individual classes are offered that address physical side effects of cancer treatment, psychosocial issues, spiritual concerns, complementary therapies and grief issues related to the death of a loved one. Endowed by the Athens Regional Foundation, all of the Center's services are available free of charge.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a non-profit 501c3 healthcare organization that was established in 2003 in response to the unmet survivorship needs of women with breast cancer in Greater Atlanta. Since inception, TurningPoint has cared for over 2,000 women with breast cancer. TurningPoint’s clinic provides specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physical therapy, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling. The collaboration of clinical services provides each woman with hope, support and education in an atmosphere of wellness. Clinical expertise, compassion and state of the art rehabilitation care are cornerstones of TurningPoint. Staff members bring a passion to this field and many have been personally touched by breast cancer.
United in Pink United in Pink's mission is to focus on survivorship and quality of life for families affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. Located in Macon, Georgia, their programs, services and resources continue to expand and adapt to the needs of the families they serve. It provides unique services to the community in that it is the only local organization to focus on the holistic needs of families affected by breast cancer. Although there are other support groups in the region, United in Pink is the only group that purposefully includes therapeutic activities and support for all members of the family. All United in Pink programs and services are offered at no charge and have no barriers to access.
West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (WCGCC), the West Central Health District brings together health care professionals, physicians, multidisciplinary cancer care providers, hospitals, county health departments, leading non-profit organizations, faith communities, businesses, and cancer survivors and concerned citizens throughout a ten-county region in West Central Georgia. The coalition's mission is to save lives from cancer by focusing on cancer prevention, education, early detection efforts and access to the best care possible. Counties served include: Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Schley, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor, Troup and Webster.
Young Survival Coalition currently serves 11 counties in the metro Atlanta area, working to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone. Starting with diagnosis, the organization provides an assortment of programs from resource kits to support programs, educational events to caregiver networking opportunities.