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American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org

American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology - Cancer.Net

http://www.cancer.net

Expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

http://www.cancer.net

2318 Mill Road, Suite 800 , Alexandria, VA 22314

888-282-2552

The mission of ASCO is to conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

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Cancer Care

http://www.cancercare.org

National organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

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Champions Can! Foundation for Cancer Wellness, Inc.

https://www.championscanfoundation.org

706-631-1030

Champions Can! Foundation for Cancer Wellness, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for cancer survivorship by striving to provide services to unite, support, and educate individuals before during, and after their course of cancer treatment with the goal of promoting cancer survivorship and improving quality of life, regardless of the cancer diagnosis.

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Colon Cancer Alliance

http://www.ccalliance.org

1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066 , Washington, DC 20005

877-422-2030

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance's mission is to empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

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CURE - Cancer Updates Research & Education

http://www.CureToday.com

2 Clarke Drive Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512

800-210-2873

CURE magazine, launched in 2002 for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, has become the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer.

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Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

https://drsusanloveresearch.org/

16133 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1000, Encino, CA 91436

310-828-0060

Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditional partners, brings to light the collateral damage of treatment and seeks ways to diminish it, and interprets science to empower patients.

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empowerline

https://www.empowerline.org/

404-463-3333

Empowerline (formerly AgeWise Connection) serves the City of Atlanta as well as Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Henry County, and Rockdale County. If you don’t live in the Atlanta region, you can find an area agency on aging to help you in Georgia by visiting the Division of Aging Services or nationwide on n4a.org.

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Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (GBCCF)

http://www.gabcc.org

5456 Peachtree Blvd, Suite 432 , Chamblee, GA 30341

(404) 548-7987

The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund is a non-profit education and advocacy organization founded by breast cancer survivors. We exist to focus the attention of Georgians on the epidemic proportions of breast cancer. We work diligently to bring together individuals and organizations with a commitment to ending this devastating disease. Since 1994, GABCC has been instrumental in breast cancer education and advocacy work.

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Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA)

http://www.gaovariancancer.org

6065 Roswell Rd, Suite 512 , Sandy Springs, GA 30328

(404) 255-1337

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.

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Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

http://www.georgiapcc.org

(404) 448-3127

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.

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Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO)

http://www.gasco.us

3330 Cumberland Boulevard Suite 225, Atlanta, GA 30339

(770) 951-1018

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.

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Georgia Watch

https://georgiawatch.org/

55 Marietta St NW , Atlanta, GA 30303

404-526-8553

Georgia Consumer Guide for Medical Bills and Debt Helps consumers understand how to read a medical bill and EOB statement, how to file an insurance denial appeal, how to negotiate a medical bill, and consumer rights regarding hospital bills and debt collection.

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GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) Support International

http://www.GISTsupport.org

12 Bomaca Drive , Doylestown, PA 18901

215- 340-9374

GIST Support International (GSI) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that reaches out to GIST patients and their families and friends to provide education and support. GSI promotes and encourages ongoing research in the quest for a cure for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor.

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GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

https://go2foundation.org/

Dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer.

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Horizons Community Solutions

http://www.sgacancer.org/

2332 Lake Park Drive , Albany, GA 31707

229-352-9100

Horizons Community Solutions 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.

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Imaginary Friend Society

https://www.imaginaryfriendsociety.com/home

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit dedicated to families facing a child’s brain tumor diagnosis. In addition to funding cures for the more than 100 types of childhood brain tumors, we offer family support programs and resources to equip, educate and empower families.

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IMPACT Melonoma

http://www.impactmelanoma.org

490 Virginia Road , Concord, MA 1742

800-557-6352

IMPACT Melanoma provides education, prevention, and support for the most serious form of skin cancer. We are a national non-profit organization dedicated to working to reduce the incidence of melanoma. Committed to skin cancer prevention and early detection, we provide a variety of award-winning programs which aim to raise awareness and educate the public about skin cancer, as well as support services for those struggling with the disease and caregivers.

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International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

http://www.myeloma.org

12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206 , North Hollywood, CA 91607

818-487-7455

The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.

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Kidney Cancer Association

http://www.kidneycancer.org

9450 SW Gemini Drive #38269 , Beaverton, OR 97008

800-850-9132

The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposia and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Georgia Chapter

https://www.lls.org/georgia

2859 Paces Ferry Road SE Suite 725, Atlanta, GA 30339

404-720-7900; 770- 438-6006

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.

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Lung Cancer Alliance

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/

800-298-2436

Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. We work to change the reality of living with lung cancer by ending stigma, increasing public and private research funding, and ensuring access to care.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

http://www.lymphoma.org

88 Pine Street, Suite 2400 , New York, NY 10005

212-349-2910

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) offers a wide range of support services, educational programs and free publications for people with lymphoma and their loved ones.  Whether you are newly diagnosed, want detailed information about lymphoma, are looking for ongoing support, or seeking help with long-term survivorship, LRF is here to help.

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Mesothelioma Information and Resource Group

http://www.mirg.org

888-708-5660

We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

http://www.multiplemyeloma.org

383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor , Norwalk, CT 06851

203-229-0464

The mission of MMRF is to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer.

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My Style Matters

https://mystylematters.org/

804-400-6082

My Style Matters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to lifestyle remodeling in two ways: helping kids learn etiquette and social skills as well as serving cancer patients on their journey toward health.

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National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions

http://www.naspcc.org/

1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100 , Los Angeles, CA 90067

877-627-7228

NASPCC is a nation-wide organization comprised of state PCa coalitions dedicated to saving men’s lives and enhancing the quality of life of prostate cancer patients and their families, through awareness and education and the development of a public policy network.

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National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions

http://www.naspcc.org/

SAve men’s lives and enhancing the quality of life of prostate cancer patients and their families

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National Brain Tumor Society

https://braintumor.org

55 Chapel St., Suite 200 , Newton, MA 02458

617-924-9997

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and care partners.

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National Breast Cancer Coalition

http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900 , Washington, DC 20005

800-622-2838

The NBCC conducts lobbying and educational efforts, NBCC is composed of two organizational arms, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, which lobbies Congress for improved public policies, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, which supports the Coalition's education programs.*

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National Cancer Institute

http://www.cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute's comprehensive information about cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, research across the cancer spectrum, clinical trials, and news

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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

http://www.canceradvocacy.org

8455 Colesville Road Suite 930 , Silver Spring, MD 20910

877-NCCS-YES

NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.  Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

https://www.nccn.org/patients

3025 Chemical Road, Suite 100 , Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

215-690-0300

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 30 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

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National Council on the Aging

https://www.ncoa.org/

251 18th Street South Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202

571-527-3900

We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

http://www.ovarian.org

12221 Merit Drive, Suite 1950 , Dallas, TX 75251

888-OVARIAN

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors.

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National Patient Advocate Foundation

http://www.npaf.org

1100 H St NW , Washington, DC 20005

202-465-5013

National Patient Advocate Foundation brings patient voices to health system delivery reform. We develop and drive initiatives promoting equitable access to affordable quality health care through policy action and public and private partnerships. Our primary objective is to prioritize the patient voice in health system delivery reform to achieve person-centered care.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

http://www.pancan.org

1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 , Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310-725-0025

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to accelerate progress and improve patient outcomes.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Patient and Liaison Services (PALS)

http://www.pancan.org/section_facing_pancreatic_cancer/oneonone_support/

1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 , Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310-725-0025

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy.

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Patient Advocate Foundation

https://www.patientadvocate.org/

421 Butler Farm Road , Hampton, VA 23666

800-532-5274

PAF is a national 501(c)3 organization that provides direct case management services and financial assistance to patients and caregivers. These include helping people navigate the health care system, working with health care providers, payers and employers to assure that patients have access to affordable care, financial and co-pay assistance and teaching self-advocacy to patients and caregivers.

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Patient Services Incorporated (PSI)

http://www.patientservicesinc.org

P.O. Box 5930 , Midlothian, VA 23113

800-366-7741

Patient Services Incorporated (PSI) provides financial support and guidance for qualified patients with specific, rare chronic diseases. Through PSI assistance programs patients and their families rediscover hope and health.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation

https://www.preventcancer.org

1600 Duke Street Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314

800-227-2732

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation

http://www.pcf.org

research to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer

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Reel Recovery

http://www.reelrecovery.org

160 Brookside Road , Needham, MA 02492

800-699-4490

Reel Recovery was founded in 2003 by a group of avid fly-fishers, inspired by their fishing buddy’s ongoing battle with brain cancer. Witnessing first-hand the beneficial impact fly-fishing provided their friend, they created Reel Recovery to provide the same opportunity for other men battling the disease.

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Sisters by Choice, Inc.

http://sistersbychoice.org/

5910 Hillandale Drive, Suite 104, Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 987-2951

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.

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Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

http://www.spohnc.org

raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

http://www.komen.org

Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer

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The Health Initiative

http://www.thehealthinitiative.org

1530 DeKalb Avenue , Atlanta, GA 30307

(404) 688-2524

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.

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The LiveSTRONG Foundation

http://www.livestrong.org

Resources and support for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

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Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.