National and local resources
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National and local resources

Where to turn for information and support

For information on how to prevent cancer, and find a support group or board-approved oncologist, here's a list of contacts for national organizations dedicated to breast cancer, cancer and support groups as well as resources for information online. You'll also find a state-by-state guide to help you locate the organization nearest you.

National resources

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations NABCO offers information about breast cancer advocates for patients' legislative and regulatory concerns. 9 East 37th Street, 10th floor New York, NY 10016 (800) 719-9154 E-mail: NABCOinfo@aol.com

National Breast Cancer Coalition The mission of this grassroots group is to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy. Upon request they provide information on clinical trial projects, upcoming events and current and future legislation. 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 1060 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 296-7477 Fax: (202) 265-6854 URL:http://www.natlbcc.org/ E-mail:clhain@natlbcc.org

The Susan G. Komen Foundation This volunteer organization offers information on research, education, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Occidental Tower 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370 LB74 Dallas, TX 75244 (800) 462-9273 (214) 450-1777 http://www.komen.com

The YWCA of the U.S.A. Encore Plus Program With seventy-six programs in thirty states, the Encore Plus Program offers early-detection education, screenings, support services and exercise programs. (800) 953-7587 Fax: (202) 783-7123 http://www.ywca.org

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization Y-ME provides support, counseling, referrals and information about treatment through its eighteen chapters nationwide and its headquarters in Chicago. Callers speak with trained volunteers, all of whom have had breast cancer. 212 West Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60607 (800) 221-2141 (24 hours) http://www.Y-ME.org E-mail: infor@Y-ME.org

Cancer The American Board of Medical Specialties This group will verify a physician's board certification and find a local board-certified doctor for you in any specialty, including oncology. 47 Perimeter Center East, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30346 (800) 776-2378 http://www.certifieddoctors.org

American Cancer Society The ACS helps women deal with breast cancer through support, guidance programs and resources. It is also dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through education, advocacy and research. Call the 800 number below to be directed and transferred to your local division. National Headquarters 1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329-4251 (800) 227-2345 http://www.cancer.org

American College of Radiology ACR provides general information about mammograms and how mammography centers are accredited. 1891 Preston White Drive Preston, VA 22091 (800) 227-5463 http://www.acr.org E-mail:carolynl@acr.org

American College of Surgeons This organization provides a list of hospitals with approved programs; work with your physician to make a selection. 55 East Erie Street Chicago, IL 60611 312) 664-4050 Fax: (312) 440-7142 http://www.facs.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology Doctors You can call the ASCO to find a local surgical oncologist who is a member. 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 650 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 299-0150 E-mail: asco@asco.org

Cancer Care, Inc. Cancer Care offers psychological support to cancer patients and their friends and families. They also hold community education programs for the general public. Social workers are available in person, by phone or through the Internet; support is offered either one-on-one or in group meetings. All social workers moderating the groups have at least an MSW with a specialty in oncology. The services are free. 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor New York, NY 10036 (800) 813-4673 http://cancercareinc.org E-mail: info@cancercareinc.org

Cancer Research Foundation of America This foundation is committed to helping reduce the risk of cancer through community outreach, scientific research and education on healthy eating and exercise. 200 Daingerfield Road, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-4412 Fax: (703) 836-4413 http://www.preventcancer.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NCI conducts and supports cancer research and training and provides information from diagnosis to rehabilitation. (800) 422-6237 http://rex.nci.nih.gov (This site includes a listing of clinical trials, meetings and events.) http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/ (This site provides information based on current research.) CancerFax: Dial (301) 402-5874 from the telephone of your fax machine and follow recorded instructions for access to NCI's Physician Data Query (PDQ) system. E-mail: cancernet@icicc.nci.nih.gov Type the word "help" in the body of your message to receive a cancernet contents list and instructions to order documents.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Leave a message and your call will be returned within 48 hours. Information on insurance discrimination and psychosocial support issues provided. NCCS also raises awareness of cancer survivorship on a national level through public policy leadership and advocacy. 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 505 Silver Springs, MD 20910 (301) 650-8868 Fax: (301) 565-9670 http://www.access.digex.net/~mkragen/cansearch.html

Online resources

AMA Health Insight This site provides a comprehensive doctor-finder; a breast cancer symptom chart and guidelines for early detection, including instructions on how to perform a breast self-exam; and other valuable information. http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/

The Breast Cancer Information Clearinghouse Maintained by the New York State Education and Research Network, this clearinghouse provides printable material online and other information supplied by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and other government health and nonprofit agencies, libraries, hospices and hospitals. http://nysernet.org/bcic

BreastCancer.NetThis site features links to more than 800 recent stories from major wire services and daily newspapers about the latest breast cancer developments. http://www.breastcancer.net/bcn.html

Healthgate Along with free access to Medline-a database with 36,000 medical journals-this site also offers a chat group, research news and information about symptoms, treatment and terminology. http://www.healthgate.com

The Public Health Institute's Breast Cancer Answers This site includes clinical trials in California, artwork by those touched by breast cancer and personal stories from survivors. http://www.canceranswers.org

SciNews This site offers the latest scientific, medical and business news and studies relating to health from such institutions as the American College of Physicians and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. http://www.newswise.com//menu-sm.htm

Support groups

The National Self-Help Clearinghouse This clearinghouse will refer callers to regional self-help services. 25 West 43rd Street, Room 620 New York, NY 10036 (212) 354-8525 E-mail:gar@cunyvms1.gc.cuny.edu

The Wellness Community This agency provides psychological and emotional support free of charge to cancer patients and their families. There are seventeen locations across the U.S.; call to find the one nearest you. 2716 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 1040 Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 314-2555 Fax: (310) 314-7586 E-mail: wellness@beachnet.com

State-by-state resources

Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center,1824 Sixth Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-3300 (205) 934-0282 Fax: (205) 975-2432 http://www.cancer.ccc.uab.edu

Alaska Providence Imaging Center Providence Alaska Medical Center 3340 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 261-3151 Fax: (907) 261-3119

Arizona University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 North Campbell Avenue Tuscon, AZ 85724 (520) 626-7924 Fax: (520) 626-7929

Arkansas Baptist Health Baptist Breast Center 9601 Lile Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 227-1155

St. Vincent Cancer Center 2 St. Vincent Circle Little Rock, AR 72205 (800) 446-7341 (501) 660-3800

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Arkansas Cancer Research Center 4301 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 (800) 942-8267 (501) 686-8000

St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Women's Mammography Center 7301 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72917 (870) 484-6200

California City of Hope National Medical Center & Beckman Research Institute, 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010 (800) 826-4673 (new patient services) Fax: (818) 301-8432 CancerConnection line: (800) 678-9990 http://www.cityofhope.org

University of California at Irvine UCI Cancer Center, 101 The City Drive, Building 23 Orange, CA 92868-2675 (714) 456-8200 Fax: (714) 456-5039 http://www.med.uci.edu/~cancer

University of California at Los Angeles For treatment and education: Johnson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 10920 Wilshire Boulevard., Suite 1010 Los Angeles, CA 90024-6502

For treatment and information: Bowyer Oncology Center 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120 Los Angeles, CA 90095 (800) 825-2631 (physician referral and information)

For treatment and information: Revlon/UCLA Breast Center 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B265-1 Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-2144 (Dr. Susan Love was the former director of this center.)

University of California at San Diego Cancer Center, 200 West Arbor Drive San Diego, CA 92103-8656 (619) 543-3456 (new patient coordinator) http://medicine.ucsd.edu/cancer/

University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033-0800 (800) 522-6237 Fax: (213) 764-0033 http://CCNT.hsc.usc.edu

Colorado University of Colorado Cancer Center, University Breast Center 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Box B188 Denver, CO 80262 (800) 473-2288 (physician referral) url: http://www.uchsc.edu/chancllr/uccc/uccc.html

Connecticut Yale University School of Medicine Yale Cancer Center, 333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208028 New Haven, CT 06520-8028 (203) 785-2000 http://www.med.yale.edu/ycc

Delaware Christiana Care Health System Cancer Center (Formerly the Medical Center of Delaware) P.O. Box 1668 Wilmington, DE 19899 (302) 428-4680 Fax: (302) 428-4633
(800) 654-0606 (mammography van) http://www.mcd.gen.de.us/cancer.html

District of Columbia Georgetown University Medical Center Lombardi Cancer Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 784-4000 http://lombardi.georgetown.edu

Florida Medical Center The Breast Health Center 303 North Clyde Morris Boulevard P.O. Box 2830 Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-2830 (904) 258-4949 Fax: (904) 254-4038

University of Miami Medical School Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136 (800) 545-2292 (305) 547-5757 Fax: (305) 243-4146 http://sylvester.med.miami.edu

Georgia American Cancer Society 1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329-4251 (800) 227-2345 http://www.cancer.org

Breast Care of Middle Georgia 2009 Vineville Avenue, Suite 303 Macon, GA 31204 (912) 755-9001 http://biz1.com/bcmg

Hawaii Breast Health Center 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite B5 Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 537-7555 Fax: (808) 547-4076

Idaho St. Lukes Regional Medical Center Mountain States Tumor Institute 100 East Idaho Street Boise, ID 83712 (800) 845-4624

Illinois American College of Surgeons 55 East Erie Street Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 664-4050 Fax: (312)440-7142 http://www.facs.org

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center Prentice Pavilion, Suite 260 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 908-8822 Fax: (312) 908-5447

University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, 5841 South Maryland Avenue Chicago, IL 60637-1470 (773) 702-4848 Fax: (773) 702-3163

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 212 West Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60607 (800) 221-2141 http://www.Y-ME.org

Indiana St. Joseph's Medical Center The Center for Women's Health 801 East LaSalle Avenue South Bend, IN 46617 (219) 239-6112 Fax: (219) 236-5007 http://www.sjcg.org/sjmc/oncolo.htm

Iowa Marian Health Center 801 Fifth Street Sioux City, IA 51101 712) 279-2944 or 2070 (712) 279-2552 (scheduling)

Kansas Cancer Center of Kansas 818 North Emporia Wichita, KS 67214 (316) 262-4467 Fax: (316) 262-5028

Kentucky St. Elizabeth Medical Center Women's Wellness Center 20 Medical Village Drive, Suite 209 Edgewood, KY (606) 344-3939 Fax: (606) 344-5415

Louisiana Memorial Medical Center The Breast Center at the Women's Pavilion 4429 Clara Street, Suite 340 New Orleans, LA 70115 (514) 897-4223 Fax: (504) 897-4215

Tulane University Medical Center Tulane Cancer Center 1415 Tulane Avenue P.O. Box SL62 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 587-2120 Fax: (504) 585-6077 http://www.tmc.tulane.edu/cancer

Maine Mercy Hospital The Breast Health Resource Center 144 State Street, 5th Floor Portland, ME 04101 (207) 879-3790 Fax: (207) 879-3957

Maryland The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287-8943 (410) 955-8964 http://ww2.med.jhu.edu/cancerctr

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 505 Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 650-8868 Fax: (301) 565-9670 http://www.access.digex.net/~mkragen/cansearch.html

Massachusetts Brigham and Women's Hospital The Breast Comprehensive Health Center 74 Francis Street Boston, MA 02115 (800) 294-9999 (physician referral line) (617) 732-8111 http://www.partners.org/bwh/home.html

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 632-3476 http://www.dfci.harvard.edu

Michigan Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 110 East Warren Detroit, MI 48201 (800) 527-6266 http://www.karmanos.org

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0942 (800) 865-1125 http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu

Minnesota Mayo Cancer Center, 200 First Street Southwest Rochester, MN 55905 (507) 284-4137

Mississippi Biloxi Regional Medical Center 150 Reynoir Street Biloxi, MS 39530 (601) 436-1111 Fax: (601) 436-1669

Missouri St. Luke's Hospital Breast Care Center 224 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 220 St. Louis, MO 63017 (314) 205-6491 Fax: (314) 205-6492

Nebraska University of Nebraska Medical Center Olson Center for Women's Health 600 South 42nd Street Omaha, NE 68198-3255 (800) 775-2855 (402) 559-6345 Fax: (402) 559-5015 http://www.unmc.edu/Olson

Nevada St. Mary's Health Network St. Mary's Regional Medical Center 235 West 6th Street Reno, NV 89520 (702) 789-3627 Fax: (702) 789-3652

New Hampshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756-0001 (800) 639-6918 http://www.dartmouth.edu/dms/nccc E-mail:nccc.res@dartmouth.edu

New Jersey Cooper Hospital University Medical Center Comprehensive Breast Care Center 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 411 Camden, NJ 08103 (609) 968-7357 Fax: (609) 365-1180

New Mexico St. Joseph Health Care System Center for Breast Care 4701 Montgomery P.O. Box 25555 Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 727-7856 Fax: (505) 727-7780

New York Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein Cancer Center 111 East 210th Street Bronx, NY 10467 (718) 920-4826 Fax: (718) 547-6907

Beth Israel Medical Center The Louis Venet, M.D., Comprehensive Breast Service, Petrie Division 10 Union Square East, Suite 4D New York, NY 10003 (212) 844-8216

The Robert and Helen Appel Comprehensive Breast Service, North Division 170 East End Avenue New York, NY 10128 (212) 870-9219

Cancer Care, Inc., 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10036 (800) 813-4673 http://cancercareinc.org

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, 177 Fort Washington Avenue New York, NY 10032 (212) 305-3125 (referral) (212) 305-2873 (outreach) http://www.ccc.columbia.edu

The Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic 1351 Mount Hope Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 (716) 442-2190 http://www.ewbc.com

Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering 205 East 64th Street New York, NY 10021 (212) 639-5200 http://www.mskcc.org

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations 9 East 37th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10016 800) 719-9154 http://www.nabco.org

New York University Medical Center Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center 550 First Avenue New York, NY 10016 (212) 263-1400 http://www.med.nyu.edu/breastcare

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263-0001 (800) 767-9355 http://rpci.med.buffalo.edu

University of Rochester Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704 Rochester, NY 14642 (800) 462-6763 Fax: (716) 273-1042 http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong/cancer/cancerpg.htm

North Carolina Duke University Medical Center Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Box 3814 Durham, NC 27710 (800) 633-3853 (919) 416-600 Fax: (919) 416-6030 http://www.medduke.mc.duke.edu

University of North Carolina School of Medicine UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB#7295 102 West Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295 (800) 862-8660 (919) 966-3036 Fax: (919) 966-0393 http://cancer.med.unc.edu

Wake Forest University(NCI-D) Comprehensive Cancer Center Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1082 (910) 716-2255

North Dakota Medcenter One Health System Oncology Department 300 North 7th Street P.O. Box 5525 Bismark, ND 58506-5525 (701) 323-6408

Ohio Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, 300 West 10th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (800) 293 5066 (614) 293-0020 (mammography van) http://www-cancer.med.ohio-state.edu

University Hospital's Ireland Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-5000 (800) 641-2422 (216) 844-5432 Fax: (216) 844-7832

Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Institute for Breast Health 920 S.L. Young Boulevard Williams Pavillion, Room 1140 Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (405) 271-4514 Fax: (405) 271-3495

Oregon Providence St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center Breast Specialty Center 9155 Southwest Barnes Road Portland, OR 97225 (503) 216-4690 (503) 216-4673 (outreach) Fax: (503) 216-4686

Pennsylvania Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111 (215) 728-2570

Thomas Jefferson University Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment 111 South 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-5097 (800) 533-3669 http://morrison.jci.tju.edu

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Tower, 6th Floor 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283 (215) 662-6364 http://oncolink.upenn.edu/disease/breast

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 3600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (800) 237-4724 http://www.upci.upmc.edu

Rhode Island Breast Health 528 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 (401) 751-6890 Fax: (401) 421-4037

Roger Williams Medical Center Roger Williams Surgical Associates 877 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-2440 Fax: (401) 456-6745

South Carolina Richland Memorial Hospital The Center for Cancer Treatment and Research 7 Richland Medical Park Columbia, SC 29203 (800) 775-2287 (803) 434-3460

South Dakota Sioux Valley Hospital Breast Health Institute 1100 Euclid Avenue P.O. Box 5039 Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039 (800) 843-2638 (605) 333-5244 Fax: (605) 357-2867

Tennessee Drew-Meharry-Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center, 1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 327-6927 Fax: (615) 327-5844

Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Cancer Center, 649 Medical Research Building II Nashville, TN 37232-6838 (800) 811-8480

Texas San Antonio Cancer Institute, 7979 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 616-5798 Fax: (210) 616-5799 http://www.ctrc.saci.org

The Susan G. Komen Foundation Occidental Tower 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370 LB74 Dallas, TX 75244 (800) 462-9273 (214) 450-1777 http://www.komen.com

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 (800) 392-1611 http://www.mdanderson.org

Utah University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute, 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84132 (800) 488-2422 http://www.hci.utah.edu

Vermont University of Vermont Breast Care Center, 1 South Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05401-3498 (802) 656-2262

Virginia American College of Radiology 1891 Preston White Drive Preston, VA 22091 (800) 227-5463 http://www.acr.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 650 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 299-0150

Cancer Research Foundation of America 200 Dangerfield Road, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-4412 Fax: (703) 836-4413 http://www.preventcancer.org

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980037 Richmond, VA 23298-0037 (800) 628-4141 (ask for center) (804) 828-5116 Fax: (804) 828-8453

University of Virginia Medical Sciences Center The Breast Resource Center Hospital West, 4th Floor Jefferson Park Avenue P.O. Box 334 Charlottesville, VA 22908 (800) 251-3627 (804) 924-5813 Fax: (804) 982-0918 http://med.virginia.edu/medcntr/cancer/home.html

University of Virginia Medical Center at Northridge The Women's Place Midlife Center 2955 Ivory Road, Suite 104 Charlottesville, VA 22903 (800) 251-3627 (804) 243-4720 Fax: (804) 243-4733 http://www.med.virginia.edu/medcntr/specialty/women.html

Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1124 Columbia Street Seattle, WA 98104 (800) 804-8824 (206) 667-4324 Fax: (206) 667-4324 http://www.fhcrc.org

West Virginia Charleston Area Medical Center Cancer Patient Support Program 3200 MacCorkle Avenue Charleston, WV 25304 (304) 348-9712 Fax: (304) 348-9668

Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792-0001 (608) 263-8600 Fax: (608) 263-8613 http://www.biostat.wisc.edu/cancer/homepage.html

Wyoming United Medical Center Women's Imaging Center 214 East 23rd Street Cheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 633-7800

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