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Resource Guide for Cervical Cancer

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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American Cancer Society (ACS)

Phone:
1-866-228-4327

Internet address:
http://www.cancer.org

Description of services provided:
The American Cancer Society has created a robust web site with detailed information for patients, families, and professionals. The information is provided in both English and Spanish. They provide numerous ways to get involved in your community and message boards where you can share your feelings, ideas, or questions about cervical cancer.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Address:
409 12th Street, SW
PO Box 96920
Washington, DC 20090-6920

Phone:
1-202-638-5577

Internet Address
http://www.acog.org/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Address:
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Blvd., Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580

Phone:
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

Internet address:
http://www.nci.nih.gov

Description of services provided:
The National Cancer Institute’s web site provides comprehensive information and in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, because the NCI is the government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, you can find a lot of information about clinical trails, research programs, and research funding.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)

Address:
7247 Hayvenhurst Ave., Suite A-7
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Phone:
1-800-685-5531 (for patients and families)
1-818-909-3849 (office)

Internet address:
http://www.nccc-online.org

Description of services provided:
This site provides plenty of information, but its main focus is providing support to women facing cervical cancer and their families. The organization states on its website, “The NCCC places a very special and personal focus on providing outreach support to women and family members going through the battle against cancer.”



Last reviewed February 2009 by Ganson Purcell Jr., MD, FACOG, FACPE

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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