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Resource Guide for Melanoma

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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The Skin Cancer Foundation

Address:
245 5th Avenue Suite #1403
New York, NY 10016

Phone:
1-800-SKIN-490 (1-800-754-6490)

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

Description of services provided:
The Skin Cancer Foundation provides information about melanoma and other types of skin cancer. It offers tips for coping with the disease.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Address:
NCI Public Inquiries Office
Bldg. 31, Rm. 10A31
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580

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

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

Description of services provided:
The National Cancer Institute provides information about melanoma and other cancers. The institute funds research related to cancer. Its website also includes information about clinical trials.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Address:
1599 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone:
1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

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

Description of services provided:
The American Cancer Society provides information and support to patients with melanoma and their families through a network of local chapters. The society supports cancer-related research. It takes an active approach to teaching people ways to reduce their risk of developing cancer.



Last reviewed February 2003 by Donald Lawrence, MD

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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