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General Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Phone: (800)ACS-2345

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
A large collection of cancer-related Internet mailing lists, which regularly delivers e-mail messages to provide information and support to cancer patients and those who care for them. ACOR develops and hosts state-of-the-art Internet-based knowledge systems that allow the public to find and use credible information relevant to their illness.
Phone: (212)226-5525

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is a leader in nationwide cancer prevention and control, working with national organizations, state health agencies and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control practices.

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization
(Formerly the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer)

The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians and their families through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.
(202) 332-5536

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A part of the National Institutes of Health, NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
(800) 4-CANCER (800-422-6237)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
A survivor-led advocacy organization working on behalf of this country's nearly 10 million cancer survivors and the millions more touched by this disease. Founded in 1986, NCCS continues to lead the cancer survivorship movement. By educating all those affected by cancer and speaking out on issues related to quality cancer care, NCCS is empowering every survivor.
Phone: (301) 650-9127

Breast Cancer Resources

African American Breast Cancer Alliance
Dedicated to providing hope, awareness, education and support to African-American breast cancer survivors, their family members and the community.
Phone: (612) 825-3675

Breast Cancer Resource Committee
Provides education, support and advocacy for African American women with breast cancer.
Phone: (202) 463-8040
Information and online support for women with breast cancer.

Sisters Network
National African American breast cancer survivorship organization.
Phone: (713) 781-0255

24-hour breast cancer hotline, hotline and educational programs.
Phone: (312) 986-8338

Cervical and Reproductive Cancer Resources

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as support research and training related to gynecologic cancers.
Phone: (800) 444-4441

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
A patient-led, umbrella organization uniting ovarian cancer activists, women's health advocates and health care professionals in the effort to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments and a cure.
Phone: (202) 331-1332

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Leading ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the United States. Provides toll-free ovarian cancer information line and maintains a comprehensive website for ovarian cancer support.
Phone: (888)OVARIAN

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI's information on uterine cancer.
Phone: 1(800) 4-CANCER (800-422-6237)


Colorectal Cancer Resources

Colon Cancer Alliance
Organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors, their families, caregivers, people genetically predisposed to the disease and the medical community. They are dedicated to patient support, advocacy and education. They provide a toll-free helpline.
Phone: (877)422-2030

Colorectal Cancer Network
Support network for colorectal cancer patients that provides aggressive awareness, screening, and early detection programs and advocacy for the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.
Phone: (301) 879-1500

Cancer Screening Resources

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program (NBCCEDP)
NBCCEP programs can provide free or low-cost mammography and Pap testing for underserved women. The NBCCEDP program has been mandated by the CDC to conduct outreach to lesbians and bisexual women, and many programs (but not all) have been trained by the Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization on lesbian cultural competence.
To find the local center in your area go to:
or call (888)842-6355 (select option 7)


Depression Resources

For more information, contact your local Mental Health Association or:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered – Counselors Central

The National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (800) 969-NMHA

National Medical Association
(for a list of African American doctors)
Phone: (888) 662-7497

Black Psychiatrists of America
Phone: (510) 834-7103

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Phone: (703) 385-6967

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Phone: (800) 826-3632

American Psychiatric Association
Phone: (888) 357-7924

HOTLINE: National Campaign on Clinical Depression
Phone: (800) 228-1114

Johns Hopkins Health Information

Mental Health Net

Wing of Madness: A Depression Guide

Nutrition Resources

American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Phone: (800) 232-3472

American Dietetic Association
The nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
Phone: (800) 877-1600

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
National Institute of Health Lung and Blood Disease

Food and Nutrition Center (FNIC)
FNIC is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. It is one of several information centers located at the National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Phone: (301) 504-5719

National Diabetes Education Program
A federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state, and local levels, working together to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes.
Phone: (800)438-5383
Website developed by Registered Dietitians across the globe interested in getting credible products and information into the hands of consumers.

Weight-Control Information Network
The Program provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
Phone: (800)WIN-8098

Smoking Cessation Resources

A website designed to provide and evaluate stop smoking treatments for LGBT cigarette smokers.

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization
The Project offers smoking cessation and can make referrals to national programs providing smoking cessation services to the LGBT community. The project also manages the Delicious Lesbian Kisses Project, the first national anti-smoking awareness program for lesbians over 40.
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Phone: (202) 332-5536
The Web site was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, with important contributions from other nationally recognized agencies and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society. The website is designed to provide information and professional assistance to individuals that wish to quit smoking.

The Smoking Quitline of the National Cancer Institute
Phone: 1(877)44U-QUIT

This website provides information about nicotine addition and addition resources.

Finding a Gay-Friendly Health Provider

Your local LGBT community center or health organization may be able to help you identify gay-friendly providers in your area. The Mautner Project and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association both maintain a referral network of LGBT-friendly healthcare providers.

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization
(Formerly the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer)

The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians and their families through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.
Phone: (202) 332-5536

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Offers medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research for the GLBT community.
Phone: (415) 255-4547


Health Resources for African American Women

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Women's Health Imperative, the new name of the National Black Women's Health Project, is a leading African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution. The Imperative has programs for smoking cessation, fitness, and health information.
An internet site dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual wellness of today’s African American woman.

National Women's Health Information Center
This website and toll-free call center were created to provide FREE, reliable health information for women on topic areas like heart disease, disabilities and pregnancy.
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