Skin Cancer Support

Support services give not only information, but also encouragement and hope. There are many more than can possibly be listed here.

American Academy of Dermatology: Its membership of 13,700 includes virtually all dermatologists in the US. It provides information and educational material on all aspects of Melanoma, other skin cancers, and skin care. A “Find a Dermatologist” listing is offered on the website. 

Web Site: www.aad.org
Telephone:  1-866-503-SKIN
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American Cancer Society: A major information source. Gives support to patients, survivors and caregivers, including seniors and minors. 

Web Site: www.cancer.org
Telephone: 1-800-ACS-2345


American Childhood Cancer Organization: A nationwide organization that offers support and advocacy to families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. Informative books are provided free of charge to those with financial constraints. 

Web Site: www.acco.org
Telephone: 1-800-366-CCCF
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American Melanoma Foundation: Maintains a support group in San Diego, CA. Advises anyone wanting to start a support group. Gives information about melanoma from screening to staging, including clinical trials that patients may wish to join. 

Web Site: www.melanomafoundation.org
Telephone:  858-882-7712
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Angel Flight West: One of six regional Angel Flight organizations that work with Mercy Medical Airlifts to take patients to health care facilities or distant destinations free of charge. 

Web Site: www.angelflightwest.org
Telephone: 1-888-426-2643
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Cancer Care Inc.:A call to the toll-free Cancer Care Counseling Line leads patients, their families, and caregivers to support services in the caller’s area. Individual counseling can be obtained by calling the same number. Information for professionals is also available. 

Web Site: www.cancercare.org
Telephone: 1-800-813-HOPE
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Cancer Hope Network (Formerly CHEMOCare): Trained cancer survivors conduct a one-on-one support program that encourages patients to continue chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and surgery, even in the face of adverse side effects. 

Web Site: www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Telephone: 1-800-552-4366
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Corporate Angel Network: Space on corporate jets is given free of charge to cancer patients who must travel long distances for treatment. 

Web Site: www.corpangelnetwork.org
Telephone: 1-866-328-1313
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Look Good...Feel Better:  This program teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients during and after chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association. 

Web Site: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
Telephone: 1-800-395-LOOK 


Melanoma International Foundation:  The phone number is a “patient navigation hotline” to help patients and their families gain a better understanding of the disease and where to go for treatment. Answers to questions and information are offered, mostly via e-mail, to people as far away as China. 

Web Site: www.melanomaintl.org
Telephone: 1-866-463-6663
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Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF): Presents a series of six symposia on diagnosis and treatment each year for patients, their families, and health care professionals, with an opportunity to consult physician presenters. Manageswww.mpip.org, a website enabling patients and others concerned about Melanoma to share experiences. 

Web Site: www.melanoma.org
Telephone: 1-800-673-1290
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National Cancer Institute (NCI): The US government’s source of information on the latest cancer treatments and clinical trials, as well as insurance, hospice, and home care. Callers to the toll-free number can be referred to community activities and support services. Spanish speakers are available. 

Web Site: www.cancer.gov
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: Survivor-led advocacy organization works exclusively on behalf of the country’s more than nine million cancer survivors and the millions more touched by this disease. 

Web Site: www.canceradvocacy.org
Telephone: 1-877-NCCS-YES (622-7937)
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National Family Caregivers Association: A grass roots organization that educates, supports, and speaks out on behalf of caregivers. By raising public awareness, NFCA strives to improve the caregiver’s quality of life. 

Web Site: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
Telephone: 1-800-896-3650
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Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Provides a list of participating programs where patients can obtain free prescriptions. 

Web Site: www.pparx.org
Telephone: 1-800-477-2669


Patient Advocate Foundation: Serves as an active liaison between the patient and the insurer, employer, and/or creditors to ensure access to care, maintenance of employment, and reservation of financial stability. Case managers, doctors, and attorneys work through the Foundation. 

Web Site: www.patientadvocate.org
Telephone: 1-800-532-5274
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Vital Options® International: The Group Room®, a cancer radio talk show, is simulcast worldwide via satellite, allowing people to share information and experiences across great distances. 

Web Site: www.vitaloptions.org
Telephone: 1-800-GRP-ROOM
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The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club Worldwide:Twenty “communities” nationwide provide emotional counsel and education to cancer patients and their loved ones. Professionally led support groups reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope — regardless of the stage of disease. 

Web Site: www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Telephone: 1-888-793-WELL
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