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Lymphoma: Additional Sources Of Information

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 15:21

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Information and Support Groups:

American Cancer Society (ACS) 
Phone: (800) ACS-2345(toll-free hotline) 
www.cancer.org

Check your local phone book for the address and phone number of your state's ACS office.

Cancer Care, Inc. National Office 
Phone: 212 302 2400 Tel: Services 
Phone: 212 221 3300 Administration 
Phone: 1 800 813 HOPE (4673)
Fax: 212 719 0263
Email: info@cancercare.org 
http://www.cancercare.org

A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referral and direct financial assistance.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
Phone: 800-955-4572
Phone: 212-573-8484
www.leukemia.org

A national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Lymphoma Information Network 
http://www.lymphomainfo.net

A website offering information and support, as well as links to other groups both within and outside the United States.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation of America 
Phone: 310-204-7040
Email: LRFA@aol.com 
http://www.lymphoma.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cancer Information Service 
Phone: (800) 4-CANCER
Phone: 800-422-6237
www.nci.nih.gov

NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 
Phone: (877) NCCS YES
Phone: (877-622-7937)
Fax: (301) 565-9670
Email: info@cansearch.org

Cancer Survivors Coalition 
www.canceradvocacy.org

A support and advocacy group for people with cancer. Includes sections on Skills for Communicating with Health Care Providers, Strategies for Self-Empowerment and Self-Care, What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance, and others.

Information About Clinical Trials:

Cancer Information Service (National Cancer Institute) 
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
http://www.nci.nih.gov/clinical_trials/

To find out which trials are available for a particular type of lymphoma, individuals may use the National Cancer Institute's PDQ Clinical Trials Search Form for Patients. Using this form, you may easily select a specific diagnosis, treatment type, and city/state for information on current trials.

Large medical centers near your home will also have information about ongoing clinical trials in your area.

Information About Complementary And Alternative Therapies For Cancer:

CancerNet 
http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/treatment

The National Cancer Institute's CancerNet web page on "treatment options" includes a section on complementary and alternative medicine.

In addition, patients and their doctor or nurse can learn about complementary and alternative therapies from the following Government agencies:

NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), NCCAM Clearinghouse 
Phone: 1-888-644-6226
Phone: 1-888-644-6226TTY/TDY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers) 
http://www.nccam.nih.gov

NCCAM conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.

Lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin's Type)