INTERNATIONAL CANCER ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group
Telephone: +66 02 256 4991 ext. 1026
1873 Rama IV Rd.
The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group provides emotional support to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are undergoing treatment, or are recovering from treatment. It’s made up of volunteers who have either had breast cancer or been close to a woman who has had the disease. The group meets on a monthly basis and also offers private consultations and visits. The meetings are usually conducted in English but women who speak all languages are welcome. The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group also works to educate the women of Thailand about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Cancer Patients Aid Association
Telephone: +91 022 2492 4000 or +91 022 2492 8775
King George V Memorial Dr.
E. Moses Road
Mumbai- 400 011
Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is a registered, charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) working toward the total management of cancer. CPAA educates the people of India about the importance of prevention and early detection of cancer; offers free cancer screenings; and provides support to cancer patients through one-on-one counseling and support group meetings. In addition to the main office in Mumbai, CPAA has branches in Bangalore, Delhi and Pune.
Telephone: 0808 800 1234 (toll-free for UK residents)
Telephone: +44 20 7696 9003
3 Bath Place
Cancerbackup provides support to United Kingdom citizens who are living with cancer. The organization supplies information on cancer, treatment options and clinical trials in the UK, and it also helps cancer patients and their families find emotional support and financial advice.
Children and Parents Against Cancer
Telephone: +7 812 571-7483
25, Voznesenky Prospect, Office 14, 190068
Children and Parents Against Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Russian children living with cancer. The organization provides information about new treatments and other educational and support services to families that have children with cancer. Children and Parents Against Cancer provides services in Russian, English, German and Italian. The organization also advocates for children with cancer by lobbying for better treatment options.
Estonian Cancer Society
Telephone: +372 2 800 2233
Oncology Center, Hiiu 44
The Estonian Cancer Society works to spread knowledge and raise public awareness about cancer and cancer prevention, promote the early detection of cancer, and increase cancer survival rates. It also strives to rehabilitate cancer patients, improve patients’ quality of life, and develop home-care support systems. The Estonian Cancer Society also raises awareness of the socioeconomic problems connected to and caused by cancer.
Telephone: +39 02 8907 9660
via G Previati 12
Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer Coalition, is an independent, nonprofit organization with membership that includes affiliated groups from 30 countries throughout Europe. The coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to provide support and education for European women living with breast cancer. Europa Donna advocates for appropriate screening, optimal treatment and care, and increased funding for research. Europa Donna represents the concerns and interests of European women to local and national authorities and governments.
GIST Support International
12 Bomaca Dr.
Doylestown, PA 18901
GIST Support International (GSI) is an organization dedicated to educating and supporting patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). GSI provides information tailored for newly diagnosed patients, including a list of medical centers around the world that have experience treating the disease. GSI connects patients to each other through listservs and by phone.
International Myeloma Foundation
Telephone: 1-800-452-2873 (U.S. and Canada)
Telephone: 1-818-487-7455 (International)
12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421
The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) offers a comprehensive range of programs and services for patients, family members and health care professionals. Educational resources are available in 14 languages. The IMF focuses on funding research, providing education, lending support and promoting advocacy initiatives.
International Union Against Cancer
62 route de Frontenex
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is a global association of cancer-fighting organizations that aims to educate people about cancer and control the disease worldwide. The UICC has fellowship and training opportunities for scientists and publishes the International Journal of Cancer. The UICC brings together an international network of patient advocate groups, cancer societies, public health officials, and research and treatment centers.
Irish Cancer Society
Telephone: +353 01-800-200-700
43/45 Northumberland Road
The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) provides a variety of services to people living with cancer in Ireland. The society’s primary priority is providing nursing services to cancer patients. The ICS also educates people about cancer prevention and diagnosis; runs programs to educate people about the dangers of smoking and excessive sun exposure; offers support for newly diagnosed and long-term survivors; provides information about clinical trials; and works to raise money for cancer research.
Jamaica Cancer Society
16 Lady Musgrave Rd.
Jamaica, West Indies
The Jamaica Cancer Society works to reduce the impact of cancer in Jamaica through education, cancer screening, counseling and emotional support. The society operates a clinic at which patients can be screened for cervical, breast and prostate cancer. The clinic also provides selected diagnostic and treatment services. Call for the clinic’s hours or to schedule an appointment. In addition to the main office in Kingston, there are also branches throughout Jamaica.
Barks Vag 14
Solna, Sweden 17961
+46 85 148 3300
Lungcancerforeningen Stodet is an organization that provides information and support for lung cancer patients, and also advocates for increased funding for lung cancer research. The organization, operated by lung cancer survivors, publishes a bimonthly magazine and operates a toll-free hotline for patients seeking information or support.
Philippine Cancer Society
Telephone: +63 2 7342131
310 San Rafael St.
San Miguel, Manila 1005
The Philippine Cancer Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping men and women affected by cancer in the Philippines. The society provides educational materials and lectures on general cancers. It also offers emotional support and medical help to those diagnosed with cancer. The society has mobile clinics providing breast, pelvic and cervical examinations for women and prostate examinations for men.
Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe (Multiple Myeloma Patient Support)
Dornaperstr. 18, Haus1
Wuppertal, Germany 42327
+49 2058 895 3278
Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe serves the people of Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state. The organization maintains a library of cancer information for the public at its office in Dornaperstr. Plasmacytoma/Multiples Myelom Selbsthilfegruppe also publishes informational brochures about multiple myeloma and hosts support groups for people living with multiple myeloma.
Romanian Cancer League
Telephone: +40 21 314-69-23, +40 21 314-69-33
Piata Romana Nr. 9, Sc. , Et. 2, Ap. 8
Sect. 1, Bucuresti
The Romanian Cancer League works to educate the people of Romania about ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The organization also provides cancer patients with support services, financial assistance and medical equipment such as wheelchairs.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Telephone: +44 0871 220 5426
200 London Rd., Liverpool
Merseyside, L3 9TA
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is a United Kingdom–based organization dedicated to the elimination of lung cancer. Its principal activity is the Liverpool Lung Project, a program designed to identify and eradicate the risk factors associated with lung cancer and to develop screening programs for high-risk individuals. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Patient Network offers a support, information and advocacy service to people throughout the United Kingdom who are diagnosed with lung cancer. It offers a smoking-cessation program and the Kids Against Tobacco Smoke (KATS) educational program, which encourages young people to never start smoking.
Singapore Cancer Society
Telephone: +65 6 2219578
15 Enggor St., #04-01 to 04 Realty Centre
The Singapore Cancer Society works to educate the people of Singapore about cancer. It provides free screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer. The organization also provides financial assistance, rehabilitation care for patients receiving treatment, and hospice home-care services. The Singapore Cancer Society conducts educational talks and organizes symposia on cancer prevention for the public.
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