Resources

Página en español

Note: This list was developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation’s National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign to help women diagnosed with cervical cancer, and their families, find more information about the disease and seek support. The Campaign welcomes additional information about other organizations that may be added to this list. The sources in this list are provided for information only and inclusion does not constitute a recommendation.

American Cancer Society

Web site: www.cancer.org
Telephone: 1.800.ACS.2345

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 14 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.

American Social Health Association

Web site: www.ashastd.org
Telephone: 919.361.8400

The American Social Health Association is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities, with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences.

CancerCare

Web site: www.cancercare.org
Telephone: 800.813.HOPE (4673)

CancerCare’s mission is to help people face the many challenges of a cancer diagnosis. As the largest national non-profit organization of its kind, CancerCare provides free professional support services including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help to people across the country. Our services are available to people of all ages, with all types of cancer and at any stage of the disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Web site: www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/index.htm
Telephone: 888.842.6355

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people—at home and abroad—providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

Eyes on the Prize

Web site: www.eyesontheprize.org

EyesOnThePrize.org, a nonprofit online support group, provides information and emotional support from the survivors’ perspective to women with gynecologic cancers, their families and caregivers. As a support community for living with gynecologic cancer, EyesOnThePrize.org offers survivor stories, answers to questions, resources, discussion about cervical, endometrial, uterine, ovarian, vulvar, gestational and other reproductive cancers. The site includes: warning signs, risks, diagnosis, treatment options and side effects for all gynecologic cancers; links to related sites and opportunity to join private discussion list; database of “on-the-ground” local community GYN cancer support groups.

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

Web site: www.thegcf.org
Telephone: 312.644.6610

The mission of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment, as well as to support research and training related to gynecologic cancers. GCF advances this mission by increasing public and private funds that aid in the development and implementation of programs to meet these goals.

National Cancer Institute

Web site: www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/types/cervical/
Telephone: 800.422.6237

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Web site: www.nccc-online.org
Telephone: 800.685.5531

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a coalition of women and family members/caregivers battling cervical cancer issues. Involved groups include: women’s groups, cytotechnologists, pathologists, laboratories, technology companies, cancer researchers, hospitals, organizations providing cervical cancer screening programs and other related associations.

OncoLink

Web site: www.oncolink.com
Telephone: 215.349.8895

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public receive accurate cancer-related information at no charge. OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Web site: www.sgo.org
Telephone: 312.644.6610

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) is a national medical specialty organization of physicians who are trained in the comprehensive management of women with malignancies of the reproductive tract. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer by encouraging research, disseminating knowledge which will raise the standards of practice in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic malignancies and cooperating with other organizations interested in women's health care, oncology and related fields.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Web site: www.ahrq.gov
Telephone: 301.427.1364

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Specific information about cervical cancer can be found under “Preventive Services,” “Women’s Health,” and “Consumers & Patients” sections of the Web site.

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Web site: www.asccp.org
Telephone: 301.733.3640

Established in 1964, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) is the organization of health care professionals committed to improving health through the study, prevention, diagnosis, and management of lower genital tract disorders.

The Witness Project of Harlem

Web site: www.witnessprojectharlem.org
Telephone: 212.659.5517

The Witness Project of Harlem is a breast and cervical cancer education project focusing on African-American women.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health

Web site: www.fda.gov/womens/
Telephone: 1.800.994.WOMAN (National Women’s Health Information Center)

The mission of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health is to serve as a champion for women’s health both within and outside the agency.

Women’s Cancer Network

Web site: www.wcn.org
Telephone: 312.644.6610

The WCN is an interactive Web site dedicated to informing women about gynecologic cancers. Its goal is to assist women who have developed cancer, as well as their families, to understand more about the disease, learn about treatment options, and gain access to new or experimental therapies. The site was developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and CancerSource. Specific information about cervical cancer can be found by clicking on “Cancer Info” from the main menu and selecting the link to “cervical cancer.”

return to top of page return to top of page