Additional resources for cervical cancer
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our Web site, www.cancer.org.
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: a Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer (also in Spanish)
Family and caregiver concerns
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)
Insurance and financial issues
In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
More on cancer treatments
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy: a Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: a Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Cancer treatment side effects
Pain Control: A Guide for People With Cancer and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)
Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Telephone number: 1-312-578-1439
Web site: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/
Has a directory of specially trained gynecologic oncologists practicing in the US; free information; and an online "survivor section" featuring articles on personal issues such as fertility, sexuality and quality of life aimed at creating an online community for women with cancer.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Their “Cancer Information Service” offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662 (1-800-994-WOMAN)
Web site: www.womenshealth.gov
Offers a lot of information on women's health issues − including cancers in women
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Toll-free number: 1-800- 685-5531
Web site: www.nccc-online.org
Provides referrals to uninsured, underserved women; information about cervical cancer and its treatment; and phone and email support services
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Toll-free number: 1-877-622-7937 (1-877-NCCS-YES)
Web site: www.canceradvocacy.org
Has publications on many topics, including employment and health insurance, as it relates to cancer. Materials are also offered in Spanish. Also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox − a free program that teaches skills to help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Toll-free number: 1-800-230-7526
Web site: www.plannedparenthood.org
Offers many women’s health services including cervical cancer screening with referrals for specialty care. Services available for the uninsured.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 04/11/2013
Last Revised: 01/31/2014