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Talcum Powder Lawyers Win For Ovarian Cancer Victim

J&J  Has Been Ordered to Pay $417 Million

(Reuters) – A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury’s verdict in favor of California resident Eva Echeverria was the largest yet in lawsuits alleging J&J failed to adequately warn consumers about the cancer risks of its talc-based products.
“We are grateful for the jury’s verdict on this matter and that Eva Echeverria was able to have her day in court,” Mark Robinson, her lawyer, said in a statement.
The verdict included $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages. It was a major setback for J&J, which faces 4,800 similar claims nationally and has been hit with over $300 million in verdicts by juries in Missouri.
“We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder,” J&J said.
Echeverria’s lawsuit was the first out of hundreds of California talc cases to go to trial.
The 63-year-old claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after decades of using J&J’s products. Her lawyers argued J&J encouraged women to use its products despite knowing of studies linking ovarian cancer to genital talc use.
J&J’s lawyers countered that studies and federal agencies have not found that talc products are carcinogenic.
The trial follows five prior ones in Missouri state court, where many lawsuits are pending.
J&J lost four of those trials and, along with a talc supplier, has been hit with $307 million in verdicts. Before Monday, the largest verdict was for $110 million.
The Missouri cases, which have largely been brought by out-of-state plaintiffs, have faced jurisdictional questions after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in June that limited where personal injury lawsuits can be filed.
In a decision in a case involving Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, the Supreme Court said state courts cannot hear claims against companies that are not based in the state when the alleged injuries did not occur there.
The ruling prompted a St. Louis judge, at New Jersey-based J&J’s urging, to declare a mistrial in the talc case already underway.
The judge has nonetheless left the door open for the plaintiffs to argue they still have jurisdiction based on a Missouri-based bottler J&J used to package its products.
The case is Echeverria et al v. Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles Superior Court, No. BC628228.
(Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Paul Simao)

If you or a loved one used  Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder  products for over five years on or near the genital area and now have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer or fallopian tube cancer contact The Talcum Powder Lawyer Helpline today.

Johnson and Johnson Hernia Mesh Harming Women

Another Johnson and Johnson product is receiving adverse reports for complications and mesh failure. This product is the Johnson and Johnson Ethicon hernia mesh. In our continuing attempt to help women injured by dangerous drugs, devices and consumer products, we have lawyers filing hernia mesh lawsuits for victims.

Physiomesh Causing Complications

 

The Physiomesh is a flexible composite mesh that is used in hernia repair.  It is made from  polypropylene, the same  mesh is also used to reinforce the vaginal wall in transvaginal mesh surgery.  This the same vaginal mesh that has been falling apart in women.

Johnson and Johnson Withdraws Physiomesh

In May of 2016, Ethicon  issued a worldwide recall of Physiomesh. The recall was based on the fact that the medical product was associated with a higher risk of  complications, including the need for additional surgeries. Many women who underwent hernia repair surgeries that used Physiomesh experienced mesh failure  events.

What Are The Dangers of Physiomesh?

Abdominal pain;
Necessary revision surgery to remove Physiomesh;
Recurrence of hernia;
Infection;
Erosion;
Perforations;
Device failure;
Bowel obstruction;
Fever;
Constipation;
Mesh migration;
Mesh contraction;
Intestinal fistulae;
Sepsis;
Diarrhea; and
death.

FDA On Physiomesh

A November 2010 report notes  “tears, rips, holes in device” are reported, leading to “minimal adhesion” and removal of the mesh. A February 2012 report in which a patient, who underwent hernia repair surgery that used Physiomesh, returned one week  after surgery with complaints of vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain and distention. The  symptoms were a result of the Physiomesh. Ethicon did issue a voluntary recall  and was not mandated by the FDA to do so.

Physiomesh Lawyers Filing Physiomesh Lawsuits

Have you had  hernia repair surgery and have experienced any symptoms of mesh failure?  Contact us for a physiomesh lawyer.

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Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

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Talcum Powder Dangerous and They Never Told You

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to keep woman updated on the news regarding the link between Talcum Powder products and ovarian cancer. We continue to be amazed and horrified as we learn again and again THEY KNEW and never told us about this link. Didn’t anyone tell them that ovarian cancer can be fatal and destroy lives. We can lose our mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and women we love and care about from this fatal disease.

We found this article online written by a dermatologist and would like to share it with our readers. We will be commenting as well.

Why we should all be more careful when sprinkling the talcum powder
by MiriamStoppard
Studies have linked talc to ovarian cancer, especially if used in the genital area, and it can also act as an irritant. It may feel soft and soothing but there are health risks to talc. As a dermatologist, I’ve never been keen on talcum powder. It can accumulate in skin creases and irritate, and its particles can act as an abrasive.

I’m even less happy using talcum powder on babies whose delicate skin is much more vulnerable to damage.

There was a scare a few decades back which linked talcum powder granules to bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease .

In 1991, Welsh scientists also ­discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical cancers.

A report out earlier this year linked the use of talc on genitals with a 44% increase in invasive ovarian cancer among African American women.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2006 also classified talcum powder as a possible human carcinogen if used in the female genital area.

But cancer is difficult to understand because it develops over a long period and can be influenced by several factors, including lifestyle, genes and environment. Talc is a natural clay mineral composed of magnesium and silicon.
Researchers have found links to ovarian cancer
Because of its softness it’s often used in cosmetic products, such as blusher, because it prevents caking and absorbs excess moisture.

It’s also added into some tablets and chewing gum. Talc residues are often found near asbestos , a known carcinogen which means manufacturers have to take strong measures to avoid contamination when it is mined.

Some women like to use the powder on their inner thighs to prevent chafing, while others sprinkle it on their underwear to stay fresh.

But in 1982, Harvard professor Dr Daniel W Cramer and his colleagues compared 215 women with ovarian cancer and 215 healthy women who served as a control group.

Women who used talcum powder were at nearly twice the risk of having ovarian cancer than non-users. Those who used it regularly on their genitals and sanitary pads were at more than three times the risk.

Why talc use might lead to cancer is not clear. Studies have shown that talc crystals can move up the genitourinary tract into the peritoneal cavity, where the ovaries are.

And because talc ­particles can set off inflammation, and inflammation plays an important role in the development of ovarian cancer – and any other cancer – could be a likely mechanism.

Now baby powder carries a warning to keep out of reach of children. And pediatricians, as well as dermatologists, discourage its use on babies, who can become ill or die after breathing in the particles.

You have been warned.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline suggests. Cornstarch can serve the same purpose and is alot less dangerous. We continue to get calls on a daily basis from women horrified by the news of the dangers of Talcum Powder. Many have lost a loved one to ovarian cancer. Many remember having had the powder sprinkled on them as babies and have used it on their babies. The woman of America are stunned at how this household name is now a danger to their lives. If you believe your diagnosis of ovarian cancer or you have lost a loved one to this disease and it is related to daily use of Talcum Powder products we encourage you to join other woman and families in the Talcum Powder Lawsuit.

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Headed For Consolidation- MDL Status

It looks like the Talcum Powder lawsuits will be consolidated in a multi District litigation. A Multi District Litigation results in  all the ovarian cancer  lawsuits under one judge in one jurisdiction. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to keep you updated on the progress of the Talcum Powder Lawsuits.
There have been more than 1,200 talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits  filed against Johnson & Johnson in state and federal courts.

A talcum powder lawsuit motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeking  to  consolidate  all  ovarian cancer lawsuits  in a single court, under one judge  in order to coordinate pretrial proceedings and make the process easier.  The chosen venue  suggested is the  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.

The motion claims  that the current ovarian cancer  plaintiffs reside in several different states and that the Southern District of Illinois would permit convenient travel for the parties and counsel.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is reaching out to women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of regular, repeated use of talcum powder  products for feminine hygiene purposes.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

All of the talcum powder lawsuits have one thing in common. They claim that regular repeated and long term use  of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products to the genital area  can increase a woman’s risk of being  diagnosed with  ovarian cancer. All the lawsuits  claim  that talc particles can make their way into the vagina and migrate to the ovaries.  The accumulation of talc particles and the constant irritation and inflammation  can promote the growth of cancer cells. A number of studies published since the 1970s have suggested  a link.   Johnson & Johnson has failed to take any steps to warn women of this possible risk and link between Talc products and ovarian cancer.

More than 1,200 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson nationwide.   In April, a St. Louis jury awarded $55 million  to an ovarian cancer victim who used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders for nearly 40 years  for  feminine hygiene . In February, another Missouri trial  resulted in  an award of $72 million for the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer  after using talc products for more than 30 years.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline

Women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer are calling us for help on a daily basis. They all have one thing in common, They have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used  talc-based products for feminine hygiene for years. They are angry and want to speak to a Talcum Powder lawyer.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is  A nationwide resource for women who have used Talcum powder for personal hygiene and have concerns. Many have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.   The Network of Talcum Powder Lawsuit attorneys have years of experience  representing women whio have been injured by a wide variety of dangerous drugs and devices. They have represented these women in complex individual and class action lawsuits against pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

 

Ovarian Cancer? Is Talcum Powder The New Culprit?

Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, Vulvar cancer are various types of gynecological cancers women must be made aware of. You must understand your risk factors and the various products on the market that can potentially cause these types of cancer. These cannot be ignored nor can the potential risk of your having used talcum powder for years.
Recently Johnson and Johnson paid  72 million dollars  to a woman’s family after she passed away from ovarian cancer. The jury accepted the claim that the  woman’s use of talcum powder products for feminine hygiene caused for her ovarian cancer and  eventual death. There are no warning  labels on Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower that their  these products may be harmful to women if used this way.
This is not a new idea but women have been shocked and are frightened now. If you feel ashamed talking about your private parts then realize these manufacturers used your fear of not smelling fresh to sell this product and  never told you about the ovarian cancer risk.  It has been reported that over 98,000 women have been  diagnosed with gynecologic cancers last year. Many of these were due to ovarian cancer and we do not know how many of them used the “stay dry” talcum powder marketed to them.

Do you still use talcum powder for personal hygiene?  How many other products do you use that you have no clue may harm you? The manufacturers certainly did not fess up and you obviously cannot trust them to tell you.
After the Johnson and Johnson fiasco I realized how many dangerous drugs and devices that are massive lawsuits have targeted women. We speak to women every day about the potential risk of using talcum powder and people who have lost a loved one to ovarian cancer and now realize their mother, sister grandmother, wife or loved one used these products right where the particles can travel to the ovaries.

The more I  speak with callers about their ovarian cancer and their use of talcum powder products the more I realize how careful we must be and how glad I am my mother pushed old fashioned corn starch. It was also alot cheaper in those days. But, J & J found a great market to go after. The black and Hispanic women who wanted to fit into a white society and smell clean and nice became the ultimate target.  They knew  that choosing their product, if marketed correctly, had very little to do with awareness of cancer  health, and  totally due to  fear of not smelling like a pretty white princess  all day and  every day.

Black woman often  used talcum powder  for her  their entire adult life. These products seemed safe, after all, mothers used talcum powder on their babies, right? Using Talcum Powder products were a part of being in with the other girls. Yet, as far back as 2005 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center did a study  about these products. Another study   was published in 1997. The studies suggested  there might  be a connection between talcum powder use  and ovarian cancer.
Now we learn the truth thru Talcum Powder Lawsuit  TV lawyer ads.
Is there is a  connection between feminine hygiene powders and ovarian cancer? It seems that biopsies are finding talc particles in the ovaries and these particles may have been there for years. It has been noted that the constant irritation can lead to cancer producing cells. The news is out now. The Johnson and Johnson lawsuit has awakened women  across the  country. They are calling us everyday and the families that lost them to ovarian cancer are calling as well. Do you believe your ovarian cancer diagnosis is from your use of Talcum Powder? Did you lose a loved one to ovarian cancer? Did she use talcum powder daily to keep dry? Do you want to join others in the Talcum Powder lawsuit and send a message to get those bad products off the shelves? Call the Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline..

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawyers | Taxotere Helpline Announced

In continuing to maintain it’s role in helping women injured by dangerous drugs, devices and consumer products the Helpline ” Pink Sites” has launched a Taxotere Helpline and outreach campaign to locate all women effected by permanent hair loss after using Taxotere.

Taxotere Lawyers Filing  Hair Loss Lawsuits

In a recent Taxotere lawsuit a  woman  alleged that her use of breast cancer drug Taxotere (docetaxel) resulted in permanent alopecia, or a total failure of her hair to regrow. Sanofi-Aventis has  failed to warn patients that they may not experience hair regrowth after stopping Taxotere.

 

Taxotere Lawsuits Mount Up
In December of 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly announced  numerous adverse incident  reports related to Taxotere and permanent alopecia in breast cancer chemotherapy patients.

If these  filings continue  Taxotere cases may be  consolidated in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL)

 

Cancer Resource Guide

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is a source for ovarian cancer organization in the U.S. Below is a list of cancer help organizations covering  Northeast Florida. Research is showing that women who used Talcum Powder products to stay dry in the pelvic area have a better chance of developing ovarian cancer. Lawsuits have been filed. In a recent lawsuit a jury found Johnson and Johnson negligent in warning women of the risk and a 72 million dollar settlement was awarded to the family. Their mom passed away from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for years. It appears that the talc particles can travel to the ovaries and remain there for years. This leads to the development of cancer cells. These cells have been found in the biopsy specimens. The list below was found online. We hope it will be helpful to the 100’s of women who visit our site on a daily basis seeking help, information and a Talcum powder lawyer. lawyer.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
http://www.aacr.org
The mission of AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.
Contact:
866‑423‑­3965
American Institute for Cancer Research
http://www.aicr.org
Provides information about cancer prevention, particularly through diet and nutrition; featuring a toll-­free nutrition hotline, pen pal support network and research funding.
Contact:
800‑843‑8114
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
http://www.apos-society.org
Helpline through which cancer patients, caregivers and advocacy organizations may obtain referrals for local counseling services throughout the United States. This referral program aims to connect cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
Contact:
Referral Helpline 866‑276‑7443. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day through a voicemail system.
154 Hansen Road, Ste. 201
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
American Society of Clinical Oncology
http://www.asco.org
Provides resources for healthcare providers but includes patient-friendly tools such as help finding an oncologist, and up­-to-­date information about cancer policy issues.
Contact:
571­‑483‑­1300
Be The Match
http://www.BeTheMatch.org/patient
Provides assistance to patients and their physicians in the search for an unrelated stem cell donor. Provides general information about the stem cell transplant process, the search process, financial issues associated with the transplantation process and Patient Advocacy.
Contact:
888‑999‑6743
C-Change
http://www.cchangetogether.org
The mission of C-­Change is to eliminate cancer as a public health problem, at the earliest possible time, by leveraging the expertise and resources of its members. C-­Change is both a forum and a catalyst for identifying issues and major challenges facing the cancer community and for initiating collaborative actions to complement the efforts of individual C-Change members. C-Change focuses on advocacy, strategic initiatives and research. Free toolkits and resources available.
Contact:
202­‑756‑­1600
Cancer and Careers
http://www.cancerandcareers.org
Provides cancer-related expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Also offers publications, resources, and support for cancer patients going through treatment and returning to work.
Contact:
Cancer Answers H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.usf.edu
Answers for cancer related questions.
Contact:
800‑456‑7121
Cancer Care, Inc.
http://www.cancercare.org
A national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are available in person, over the phone and through the agency’s website. Spanish language help available.
Contact:
800­‑813‑HOPE
Cancer Hope Network
http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Provides support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
Contact:
800‑552‑4366
Cancer Information and Counseling Line
http://www.amc.org/programs.html
A toll-free national service provided by AMC Cancer Research Center. Provides emotional support, up-to-date medical information and resource referrals through counseling. Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.
Contact:
800‑525‑3777
Cancer Support Community
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. They offer support groups on stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions and social events.
Contact:
888­‑793­‑9355
Cancer.Net
http://www.cancer.net
The patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions.
Contact:
888­‑651­‑3038
Cancer101
http://www.cancer101.org
Cancer101’s mission is to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses and engage them as active partners in their care, by arming them with a toolkit to navigate their cancer journey.
Contact:
646‑638‑2202
CancerCare Inc
http://www.cancercare.org
CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Contact:
Information/Referral
800‑813‑4673
Cancervive, Inc.
http://www.cancervive.org
Since 1985, Cancervive has provided counseling, education and advocacy to cancer patients, family members and health professionals. Popular education materials include books, DVDs and games.
Contact:
Chemocare.com
http://www.chemocare.com
Scott Hamilton’s site focuses on chemotherapy managing side effects, survivor experiences and more.
Contact:
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
http://www.cancertrialshelp.org
Mission: to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials. Features a tool to search for current trials.
Contact:
877­‑227­‑8451
Commission on Cancer
http://www.facs.org/cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Contact:
312‑202‑5085
CURE
http://www.curetoday.com
CURE quarterly magazine is available free of charge to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Subscribers receive clear and comprehensive information in order to better understand cancer. Additionally, CURE, in association with the American Cancer Society, publishes an annual Cancer Resource Guide, which is sent to every new subscriber. CURE will also send free magazines for your support groups, community events, churches, etc.
Contact:
subs@curetoday.com
Debbie’s Dream
http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (formerly known as Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
Contact:
Admin@DebbiesDream.org
(954) 475‑1200
Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc.
http://www.diadelamujerlatina.org
Promotes health awareness to the underserved Latino community by providing ethnic-specific education with a focus on early detection screening of breast and cervical cancer, as well as other chronic diseases. Resources for hosting a Health Fiesta.
Contact:
281­‑489­‑1111
Florida Cancer Trials, Inc.
http://www.FloridaCancerTrials.com
Florida Cancer Clinical Trial Information and Matching Service: This is a Web and Telephone-based resource that allows the user to search for and identify active clinical trials throughout Florida for more than 100 different cancers. The patient would be matched to trials by completing a Confidential Patient Profile.
Contact:
Clinical Trials Specialists
800‑584‑9976
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)
http://www.iccnetwork.org
ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the US.
Contact:
713­‑798­‑4614
Livestrong: Lance Armstrong Foundation
http://www.livestrong.org
Focuses its activities on: survivor resources and support, survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, scientific and clinical research grants. A particularly useful tool is the Livestrong Guidebook which functions as a workbook and provides information that is needed from the time of diagnosis through cancer treatment and beyond free through website.
Contact:
866­‑673‑7205
Mesothelioma Help Now

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Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
Contact:
800‑584‑4151
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov
Provides up-to-­date information on all cancer types, information on clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals.
Contact:
800­‑4‑CANCER
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.canceradvocacy.org
A network of groups and individuals that offer support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free, self-­learning audio program designed to help people cultivate important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.
Contact:
888­‑650­‑9127
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
http://www.nccn.com
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients aim to help people with cancer and their loved ones discuss the best treatment options for them with their physicians. The NCCN Website covers a wide array of cancer topics for patients, caregivers and their families.
Contact:
215‑690‑0300
National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN)
http://www.nvcnetwork.org
National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) is an interfaith volunteer caregiving initiative that brings together volunteers to help people of all ages with long-term health needs to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Program availability and eligibility vary from one geographic area to another based on age, illness type and other criteria. Services are listed by state on the Website.
Contact:
Olympian Shannon Miller’s FREE “Competing with Cancer” eBook
http://www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com
America’s most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived… this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
OncoLink
http://www.oncolink.com
Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, this website provides information about specific cancers, updates on treatments and research advances.
Contact:
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
http://www.patientadvocate.org
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
Contact:
800‑532‑5274
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, Virginia 23666
R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
http://www.blochcancer.org
The foundation matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained home-­based volunteers who have been treated for the same type of cancer. Trained volunteers (about 600) talk to patients about their cancer experience. Publications available: Fighting Cancer, Guide for Cancer Support and Cancer There’s Hope.
Contact:
800­‑433­‑0464, answering service after hours.
Society for Integrative Oncology
http://www.Integrativeonc.org/index.php/For-Patients
Provides guidelines and resources pertaining to integrative oncology, treatment and helps search for open clinical trials.
Contact:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
http://www.komen.org
A resource on many things relating to breast health and breast cancer. Lists community health grants, scholarships, research programs and more.
Contact:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
http://lls.org
Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS is committed to reaching out to those with leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases in meaningful ways. LLS offers programs to meet the needs of patients, families and oncology professionals including support groups, financial assistance, and patient education.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Jenna Gailliard
jenna.gailliard@gmail.com
904‑332‑6414
7077 Bonneval Rd. Ste. 103
Jacksonville, FL
32216
Vital Options TeleSupport Cancer Network
http://www.vitaloptions.org
An organization that facilitates a syndicated cancer talk show linking callers with patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists. Services in English and French.
Contact:
818­‑508­‑5657
Children and Youth
Children With Hairloss
http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us
Provider offers hair replacement to children with any form of medically-related hair loss. Program provides a wig and wig care kit, a hat with attachable hair, and free styling services. Provider also accepts donated hair.
Contact:
734‑379‑4400
12776 S. Dixie Hwy., Rockwood, Michigan 48179
CureSearch

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Funds and supports children’s cancer research and provides information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.
Contact:
800‑458‑6223
L Erickson USA
http://www.franceluxe.com
Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide.
Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045
Planet Cancer
http://www.planetcancer.org
An online community for young adults affected by cancer
Contact:
512‑452‑9010
Stupid Cancer
http://www.stupidcancer.com
The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation’s largest support community for young adults affected by cancer (15-40) and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. They offer online and offline support communities nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, an international annual conference and a live weekly talk radio program.
Contact:
212‑619‑1040
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

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Serves young adults affected by cancer worldwide, and offers support groups for them, their family and friends.
Contact:
888­‑393­‑3863
Wigs for Kids
http://www.wigsforkids.org
Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss subsequent to medical conditions or treatment procedures. The hairpieces and services are provided without any associated costs to the families of the children.
Contact:
440‑333‑4433
Young Survival Coalition
http://www.youngsurvival.org
A global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women with breast cancer. Young Survival Coalition offers resources, connections and outreach so young women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Free support groups over the phone and online advice about managing insurance or the lack thereof. Resources for the uninsured are listed as well.
Contact:
877­‑YSC‑1011
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center Complementary
http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/CIMER
Integrative Medicine Education Resources. When properly combined with standard cancer treatments, some complementary therapies can enhance wellness and quality of life, but others may be harmful during or after treatment for cancer. This website is offered to help patients and physicians decide how best to integrate such therapies into their care.
Contact:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine
http://mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine
Offers touch therapy, mind-body therapy, acupuncture, creative therapy, nutrition counseling, and exercise programs to improve strength and promote relaxation. Services available for cancer patients and family members.
Contact:
212‑639‑2000
National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://www.cancer.gov/cam/health_patients.html
Offers health information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), therapies and tips for talking with healthcare providers. Also includes ways to find CAM programs and providers, and advice for paying CAM therapies.
Contact:
800‑422‑6237
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov
Supplies scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Also includes health information, grant and funding options, training resources, news updates and information on how to find a CAM practitioner.
Contact:
888‑644‑6226
Men
The John Wayne Cancer Foundation
http://www.jwcf.org
Creates programs for the advocacy and support of men fighting cancer and is associated with cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA.
Contact:
949­‑631­‑8400
Pain
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
http://www.theacpa.org
ACPA aims to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
Contact:
800‑533­‑3231
American Pain Foundation
http://www.painfoundation.org
Having cancer can put you and your family on a difficult, unpredictable, emotional journey. But managing the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, including pain, fatigue, nausea, depression and problems with sexuality, is an important part of comprehensive, quality cancer care.
Contact:
888‑615‑­PAIN (7246)
National Pain Foundation
http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org
Seeks to improve the quality of life for those living with pain through information, education and support that connects persons with pain to each other and to those that can help.
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Prescriptions
Diplomat’s Oncology Navigator Program
http://www.diplomatpharmacy.com
Offers drug assistance. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s Oncology Navigator Program provides clinical and reimbursement solutions to patients with oncologic and hematologic disorders. Financial assistance may be available for patients who meet annual benefit maximums, are among the working poor or on disability and financially unable to burden their co-payments or co-insurance liabilities.
Contact:
Patient Care Coordinator
877‑977‑9118
4100 S Saginaw Street
Flint, Michigan 48507
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
http://www.pparx.org
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
Contact:
1­‑888­‑477­‑2669
Patient Advocate Foundation
http://www.patientadvocate.org
Mission: To provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare such as medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life­threatening illnesses.
Contact:
800‑532­‑5274
RxAssist
http://www.rxassist.org
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news and articles so that healthcare professionals and patients can find the information they need.
Contact:
info@rxassist.org
Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp
Updated information on the Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, an estimated value of $4,000 for qualified applicants.
Contact:
800­‑633­‑4227
Women
Cleaning For a Reason
http://www.cleaningforareason.org
Cleaning For a Reason is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that cleans homes for women with cancer for FREE. Their partner maid services have helped over 10,000 women receive over $2.6 million in free house cleaning.
Contact:
877‑337‑3348
Fertile Hope
http://www.fertilehope.org
Dedicated to helping cancer patients with fertility issues.
Contact:
866­‑965‑7205
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
http://www.thegcf.org
Core mission: To increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed
with cancers specific to them.
Contact:
800‑444‑4441
L Erickson USA
http://www.franceluxe.com
Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide.
Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045
MyOncofertility.org
http://www.myoncofertility.org
An education resource that provides patients, parents and partners with cancer-related advice, animations, survivor videos and resources.
Contact:
866‑708‑3378
Olympian Shannon Miller’s FREE “Competing with Cancer” eBook
http://www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com
America’s most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived… this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
S.H.E Circle
http://www.shecircle.org
A wellness community by and for African American lesbian and bisexual women. As a national health education program, S.H.E Circle encourages African American women to learn about health issues, ask questions, share information, connect with resources and provide support to each other.
Contact:
1-866-MAUTNER (628-8637)
Toll‑free number: 202‑332‑5536
Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)
http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org
SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville.
Contact:
904­‑757­‑6622
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
http://www.mautnerproject.org
Provides support, education, information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families.
Contact:
202‑332­‑5536
Bladder Cancer
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
http://www.bcan.org
Increases public awareness, advances bladder cancer research, and provides educational and support services to the bladder cancer community.
Contact:
888‑901‑2226
Breast Cancer
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
http://www.y-me.org
Y-ME is a nonprofit organization serving men and women with breast cancer, as well as their families and friends. Its mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Contact:
800‑221‑2141
135 S. LaSalle Street
Ste. 200
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Breast Cancer Action (BCA)

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BCA was started by women in a San Francisco breast cancer support group who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge about their disease. BCA is now a national education and activist organization that asks the hard questions about what needs to be done to end the breast cancer epidemic.
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Colorectal Cancer
Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org
A national patient advocacy organization that offers support, resources, news, events and research to cancer patients.
Contact:
877‑422‑2030
Fight Colorectal Cancer
http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org
Offers support for patients, family members, and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer. Also serves as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals and healthcare providers.
Contact:
877‑427‑2111
Endometrial/Ovarian/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
http://www.ocrf.org/index.php
Learn about ovarian cancer risk factors, causes, signs and symptoms, clinical trials and other resources. The Hope Line, 1-877-OV-HOPE, is a free telephone counseling and referral service that helps patients and families cope with the challenges of an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Contact:
1‑877‑OV‑HOPE
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Serves as an advocate for women with ovarian cancer. They work to increase understanding among the public and professionals and advance research for the development of an early detection test, improved healthcare practices and life-saving treatment protocols.
Contact:
202‑331‑1332/ 866‑399‑6262
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

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Provides information and support for esophageal cancer patients and caregivers.
Contact:
800‑601‑0613
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
http://www.headandneck.org
Offers support, education and resources to patients with head and neck cancers.
Contact:
866‑792‑4622
Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer
http://www.spohnc.org
Includes support, education, a survivor network, newsletters and clinical trials.
Contact:
800‑377‑0928
Kidney Cancer
Kidney Cancer Association

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Provides information, clinical trials, sponsor support groups, physician referral information, and news for those affected by kidney cancer.
Contact:
800‑850‑9132
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
http://www.lls.org
Masters level social workers and health educators answer calls from patients and medical professionals. LLS also offers a patient financial aid program, co-pay assistance program and more. North Florida affiliate in Jacksonville.
Contact:
800­‑955‑4572
Liver Cancer
YES
http://www.beatlivertumors.org
Provides information, resources, support, and hope for anyone affected by liver tumors.
Contact:
877‑937‑7478
Lung Cancer
LungCANCER.org
http://www.lungcancer.org
Provides CancerCare services for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved. Services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance.
Contact:
800‑813‑4673
Lung Cancer Alliance
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org
Provides information on risk, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. Also offers psychosocial support and advocacy for patients and those at risk.
Contact:
800‑298‑2436
Marrow Cancer
National Marrow Donor Program
http://www.marrow.org
Conducts and supports research through public resources. Provides information for potential donors, patient advocacy aid assistance and patient education materials.
Contact:
800‑627‑7692
Melanoma
Melanoma International Foundation
http://www.safefromthesun.org
Provides information on prevention and early detection, a toll-free hotline for patients and their families, and directs local screening and education programs.
Contact:
866‑463‑6663
Melanoma Research Foundation
http://www.melanoma.org
Supports medical research in finding treatments, and educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.
Contact:
877‑673‑6460
Skin Cancer Foundation
http://www.skincancer.org
Provides information and programs on education, prevention, early detection and treatment for skin cancer.
Contact:
800‑754‑6490
Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Center

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Features information on the dangers of asbestos, mesothelioma cancer and where to find treatment facilities in your area. Patient advocates are also on hand to help patients get connected with doctor match programs.
Contact:
Jeffrey Jocoy
jeff@asbestos.com
800‑615‑2270
189 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Mesothelioma Resource Online

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Mesothelioma Resource Online has created and developed this site to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones.
Contact:
webmaster@mesotheliomasymptoms.com
(855) 584‑0411
One William Street
New York, NY 10004
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Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
Contact:
800‑584‑4151
Multiple Myeloma
International Myeloma Foundation
http://mwww.myeloma.org
The International Myeloma Foundation provides a toll-free hotline, educational materials and seminars for patients and their families.
Contact:
800‑452‑2873
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
http://www.themmrf.org
Includes a newsletter, teleconferences, and news updates to those affected by Multiple Myeloma. The foundation also supports the drug discovery and development process in order to bring patients new therapies.
Contact:
203‑299‑0464
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
http://www.pancan.org
A national organization creating hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.
Contact:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
http://www.pancan.org
Committed to programs and services that provide information to patients, health professionals and the general public. They seek to advance research, support patients and provide tools for patients looking to receive care.
Contact:
877‑272‑6226
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Net (PN)
http://www.prostate-­online.org
Empowers consumers, patients, survivors and their families to help make the appropriate decisions relative to treating prostate diseases and insuring the desired quality of life.
Contact:
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support
http://www.ustoo.org
Us TOO is dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
Contact:
630­‑795­‑1002
Zero- The Project to End Prostate Cancer
http://www.zerocancer.org
Zero works to advocate its efforts towards a cancer free generation at federal and state levels, provides information for patients about treatment, and provides services to those at risk.
Contact:
888‑245‑9455
Sarcoma
Kristen Ann Carr Fund Sarcoma Forum
http://www.sarcoma.com
Provides funding for research and treatment of sarcoma, the education of young physicians, and seeks to improve the quality of cancer patient life.
Contact:
Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
http://www.sarcomahelp.org
Increases public awareness of sarcoma, raises funds for research grants, and provides support and updated information to sarcoma patients, families and health professionals.
Contact:
914‑762‑3251
Sarcoma Alliance
http://www.sarcomaalliance.org
Provides information to patients and caregivers, an integrative discussion board, peer-to-peer services, financial assistance, and options for donating and volunteering.
Contact:
415‑381‑7236
Sarcoma Foundation of America
http://www.curesarcoma.org
Advocates for research, raises funds for grants, and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of Sarcoma patients.
Contact:
301‑253‑8687
Thyroid Cancer
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Inc.
http://www.thyca.org
Provides education and communication for patients, families and heath care professionals, and supports research for thyroid cancer.
Contact:
877‑588‑7904