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Genentech Access to Care Foundation
Gift of Life Organ Transplant Support Group
Contact Larry Peichoto for more information on individual support.
Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
An international registry of families with two or more relatives with ovarian cancer. Pursues research as to causes of familial ovarian cancer.
A network of support centers where men, women, and children join with others to build emotional and social support. Lectures, workshops, networking groups, special events, and a children’s program are available.
877 892-6742 toll-free
Newsletter published by the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, which focuses on both supportive care during the cancer journey and active advocacy for cancer prevention for future generations.
GlaxoSmithKline Commitment to Access
866 265-6491 toll-free
Global Lung Cancer Coalition
The “international voice” of lung cancer patients comprising 21 non-government patient organizations around the world.
Golden Gate Center for Integrative Cancer Care
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 701
San Francisco, California
Goal is to optimize all aspects of health during the cancer journey, with an emphasis on treating the person, not the tumor. Dr. Garrett A. Smith created the Center in response to the needs to patients to incorporate acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements with conventional chemotherapy.
An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Over 50 e-mail support groups.
888 793-WELL toll-free
Provides interactive online support and valuable survivorship resources for teens with cancer and their parents.
Reverend Gwenievere Maria (formerly Genny Davis) is the founder and president of the Center for Spiritual Healing Inc. --- a Transformational School for Healers since 1978. She is an author and a world-renowned healer, clairvoyant and psychic medium in the tradition of shamanism and spiritual awareness. "I believe there is no limit to what can be healed once the higher frequency of the soul has resonated with the lower frequency of the pain-body. Whether it is emotional, psychological, or physical. chronic or current, once you have awakened the cellular memory of wholeness, all else transforms into soul-inspired wisdom." Rev. Maria has been in private practice since 1975 and has trained, certified, and ordained hundreds of graduates, providing the world community with qualified professionals in the healing arts. She has combined her degree in Spiritual Psychology and Healing with her cross-cultural initiations and life-long teachings into an original paradigm called the Tamashi Method. Gwenievere offers individual sessions, half-day intensive retreats, and one-day-a-month programs.
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
800 444-4441 hotline
Established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to promote public awareness about the prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Program initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Lives serves as the umbrella for the entire Women’s Health Program. Information on exercise, nutrition, prevention, and early detection of diseases that affect women. Offers program on patient/doctor communications which empowers and educates women by providing them with the knowledge necessary to make appropriate and informed medical decisions, teaching them how to partner with their physicians, thus resulting in improved health care.
Caren Miranda offers wigs or laser treatments for hair growth after chemotherapy.
Hand in Hand
The Sarcoma Alliance
The Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund offers specific financial assistance for second opionion consultations by reimbursing expenses related to travel, phone bills, costs of the evaluation, and directly related charges.
Healing: A Women's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy
Rosalind Dolores Benedet
Marin County, California
Natural health expert, Meredith McCarty, offers monthly cooking classes and lectures in Marin, as well as nutrition counseling. (See Meredith McCarty).
Offers free conferences titled “Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving” which include speakers, performers, music, humor, healing stories, from many women who are thriving after a cancer diagnosis.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Information and counseling on Medicare benefits and rights, legal help, private supplemental insurance coverage, retiree or employer group health coverage, long-term care insurance, and your rights as a consumer.
Provides state-by-state Consumer Guide for Getting and Keeping Health Insurance which summarizes protections but is not a substitute for professional legal or accounting advice.
Assists individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance, and other out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
New York: Wiley, 2002
Healthy Marin Partnership
P.O. Box 8010
San Rafael, California 94912
Collaborative enterprise to address the health status of people in Marin.
Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Raises awareness, advances research, provides information, resources, and support.
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Camp provides children with cancer a camping experience of the highest quality, while extending year-round support to their families and health-care providers.
Hope Street Kids
Mission is to eliminate childhood cancer through research, advocacy to increase access to pediatric cancer care, improve palliative care, and education for those who care for pediatric cancer patients.
Hospice by the Bay
17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, California 94939
Commitment to providing the highest quality hospice and palliative care, grief counseling and support, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their loved ones, with the goal of bringing solace and meaning to each day of life. Second oldest hospice in the U.S. Formerly Hospice of Marin and now expanded to include Marin, San Francisco, and Sonoma.
Hospice Education Institute
Informs, educates, and support peoples seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved. HospiceLink (HospiceLink@hospiceworld.org), maintains a database directory of all hospice and palliative care programs. Provides information about the principles and practices of good hospice and palliative care.
Hospice Foundation of America
Promotes the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care to enhance the American healthcare system. Assists individuals who are coping with issues of care-giving, terminal illness, and grief by providing education, publications, and an online hospice locator.
Information on breast cancer and related women’s health issues. Explains complicated terms in everyday language to assist in making informed decisions.
Imani’s Breast Care
546 Ninth Street
Oakland, California 94607
Store specializes in post-mastectomy services including a boutique and in-home fitting services for forms and bras, swim forms, scarves, and compression garments. Provides skin and body care treatment.
I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
877 735-4673 toll-free
Motivates young adults affected by cancer to get busy living by expressing themselves, sharing their stories, and celebrating the art of survivorship. An indispensable navigational resource to educate, empower, and mobilize adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. A leading survivor-led advocacy group working on behalf of survivors and caregivers under the age of 40. Advocates to end isolation, build community, and connect people with resources and to each other. They use music, the arts, and social media to organize, mobilize, and activate young adults to the cause, de-stigmatize cancer as a death sentence (“your life + cancer, where remission is not a cure and survivorship is all the rage”), and “make it hip to talk openly about stupid cancer.” One of Time’s 50 best websites of 2007.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Supports research and public awareness, with the goal to determine its causes and increase the effectiveness of its treatment.
Enjoy the many expressions of honoring the human spirit on this magnificent healing resource, especially the prayer for courage by Marianne Williamson.
Intercultural Cancer Council
Promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to relieve the burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations.
International Association Hospice and Palliative Care
866 374-2472 toll-free
Promotes the development of hospice and palliative care for patients and families. Works with existing associations, agencies, and individuals to improve communication, access to resources, and opportunities in education and training.
International Association of Laryngectomees
866 425-3678 toll-free
Member clubs are generally known as “Lost Chord” or “New Voice” clubs. Promotes the rehabilitation of the members by fostering improvement in laryngectomee programs and improving the training for teachers of post-laryngectomy speech. Directory of laryngectomee-experienced speech instructors.
International Myeloma Foundation
800 452-2873 hotline
Supports education, treatment, and research. Hotline, seminars, and educational materials. Lists support groups.
Institute for Health and Healing
5 Bon Air Road, Suite 121
Larkspur, California 94939
Comprehensive integrative medicine programs within Marin Cancer Institute. Workshops include guided imagery, massage and bodywork therapy, expressive arts, healing music, art and imagery, nutritional consultations, bioenergetic therapies. Some services are free of charge. Scholarships and financial aid are available.
Promotes ovarian cancer awareness and to share the stories of people whose lives have been touched.
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