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This is a list of public and private organizations dedicated to making information on hair loss available to everyone who needs it.
These groups that provide information and knowledge are an important part of coping and dealing with certain medically related conditions.
Following is a list is some national organizations. Check your local telephone directory for resources that may be available in your area.
NATIONAL ALOPECIA AREATA FOUNDATION
NAAF has support groups all over the world. Though they have different sizes, average age and group specific objectives, they share a common mission: To provide individuals who suffer from alopecia areata, and their families and friends, a safe, comfortable and trusting environment in which to share their personal experiences with this challenging disease.
PO Box 150760
San Rafael, CA 94915-0760
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, and service. Their "Look Good, Feel Better" educational program provides advice about hair loss and cosmetic changes related to cancer treatments.
11599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
866-228-4327 for TTY
Available for cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the psychological and social consequences of cancer through counseling, support groups, education, and information.
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
R. A. BLOCH CANCER FOUNDATION
For individuals diagnosed with cancer. The group provides informational resources, peer counseling, medical second opinions, and support groups.
R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Bloch Cancer Hotline
One H&R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 64105
THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY
Provides free psychological and social support to people fighting to recover from cancer, in addition to conventional medical treatment.
Cancer Support Community
1050 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 659-9709
Fax: (202) 974-7999
Where breast cancer patients and their families and friends can go for counseling, educational programs, and self-help.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
135 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
TRICHOTILLOMANIA LEARNING CENTER
Informative website for hair pullers, with links and contacts for support groups by state and country.
207 McPherson Street, Suite H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5863
CHILDREN WITH HAIRLOSS
This organization was created as a resource for ALL CHILDREN who have medically-related hair loss. It is their mission to empower these children to become whole again by making hair available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.
World Networking Solutions
65 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
fax: 212 -265-5652
Mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lung, is caused by exposure to asbestos. At some point in our lives, nearly all of us have been exposed to asbestos in the air we breathe and the water we drink; from natural deposits in the earth, and from the deterioration of asbestos products around us. The government eventually stepped in and placed regulations and abatement orders against the toxic material during the 1970s and 1980s. However, the damage had already been done and there has yet to be a ban placed on the substance. Buildings today, constructed prior to the regulations continue to pose a health risk.
While most of us do not become ill as a result of our exposure, because of long dormancy periods, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can remain undetected for over a decade before the patient shows any signs of illness. An exposure of as little as one or two months can result in mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later.
The website offers comprehensive information and support for those suffering from this tragic disease.
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Mesothelioma cancer is the only asbestos-related cancer almost solely caused by asbestos poisoning. Aside from mesothelioma and lung cancer, asbestos has been associated with a number of other cancers such as kidney, throat, esophagus and gallbladder cancers. Our goal is to partner with organizations to spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and provide a resource to connect patients with mesothelioma doctors and treatment centers.
More good Mesothelioma information:
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