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The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Since 1986 The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has attempted to generate a nationwide awareness of cancer survivorship. They do this through publications, education to eliminate the stigma of cancer, advocacy for insurance and employment rights, and by networking and promoting the many organizations and institutions that strive to inform, serve, and empower people with cancer. Included in their offerings is a "Cancer Survival Toolbox," an audio tape set.

Association of Oncological Social Workers

The Association of Oncological Social Workers is a two-fold organization of practicing OSW devoted to awareness issues (social, emotional, educational, and spiritual ) as well as advocacy (education through conferences and publications, promotion of clinical research, and networking). Check out the "Cancer Survival Toolbox" at

The National Women’s Health Information Center

The National Women's Health Information Center provides links to women's health news, U.S. legislation, information, advocacy, government organizations, Congress, upcoming events and related organizations. They host a handy calendar of events, complete with addresses and contact names and numbers. For example, the Society of Gynecologist Oncologist Annual Conference is in May.