Cancer Organizations

If you have cancer, or if you're a family member or caring friend, we urge you to educate yourself and seek emotional and social support—it’s as important as medical care.

We offer a list of local and national cancer organizations that can help.

Local Cancer Organizations

Organization Phone / Web Notes
American Cancer Society (ACS)
1400 N. Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14609

(585) 288-1950
www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society provides access to information and assistance with referrals to community support services. This service is available in English and Spanish, 365 days, 24 hours a day.
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
840 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 473-8177
www.bccr.org

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is a local grassroots organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer through action and advocacy. BCCR provides monthly educational programs, a lending library, support groups and other programs.
Camp Good Days & Special Times and Childhood USA
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
(585) 624-5555
www.campgooddays.org
Camp Good Days provides support for children whose parents have cancer.
Camp Good Days Adult Oncology Programs
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road Debbie Bartell
Mendon, NY 14506
(585) 624-5555 Camp Good Days provides residential camping experiences and year-round recreational and support activities for children and families whose lives have been touched by cancer. Programs include those for children dealing with cancer, as well as children who have a parent or sibling dealing with cancer, or have lost a parent or sibling to cancer.

 

Women's Oncology Program
Camp Good Days provides residential camping experiences and year-round recreational and support activities and programs for women who are dealing with any form of cancer.

Young Adult Program
Camp Good Days provides residential camping experiences and year-round recreational and support activities and programs for young adults, ages 18-39, who are dealing with any form of cancer.

Gilda’s Club Rochester
255 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 423-9700
www.gildasclubrochester.org
Gilda’s Club Rochester is a special place where the focus is on living with cancer. Men, women and children with any kind of cancer and their family members and friends can plan and build life-changing emotional and social support here. At Gilda’s Club, where every membership is free of charge, a community of support is developed in which people of all ages, and with all kinds of cancer, can learn from one another and live more fully.
The Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center (GRATCC)
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 530-2050 GRATCC is one of 19 Cessation Centers funded by the New York State Department of Health (Tobacco Control Program). The main goal is to train physicians and other health care providers in a 5 county area (Monroe, Seneca, Ontario, Wayne, and Livingston) in brief evidence-based strategies to counsel and refer their patients who use tobacco. The Center also trains the provider "systems" (e.g., support staff, nurses, etc.) as this is an important component for successful office-based provider interventions. The Center also provides an intensive tobacco dependence treatment (4-6 sessions) at URMC for 200 smokers per year.
K.A.T.S.
(Kids Adjusting Through Support)

(A program of Camp Good Days & Special Times)
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
(585) 624-5555
www.campgooddays.org
A free support service helping children and parents cope with serious illness or death of a loved one. Appropriate for children ages 5 to 17.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
5500 Main Street, Suite 110
Williamsville, NY 14221
(585) 635-9111
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
The local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood-related cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, myeloma or other blood-related cancer brings many daily challenges. The Society is committed to providing support and guidance to patients and the health professionals who care for them.

National Cancer Organizations

Organization Phone / Web Notes
American Cancer Society (ACS) 1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society provides access to information and assistance with referrals to community support services. This service is available in English and Spanish, 365 days, 24 hours a day.
The Anderson Network 1-800-345-6324 The Anderson Network will connect you with an Anderson Network member with the same diagnosis and treatment. Sharing the experience by phone with someone who has walked the same journey helps you know you are not alone.
Cancer Care, Inc.
1180 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
1-800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org
Professional one-to-one counseling, educational programs, and teleconferences on multiple cancer-related topics.
Cancer Hope Network 1-877-467-3638
www.cancerhopenetwork.org
This network includes telephone support by matching cancer patients and/or family with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation www.livestrong.org  
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1-800-955-4572
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
The national Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers the most comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood-related cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, myeloma or other blood-related cancer brings many daily challenges. The Society is committed to providing support and guidance to patients and the health professionals who care for them.
National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER
(1-800-422-6237)
www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov
The Cancer Information Service operates a toll-free telephone service that provides the most recent scientific information to callers in understandable language in both English and Spanish, and shares resources on cancer programs and services in communities across the country.