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Amedisys Home Health Care is located in Columbus, GA. It provides services for home bound patients. Nursing services include RNs, LPNs, CNAs, along with Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and Wound Specialists. Lab services are also performed.
(706) 327-9334

 

American Bladder Cancer Society is a non-profit organization that provides online support, awareness and information on bladder cancer. The organization was founded by three female bladder cancer survivors and strives to support and empower bladder cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

 

American Cancer Society - South Atlantic Division is the largest Division of the American Cancer Society serving a population of more than 40 million in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The organization is committed to saving lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
(404) 949 6418
www.cancer.org

 

American Lung Association in Georgia is the lead organization in the state working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association in Georgia funds vital research on lung disease cures, provides education and support programs to both adults and children, and advocates for stronger air laws and tobacco prevention and education at the capital.
(404) 688-2524
www.lungusa.org/associations/states/georgia

 

Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative is an organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of lesbians and other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community through education, advocacy, support and access to care.
(404) 688-2524
www.thehealthinitiative.org

 

Cancer Life Center at The Medical Center of Central Georgia offers a variety of services to cancer patients and survivors. From chemotherapy orientation classes, to genetic and nutrition counseling, to exercise programs, the Cancer Life Center strives to empower cancer patients and survivors to reach their full potential. Numerous support groups are also available to guide patients through their cancer journey.
(478) 633-2833
www.cancerlifecenter.org

 

Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a statewide organization of people who guide individuals and their families through the continuum of cancer care. The organization's mission is to connect, educate and share best practices among patient navigators in Georgia, to successfully reduce barriers and increase access to services specifically related to cancer.

 

Cancer Quest is a cancer education and outreach program at Emory University with the goal to empower and educate the world's population with reliable, current and comprehensive information about biology and treatment of cancer.
(404) 727-0308
www.cancerquest.org

 

Cancer Support Community Atlanta affiliated with Northside Hospital. The organization's mission is to ensure that people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of support, education and hope.
(404) 843-1880
www.cancersupportcommunityatlanta.org

 

Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital is a complementary, comprehensive cancer wellness center that is available to anyone affected by cancer at any phase of the journey. Programs include education, relaxation and stress reduction, movement and exercise, support groups, individual nutritional and psychological counseling, cooking demos and social events. The center's mission is to provide quality psychosocial programs that complement conventional medical care in order to improve quality of life and promote health and wellbeing.

 

CareSouth Homecare Professionals is located in Columbus, GA and provides physical and occupational therapy; nursing services by RNs, LPNs, and CNAs; and pain management assistance. Social Workers are also on staff.
(706) 327-6159

 

Colon Cancer Alliance is a community that provides hope and support to colorectal cancer patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy, and research.

 

Columbus Hospice is a hospice house that provides inpatient care for the patients. Social Workers, RN's, and CNA's provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals with a life limited illness. Bereavement support is also given to family members up to one year; more bereavement support is available if needed. The Columbus Hospice Interdisciplinary Team works on pain and symptom control to improve the quality of the final days and weeks in the patient's life. Services are provided in the patient's home, hospice house, home of a family member, or in an area nursing home.
(706) 569-7992; (800) 950-4244
www.columbushospice.com

 

Cure Childhood Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering cures for childhood cancer through cutting edge research and providing education and support to patients and their families.
(770) 986-0035 or (800) 443-CURE (2873)
www.curechildhoodcancer.org

 

East Georgia Cancer Coalition's mission is to reduce the number of cancer deaths within the coalition region by ensuring that all people receive cancer prevention education and information, early detection methodologies, referrals and follow-ups for appropriate treatment, and benefit from cancer research discoveries.
(706) 542-6443
www.eastgeorgiacancer.org

 

Gentiva Home Health is a hospice house in Columbus, GA that provides inpatient care. Social Workers, RN's, and CNA's provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals with a life limiting illness. Bereavement support is also given to family members up to one year; more bereavement support is available if needed.
(706) 321-6620
www.gentiva.com

 

Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (GBCCF) was formed by individuals who came together for a common cause—to fight to eliminate breast cancer for the future generations. The organization's mission is to educate local, state and national legislators and the public about all aspects of breast cancer: the importance of early detection, lifestyle changes, treatment and research; to advocate at the state and national levels for increased breast cancer research funding, health care reform and breast cancer legislation that will be of benefit to all; and to eradicate breast cancer.
(404) 633-6499
www.gabcc.org

 

Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) is an independent, non-profit organization working to improve cancer care in Georgia by strengthening clinical research throughout the state. Georgia CORE is a novel collaboration of clinicians, scientists, educators, public health practitioners and those affected by cancer.
(404) 523-8735
www.georgiacore.org

 

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) an organization designed to increase awareness and educate Georgia's women and their families as well as the healthcare community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. GOCA serves the metropolitan Atlanta area with public outreach programs and fundraising events and is working to expand statewide outreach.
(404) 255-1337
www.gaovariancancer.org

 

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is a non-profit organization founded by representatives from various prostate cancer support groups in the Metro-Atlanta area. Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition is a coalition partner with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) and a member of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions. The organization's mission is to increase prostate cancer awareness, advocacy and information exchange.
(404) 448-3127
www.georgiapcc.org

 

Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) is a nationally respected state professional society of physicians, practice administrators and affiliated healthcare professionals concerned with clinical oncology. GASCO is committed to serving the needs of oncology providers in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality of compassionate cancer care.
(770) 951-1018
www.gasco.us

 

It is the Journey, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for Georgia breast cancer organizations offering support to many women and men across the state.
(404) 531-4111
www.itsthejourney.org

 

Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation is a national resource providing WOW! experiences for children and families who have a Mom or Dad with late stage, limited life expectancy cancer.
(404) 279-5211
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www.jajf.org

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Georgia Chapter is an organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Georgia Chapter serves residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
(404) 720-7900; (770) 438-6006
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

 

Lung Cancer Alliance - Georgia (LCA-GA) is an organization dedicated to providing patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer in the state of Georgia. LCA-GA is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.
(404) 242-7414
www.lungcanceralliance.org

 

Lymphoma Research Foundation - Georgia Chapter is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
(404) 997-3351
www.lymphoma.org

 

Magnolia Foundation - Rome, GA The function of this charitable organization is to fund colonoscopies, preparation and medications necessary to offer free colorectal cancer screenings for high-risk indigent patients in Chattooga, Floyd and Polk Counties.
(706) 346-1748
www.magnolia-foundation.org

 

Sisters by Choice, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to significantly reducing the incidence and severity of breast cancer by delivering innovative programs that will increase breast cancer awareness, education, and early detection; provide treatment programs for the underserved and at-risk community members; and establish a network of support group chapters that provide helpful resources, information and counsel to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
(770) 987-2951
www.sistersbychoice.net

 

Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance (SEGCA). SEGCA's mission is to reduce deaths from cancer and disparities in cancer care. The organizing dynamic of that mission is cancer research: gathering and analyzing county-specific data relative to epidemiologic indices such as at-risk population, incidence and prevalence; available resources; measurements of progress in delivering and accessing cancer care.
(912) 644-5213
www.segca.org

 

Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition is a collaboration of 31 counties in Southwest Georgia with the vision to be a national model of rural comprehensive cancer control. The Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition coordinates, facilitates and supports cancer control efforts throughout the region to ensure southwest Georgians have access to the highest quality cancer education, prevention, screening, treatment and research.
(229) 312-1700
www.swgacancer.org

 

Survivorlink is a website designed to increase awareness and knowledge about the life-long healthcare needs of pediatric cancer survivors and to increase communication about the specific healthcare needs of individual survivors between: survivor and family, cancer survivor team, primary care provider and healthcare subspecialist.

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central Georgia is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. The organization funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The organization also supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. The Komen Central Georgia Affiliate's service area covers Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs counties.
(478) 390-4828
www.komencentralga.org

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Coastal Georgia is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. The organization funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The organization also supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. The Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate's services area covers all of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
(912) 232-2535
www.komencoastalgeorgia.org

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure, and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta raises funds that enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the Affiliate stays in Atlanta to fund breast health programs for women who would not otherwise have access to screening and treatment.
(404) 459-8700
www.komenatlanta.org

 

The Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (CGCC) supports and builds upon existing cancer programs and services. The organization's mission is to strengthen programs and services by elevating cancer efforts to the national standards of the American College of Surgeons, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers; reduce duplication among cancer related entities; leverage state dollars and maximize opportunities for private investment; adapt statewide efforts based on national standards to local communities; and reduce access disparities to treatment and services based on geography, race, and insurance status.
(478) 254-5200 ext. 1
www.centralgacancer.org

 

The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support - Athens, GA provides volunteer cancer survivors and professional staff members who offer insight and compassion to others on their cancer journey. The center offers information, education and emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients and their families in North Georgia. It serves as a resource for patients before, during and after cancer treatment by providing support groups, individual and family counseling and an educational resource library. Workshops, seminars, and individual classes are offered that address physical side effects of cancer treatment, psychosocial issues, spiritual concerns, complementary therapies and grief issues related to the death of a loved one. Endowed by the Athens Regional Foundation, all of the Center's services are available free of charge.
706-475-4900
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www.athenshealth.org/LoranSmithCenter

 

Vista Care Hospice is a hospice house that provides inpatient care for the patients. Social Workers, RN's, and CNA's provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals with a life limiting illness. Bereavement support is also given to family members up to one year; more bereavement support is available if needed.
(706) 653-0835
www.vistacare.com

 

West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (WCGCC), the West Central Health District brings together health care professionals, physicians, multidisciplinary cancer care providers, hospitals, county health departments, leading non-profit organizations, faith communities, businesses, and cancer survivors and concerned citizens throughout a ten-county region in West Central Georgia. The coalition's mission is to save lives from cancer by focusing on cancer prevention, education, early detection efforts and access to the best care possible. Counties served include: Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Schley, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor, Troup and Webster.
(706) 660-1914
www.wcgcc.org

 

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization Provides breast cancer information and support; referrals for chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, and discussion of treatment options. Bank for wig and prosthesis for indigent care. All counselors are breast cancer survivors.
(800) 221-2141; Latin hotline (800) 986-9505
www.y-me.org

 

Young Survival Coalition currently serves 11 counties in the metro Atlanta area, working to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone. Starting with diagnosis, the organization provides an assortment of programs from resource kits to support programs, educational events to caregiver networking opportunities.
(404) 250-6508
www.youngsurvival.org/atlanta

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