Emotional support

Lung Cancer Alliance (Lung Cancer)

Emotional support—telephone peer-to-peer (Phone Buddy Program), online community


In all 50 states

Telephone referral hotline fields 5,000 calls and responds to at least another 2,000 requests for information via e-mail a year; at least 75% of the 5,000 calls are referred to other organizations for support, financial assistance, etc.

1-800-298-2436 (toll free)


Online emotional support community currently has over 1,100 registered users and over 2 million hits to the site a month


Phone Buddy Program has made 350 individual matches in 2006

Emotional support

Lymphoma Foundation of America (Lymphoma)

Emotional support—in-person groups


In all 50 states


1-800-385-1060 (toll free)


Emotional support

Lymphoma Research Foundation (Lymphoma)

Emotional support—one-on-one peer support program


State chapters across the United States

Based on service delivered during the first half of 2007, an estimated 576 patients and caregivers will be matched for peer support as of 2007

1-800-500-9976 (toll free)


Emotional support

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (Ovarian Cancer)

Telephone peer-to-peer emotional support and information on ovarian cancer


80 licensed divisions in 42 U.S. states


1-888-682-7426 (toll free)


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