Information on high quality mammography and quick reference guide for referring providers and clinicians. Summarizes what to look for in a facility when referring women clients to mammography.
Free nationwide service that flies qualified patients to treatment centers nationwide.
Ak Info is a free, quick, and easy way to help Alaskans find information about private health, public health and human service providers. Available by calling 1-800-478-2221, 24 hours a day or through the Internet.
Quyana Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Social Workers, Translators
Alaska Regional Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Social Workers, The Cancer Resource Center, The Loree Schimmack Library
ATAP provides temporary cash assistance for needy individuals and families
When an individual recognizes that assistance is needed, the community must have somewhere for them to get it. The Alaska Women's Resource Center is the agency that fields many initial calls and begins the process of helping. For over 25 years, women have depended on AWRC as a source of information and referral. We receive thousands of phone calls annually inquiring about a variety of issues such as:
- Health Care
- Pregnancy Options
- Child Care
- Child Custody
- Educational Options
- Protective Orders
- Relationship Issues
- Housing Availability
- Food Sources
- Substance Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Financial Support
While we have the expertise on many specific issues, we also recognize that we cannot be all things to all people. If we are unable to provide direct service, we know who can and will give that information to you.
Nationwide toll-free hotline provides information on all forms of cancer, and referrals to the ACS-sponsored "Reach to Recovery" program.
Provides information on cancer and nutrition. Publishes a newsletter, cookbooks and diet/nutrition brochures. AICR also a hotline for nutrition-related cancer inquiries where callers will be connected with a registered dietitian.
For referrals to a plastic surgeon for corrective or reconstructive procedures, contact the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for a list of local board-certified plastic surgeons.
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. The Women’s Health Information Network strives to increase the public understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander women’s health status including cancer. Translations include Chinese, Tagolog, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Gujurati, Urdu, Farsi, Thai, and Cambodian.
Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade, a national initiative of Avon Products, Inc., provides women, particularly low-income, minority, and older women, with direct access to a full range of breast cancer education and early detection services.
CIS interprets and explains research findings to the public in a clear and understandable manner. The Northwest Regional Cancer Information Service serves Alaska. The CPCD provides bibliographic citations, abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, papers, materials, curricula, and descriptions of cancer prevention programs and risk reduction activities at national, state, and local levels. English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.
National Cancer Institute information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care. To obtain a contents list, send e-mail to with the word "help" in the body of the message.
CancerNet contains material for health professionals, patients, and the public, including information from PDQ about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care and clinical trials and CANCERLIT a bibliographic database.
Provides information on cancer patient education resources for cancer patients, their family members, and health professions.
Women’s health ages 18-27, 28-39, 40-49, 50+ (breast cancer and cervical cancer).
Cancer Types: Cervical Cancer
Here you will find information and resources related specifically to cervical cancer.
A resource and referral agencies from Alaska Department of Education and Early Development that helps parents choose a quality, licensed child care setting for their child(ren).
Denali KidCare ensures that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need at no cost to your family. Children and teens receive a full range of prevention and treatment services such as — doctor’s visits, health check-ups, vision exams and eyeglasses, dental checkups, cleanings and fillings, hearing tests and hearing aids, speech therapy, physical therapy, mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, chiropractic services, food doctor’s services, hospital care, laboratory tests, prescription drugs and medical transportation.
Temporary assistance for individuals and families needing help to purchase food.
Assistance in paying home heating bills for low-income homeowners and renters
Hospice provides individual, group and community support for people who are dying, families and loved ones.
KIDSCOPE, is a non profit, tax exempt organization which has been formed to help families and children better understand the effects of cancer and chemotherapy in a parent. KidsCope looks at the problem of having a parent with cancer from a child’s point of view.
24-Hour Hotline. Kids can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Kids Konnected never give medical advice, they just share similar experiences, answer questions, share concerns or listen.
Offers after breast surgery and post-mastectomy products
Offers five different styles of specially designed mastectomy swimwear.
Gives support, information, education, advocacy and direct services to lesbian and non-lesbian women living with cancer and their families.
The Mautner Project provides services and support, including education information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families. Mautner Project Links will connect you with reliable and up-to-date World Wide Web sites of interest to women with cancer, their partners, and their caregivers.
This resource center, compiled by Medscape’s editors, examines the ways in which race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, and economic class affect health and the quality of healthcare. Disease topics include breast cancer.
Offers "Toward a Cure!", a free publication for breast cancer survivors.
"Handbook For Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer" (1999)
Information and education about breast cancer and an advocate for the needs and concerns of breast cancer patients and survivors. It is a network of more than 370 organizations that provide detection, treatment, and care to American women. Breast cancer survivors or women at risk for breast cancer may call NABCO’s toll-free number to reach an information specialist. Write or call NABCO to request their Breast Cancer Resource List.
NAWHO seeks to raise awareness and action on the issues of cervical cancer and breast cancer in Asian American women through health education and discussion forums.
More than 90 hospitality houses provide family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home.
The NBCCEDP is a nationwide federal program that supports breast and cervical cancer screening services across the country and in five U.S. territories. Screenings are targeted toward women in priority populations, including minority, low-income, and elderly women.
A national advocacy group that lobbies for increased research funding, access to medical services, and education.
Offers information, education, support, public awareness and advocacy to address the common needs of family caregivers.
Find a library, find training materials, a class to take, or someone to teach a class for your organizations. Search NLM Databases using PubMed, IGM, MEDLINEplus
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides newsletters and position papers on women’s health topics. African American, Native American, Latina, and Asian-American women
Comprehensive information on women’s health topics that will help you make informed health decisions. Search for "cervical cancer", "breast cancer".
This reputable site maintains good current links to other Web sites. Oncolink also offers a comprehensive list of cancer support groups at: oncolink.upenn.edu/psychosocial/support
The Office of Minority health Resource Center provides minority health materials regarding African Americans, Native Americans, Latina and Asian American women.
Providence Hospital: Providence Cancer Therapy Center, Providence Guest House, Financial Assistance Counselors, Providence Clinical Trials, Women’s Breast Cancer Support and Help.
Provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to eligible Native and non-Native women living in Southeast Alaska villages serviced by SEARHC. Screening services are available at all SEARHC affiliated clinics
Information concerning Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Have social security number available and be prepared to stay on hold for at least 10 minutes.
The Foundation is a national organization with a network of volunteers working local chapters and Race for the Cure events across the country, fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. The 1-800 line is answered by trained, caring volunteers who provide timely and accurate information to callers with breast health and breast cancer concerns.
NLM’s links will help you access the following health Information and additional information by subject:
- MEDLINE: references and abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals
- MEDLINEplus: finds answers to your health questions
- Clinical Trials.gov provides information for patients about clinical research studies
- DIRLINE: Directory of health organizations
- LOCATORplus: catalog of books, journals in the NLM collection
United Way works year-round to help provide a variety of services our neighbors count on to help them reach their full potential and keep their families healthy and whole. As a leader in building a stronger, healthier commuity.