Tools Keeping You In The Fight

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771)

Childrens Center for Cancer
and Blood Diseases
4650 Sunset Boulevard, #54
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 669-4624

National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF)
440 E. Huntington Drive
P.O. Box 60012
Arcadia, CA 91066-6012
(626) 447-1674

Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Research Operations Center
440 E. Huntington Drive
P.O. Box 60012
Arcadia, CA 91066-6012
(626) 447-0064

Insurance and Legal Matters
California Women’s Law Center Breast Cancer
Legal Clinic – 213-637-9900

Cancer Legal Resource Center
213-736-1455

Medicare
1-800-MEDCICARE 

Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program
213-383-4519

Low and No Cost Screenings
Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
1-800-511-2300 

Harbor -UCLA Medical Center
310-222-2345

Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center
323-846-4312

LAC+USC Medical Center
323-226-5112

King/Drew Medical Center
310-668-4742 

Cancer Detection Center
213-481-2511

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Family Support

When "MOM" is sick the whole family is affected.  This is why Life Worth Saving is concerned about the entire family.  This is why all of our programs are geared towards the entire family from support groups to youth empowerment programs as indicated below:

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Heart Disease In Women of Color

 

2015 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update

 

• Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined 
• Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 375,000 Americans a year. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the U.S. 
• Someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease about once every 90 seconds 
• Nearly half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men. 
• African-Americans have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than white people, and a much higher death rate from stroke 
• Rates of high blood pressure among African-Americans are among the highest of any population in the world. 

  Life Worth Saving is here to make sure women of color in urban areas aware of all the risk factors of heart disease.  For example, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please call 9-1-1 immediately:

  • Chest pain, discomfort, pressure or squeezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Unusual upper body pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck, jaw or upper part of the stomach
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
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