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Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 931-221-0479
Fax: 931-221-3280

375 Alfred Thun Road
Clarksville, TN 37040

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Cancer Links & Information

• Gateway Medical Center (www.todaysgateway.com)
• The Hope Connection (www.vicc.org/hope)
• Vanderbilt University Medical Center (www.mc.vanderbilt.edu)
• Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (www.vanderbilthealth.com/cancer/)
• Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin (www.viccaf.com)
• Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill
   (www.vanderbilthealth.com/cancer/46575#SpringHill)
• Gilda's Club Nashville (www.gildasclubnashville.org)
• American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)
• National Cancer Institute (www.nci.nih.gov)
• National Comprehensive Cancer Network (www.nccn.com)

Cancer Support Groups

Reach to Recovery offers support for breast cancer patients with a visit from a breast cancer survivor. Individual visits are available or there is a support group that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library from 5-6 p.m. For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

Look Good, Feel Better educates women on how to deal with the physical and emotional effects of cancer treatment. From hair loss to make-up application, certified cosmetologists will help you to look good, feel better. For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

Man to Man offers support for prostate cancer patients by providing a network of prostate cancer survivors to answer questions and provide encouragement. In Clarksville call Don M. Buck at 931-648-1155 or Gene Lednicky at 931-387-3022 or call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

I Can Cope is an educational series provided for those individuals whose lives have been touched by Cancer. For more information on class topics and dates, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

Clinical Trials

A clinical trial (or clinical research) is a research study to evaluate a new drug or treatment. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health. All of today's standard cancer treatments were first shown to be effective in clinical trials. New and better treatments for cancer will be discovered only through the continued support of patients who participate in clinical trials.

Before a new treatment is tested with patients, it is carefully studied for several years in the laboratory and tested for safety. This research identifies the new methods most likely to succeed and, as much as possible, shows how to use them safely and effectively. Then, clinical trials undergo a rigorous approval process both by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and by two separate committees of Vanderbilt physicians. Although there is always a possibility that a new treatment will be disappointing, the researchers and physicians who approve a study have reason to believe that it will be as good as, or better than, current treatments.

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