Resources

Support, Information, and Financial Resources
Access Project
617-654-9911
Tips for managing medical debt

AIM at Melanoma
916-706-0599
info@aimatmelanoma.org
Advocacy
Medical Information
Patient Education
Research
Legislation
Prevention/Detection
Referrals

American Brain Tumor Association 
800-886-2282
Support for people living with cancer and their families and friends
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals

American Cancer Society
 
800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
Children’s Services
Culturally Specific Resources
Financial Assistance
Housing Assistance
Medical Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Prevention/Detection
Referrals
Transportation Assistance
Support Groups
Survivorship

American Council on Life Insurers
1-877-674-4659
Offers financial assistance to its member organizations

American Dietetic Association
Offers scientifically-based health and nutrition information

American Hospice Foundation
202-223-0204 / / 800-347-1413
Advocacy
Education and training for healthcare professionals

American Lung Association

800-LUNG-USA (800-586-4872) / 202 785 3355
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Support Groups

American Pain Foundation

888-615-PAIN (888-615-7246)
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education
Support Groups

American Psychosocial Oncology Society
866-APOS-4-HELP (866-276-7443)
Individual Counseling
Referrals

American Society of Clinical Oncology
571-483-1780 or 888-651-3038
Financial Information
Medical information
Medical Referrals
Patient Education

Angel Flight America
918.749.8992
Transportation Assistance

Association of Oncology Social Work
215-599-6093
Database (to search for oncology social workers)
Financial Resources 

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
301-215-9099/888-901-2666
Advocacy
Support groups
Patient Education

BreastCancer.org
Medical Information
Patient Education
Support Groups

Bright Pink
Education
Support 

Cancer and Pregnancy 
(877) 635-4499

CancerCare
800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673)
Support Groups
Individual Counseling
Patient Education
Referrals
Insurance Information
Financial Assistance
Transportation Assistance
Children’s Services 
Survivorship
Culturally Specific Resources

Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFA)
800-578-5284
Medical Supplies (nutrition supplements, lotions, food, toys,etc.)

Cancer Hope Network 
800-552-4366
Peer Matching
Individual Counseling
Referrals 

Cancer Liaison Program (search “Cancer Liaison Program”)
Office of Special Health Issues
Food and Drug Administration 
301-796-8460
Patient Education
Referrals

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
866-THE-CLRC (866-843-2572) 
Legal Information and Resources 

Cancer Nutrition Center
310-471-0529

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
800-227-2732
Patient Education 
Prevention/Detection 
Culturally Specific Resources 

American Childhood Cancer Foundation
Advocacy
Support Groups
Patient Education 
Referrals 
Medical Information

CaringBridge.org 
Free, personal and private Web sites to connect family and friends during a health challenge

CarePages.org 
Free patient blogs and Web sites to connect friends and family during a health challenge

Caring Connections
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
800-658-8898
Patient Education
Referrals
Hospice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cancer Information
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Patient Education 
Referrals 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
Insurance Information

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
202-966-7338
Patient Education
Referrals 
Medical Information

Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy 
202-336-8374
Advocacy 
Patient Education 
Referrals
Medical Information

Chronic Disease Fund (CDF)
 877-968-7233 
Financial Assistance

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
National Insitute of Health
301-496-4345
Access to clinical trials
Medical Information

ClinicalTrials.gov 
Referrals for clinical trials
Medical Information

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
877-520-4457 / 877-227-8451
Patient Education 
Referrals
Medical Information

Colon Cancer Alliance
877-422-2030 
Advocacy
Patient Education 
Peer Matching
Referrals

Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)
866-512-3861 
Financial Assistance

Corporate Angel Network
Westchester County Airport
866-328-1313
Transportation Assistance 

CoverageForALL.org
Foundation for Health Coverage Education
fhceinfo@coverageforall.org

Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT)
240-482-4730
Provides education on cancer clinical trials 

Emergingmed.com
877.601.8601 (to speak with a clinical trials specialist)
Patient education on clinical trials
Medical information
Referrals 

Eating Hints:  Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment - Spanish Version
(Consejos de alimentación: Antes, durante y después del tratamiento del cáncer)

Facing Our Risk of Cancer EMPOWERED (FORCE) 
866-288-RISK (866-288-7475)
Advocacy
Information
Support

Family Caregiver Alliance
800-445-8106
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources 
Patient Education
Referrals
Support Groups

Feeding America
800-771-2303
Local and national food assistance programs

Fifth Seasonal Financial
866-459-1271
Www.fifthseasonfinancial.com
Financial Assistance 

Fight Colorectal Cancer
877-4CRC-111 (877-427-2111) 
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

Group Loop 
Cancer Support Community
888-793-9355
Children’s Services
Support Groups

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
800-638-0742
Resource for health care facilities that provide free or reduced-cost care

HealthWell Foundation
800-675-8416
Financial assistance

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
877-STOP-IBC (877-786-7422)
Advocacy 
Culturally Specific Resources 
Patient Education 
Referrals 

Intercultural Cancer Council
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-4617 
Advocacy
Patient Education

International Myeloma Foundation 
800-452-2873
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual Counseling
Medical Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching 
Referrals 
Support Groups

Joe’s House
877-JOESHOU (877-563-7468)
Resource for lodging near treatment centers

Kidney Cancer Association
800-850-9132
Advocacy
Individual Counseling
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

Kids Konnected
949-582-5443
Children’s Services 
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual Counseling
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals
Support Groups

LIVESTRONG
855.220.7777
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources 
Medical Information
Patient Education 
Survivorship

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
800-955-4572
Advocacy 
Financial Assistance
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals
Support Groups

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
888-753-LBBC (5222)
Culturally Specific Resources 
Individual Counseling
Patient Eduction
Peer Matching
Referrals

Lung Cancer Alliance
800-298-2436
Advocacy 
Support Groups 
Individual Counseling
Peer Matching 
Patient Education
Referrals 
Medical Information
Culturally Specific Resources

Lymphoma Research Foundation 
 800-500-9976
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Financial Assistance
Individual Counseling
Medical Information
Patient Education 
Peer Matching
Referrals 
Transportation Assistance

MelanomaGirl Foundation
Advocacy

Melanoma Research Foundation
800-MRF-1290 (800-673-1290)
Advocacy
Medical Information
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals

Men Against Breast Cancer
866-547-MABC (866-547-6222)
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals 

Mesothelioma Information Resource Group
888-802-6376
Medical Informaton
Patient Education
Referrals

MetaCancer Foundation, Inc.
Referrals
Support Groups

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
203-229-0464
Advocacy 
Medical Informaton
Patient Education
Referrals 
Support Groups

Mylifeline.org
Blogs
Online support
Volunteer calendars
Web sites

National Brain Tumor Society 
800 770 8287
Advocacy 
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals 
Support Groups 

National Breast Cancer Coalition 
800-622-2838
Advocacy 
Patient Education
Referrals

National Cancer Institute
800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
Patient Education
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information 
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
National Institutes of Health
 

888-644-6226 
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
800-685-5531
Individual Counseling
Insurance Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals 
Survivorship

National Children’s Cancer Society 
314-241-1600 
Advocacy
Children’s Services 
Financial Assistance 
Housing Assistance
Insurance Information
Patient Education
Referrals 
Transportation Assistance

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCSS)
888-650-9127
Advocacy 
Patient Education
Referrals
Insurance Information
Survivorship
Culturally Specific Resources

National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR)
866-674-6327 
Provides information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
800-658-8898
Advocacy 
Hospice
Individual Counseling
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals 

National Lymphedema Network
800-541-3259 
Advocacy 
Individual Counseling 
Patient Education 
Peer Matching 
Referrals 
Support Groups

National Marrow Donor Program
800-MARROW-2 (800-627-7692) 
Culturally Specific Resources 
Financial Assistance 
Housing Assistance
Individual Counseling 
Insurance Information 
Patient Education 
Referrals 
Transplant Information
Transportation Assistance

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
800-999-6673 
Medication assistance

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-OVARIAN (888-682-7426)
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education 
Referrals 

National Patient Travel Center (NPTC)
800-296-1217
Flight assistance for treatment or second opinion

Native American Cancer Research
800-537-8295
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education 
Prevention/Detection

NeedyMeds 
978-865-4115
Financial Assistance 
Insurance Information
Referrals

Nueva Vida 
202-223-9100
Advocacy 
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual Counseling 
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 
Support Groups 

Office of Minority Health
800-444-6472
Patient Education
Culturally Specific Resources
Referrals

Oncolink
215-349-8895
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education 
Referrals 

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
866-257-4ONS (866-257-4667)
Patient Education

Oral Cancer Foundation 
949-646-8000
Patient Education 
Prevention/Detection

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
866-399-6262
Advocacy 
Medical Information
Patient Education Materials 
Referrals 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 
877-272-6226
Advocacy 
Individual Counseling
Patient Education 
Peer matching
Referrals 
Support Groups 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669)
Financial Assistance
Insurance Information 
Referrals

Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)
866-316-PANF (866-316-7263) 
Financial assistance

Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Financial Assistance
Insurance Information
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

The Patient/Partner Project
866-725-7877
Patient Education
Peer Matching

Patient Services, Inc. (PSI)
800-366-7741
Financial Assistance

The Portal 
Resource for health insurance information

Planet Cancer
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Young Adult’s Services 

Prostate Cancer Foundation
800-757-CURE (800-757-2873)
Advocacy
Patient Education
Referrals

The Prostate Net
888-477-6763 
Advocacy 
Patient Education 
Prevention/Detection 

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
229-928-1234
Advocacy
Caregiver Education

Sisters Network 
866-781-1808 
Advocacy 
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education on breast cancer
Prevention/Detection

Skin Cancer Foundation
212-725-5176
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213 
Financial support information

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP)
800-633-4227 
Resource for health insurance questions— particularly Medicare and Medicaid

Survivorship A to Z
Financial Information
Legal Information

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
800-377-0928
Advocacy
Medical Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals
Support Groups

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
877-GO-KOMEN (877-465-6636)
Advocacy 
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual Counseling
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 

Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association
877-588-7904
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual Counseling
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals 

Together Rx Access
800-444-4106 
Medication Assistance

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 
888-393-FUND (888-393-3863)
Patient Advocacy
Patient Educational Materials 
Patient Matching
Referrals 
Support Groups 
Survivorship

United Way
Financial Assistance 
Resource Support

Uniting Against Lung Cancer
212-627-5500 
Financial Assistance
Medical Information
Patient Education

US TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network 
800-808-7866
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Individual counseling 
Medical Information
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 
Support Groups

Vital Options International
818-508-5657
Patient Education 
Referrals 
Support Groups

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
877-YSC-1011 (877-972-1011)
Age Specific Resources
Patient Education
Referrals 
Support Services

Zero-The Project to End Prostate Cancer
888-245-9455 or 202-463-9455
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals 
Advocacy

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