1 (800) 227-2345
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to freeing the world from cancer. The organization funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention. Services provided include treatment option discussions, advice on coping with side effects, and health insurance assistance.
1 (260) 225-3736
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community that supports children during and after their parent’s cancer by operating summer camps for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. This camp is open to any child age 6 to 16 who has lost a parent to cancer, has a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or has a parent who is a cancer survivor. By offering innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community, Kesem aims to ensure that every child impacted by a parent’s cancer is never alone.
1 (646) 929-8017
Cancer and Careers knows from research that a majority of cancer survivors and people with cancer are eager to continue working, but need support to balance their health and work demands. The organization provides support for people with cancer who are managing a career. They provides expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events to empower cancer fighters and survivors in the workplace.
1 (800) 813-4673
CancerCare is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services. These services are provided to anyone affected by cancer as a patient or caregiver and include counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
1 (866) 843-2572
The Cancer Legal Resource Center provides cancer-related legal information and resources to people nationwide. Services provided include a telephone assistance line, conferences, seminars, workshops, education and outreach programs, and other cancer community activities. Overall, resources for legal issues are provided.
1 (888) 793-9355
The Cancer Support Community, with Gilda’s Club association, is the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that all people affected by cancer, patients and caregivers, are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Services include the highest quality emotional and social support as well as online and over the phone support.
1 (888) 234-2468
Mylifeline.org is an online social media outlet dedicated to empowering cancer patients and caregivers to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing through free, personalized websites. This organization strives to be a visible option for each patient and caregiver to form the support network to take care of their needs. Online services include cancer specific resources, ability to post requests for help, and invite close friends and loved ones to follow your updates.
1 (866) 391-1121
Navigate Cancer helps patients during cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Serving as a compass that points patients in the right direction when the battle becomes overwhelming, Navigate Cancer supports and educates ease the decision-making process. Services include education, advocacy, support, and referrals.
1 (800) 532-5274
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening, and debilitating illnesses. Case managers on staff serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis, also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. This organization seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment, and preservation of their financial stability.
1 (630) 623-7048
The Ronald McDonald House assists families with sick children in finding comfort and support when they need it most. These houses are home environments providing support and resources that help keep families together. This allows families to face the weight of illness together, allows children to get the best care, and provides services for families including home cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for children.
1 (877) 778-2366
Team Maggie for a Cure provides fertility support for young adults facing cancer. Team Maggie knows that certain cancer treatments can lead to infertility and wants to help you beat your cancer for you and the next generation. Services provided include support, education, and financial assistance to teens and young adults with cancer seeking fertility preservation.
1 (800) 808-7866
Us TOO International is a nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing educational resources and support services at no charge. Established in 1990, the organization was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer. The mission of Us TOO is to provide hope and improve the lives of those affected by prostate cancer through support, education and advocacy/awareness. Us TOO provides a variety of resource materials and has more than 200 support groups throughout the U.S. and abroad that help men and their spouses/partners and families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and management of related side effects.
For further resources, please visit the National Cancer Institute at http://supportorgs.cancer.gov