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Links to Cancer Support Organizations and Financial Resources

MACSC offers the following links to other organizations, but cannot claim the legitimacy or reliability of their services.  If you use one or more on our list, we would appreciate feedback from you by using our Contact page. Answer these questions: Were they helpful? What did you like or dislike about them?

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
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals

American Cancer Society 

800-ACS-2345
Children’s Services
Culturally Specific Resources
Financial Assistance
Housing Assistance
Medical Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Prevention/Detection
Referrals
Transportation Assistance
Survivorship

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  / 202 785-3355
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Support Groups

American Pain Foundation

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

American Psychosocial Oncology Society

866-APOS-4-HELP
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

Asbestos.com – see “Mesothelioma Center” below

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

610-642-6550
Medical Information
Patient Education
Support Groups

CancerCare

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

Cancer Fund of America

800-578-5284
Medical Supplies

Cancer Hope Network 

800-552-4366
Peer Matching
Individual Counseling
Referrals

FDA Cancer Liaison Program

Office of Special Health Issues
Food & Drug Administration
301-796-8460
Patient Education
Referrals

Cancer Legal Resource Center

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

Cancer Research & Prevention Foundation

800-227-2732
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Culturally Specific Resources

American Childhood Cancer Foundation

301-962-3520
Advocacy
Support Groups
Patient Education
Referrals
Medical Information

Centers for Disease Control

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Patient Education
Referrals

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
301-496-4345
Access to clinical trials
Medical Information

ClinicalTrials.gov 

National Institutes of Health
Search for studies & clinical trials

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

877-520-4457 / 877-227-8451
Location: PA
Patient Education
Referrals
Medical Information

Colon Cancer Alliance

877-422-2030
Location: Washington, DC
Advocacy
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals

Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)

866-512-3861
Location: Hampton, VA
Financial Assistance

Drug Center

providing health and safety information and financial support
for those affected by unexpected side-effects of prescription drugs and devices.
844-882-1187
Location: Orlando, FL

ENACCT

301-893-7603
Location: Bethesda, MD
Provides education on cancer clinical trials

Fight Colorectal Cancer

877-427-2111
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

Group Loop 

Cancer Support Community
888-793-9355
Location: Washington DC
Children’s Services
Support Groups

HealthWell Foundation

800-675-8416
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Financial assistance

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research

877-STOP-IBC (877-786-7422)
Advocacy
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education
Referrals

Joe’s House

877-JOESHOU (877-563-7468)
A lodging guide for cancer patients

Kidney Cancer Association

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

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

800-955-4572
Advocacy
Financial Assistance
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals
Support Groups

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

Medicare and Medicaid Services

800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
Insurance Information

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 Center (Asbestos.com)
800-615-2270

Medical Information
Patient Education
Support Groups
Advocacy
Referrals
Individual Counseling
Doctor Match

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational and support resource for mesothelioma cancer patients and caregivers. Their site informs about the cancer, the types of treatment, and preventative measures.

Mesothelioma Group

Education
Scholarships

Mesothelioma Guide

Doctor Match
Education
Scholarships

Mesothelioma Info Resource Group

888-802-6376
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

Mesothelioma Veterans Center LLC

1-877-404-9992
Location: Winter Springs, FL
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

METAVivor Research & Support

A Non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equity in
Metastatic Breast Cancer research, patient support,
and increased awareness.

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 Cervical Cancer Coalition

800-685-5531
Location: NC
Individual Counseling
Insurance Information
Patient Education
Peer Matching
Referrals
Survivorship

National Children’s Cancer Society 

314-241-1600
Location: St. Louis, MO
Advocacy
Children’s Services
Financial Assistance
Housing Assistance
Insurance Information
Patient Education
Referrals
Transportation Assistance

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

888-650-9127
Advocacy
Patient Education
Referrals
Insurance Information
Survivorship
Culturally Specific Resources

National Hospice & Palliative Care

800-658-8898
Advocacy
Hospice
Individual Counseling
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

National Marrow Donor Program

800-MARROW-2 (800-627-7692)
Be The Match Foundation
Location: Minneapolis
Culturally Specific Resources
Financial & Housing Assistance
Patient Education
Transplant Information
Transportation 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
Location: Gloucester, MA
Financial Assistance
Insurance Information
Referrals

Nueva Vida 

202-223-9100
Culturally Specific Resources
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals
Support Groups

Oncolink

215-349-8895
Location: U. of Pennsylvania
Culturally Specific Resources
Medical Information
Patient Education
Referrals

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

866-316-PANF (866-316-7263)
Financial Assistance

The Prostate Net

888-477-6763
Advocacy
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection

Skin Cancer Foundation

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

SPOHNC

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

Susan G. Komen 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

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 

888-393-FUND (888-393-3863)
Patient Advocacy
Patient Educational Materials
Patient Matching
Referrals
Support Groups
Survivorship

US TOO – Prostate Cancer Support 

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

Wellness House of Annapolis

Location: 2625 Mas Que Farm Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
admin@thewellnesshouse.org
410-990-0941
Oncology & Caregiver Massage
Restorative Yoga
Therapeutic Art
Healing Music
Teen Support
KIDZ Coping Together
Individual & Family Counseling

Zero-Project to End Prostate Cancer

888-245-9455 or 202-463-9455
Patient Education
Prevention/Detection
Referrals
Advocacy