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RESOURCES AND LINKS

A can­cer diag­no­sis rais­es a wide range of chal­lenges and con­cerns. For­tu­nate­ly, there are local and nation­al resources to assist you with many of the issues that come up. This fact sheet describes sev­er­al kinds of ser­vices avail­able to peo­ple with can­cer and their loved ones, and how to find the help you need.

What Kind of Help Can I Get?

Gen­er­al Infor­ma­tion. Many rep­utable gen­er­al and diag­no­sis-spe­cif­ic can­cer orga­ni­za­tions pro­vide reli­able, up-to-date infor­ma­tion on treat­ment options, clin­i­cal tri­als, side-effect man­age­ment and more.

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Emo­tion­al Sup­port. Can­cer can make you feel lone­ly, scared or dis­tressed. Coun­sel­ingsup­port groups, patient-to-patient net­works and oth­er kinds of sup­port are avail­able to help you cope with such emo­tions.

Finan­cial Help. There are orga­ni­za­tions and com­pa­nies that help peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies with med­ical billing, insur­ance, and reim­burse­ment issues. There are also co-pay­ment orga­ni­za­tions and patient assis­tance pro­grams that help indi­vid­u­als who can­not afford the cost of med­ica­tions.

Trans­porta­tion Assis­tance. In many com­mu­ni­ties, trans­porta­tion ser­vices are avail­able to help you.

Housing/Lodging. Some orga­ni­za­tions pro­vide lodg­ing for fam­i­lies of a patient under­go­ing treat­ment. Joe’s House is an online direc­to­ry of places to stay near hos­pi­tals and treat­ment cen­ters. Vis­it www.joeshouse.orgfor more infor­ma­tion.

Children’s Ser­vices. There are orga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide ser­vices for chil­dren with can­cer or chil­dren who have a fam­i­ly mem­ber with can­cer. These include coun­sel­ing, sum­mer camps and “make-a-wish” pro­grams.

Home Health Care. Home health care is for peo­ple who no longer need to be in the hos­pi­tal, but still require skilled care at home.

Hos­pice Ser­vices. Hos­pice care focus­es on the needs of indi­vid­u­als who are ter­mi­nal­ly ill. Vis­it the Nation­al Hos­pice and Pal­lia­tive Care Orga­ni­za­tion web­site, www.nhpco.org, to find a hos­pice or pal­lia­tive care cen­ter in your com­mu­ni­ty.

How Do I Find These Resources?

The ser­vices you need can be found in your own neigh­bor­hood. Here are some ideas:

Your Health Care Team. Doc­tors, nurs­es and social work­ers can pro­vide a wealth of infor­ma­tion about your can­cer diag­no­sis and treat­ment. The libraries at can­cer cen­ters are also excel­lent sources of infor­ma­tion. Hos­pi­tal social work­ers and dis­charge plan­ning coor­di­na­tors are great resources for infor­ma­tion about coun­sel­ing, home care, trans­porta­tion and child care. Can­cerCare’s oncol­o­gy social work­ers are licensed pro­fes­sion­als who coun­sel peo­ple affect­ed by can­cer and can help peo­ple nav­i­gate resources based on indi­vid­ual needs. To learn more, vis­it www.cancercare.org or call 800–813-HOPE (4673).

Local/County Gov­ern­ment. Local gov­ern­ments often offer low-cost trans­porta­tion. Gov­ern­ment agen­cies can give you infor­ma­tion on Social Secu­ri­ty, state dis­abil­i­ty, Med­ic­aid, income main­te­nance and food stamps.

Can­cerCare’s A Help­ing Hand. Can­cerCare’s A Help­ing Hand www.cancercare.org/helpinghand is a search­able, online data­base of finan­cial and prac­ti­cal assis­tance avail­able for peo­ple with can­cer. This com­pre­hen­sive online tool fea­tures up-to-date con­tact infor­ma­tion and descrip­tions for hun­dreds of nation­al and region­al orga­ni­za­tions offer­ing finan­cial help to peo­ple with can­cer.

What People Are Saying

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Gene

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