SUPPORT SERVICES

Cancer Care – Provides free counseling for cancer patients and their families, financial assistance, information and referrals, community and professional education, teleconference programs, and ongoing telephone and in-person support groups.

Voice: 1-800-813-4673


Cancer Hope Network – Provides one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.

Voice: 1-877-467-3638


Cancer Support Community – Provides support, education, and hope through a global network to people affected by cancer.

Voice: 1-888-793-9355; E-mail: help@cancersupportcommunity.org


Caring Bridge – Offers personal, protected websites that can be used during a health journey to share updates with family and friends.


Cleaning For A Reason – Offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.

Voice: 1-877-337-3348


Look Good...Feel Better – Helps cancer patients improve their appearance during treatment. Free workshops across the country.

Voice: 1-800-227-2345


MD Anderson Cancer Center’s myCancerConnection – Matches cancer patients with others who have had the  exact same diagnosis for support.

Voice: 1-800-345-6324


Patient Advocate Foundation – Provides education and legal counseling (relative to a diagnosis) to cancer patients concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance, and financial issues.

Voice: 1-800-532-5274


R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation BLOCH Cancer Hotline – Connects persons with cancer to home volunteers with same type of cancer. Provides free books about cancer.

Voice: 1-800-433-0464


Take Them a Meal – Provides meal planning service for caregivers, friends, and family.



SUPPORT SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

African American Breast Cancer Alliance – Educating and supporting African Americans in their journeys with breast cancer and survivorship.


Indian Health Service –  If you are a member of a federally recognized tribe, you may be eligible for health services within the Indian Health Service.


Men Against Breast Cancer - Offers educational materials, online videos, workshops, and one-on-one networking with other men whose loved one has breast cancer. Conducts National Male Caregivers Conference and regional training workshops.

Voice: 1-866-547-6222


National Native American Cancer Survivors’ Support Network – An educational community-based research study created to help improve the quality of cancer care and the quality of life for all American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations cancer patients and their loved ones.

Voice: 1-800-537-8295


Sharsheret (Hebrew for “chain”) – Supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer.


Young Survival Coalition – Provides information and support for young women with breast cancer.