|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
Provides current information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, and supportive care. Lists clinical trials and specific cancer topics in NCI's Physician Data Query (PDQ®) database.
| ||NCI's Cancer Information Service|
Answers questions about cancer, clinical trials, and cancer-related services and helps users find information on the NCI Web site. Provides NCI printed materials.
|Administration on Aging|
Provides information, assistance, individual counseling, organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.
|Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services|
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.
|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
Provides fact sheets about job discrimination, protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act, and employer responsibilities. Coordinates investigations of employment discrimination.
|U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy|
Provides fact sheets on a variety of disability issues, including discrimination, workplace accommodation, and legal rights.
|Aging With Dignity|
Provides information and materials regarding advance directives. You can order the document Five Wishes, which states your end of life decisions for your health care team, and friends and family members.
|American Cancer Society, National Cancer Information Center|
Available to answer questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.
|Cancer Support Community|
Cancer Support Community is a national organization that provides support groups, stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions, and social events.
|Hospice Foundation of America|
Provides programs and materials on hospice care, caregiving, grief, and end of life. They also provide a hospice locator service, and links to other organizations and resources.
Offers education and support for children who have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer.
|National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship|
Provides information on cancer support, employment, financial and legal issues, advocacy, and related issues.
|National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization|
Provides information on hospice care, local hospice programs, state specific advance directives, and locating a local health care provider. They also provide education and materials on palliative and end of life issues, as well as links to other organizations and resources.
|NeedyMeds--Indigent Patient Programs|
Lists medicine assistance programs available from drug companies. NOTE: Usually patients cannot apply directly to these programs. Ask your doctor, nurse, or social worker to contact them.
|Patient Advocate Foundation|
Offers education, legal counseling, and referrals concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.