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Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer

  • Posted: 08/13/2012

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Federal Resources

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.

Visit: www.cancer.gov 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.
Toll Free:
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Visit:
Chat online:

Administration on Aging
Provides information, assistance, individual counseling, organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.

Phone:
202-619-0724
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Toll-free:
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
Visit:
www.medicare.gov (for Medicare information)
or www.cms.hhs.gov (other information)

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.

Toll-free:
1-800-669-4000
TTY:
1-800-669-6820
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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.

Toll-free:
1-866-633-7365
TTY:
1-877-889-5627
Visit:

 

Nonprofit Organizations

American Cancer Society
Provides current information on all areas of cancer, including research, education, advocacy, and service.

Toll-free:
1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
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CancerCare
Offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Toll-free:
1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)
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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.

Toll-free:
1-888-793-WELL (1-888-793-9355)
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Kids Konnected
Offers education and support for children who have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer.

Toll-free:
1-800-899-2866
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Livestrong
Livestrong seeks to inspire and empower people living with, through, and beyond cancer to live strong. It provides education, advocacy, public health, and research programs.

Toll-free:
1-512-236-8820 (general number)
1-866-235-7205 (LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare Program)
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Provides information on cancer support, employment, financial and legal issues, advocacy, and related issues.

Toll-free:
1-877-NCCS YES (1-877-622-7937)
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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. Through their program, Caring Connections, they also provide education and materials on palliative and end-of-life issues, as well as links to other organizations and resources.

Toll-free:
1-800-658-8898
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Caring Connections

Toll-free:
1-800-658-8898
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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.

Visit: www.needymeds.com

Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers education, legal counseling, and referrals concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.

Toll-free:
1-800-532-5274
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