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Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

Navigating life after a cancer diagnosis for both the patient and caregiver(s) can be complex. Here are some organizations that may be helpful, many suggested by our The Patient Story community members.

I. By Cancer Type
II. Pediatric Cancer Groups
III. Financial Assistance
IV. Housing Help
V. Transportation Help
VI. Education + Support
VII. Medical Research
VIII. By Location

I. By Cancer Type

II. Pediatric Cancer Groups

III. Financial Assistance

IV. Housing + Travel Assistance

  • American Cancer Society - Hope Lodges
    ”Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.”

  • Healthcare Hospitality Network
    ”Nearly 200 non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. that offer free or low-cost family-centered lodging to families getting medical treatment away from home.”

  • Joe’s House
    ”Helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.”

  • Ronald McDonald House
    ”Provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.”

V. Transportation Help

  • Angel Airline Samaritans
    ”Facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets for needy cancer patients and their families.”

  • Angel Flight East (AFE)
    ”Facilitating free air transportation to children and adults in need of medical treatment far from home and other compelling needs.”

  • Corporate Angel Network
    ”Transport cancer patients to the hospital [for] specialized form of treatment by pairing empty seats with qualified patients who need the rides at no cost.”

  • Mercy Medical Angels
    ”Provides free transportation nationwide to and from medical care on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets and in the air through commercial airlines and volunteer pilots.”

  • Patient Airlift Services
    ”Arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up.”

  • Patient Travel Referral (Mercy Medical Angels)
    ”Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.”

VI. Education + Support

  • American Cancer Society
    ”Dedicated to helping people who face cancer.”

  • Be The Match
    ”Global leader in bone marrow transplantation. We conduct research to improve transplant outcomes provide support and resources for patients.”

  • Livestrong
    ”Online resources available to help you at any point on your cancer journey.”

VII. Medical Research

VIII. By Location

  • Cancer Wellness Center (Chicago Suburbs)
    ”The center has grown and expanded its services to provide education, wellness services and psychosocial support to those impacted by cancer and their loved ones.”

  • New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation (San Francisco Bay Area)

    "Regular forums where oncologists will provide volunteer consultations for (Chinese-speaking) cancer patients in need.”

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