Resources

While in my oncologist’s office waiting for my six month exam, I noticed a magazine that I hadn’t seen before. The magazine is Cure’s 7th Annual Cancer Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. It provided a page of useful resources that I would like to share. I am going to add them to my resource area, but for those who follow this blog, you may not always check the resource area for additional information.

Fertile Hope 855.220.7777, fertilehope.org: a division of LIVESTRONG, this organization educates cancer patients about fertility issues.

LIVESTRONGFoundation 855.220.7777, livestrong.org: Helps people with cancer through education, public health and research (I have the educational binder, it is very informative).

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 888.644.6226, nccam.nih.gov: Provides the latest news, research, events and clinical trials involving complementary medicine.

Planet Cancer 855.220.7777, planetcancer.org: A division of LIVESTRONG, this online community is geared toward young adults with cancer.

Cancer and Careers, cancerandcareers.org: Provides a workbook, educational resources and support for cancer patients about working through treatment and returning to work.

CAREGIVING

Family Caregiver Alliance 800.445.8106, caregiver.org: Offers information and advice, a navigator to help find local resources and services, and discussion groups.

Family Caregiving 101, familycaregiving101.org: Provides caregivers with the basic tools, skills, and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they care for a loved one.

CLINICAL TRIALS

ClinicalTrials.gov 888.346.3656, ClinicalTrials.gov; Offers information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cancer.

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups 877.227.8451, CancerTrialsHelp.org: Contains a search engine to find cancer clinical trials close to home, a comprehensive self-study guide, patient discussion forum and helpful information for patients and caregivers.

FINANCES AND INSURANCE

NeedyMeds, needymeds.org: Offers information on patient-assistance programs for patients who can’t afford their medications.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 888.477.2669, pparx.org: Help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or at low cost.

LEGAL ISSUES

Cancer Legal Resource Center 866.843.2572 disabilityrightslegalcenter.org: Provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, employers and others coping with cancer.

Patient Advocate Foundation 800.532.5274. patientadvocate.org: Provides education, legal counseling and referrals to survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters.

Travel and Housing

Air Charity Network 877.621.7177, aircharitynetwork.org: Provides transportation to patients traveling for treatment.

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 800.227.2345, cancer.org/hopelodge: More than 30 lodges throughout the U. S. offer free housing to patients and their families traveling for treatment.

For a complete list of resources, visit curetoday.com/toolbox

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