American Cancer Society Services

 

cancer.org – This site provides ready access to resources and supportive communities and has become a crucial source of important information when making decisions or coping with cancer. It also includes a searchable database to help you find local resources. Visit the site to access any of the following programs or services, or call 800-227-2345. 

The American Cancer Society announces the publication of Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered. This engaging question-and-answer book was written to help newly diagnosed patients quickly digest the crucial information needed to navigate through their breast cancer experience. To order, click here. For help with your order, all the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) at 800.888.4741.

I Can Cope – A free educational program for adults facing cancer – either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about what is happening during cancer diagnosis and treatment, the better equipped you will be to handle each step of the journey.

Freshstart – This quit smoking program consists of four one-hour sessions held during a two-week period. All of the methods and activities contain 
the most effective elements for success.

American Cancer Society Patient Navigation – This program is designed to assist all patients with an emphasis on those who experience financial, language, cultural, or health literacy barriers.

Health Insurance Assistance Service (HIAS) – This service connects patients with health insurance specialists who work to address their coverage needs.

Transportation Assistance – Road to Recovery volunteers provide transportation to and from treatment facilities for individuals with cancer who are too ill to drive or whose family members, friends and neighbors are unable to provide transportation.

Lodging Assistance – Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The American Cancer Society Guestroom Program helps cancer patients and their families when home is far away.

Cancer Survivor’s Network (CSN) – This Network nurtures a global online community of survivors and caregivers that transcends all boundaries and facilitates bonding among cancer survivors through shared experiences and feelings.

Look Good … Feel Better – Individual and group sessions teach cancer patients techniques to help restore their appearance, improve their self-esteem and help them approach their disease and treatment with greater confidence.

Reach to Recovery – Support and up-to-date information are provided for all persons facing breast cancer as well as spouses/partners, children, friends and other loved ones.

“tlc” catalog – This “Tender Loving Care” catalog is a publication offered as a service to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer, those experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment and those who have had breast surgery as a result of cancer.

For a local American Cancer Society contact Chris Bleich @ 402.423.4893.

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