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Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Travel ProgramRecognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the US. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet our criteria. Applications must be received on behalf of a social worker or another medical representative. Guidelines and Participating Institutions: Financial aid provided by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is made possible by a generous grant from TD Bank. Currently, these funds are available to pediatric cancer patients that travel into, or out of, one of the following medical institutions for childhood cancer treatment: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Hospital of Denver Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Children's Hospital of Orange County Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital of San Francisco Children’s Hospital of Seattle Children’s Mercy Hospital Children’s Memorial Hospital Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Children’s Hospital Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Hospital for Sick Children Johns Hopkins Hospital Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian NYU Medical Center Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Texas Children’s Cancer Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center In addition to the above, the following criteria should be met: 1.The patient is 18 years old or younger. 2.The patient must be diagnosed with cancer. 3.The patient’s annual family income should not be greater than $75,000. 4.The patient must currently be receiving treatment for childhood cancer. Please follow these guidelines while applying: 1.Existing resources should already be maximized for each family. This program is meant to be a supplement, and is intended to only fund additional out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses for the families. 2.Maximum allotment per family per year should not exceed $2,000. 3.Assistance is not retroactive. ALSF will not allocate any funds until we receive all the information. 4.Patients may travel to a facility or from one facility to another institution as long as the other guidelines are met. If the patient is eligible, he or she may receive assistance with the following expenses: Travel: Airline tickets and gas cards Lodging: Hotels & philanthropic housing Meals: Food vouchers from the hospital’s on-site cafeteria and local area restaurants We will accept applications through certified representatives (i.e. social worker, nurse, doctor, resource specialist, etc), who will apply on the family’s behalf. All sections of the form must be completed truthfully. Any false or misleading information will result in an automatic denial. After Submission: •An ALSF representative will review the application. We understand that time is of the essence for many children and their families and will do our best to respond to all requests within 1-2 business days. ALSF reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time without notice, and to apply these guidelines at its reasonable discretion. If you have any questions or need assistance and don't know where to start, please call Shirley at 610-649-3034 or e-mail Shirley@AlexsLemonade.org. We are here to help!MontgomeryAlex's Lemonade Stand - Montgomery; WynnewoodAlex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
American Cancer SocietyPublic and professional education through programs, speakers, films, literature and seminars. The Patient Service Dept. may provide assistance with medication costs, transportation, home-care equipment, wigs, bed pads, surgical dressings, housing for out of town patients and families. Variety of gift items (wigs) and financial assistance (if eligible) may be offered.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Armstrong Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. ArmstrongAmerican Cancer Society - Armstrong UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Cancer Information & SupportCancer Information and Support specialists are available anytime, day or night, to help you understand your diagnosis, your treatment options, and connect you to local support.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - Free Wig SalonsAmerican Cancer Society Free Wig Salons are available to women who lose their hair due to cancer treatment.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - Free Wig Salons - Blue BellAmerican Cancer Society Free Wig Salons are available to women who lose their hair due to cancer treatment.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue Bell OfficeAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - GreensburgWorks to eliminate cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service. Specific services include transportation, support programs and wigs as well as community education.IndianaAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - I Can CopeI Can Cope educational web-based program for cancer patients and caregivers provides reliable information and practical coping skills.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - I Can Cope - Blue BellI Can Cope educational web-based program for cancer patients and caregivers provides reliable information and practical coping skills.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue Bell OfficeAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society I Can Cope ProgramEducational series that include "Learning about Cancer," "Understanding Treatments," "Managing the Side Effects of Illness and Treatment," " Communicating Concerns and Feelings," and "Taking Charge of Money Matters."AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Information and ReferralProvides information, day-to-day assistance, and emotional support. Day-to-day assistance is provided through programs like I Can Cope, Hope Lodge, Look GoodFeel Better and Road to Recovery. Look GoodFeel Better is a free workshop facilitated by trained licensed beauty professionals who teach women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment. Through Road to Recovery, trained volunteers provide free transportation for patients to and from their cancer-related treatments. They offer emotional support through programs like Reach to Recovery and Cancer Survivors Network. In the Reach to Recovery program, trained breast cancer survivors provide support to newly diagnosed women with breast cancer. In additional, your American Cancer Society can provide financial assistance for patients who qualify for a Homemaker Grant. The American Cancer Society also has special services for children with cancer and their families, including literature, Teen Look Good feel Better, and a Patient Navigator at Children's Hospiital in Philadelphia.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue BellAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Information and Referral Services - BerksProvides information to callers and referrals to appropriate community resources through: - Cancer Resource Connection with other non-ACS related Services - 24/7 hotline - Support NetworkBerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Information Services
  • Provide a toll-free number with trained cancer information specialists available 24/7 to help patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options and to connect them to local support.
    • Provide the cancer.org Web site with accurate, up-to-date information about types of cancer, treatment options, and local programs.
      • Provide a Clinical Trials Matching Service to identify which trials would be appropriate for individual patients
American Cancer Society - Information ServicesAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyProvides information on different types of cancer and treatment options, funds research on cancer and advocates on behalf of people affected by cancer. General information on clinical trials is available online. NorthamptonAmerican Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Look Good Feel BetterLook Good Feel Better workshops are FREE and held at local cancer centers and hospitals where women undergoing cancer treatment can learn how to cope with hair loss, skin changes, and other appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - Look Good Feel Better - Blue BellLook Good Feel Better workshops are FREE and held at local cancer centers and hospitals where women undergoing cancer treatment can learn how to cope with hair loss, skin changes, and other appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue Bell OfficeAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - Medical Appointments TransportationProvide free transportation by trained volunteers for patients to and from their cancer-related treatments.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue BellAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Road to RecoveryRoad to Recovery is a free program that provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society - Road to Recovery - Blue BellRoad to Recovery is a free program that provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue Bell OfficeAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery ( Transportation )A medical transportation program that offers cancer patients rides to outpatient treatment through the efforts of volunteers. Rides available in Allegheny County.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Schuylkill CountyFinancial assistance, transportation, housing support groups and smoking cessation programs.SchuylkillAmerican Cancer Society - Schuylkill CountyAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Washington Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. WashingtonAmerican Cancer Society - Washington UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society, York CountyInformation and guidance Support systems & education for cancer patients & family Transportation to/from cancer treatments Wig boutique - wigs, turbans; due to side effects of chemotherapy Limited financial assistance for prescription medications; through patient service center 1-888-227-5445 option #1 Public health education/cancer research. 'I can cope', education program for cancer patients and family Nutritional information for healthy eating habits Literature, videos, free speakers available Look good - feel better for patients suffering from appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation call 1-888-227-5445 for dates and times YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Institute for Cancer ResearchFosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results Provides a wide range of educational programs, quarterly newsletter, Nutrition Hotline, Cancer Resource for newly diagnosed patients, online Cancer Patients and Survivors section, memorial donations, gift annuities and estate planning American Institute for Cancer ResearchAmerican Institute For Cancer Research
Beaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationAssists Beaver County residents in the prevention of cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases, by sponsoring or providing support services and education programs.BeaverBeaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationBeaver County Cancer and Heart Association
Brandywine Hospital - Cancer Support GroupBrandywine Hospital has been taking care of families for more than 100 years. With excellent physicians and advanced medical technology, the staff provides exceptional care for patients in its 243-bed licensed facility.ChesterBRANDYWINE HOSPITALBrandywine Hospital
Breastcancer.org - Symptoms and DiagnosisBreast cancer symptoms vary widely, from lumps to swelling to skin changes, and many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all. Symptoms that are similar to those of breast cancer may be the result of non-cancerous conditions like infection or a cyst. Breast self-exam should be part of your monthly health care routine, and you should visit your doctor if you experience breast changes. If you're over 40 or at a high risk for the disease, you should also have an annual mammogram and physical exam by a doctor. The earlier breast cancer is found and diagnosed, the better your chances of beating it. The actual process of diagnosis can take weeks and involve many different kinds of tests. Waiting for results can feel like a lifetime. The uncertainty stinks. But once you understand your own unique "big picture", you can make better decisions. You and your doctors can formulate a treatment plan tailored just for you.MontgomeryBreastcancer.org - Montgomery; ArdmoreBreastcancer.org
Breathing Room Foundation - Softback ProgramThe Breathing Room Foundation helps families with all types of cancer however, since the founder Diane Fitzgerald's diagnosis was breast cancer we are concerned with making sure that breast cancer patients are a special focus of our organization. Over the past 4 years about one-third of our families helped have a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2006, we helped approximately 122 families with a breast cancer diagnosis get whatever "breathing room" was necessary for them to fight their disease. We call this cancer support the SOFTBACK program. The support given through the SOFTBACK program includes financial support, personal assistance including home-cooked meals, housecleaning, childcare, companionship, transportation, and home repairs, as well as referrals to additional support services. The SOFTBACK program is supported by Komen for the Cure and other fundraising efforts.MontgomeryThe Breathing Room Foundation - Montgomery; JenkintownBreathing Room Foundation
Brenda Mehling Cancer FundThe Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.Brenda Mehling Cancer FundBrenda Mehling Cancer Fund
CancerCareProvides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of services are free of charge. CancerCareCancerCare
Cancer Care ConnectionCancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer, including patients, caregivers, and family members. Cancer Resource Coaches provide coaching on financial issues, second opinions, decision making, doctor patient communication, family relationships, clinical trials, complementary and alternative therapies, and mental health issues. A Cancer Resource Coach will assess the caller's needs and provide referrals using a comprehensive database which includes local service providers as well as reputable websites and global information sources.CANCER CARE CONNECTIONCancer Care Connection
Cancer Care ConnectionCancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer, including patients, caregivers, and family members. Cancer Resource Coaches provide coaching on financial issues, second opinions, decision making, doctor patient communication, family relationships, clinical trials, complementary and alternative therapies, and mental health issues. A Cancer Resource Coach will assess the caller's needs and provide referrals using a comprehensive database which includes local service providers as well as reputable websites and global information sources.CANCER CARE CONNECTIONCancer Care Connection
Cancer Care ConnectionCancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer. Services available include assistance with: - Financial Issues - Second Opinions - Decision Making - Doctor-Patient Communication - Family Relationships - Clinical Trials - Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Mental Health IssuesOne Innovation Wy, Suite 304, Newark DE (Cancer Care Connection)Cancer Care Connection
CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment AssistanceHelps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care. CancerCareCancerCare
Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. They join forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations;
  • Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations;
  • Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance. If you would like to have your organization considered for listing in our database, please complete our submission form.
Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. CFAC, a coalition of organizations, CANNOT RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, PLEASE SEARCH the CFAC DATABASE.Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) (Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC))Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC)
Cancer Information ServiceSpecialists can help with the following: - Answer questions about cancer and help with quitting smoking - Help navigate the National Cancer Institute website (cancer.gov) - Provide information on their printed and electronic materials - Provide access to comprehensive accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. All services are confidential, and are for general knowledge. Specialists don't provide medical advice or recommend specific doctors or institutions.Cancer Information ServiceCancer Information Service
Cancer Resource Materials-Candy's Place-The Center for Cancer WellnessProvides reliable sources of information that can be beneficial in patients journies to recovery and well-being.LuzerneCandy's PlaceThe Center for Cancer Wellness
Cancer Support Community - Cancer Support GroupProvides cancer support group.PhiladelphiaThe Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaCancer Support Community
Cancer Support Group for WomenA member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer - from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease to those undergoing treatment to those who have been cured as well as family and friends who are affected as caregivers.DauphinThriveThrive
Cancer Support Groups - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionOffer group support to individuals with cancer as well as their families. Bereavement support groups may also be available. The American Cancer Society does not organize these meetings but rather keeps a current database of meeting information; dates, locations and times. Individuals should contact the ACS to obtain a list of support groups/meetings for their area.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
CanSurmontProvide support for people newly diagnosed with cancer and are in treatment.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
Carlisle Area Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma Club Mutual Support GroupWe assist patients and clients by sending thoughtful notes, accompanying to a difficult appointment, tending to daily household chores (light housekeeping), relating to their own experinces, etc. CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Carlisle Area Men's Cancer Support GroupProvides support for the physical and emotional well being of men who are living with cancer. Addresses quality of life issues by providing programs & social activities for participants, caregivers & families.CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Carlisle Area Women's Cancer Support GroupThe Carlisle Area Women’s Cancer Support Group is dedicated to providing a safe haven where women who are making the cancer journey will find mutual support, shared experience and open hearts.CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Carlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubEasing the day to day burdens of those undergoing cancer care or other life-debilitating disease by offering appointment transportation, meals, errand, light chores and companionship. Services Available: *Lawn Services *Errand Assistance *Household Chore Assistance *Child Care *Meal Assistance *Men's Cancer Support Group *Medical Transportation *CompanionshipCumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Center for Advancement in Cancer Education - Patient ServicesOrthodox medicine in the United States (while unparalleled in its ability to offer state-of-the-art diagnostics, acute and emergency care, and technological excellence) has been largely inadequate in cases of chronic, degenerative, and non-specific disease conditions. Recently, there has been a great interest among healthcare consumers and practitioners alike in holistic, complementary and integrative medicine, in which patient participation is key. At the same time, much research has been published worldwide on the role of clinical nutrition, behavioral medicine and lifestyle modification in addressing illness. Unfortunately, today's cancer patients suffer from more than cancer; they suffer from a syndrome called "information overload." Most patients are simply overwhelmed by the often confusing and contradictory cancer information provided by the broadcast and print media, the internet, conflicting medical opinions, and well-meaning friends, neighbors and relatives. As a result, they either abdicate their participatory role to the first oncologic opinion they encounter, or they end up researching themselves into completely ineffective "analysis paralysis." The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education specializes in helping patients to negotiate the maze of available therapeutic options. It assists clients with resources and referrals specializing in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, and other innovative approaches. It provides guidance for accessing immune-enhancing programs to help prevent recurrence, non-toxic biological therapies to repair compromised body function, and creative ways to manage the side effects of conventional cancer treatments. Thousands of cancer patients have benefited from the integrative lifestyle counseling (ILC) provided by the Center's counselors. Integrative lifestyle counseling is a service that helps clients design a holistic "game plan" to address multiple facets of their lives through various lifestyle approaches. Its purpose is to complement and enhance any medical choices a client may make. ILC can aid in the prevention and control of illness through coaching and guidance in diet, stress management, exercise, detoxification and other factors. It may include referrals to healthcare practitioners to serve an individual's special needs. ILC is highly personalized. It pays attention to logistical, financial, and geographic limitations as well as to the belief systems of the client. The focus is on practical and manageable ways patients can make rapid, positive changes in their lives. In many cases, a single one hour session is all that is necessary. There is no fee for service. The Center works on a donation and membership basis, and all contributions are tax-deductible. Consultations may be held in person or over the phone. .MontgomeryCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education - Montgomery; WynnewoodCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education
Center for Advancement in Cancer Education - PreventionOne primary focus of CACE’s work is geared towards cancer prevention education through lifestyle training. These lifestyle factors include diet, exercise, stress management, environmental exposures and detoxification. Our thrust is primary prevention, not just early detection. The following are some of the highlights of CACE’s prevention efforts to date: -Focusing on prevention of cancer and prevention of recurrence by creating awareness of science-based factors that cause or contribute to cancer growth -Providing individualized, one-on-one, lifestyle risk factor assessments that go far beyond classical risk factors, and then helping clients design game plans to address those factors through personalized resources and referrals -Encouraging clients to pay attention to biological terrain and biochemical individuality as key ways to evaluate and minimize risk for disease -Conducting hundreds of classes, workshops and lectures on cancer prevention, including Food Preparation for Cancer Prevention; Breast Cancer: Is it What You're Eating or What's Eating You?; Prostate Cancer: The Diet Connection; Cancer Prevention Lifestyle; and Are You Digging Your Grave With Your Fork? -Designing and implementing a series of dinner lectures on dietary prevention of cancer at Philadelphia area health food markets and restaurants -Creating, organizing and presenting 12 annual Food & Health Expo honoring National Nutrition Month each March, featuring prominent speakers and quality exhibitors targeting improved nutrition awareness -Teaching cancer prevention in health education classes in local elementary, middle and high schools. CACE believes that health-promoting habits are formed early in life -Developing and distributing various audiotapes and videotapes of our prevention information, including the popular video, Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection -Publishing Immune Perspectives magazine for 12 years and Health News & Views newsletter for 20 years - both focusing on immunopotentiation and cancer prevention -Sponsoring a research study (now in final stages of completion) on perceived psycho-social support as an unrecognized risk factor for cancer in a population of 1,452 women. This is a triple track, retrospective, longitudinal study.MontgomeryCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education - Montgomery; WynnewoodCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education
Chester County Hospital - Cancer ProgramCancer Program offers cancer patients the latest advances in cancer treatment and a team of cancer experts who are located in the patient's own community. Experts collaborate to create a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach that best meets the needs of each patient.Chester*Main Site (Chester County Hospital)Chester County Hospital
Chester County Hospital - Cancer Program - Exton Medical & Diagnostic CenterCancer Program offers cancer patients the latest advances in cancer treatment and a team of cancer experts who are located in the patient's own community. Experts collaborate to create a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach that best meets the needs of each patient.ChesterExton Medical & Diagnostic CenterChester County Hospital
Chester County Hospital - Cancer Program - Kennett Medical CampusCancer Program offers cancer patients the latest advances in cancer treatment and a team of cancer experts who are located in the patient's own community. Experts collaborate to create a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach that best meets the needs of each patient.ChesterKennett Medical CampusChester County Hospital
Chester County Hospital - Cancer Program - North Hills Medical OfficeCancer Program offers cancer patients the latest advances in cancer treatment and a team of cancer experts who are located in the patient's own community. Experts collaborate to create a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach that best meets the needs of each patient.ChesterNorth Hills Medical Office BuildingChester County Hospital
Cleaning for a ReasonCleaning services for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Cleaning for a Reason partners with professional residential maid services who are insured or insured or bonded and perform background checks on their employees to participate in the foundation. The companies have agreed to take 2 patients at a time and offer each patient 4 free cleanings, 1 a month for 4 consecutive months as a way to give back to their community. We accept cancer patient applications online, receive physician’s verification of treatment, and match the patients with our maid service partners.Cleaning for a ReasonCleaning for a Reason
Conemaugh Health System- Women's Cancer Support GroupSupport group for those affected by women's cancers. This group welcomes women over the age of 20 affected by any form of cancer.CambriaConemaugh Health System- Women's Cancer Support GroupConemaugh Health System
Corporate Angel Network - Emergency Medical TransportationCAN is a nationwide program that arranges free air transportation for cancer patients by using available seats on corporate aircraft being flown on business trips. Patients must be able to walk, climb aircraft stairs and not be on oxygen, IV or other life support. Adult patients may bring one companion, children can be accompanied by 2 adult companions, all as space available. Corporate Angel Network, Inc.Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Educational Workshops - Candy's PlaceThe center provides many areas of education and informational seminars for patients. Call office for times and dates and to register.LuzerneCandy's PlaceThe Center for Cancer Wellness
Hahnemann University Hospital - Cancer Support ServicesServices include: - Look Good Feel Better -- A program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This program is a partnership of the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. Meets second Monday of every other month (except July and August), 1-3 p.m., Bobst Conference Room, 6th Floor. - The Wellness Community of Philadelphia offers a weekly support group at Hahnemann in addition to mind/body programs and social events. The Wellness Community also has an on-site Resource Center at Hahnemann. Meets every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 1st Floor Feinstein. - Nutritional Services -- A registered dietitian is available to patients and their families for one to one dietary consultations. A series of patient education workshops offer assistance for coping with the nutritional side effects of cancer treatments. Consultations available as needed; workshops held monthly. - Social Work Services -- A full-time licensed social worker is on call Monday through Friday for psychosocial support of patients and their families, which includes individual counseling, support and referrals to appropriate community agencies. - Genetic Counseling Services (not a free service - referral from attending physician is required) -- A licensed genetic counselor, through LabCorp, is available every Friday to patients and their families for consultation. - Art Therapy -- A weekly support group that fosters creative expression through visual artistic media. Addresses coping strategies, self-exploration and inner strength. Open to all levels of ability and experience. - Dance/Movement Therapy -- A holistic, body/mind-integrated approach that uses mildly vigorous movement, relaxation, self-expression and interpersonal support for awakening your creative energies and facilitating healing. Dance/movement therapy is a complementary modality for those living with cancer and their loved ones. No previous dance/movement experience is needed in order to benefit from this program. - Art Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy are sponsored by the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program of Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. - I Can Cope -- An educational series taught by healthcare professionals that addresses such topics as cancer and treatment, managing side effects, emotional concerns, community resources and support, relieving cancer pain, understanding money matters and nutritional well-being. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. - Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group -- Monthly family support group sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. - Man-To-Man -- Monthly Meetings for men with prostate cancer that provide education and the opportunity to network with others who have the same diagnosis. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Hahnemann University Hospital. - Reach to Recovery --The American Cancer Society has trained volunteers who are breast cancer survivors themselves that provide a listening ear to women who are undergoing treatment. The women receive the Reach to Recovery care package sponsored by the American Cancer Society.PhiladelphiaHahnemann University Hospital - Philadelphia; North Broad StreetHahnemann University Hospital
Holy Redeemer Health System - Palliative CareProvides patients with relief of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, constipation, fatigue, loss of appetite, anxiety or depression related to a number of different conditions. Palliative care is often provided, but not limited, to patients with the following diagnoses: - Cancer - Cardiac disease - Respiratory disease - AIDS - Kidney failure - Alzheimer’s/dementia - Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Stroke - Parkinson’s disease - Multiple sclerosisPhiladelphiaHoly Redeemer (Home & Hospice Care)Holy Redeemer Health System
Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc. - PathwaysOffers in-home support for women with cancer while they are dealing with chemotherapy, radiation, cancer surgery or treatment. Services provided:
Light Housekeeping ~ dusting, vacuuming, organizing
Sanitize kitchen and bathroom
Laundry and Linen Changes
Meal Preparation
Shopping and Errands
Personal Care ~ help with bathing, dressing, grooming
Medication Reminders
Caregiver Relief ~ for caregivers who need periodic relief
BeaverHomemaker - Home Health Aide Service of Beaver CountyHomemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc.
H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional SupportSupport for cancer patients and their families in York County, Northern Maryland area and country wide. PRIORITIES INCLUDE: •Assistance with meals, groceries, and transportation -support groups• *Special cancer-related accessories for women *Hospital equipment (canes, walkers, shower chairs, etc) *Scholarships to High school seniors with a family member with a diagnosis. Dead line March 15- Free literature to promote cancer education and awareness. *Library filled with books, videos and audio tapes on cancer and related issues. *Chomper Buddies-Children's support group for children of cancer patients. *Provides transportation to doctor appointments sand cancer treatments. *Monthly NewslettersYorkH.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional SupportH.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support
Lisa's Lady BugsPatient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.JeffersonLisa's Lady BugsLisa's Lady Bugs
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Ask The ExpertAsk-the-expert series will help answer your questions about breast cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or years beyond treatment. Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted on our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer 360Breast Cancer 360 program explores breast cancer issues from every angle. Each program features a 90 minute panel discussion exploring medical, emotional and practical concerns for those affected by breast cancer. You can attend these events in person or via live Web stream.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Community MeetingsThese meetings bring together experts and people diagnosed with breast cancer for networking and learning.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Twitter ChatsTwitter Chats are live discussions that take place on Twitter. Our Twitter Chats bring together experts, advocates and people diagnosed with breast cancer to discuss a variety of medical and quality of life topics. Participants use a hashtag (#) that threads the conversation for others to follow and reply.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Lizzie's CircleServes parents or guardians of pediatric cancer patients residing in Monroe County. Raises funds to pay for expenses that are not easily deferred, such as the cost to commute outside Monroe County to seek pediatric oncology treatment as well as food and lodging while away from home during these treatments.MonroeLizzie's CircleLizzie's Circle
Look Good - Feel Better, American Cancer Society, York CountyA free program designed to help women conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
Look Good Feel Better - LancasterFree, non-medical group program that teaches women how to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Each participant is provided with a cosmetic kit containing cosmetics and skin care products specific to their skin tone. Registration is required.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Monongahela Valley Hospital - Cancer Support GroupOpen to all cancer patients and their familiesWashingtonMonongahela Valley Hospital Support GroupsMonongahela Valley Hospital
National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionProvides information and support to those facing cancer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trained cancer information specialists are available via phone, or live chat, providing accurate, up to date cancer information to patients, family members, and caregivers and connecting them with valuable services and resources in their communities. National Cancer Information Center can be reached at 1-800-ACS-2345.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
Our ClubhouseProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.AlleghenyOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
Our Clubhouse WestmorelandProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.WestmorelandOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:
  • Co-Pay Relief Program;
  • Outreach Programs;
  • Prevention assistance;
  • Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief ProgramPatient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:
  • To the Doctor,
  • To the Pharmacy,
  • To the Patient Directly.
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
Patient Lodging Programs - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionA cooperative effort with hotels across the country, which provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. Program is open to cancer patients of all ages, including pediatric patients accompanied by a parent, and patients traveling with children. All accommodations are provided based on eligibility requirements and are subject to availability and to restrictions imposed by the participating hotels. Requests for lodging are met on a first-come, first-served basis.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh ValleySupports children with cancer and their families, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest through education, workshops, networking and support groups. LehighPediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh ValleyPediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
Penn Highlands - Breast Cancer Support GroupOffers support to those dealing with the effects of cancer.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
Penn Highlands - Prostate Cancer Support GroupOpen to patients and survivors of Prostate CancerClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
Pink Tie AffairAssists men and women in the Pittsburgh area who are challenged with breast cancer. Provides financial assistance to those who have come during their difficult struggle with breast cancer.AlleghenyPink Tie AffairPink Tie Affair
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center - Cancer CareServices include: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cancer Treatment Breast Cancer Performance Charts Cancer Risk Assessment Program Cancer Support Groups Clinical Trials Integrative CareMontgomeryPottstown Memorial Medical Center - Montgomery; PottstownPottstown Memorial Medical Center
Reach to Recovery - BerksContact with a woman facing a diagnosis of breast cancer by a breast cancer survivor. All visitors/callers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.BerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Reach To Recovery Support Group - LancasterVolunteers provide one-to-one support for individuals who have had breast cancer. Volunteers have had breast cancer, completed treatment and have received training from the Cancer Society. LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Road to Recovery - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAssists cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment through the use of volunteer drivers. Advanced notice of an appointment and need for transportation is recommended so that volunteers can be arranged.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
Road to Recovery - BerksProgram that assist ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment. For Berks County residents going to cancer-related appointments in Berks County or Pottstown Hospital in Montgomery County only.BerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation - Survivors Teach StudentsOvarian cancer survivors in the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc. are educating 3rd year medical students in the Philadelphia area about ovarian cancer. The project is designed to have ovarian cancer survivors tell their own stories in their own words and provide information about the very real and often overlooked symptoms of ovarian cancer to medical students (gynecological oncologists) so they are better prepared to detect the disease in an early stage. The project is made possible by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which now offers STS to more than 90 US medical schools.DelawareSandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation - Delaware; WynnewoodSandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Strings for a CURE FoundationProvides help directly to cancer patients, focusing on breast cancer patients. Provides gas, grocery and pharmacy gift cards to cancer patients, primarily those with breast cancer. They also provide comfort baskets, educational materials and medical grants to these patients.ErieStrings for a CURE FoundationStrings for a CURE Foundation
Support GroupWeekly support groups for adults who have been diagnosed with chronic, terminal, and serious illnesses. This support group is run by a licensed clinical psychologist.Lower Providence Presbyterian Church - Montgomery; Lower ProvidenceLower Providence Presbyterian Church
Support Group for Cancer Patients - American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitCancer support group for individuals and those affected by cancer. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Meeting takes place the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. ClintonAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society
The Open Link - Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)Volunteer-driven service helping individuals get to medical appointments.MontgomeryThe Open Link Main Office - Montgomery; PennsburgThe Open Link
The Washington Hospital - Living Each DayIndividuals with cancer, their families, and friends are welcome. The relaxed supportive atmosphere provides an opportunity to share, thoughts, feelings and concerns.WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
UPMC Cancer Information and Referral ServiceProvides information about cancer and cancer-related topics, including prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, emotional support services, nursing and patient care, rehabilitation, referrals, and community resources and educationAlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
UPMC Horizon - Cancer Support GroupSupport group for Cancer patientsMercerUPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley CampusUPMC Horizon
Vickie's Angel FoundationVickie's Angel Foundation provides a temporary financial bridge for families fighting cancer. If you are undergoing cancer treatment and can’t work and that has caused financial hardship, we can help with non-medical expenses. There is an application and evaluation process and the application can be found on our website.CumberlandVickie’s Angel FoundationVickie’s Angel Foundation
Volunteers That CareFundraising and volunteer organization supporting cancer patients and their families.PotterVolunteers That CareVolunteers That Care
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WellSpan Cancer Support Group - EphrataThe group provides an opportunity for persons with cancer, family members and friends, to gain knowledge, network and communicate with others diagnosed with cancer. Group is facilitated by a social worker and the Patient Services Coordination.LancasterWellSpan Cancer Center - EphrataWellSpan Health
Wigs for Cancer Patients-American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitSusqueView Home provides free American Cancer Society wigs and and accessories, such as turbans.ClintonAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society

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