For patients, caregivers and family members of the CTCA Community
 
 
Cancer Support Organizations
Find support in your local community

 

Along with the support Cancer Fighters® members receive from their Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) care teams, more and more find relief from cancer support organizations. Support groups in your community can help answer your questions, provide encouragement and connect you with others fighting cancer.
Cancer Fighters and CTCA® have partnered with the support organizations below. We encourage you to get involved with one or more, and share this information with other members.
ABCD: AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

ABCD believes people affected by breast cancer - patients, family and friends - benefit from personalized, reliable informational and emotional support as a complement to appropriate medical care. ABCD's signature service, Match Mentor, provides one-to-one phone-based support by people who have first-hand experience with similar breast cancer diagnosis, treatment history and life circumstances. Match Mentors are available at any point in the continuum - from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. All Match Mentor services are free.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society (ACS) offers a variety of services to both patients and caregivers, specifically a robust collection of information that can benefit all people touched by cancer, regardless of their stage in the journey. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities to support each other by honoring those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. The ACS funds innovative breast cancer research; promote education and risk reduction; and provides comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

The American Lung Association (ALA) is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Lung Force is a nationwide initiative led by the ALA to unite women to stand together against lung cancer. One of many important initiatives, the Freedom From Smoking program offers discounts on quit smoking medications at CVS Pharmacy and an online quit smoking program.

ASSISTANCE IN HEALTHCARE

Assistance in Healthcare is a non-profit organization which strives to assist patients and their families who have become financially distressed as a result of their courageous fight against cancer and other illnesses. Assistance in Healthcare eases those burdens by providing funds to patients and their families to help defray their non-medical bills.

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international non-profit organization committed to providing support, education and hope to anyone affected by cancer. As one of the largest employers of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, the organization offers a network of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer.

COLON CANCER COALITION

The Colon Cancer Coalition offers a variety of ways to connect with others whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. On the website, you can connect with other caregivers through the Caregiver Network Facebook group and read stories from people whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. Also listed are volunteer opportunities to Get Your Rear in Gear 5K races and other community events.

CORPORATE ANGEL NETWORK

Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization whose sole mission is to fly cancer patients (both children and adults) to treatment at no cost to them on empty seats on both private and corporate planes.

GATEWAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH

The Gateway for Cancer Research is a non-profit organization that seeks better treatment options for cancer patients—options that extend life, improve quality of life, and strive to cure people. The organization hosts several events throughout the year to fundraise for cancer research.

GEORGIA PROSTATE CANCER COALITION

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition (GPCC) promotes awareness of prostate cancer in Georgia and the importance of regular screening as part of the early detection process. GPCC partners with hospitals, clinics and urologists to offer free screening events during the year especially for the unemployed and uninsured.

IMERMAN ANGELS

Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with a "Mentor Angel." A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or survivor's caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. The matching service is free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.

LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) aims to both education and gain support for discovering a cure to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and multiple myeloma. LLS provides patient financial aid for specified expenses, family support groups, referrals, school re-entry materials, as well as access to community programs and resources.

LUNGEVITY FOUNDATION

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. LUNGevity funds research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer and supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.

MERCY MEDICAL ANGELS

The mission of Mercy Medical Angels (MMA) is to ensure that no one in need is denied medical care due to a lack of transportation. MMA bridges the access gap by providing charitable medical transportation throughout the United States and at times internationally through: 1) deep-discounted airline ticket program with major U.S. airlines; 2) volunteer pilot programs (within 750 miles); and 3) ground transportation programs (within 300 miles). MMA also operates a travel referral program which provides information and referrals for all forms of long-distance medical transportation.

NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and providing education, support and hope for women with ovarian cancer and their families.

OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. The organization offers the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Clinical Trials Matching Service in partnership with EmergingMed, a one-stop service to find clinical trial options. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Clinical Trials Matching Service is available by telephone at 800-535-1682.

PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) provides quality education and resources for pancreatic cancer patients, families and health professionals. PanCAN offers the Patient and Liaison Services (PALS), a comprehensive, free, information service for patients, their families and health professionals. A PALS Associate can provide you with the most current information to help you make informed decisions, including information about the disease, treatment options, specialists, clinical trials, support groups, diet and nutrition.

SISTERS NETWORK INC.

Sisters Network Inc. (SNI) is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. SNI is the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States supported by survivor-run affiliate chapters nationwide. The organization's purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women.

STUPID CANCER

Stupid Cancer provides resources for those affected by young adult cancer. The organization builds online and offline support communities nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, an international annual conference and a live talk radio podcast, The Stupid Cancer Show.

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE

As the world's largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care and find cures. The Komen website has a wealth of resources for breast cancer patients and caregivers, to help them better understand the disease and their options. When you call their toll-free helpline, 800-IM-AWARE, a trained volunteer whose life has been touched by breast cancer can help you find local resources.

US TOO

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a grassroots non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship.

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