Resources for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors


Did you know about the many resources available for Breast Cancer patients and survivors? I learned about these resources from Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) Cancer Fighters group. I absolutely love this organization because they provide more than just care for their patients but valuable resources to help mentally, financials, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. As I mentioned on my special podcast yesterday about Breast Cancer tips and resources below is the list of organizations that provide FREE resources to current and past cancer survivors.

Resources for Cancer Patients List

Lodging:

  • Joe’s House:   www.joeshouse.org (nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment)
  • American Cancer Society:  www.cancer.org (finds accommodations for cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment)
  • HOPE Lodge:  800-227-2345 (gives patients and caregivers a free place to stay while receiving treatment)
  • Cancer Care:   www.cancercare.org (helps with lodging and other financial medical care needs)
  • Keys for HOPE:  www.ecoxplorer.com  (offers cancer patients and their caregivers free hotel rooms if they must travel far from home for treatment)

Transportation:

  • Road to Recovery (American Cancer Society) – 1-800-227-2345 – www.cancer.org – provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
  • Giving Back/Uber – 1-800-593-7069 – www.uber.com – will help patients find rides to chemo/doctor appointments
  • Miracle Flights – (702) 261-0494 – www.miracleflights.org – provides free flights to those in need of life-changing medical care
  • MERCY MEDICAL ANGELS.  888-675-1405 / mercymedical.org.  Helps find charitable transportation for patients.
  • CORPORATE ANGEL NETWORK.  914-328-1313 / www.corpangelnetwork.org  Cancer patients fly free.
  • Angel Flight at 1-877-621-7177, www.angelflightamerica.org (is supported entirely by the generosity of the volunteer pilots who donate the costs of every flight, tax-deductible donations from individuals and corporations, and grants from foundations)

Retreats:

  • Little Pink House of Hope.  A non profit organization that provides peaceful beachside retreats at no cost to those battling cancer. www.littlepink.org.  Phone 336-213-4733
  • Castaways for Recovery.   Healing retreat for women with cancer.  www.castingforrecovery.org.  Phone:  888-553-3500.
  • Nancy’s List.  Camping retreats.  www.nancyslist.org .  Phone number: not listed. 
  • Harmony Hill Healing Retreat. 
  • Reel Recovery. 
  • Wind River Retreat. 
  • Stowe Weekend of Hope.
  • The Family Cancer Retreat.
  • Camp Make-A Dream.

Other resources:

American Cancer Society – 800-227-2345 offers lots of support in various manners.  Great resource.

The National Cancer Institute is an organization that keeps track of all the cancer hospitals across the United States and may be able to help a patient find treatment or a local second opinion/doctor/cancer specialist/hospital: http://www.cancer.gov  or (800) 422-6237 (offers clinical trials, and disease specific information); their website also has a great dictionary function for medical terms.

Cancer Care at 1-800-813-4673, www.cancercare.org  (offers financial help, education, support groups, talk to a social worker).

Patient Advocate Foundation at 1-800-532-5274, www.patientadvocate.org  (offers financial guide and clinical trials); Patient Access National Foundation, 1-866-316-7263, www.patientaccessnetwork.org  (list of available disease funds)

Needy Meds at www.Needymeds.com  (offers help with medications)

Health Well Foundation at www.halthwellfoundation.org – Helping the underinsured afford critical medical treatments

Medicine Assistance at www.PPARx.org – Helps patients and caregivers with health related needs

RX Assist at 1-800-332-2056, www.rxassist.org  (offers assistance to patients without prescription drug coverage who meet income requirements)

Health Well Foundation, 1-800-675-8416, www.healthwellfoundation.org  (help with prescription medicines)

Medwise at www.medwisehealthcare.com  (offers help to get medications free or at no cost); also Partnership for Prescription Assistance, www.PPARx.org  (offers help with prescription drugs and sometimes patients can get them free or nearly free)

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Patient Assistance Program at 1-866-512-3861, www.copays.org  (offers financial assistance to afford co-payments that are required by insurance companies);

 Helping Patients, 1-800-762-6491, www.helpingpatients.org  (offers links to thousands of patient assistance programs)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s website you can select “search” to view dozens of links to cancer types, clinical trials, support groups, common side effects, nutrition, and many more resources than I can list here, www.canceradvocacy.org

CANCERCARE CO-PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION.  866-552-6729 / cancercarecopay.org. Helps with co-pays.

CANCER LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER.  866-843-2572 / cancerlegalresources.org.  Free legal information and resources

HEALTHWELL FOUNDATION. 800-675-8416 / healthwellfoundation.org.  Reduces financial barriers to medical care

Cleaning for a Reason – provides free house cleaning for cancer patients.  www.cleaningforareason.org  – 877-337-3348

WhatNext – provides monthly non toxic house cleaning to all cancer patient regardless of type of cancer for up to one year.www.whatnext.com – 800-227-2345

Be sure to listen to Part 1 of my podcast on Breast Cancer Tips and Resources. I share my own testimony, tips, and products that I used to help me during treatment and after treatment.

I will have more resources that will aid you along your journey in cancer treatment and after care. When I learned of these resources I knew in my heart this is information worth sharing with others. Have you listened to my podcast to hear my tips and advice? Was this list of resources helpful?

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