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Links Related to Cancer Survivorship

If you are caring for a cancer patient or survivor, please see our Caregiving Resources.

Support Programs and Services

View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

American Cancer Society

  • Road to Recovery: Provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
  • Hope Lodge: Offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.
  • Online Communities and Support
  • Reach to Recovery: Helps people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience through face-to-face visits or by phone.
  • Look Good Feel Better: Teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • Look Good Feel Better for Teens: Helps cancer patients ages 13 to 17 cope with how cancer treatment and side effects can change the way they look.


Patient Advocate Foundation

  • Case Management: Helps patients with specific issues they are facing with their insurer, employer, and/or creditor regarding insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters.
  • Co-Pay Relief: Provides financial assistance to patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need.

Other Organizations

  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: This 12-week program, offered at little to no cost, is designed to help survivors improve their strength and quality of life. The page includes a map of program locations throughout the United States.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: A free information service for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and health professionals.
  • Us TOO International: Local chapters hold regular meetings for men living with prostate cancer and their families.
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers patient navigation services.

General Information

National Cancer Institute

Administration on Aging

American Cancer Society


Explaining Cancer to Children