It is not easy to deal with cancer. Coping with side effects, feelings, and access to prescriptions can be overwhelming. This brochure provides a listing of websites that have patient support tools and resources for people with cancer.
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FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
It is not easy to deal with cancer. Coping with side effects, feelings, and access to prescriptions can be overwhelming. But you don't have to do it alone. Lots of reliable information is available. The following websites have patient support tools and resources for people with cancer:
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
American Pain Foundation www.painfoundation.org
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) www.cancer.net
Cancer Support Community www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship www.canceradvocacy.org
National Comprehensive Cancer Network www.nccn.org
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org
National Institutes of Health (NIH) ClinicalTrials.gov www.clinicaltrials.gov
Needy Meds www.needymeds.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance www.pparx.org/
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation www.panfoundation.org
Most major pharmaceutical companies that make cancer treatments have patient assistance programs. These are designed to help with co-pays, free trials, and financial assistance.
The following organizations provide information and resources for patients and care teams dealing with a specific type of cancer: