These resources can help navigate some aspects of cancer care and follow-up – from insurance and financial questions, to transportation assistance, to social support and more.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. In addition to providing a wide variety of services and programs for cancer patients, family, friends, and caregivers, the ACS also supports cancer research, advocacy, and education. The Cancer Helpline, available 24 hours/day, connects callers with trained staff that can help answer general questions about cancer, recent diagnoses and treatment. Cancer Information Specialists can also provide information on support services and assist in finding local and national financial assistance programs.

  • Local Phone: 404-320-3333 (English only)
  • Free Line: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345) (English and Spanish) is the official benefits website of the U.S. Government. The website, available in English and Spanish, is designed to help users find government benefit and assistance programs across multiple Federal agencies. Benefit Finder’s confidential prescreening questionnaire helps users identify which government benefits they may be eligible to receive.

Cancer financial Assistance Coalition

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients manage financial and practical challenges. Patients and health care providers can search the CFAC online database for cancer support organizations by diagnosis, location, and/or type of assistance. While CFAC cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance, patients may contact member organizations directly for information and assistance.


CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help anyone affected by cancer. Services include individual and group counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, practical help and referrals. Limited financial assistance may be available for select cancer-related expenses. Information on current programs is available online or by calling CancerCare directly. Short-term counseling is provided by oncology social workers and is available in-person (at their local offices), online or over the telephone.

  • Local Phone: 212-712-8400 (Administrative)
  • Free Line: 1-800-813-4673 (1-800-813-HOPE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)

Cleaning for a Reason Foundation

Cleaning for a Reason offers free professional housecleaning for cancer patients recovering from surgery, in cancer treatment, or in hospice care. Partnering with qualified, local residential cleaning services throughout the U.S. and Canada, eligible patients are matched with cleaning companies and can receive up to two free house cleanings. Please note that service is dependent on the availability and capacity of a cleaning company in the patient’s area. Cancer patients, loved ones, or health care providers can submit an application online.

  • Free Line: 1-877-337-3348

National Cancer Institute (NCI) – General Resources

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has a wide-range of resources related to cancer, from prevention and screening to treatment and follow-up care.

  • Live Chat (English and Spanish)
  • Free Line: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) (English and Spanish)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress

NCI’s “Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress” highlights the common emotional struggles experienced by cancer patients, including anxiety and distress. It discusses various factors contributing to distress and emphasizes the importance of screening for it. The summary distinguishes between different levels of distress and anxiety disorders, offering insights into their symptoms and management. Additionally, it explores coping strategies tailored to different stages of the cancer journey and the role of counseling, relaxation techniques, and medication in managing anxiety disorders.

Siteman Cancer Center – Cancer Resource Guides

Siteman Cancer Center – Patient and Family Services

The Patient and Family Services page at the Siteman Cancer Center provides a comprehensive range of resources and support for individuals and families facing cancer diagnosis and treatment. From psychological services and spiritual care to social work assistance and financial support, Siteman ensures that patients receive holistic care tailored to their needs. Services include palliative care, symptom management, advanced pain management, nutrition counseling, and various support groups catering to different demographics and cancer types. Virtual support services are also available, along with specific programs such as KidsCan! for pediatric patients. The Office of Patient & Family Affairs serves as a point of contact for addressing concerns or providing feedback, underscoring the center’s commitment to delivering exceptional care.