National association of pilots that provide free air transportation of patients and a family member for medical services too far away to drive. Service typically reserved for those with a medical need.
American Cancer Society
Provides educational articles and information to help you locate clinical research trials, or events and resources in your area. There are interactive tools to help you make treatment decisions, and links to cancer survivor support groups and information. This site provides educational materials in Spanish and several Asian languages.
This non-profit affiliate of CancerCare was founded in 2007 to address the needs of cancer patients who are having financial difficulty affording their insurance copayments for cancer medications.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos. Construction workers, shipyard workers and persons in the military have particularly high risks of asbestos cancer. This site provides a directory of specialists in the field, clinical trials, and access to financial assistance for veterans who may have been exposed to asbestos during their military service.
The Association of Cancer Online Resources provides support, information, and community to patients, family caregivers and professional health providers. There are over 130 online lists to choose from, including groups on specific diagnoses, alternative therapies, depression, fatigue, financial concerns... Online support groups offer the flexibility of 24 hour, 7 day a week access. Some people report that the anonymity of an online community is actually helpful in sharing feelings and concerns.
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