Cancer Resource Network: Help for Your Patients
Cancer patients have lots of questions. You provide treatment and answers to medical questions, while we can provide practical support such as rides to treatment, free lodging, wigs, low-literacy materials, classes and retreats, and an online support group, all things that can substantially improve the quality of life for your patients and their families.
Our toll-free hotline - 1.800.227.2345 - provides cancer support for patients and caregivers 24/7, 365 days a year.
Through our Cancer Resource Network, which encompasses a huge database of local support groups and services, our well respected Web site, www.cancer.org, and a free information hotline manned around the clock by cancer information experts, we can help patients find clinical trials, answers to their financial and insurance-related questions, and put them in touch with local support groups.
Online help for your patients and their caregivers
If your patient or caregiver would prefer to do some online research first, direct them to www.cancer.org/NEsupport. Here they will find information on:
- Every type of cancer
- Free lodging near treatment centers
- Answers to financial and insurance questions
- Online education classes
- Clinical trials
- Suggestions for how to talk to loved ones and employers about cancer
- Managing cancer pain and fatigue
- And much more
Please share our toll-free number - 1-800-227-2345 - with your patients today. You can be assured that our cancer information specialists will give your patients their full attention and all the time they need. If they can't answer all of your patients' questions, they will find the answers and get back to them as soon as possible.
Cancer information for medical providers
There is a wealth of information on www.cancer.org for medical professionals. Here are links to some tools we hope you will find useful:
- Cancer reference information and statistics
- Medical Advisory Network: Physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, researchers, public health professionals, pain management specialists, and other cancer specialists may become engaged as American Cancer Society spokespersons, advocates, and supporters by receiving cancer-related breaking news advisories and invitations to medical education resources and activities. If you would like to get involved, please contact Karen Rouse, senior vice president for communications and marketing for the New England Divison, at 508.270.4750 or by email.
- Dr. Len's Cancer Blog. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, FACP - Dr. Lichtenfeld is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society. He directs the Society’s Cancer Control Science Department, which produces the Society’s widely recognized guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cancer and guidelines for nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors.
- información en español sobre el cáncer
- Asian language materials
- Clinical trials matching service
- Cancer Drug Guide (MedlinePlus)
- Medical and clinical journals
- Easy reading health information for your patients
- American Society for Pain Management Nursing
- I Can Cope Online. These online classes cover such topics as relieving cancer pain, nutrition during treatment, exploring self-esteem and intimacy, and managing cancer-related fatigue.