To learn more

More information from your American Cancer Society

We have a lot more information for you. You can find it online at Or, you can call our toll-free number at 1-800-227-2345 to talk to one of our cancer information specialists.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

    Information and support for family caregivers from peers and CAN volunteers

Caring ConnectionsNational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Toll-free number: 1-800-658-8898
In other languages: 1-877-658-8896

    Information on making plans for end of life (advance directives), hospice care, and finding hospice care. Also has information on caring for a very ill loved one, managing pain, grieving, and more.

Hospice Foundation of America
Toll-free number: 1-800-854-3402

    Has end-of-life resources and information for patients and families, a hospice locator service (at, and bereavement support groups referrals are available in some areas

The Centering Corporation
Toll-free number: 1-866-218-0101

    Information, books, and many other resources on bereavement and loss for children and adults; also has materials in Spanish

Telephone: 734-761-1960
Website for adults:

    Information on grief and bereavement; online and email groups for adult grief support; separate online support groups for children under 12 and for teens (with consent from parent or guardian)

The Dougy Center
Toll-free number: 1-866-775-5683

    Information, books, DVDs, and online activities for grieving children, teens, adults, and their families. They refer to programs across the country and around the world that serve to help children in grief. Some support groups offered, even for very young children.

Telephone: 513-246-9140

    Offers phone support to parents and guardians with questions or concerns about the needs of grieving children; also has “How to Help” booklets to help adults assist grieving children

National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-228-6332

    Offers information on grief and mourning, working with kids and teens, funeral planning, understanding cremation, “green” burials, and more

You may also want to contact your local hospice or hospital for bereavement support groups in your area.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team

Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

Last Revised: September 11, 2019

American Cancer Society medical information is copyrighted material. For reprint requests, please see our Content Usage Policy.