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National organizations and websites*

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

Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673

    Offers free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, including things like telephone counseling, online support groups, workshops, and publications

Cancer Support Community
Toll-free number: 1-888-793-9355

    Has support groups for patients, caregivers, and loved ones, as well as open discussion groups that are available 24/7; all are password protected and led by trained professionals

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)/National Center on Caregiving
Toll-free number: 1-800-445-8106

    Provides information on caregiving topics such as guidelines for better communication, decision making, and how to hold a family meeting, as well as free online workshops and support groups

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800 422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    For up-to-date information on cancer and many cancer-related topics, including caregiving

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


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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 Medical Review: June 9, 2014 Last Revised: February 5, 2015