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Patient Resources

Cancer patients often face barriers when accessing advanced technology especially if this treatment is not available in their community. The following resources are intended to assist patients seeking proton therapy and reduce barriers to receiving treatment out of town. Please contact our office at 202.919.5991 or info@proton-therapy.org if you have questions about accessing proton therapy.

  • Lodging and Financial Assistance

    Cancer Support Community
    888-793-9355
    www.cancersupportcommunity.org
    The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. This global network of 175 locations that deliver free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and offers educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Their Airbnb lodging assistance program provides vital assistance to patients seeking treatment away from home.

    Ronald McDonald House
    www.rhmc.org
    With over 375 chapters, these safe havens provide lodging for children seeking medical care out of town. Search the site for a location and ask your health care provider to submit a referral on your behalf.

    Live Like Bella
    www.livelikebella.org
    The Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to being a recognized leader in childhood cancer research and advocacy while providing financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling cancer.

    Compass to Care
    www.compasstocare.org
    Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, ensures children, whose families have a financial need, can access life-saving cancer treatment by making travel to and from the hospital free and supports the financial and emotional needs of parents while giving children the very best chance to beat cancer.

    American Cancer Society
    800-ACS-2345
    www.cancer.org
    The American Cancer Society provides educational material and information on cancer and maintains a database of a variety of national and local resources to help you through the cancer experience. You may call 800-227-2345 to register for services such as the Lifeline Transportation Program which assists patients with finding transportation resources or lodging assistance through Hope Lodges located in many major cities.

    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    800-955-4572
    www.leukemia.org
    This is a volunteer organization dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and improving the quality of lives of those affected by these cancers. They offer a monthly support group and limited financial assistance for costs associated with diagnostic services and co-payments.

  • Supportive Resources

    Cancer Care Inc.
    800-813-HOPE
    www.cancercare.org
    This is a nonprofit social service agency that provides counseling and guidance to assist patients and their loved ones through the cancer experience. They offer online support groups and educational teleconferences and a variety of publications on up to date cancer information. You may register on their website or by phone to receive information.

    National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
    301-650-8868
    www.canceradvocacy.org
    This is an independent organization that provides support for cancer survivors. They are also an advocacy group that publishes a quarterly newsletter.

    Cancer Hope Network
    www.cancerhopenetwork.org
    Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families by matching cancer patients with trained volunteers who are cancer survivors.

    Fertile HOPE
    1-888-994-HOPE
    www.fertilehope.org
    This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients faced with infertility.

    Triage Cancer
    www.triagecancer.org
    Provides educational resources and webinars for cancer patients on financial and legal issues faced by cancer patients.

  • Cancer Site Specific Resources

    Lung Cancer Alliance
    www.lungcanceralliance.org
    1-800-298-2436
    A national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease.

    National Brain Tumor Foundation
    800-934-CURE
    www.braintumor.org
    This Foundation provides education, resources and support for those diagnosed with brain tumors. This comprehensive website provides information on local support groups, online message boards, and information on their financial assistance program.

    Brain Tumor Network
    www.braintumornetwork.org
    The Mission of BTN is to provide compassionate and personalized navigation to adult patients and caregivers in the United States who seek information about treatment options for primary brain tumors beyond the standard of care.

    Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
    www.spohnc.org
    This is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. It addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of this population.

    Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
    www.ovariancancer.org
    1-202- 331-1332
    The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a patient-led, umbrella organization uniting ovarian cancer activists, women’s health advocates and health care professionals in the effort to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments and a cure. Key activities include an annual national conference, a public education program targeted to women and primary care physicians, and training programs to help survivors become effective advocates and spokespeople for the disease.

    Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    1-800-462-9273
    www.komen.org
    For more than 20 years the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been a leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

  • General Information

    American Cancer Society
    800-ACS 2345
    www.cancer.org
    The American Cancer Society provides educational material and information on cancer and maintains a database of a variety of national and local resources to help you through the cancer experience. You may call 800-227-2345 to register for services such as the Lifeline Transportation Program which assists patients with finding transportation resources or lodging assistance through Hope Lodges located in many major cities.

    National Cancer Institute
    800-4-CANCER
    www.cancer.gov
    The NCI provides comprehensive information on cancer research and treatment. They also have information on clinical trials and locations of specific trials currently being offered throughout the United States. They also provide free publications on a variety of topics.