Below is a list of nationally recognized organizations that offer cancer-related resources.  The resources they offer can vary but typically include education, support and occasionally financial assistance.  If you are interested in more specific types of support or resource needs, please call the Patient Care Services Department at our center to explore options.  You can reach the department by calling 269-382-2500 and asking for the social worker on duty.

General Cancer ResourcesPhoneWebsite
American Cancer Society800-227-2345cancer.org
Cancer & Careerscancerandcareers.org
CancerCare800-813-4673cancercare.org
Cancer Legal Resource Centercancerlegalresources.org
The Cancer Support Community888-793-9355cancersupportcommunity.org
Imerman Angels866-Imer-Manimermanangels.org
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)800-955-4572lls.org
Livestrong866-673-7205livestrong.org
National Cancer Institute800-422-6237cancer.gov
Stupid Cancerstupidcancer.org
Triage Cancertriagecancer.org

Quit Smoking – End Tobacco Use – Free Help

ON THE PHONE

American Cancer Society:  1-800-227-2345

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line:  1-800-QUIT-NOW  (1-800-784-8669)

CLASSES

Freshstart – sponsored by the American Cancer Society

Classes held monthly at Bronson Healthcare locations in: Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven

Other Resources

Basic Needs

Housing, shelter, food, and income are also challenges of many cancer patients. Call your local United Way by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline to connect with an operator who will assist you in accessing resources in your area.

Medical Marijuana

Michigan law allows marijuana use for specific medical conditions. Inquiries regarding marijuana use need to be discussed with your doctor. Details and forms can be found at the Michigan Department of Community Health Website.