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 Resources||Phone||Website|
|American Cancer Society||800-227-2345||cancer.org|
|Cancer & Careers||cancerandcareers.org|
|Cancer Legal Resource Center||cancerlegalresources.org|
|The Cancer Support Community||888-793-9355||cancersupportcommunity.org|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)||800-955-4572||lls.org|
|National Cancer Institute||800-422-6237||cancer.gov|
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)
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.
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.