A variety of programs exist to help cancer patients with special needs. Listed below are recommended resources: 

Cancer Support Community

Talk to a counselor by phone, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm, by calling 1-888-793-9355. To chat online with a counselor or join professionally moderated online support groups and discussion boards, visit the Cancer Support Community's Helpline webpage.

Cancer Care, Inc.

Support groups for specific cancer types are offered via phone,1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or online by visiting the Cancer Care, Inc. Support Group webpage. Listen to educational topics related to your cancer diagnosis by calling 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or by visiting the Cancer Care, Inc. Connect Education Workshops webpage.

Transportation and Accommodations

Cancer Care, Inc.

Cancer Care, Inc. is available for inquiries related to stipends for treatment-related travel. For more information, please call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or visit Cancer Care, Inc.'s Transportation Resources webpage.

American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge offers treatment-related temporary accommodations for patients who live an hour or more away from treatment. If you are getting treated in Baltimore, ask to speak to a Navigator or Social Worker at that facility. For more information on Hope Lodge in the Baltimore area, visit Baltimore Outpatient Cancer Treatment Accommodations.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community helps arrange free Airbnb accommodations when you have to travel far and stay overnight for treatment. Please call 1-877-793-0498 or visit the Cancer Support Community's Free Housing for Patients Traveling for Cancer Treatment webpage.

Tools to Make Life Easier

Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge is a nonprofit website for anyone undergoing a major life change. Discover How it Works and set up your own site easily. You control access, settings and content; others you invite can send messages and sign up for errands or tasks from a list you create. Learn more by visiting the CaringBridge Mobile App, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

My Lifeline

My Lifeline is a website developed by The Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Club. Join discussion boards with others having the same cancer, document your journey and create a calendar to organize yourself and those wanting to help.

Living With

A free app developed by Pfizer Oncology, Living With helps you track pain, eating, mood, sleep and medication, etc., so you can share that information with your doctors. You may also request friends to help with meals or rides; store important documents; and read articles.

Cancer.net Mobile

This app (free, available from Apple, Google Play and Amazon) includes information on more than 120 types of cancers. It also stores appointment, provider and medication information and can be used for symptom tracking.