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Helpful Links for Patients

Medical Resource Information

American Cancer Society 

There is help if you have a need during your treatment.
You can contact the ACS directly (205–879–2242) or go through the social worker at your oncology office to start a referral.

Some services include:

  • free lodging at the Lee Griffin Hope Lodge for patients who are receiving treatment in Birmingham, but live more than 40 miles away.
  • Free transportation to and from appointments for these patients.
  • a toll–free information number (1–800–227–2345) which is available 24/7 and is answered by one of their cancer information specialists.
  • ACS navigators as some hospitals that help patients navigate the medical center.
  • Support groups.
  • Reach for Recovery program for breast cancer patients.
  • a comprehensive list of resources for patients.
  • literature about various cancers.
  • Look Good…Feel Better program.
The ACS also has multiple resources on helping children when a parent or family member has cancer.
Foundation For Women's Cancer
National Cancer Institute
F.O.R.C.E. - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

For folks with genetic predispositions to cancer

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Uterine Cancer Awareness
Online Support
Caring Bridge

You post updates on the journal and people can leave you messages on the guestbook. This is pretty easy for a computer novice to use. You just give people your Caring Bridge address.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

CANCERcare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

The Lydia Project
UAB Supportive Care of Pallative Care

Phone: (205) 975-8190

L'Oreal Paris, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Hope Line

1–877–OV–HOPE –1 This is a Hope line to provide immediate assistance to anyone facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Callers will speak with a professional social worker, who can help address the psychological and practical concerns about their diagnosis.

Ways to help the patient/family

Multi-purpose website that lets the patient post updates, people leave messages, allows the patient to post needs on a calendar and folks to help sign up to met those needs. Might be hard for a computer novice to use.

Take Them A Meal

This website helps with coordination of meals that people might want to bring you.

Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Lilies of the Valley (Huntsville area)