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Local Patient Resources
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.
UAB Supportive Care of Palliative Care

Phone: (205) 975-8190


Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Telephone Support: 1-800-811-8925

Forge provides personalized services, support, and resources to breast cancer survivors, their loved ones, and the healthcare professionals that serve them. Forge empowers each individual to live their best quality of life from day of diagnosis through balance of life. Examples of services include: Personalized support, Peer mentorship, Legal and Financial counseling, and much more. For more information about Forge, visit www.forgeon.org or call 1-800-811-8925.