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Oftentimes the necessity of prescription painkillers during cancer treatment may inadvertently lead to an addiction issue. Here are some resources for cancer patients who are struggling with this problem.

Drug Rehab.org
This website features a series of webpages specifically geared towards cancer patients who are prescribed opioids for their treatments. Click here for more information.

The Recovery Village
This website features a webpage specifically geared towards cancer patients who are prescribed opioids for their treatments. Click here for more information.



Air Care Alliance
Free air transportation to medical treatment for people with a financial need. Telephone: (888) 260-9707. Click here for more information.

Air Charity Network
Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially in need. Telephone: (877) 621-7177. Click here for more information.

Angel Flight
Angel Flight is the name used by a number of groups whose members provide free transportation for needy patients and perform other missions of community service. Click on the link within your region.
Angel Flight East
Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic
Angel Flight Northeast
Angel Flight Oklahoma
Angel Flight South Central
Angel Flight Southeast
Angel Flight West

Corporate Angel Network
Their mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets. Telephone: (866) 328-1313. Click here for more information.

LifeLine Pilots
Services a ten-state region of the midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin), LifeLine Pilots assists with free transportation for patients with on-going medical treatments, diagnosis, and follow-up care. Telephone: (800) 822-7972. Click here for more information.

Mercy Medical Angels
Their mission is to ensure that no one in need is denied medical care due to a lack of transportation; free or low-cost. Telephone: (888) 675-1405. Click here for more information.

Patient Airlift Services
This organization arranges volunteer medical flights and free air transportation for needy individuals throughout the greater Northeast region (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia). Telephone: (631) 694-7257. Click here for more information.



Although most links here on our webpage will help child patients, this subheading lists organizations which are specifically geared toward infant and child patients.

Along Comes Hope
This organization caters to families who have a child cancer patient by providing support through financial assistance, with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs, and advocacy. Telephone: (805) 322-1423. Click here for more information.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
This organization's mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. Telephone: (855) 858-2226. Click here for more information.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
This organization offers free lodging and other services for families who must seek medical treatment for their children away from home. Although a small fee is requested no family is turned away if they are unable to pay. Telephone: (630) 623-7048. Click here for more information.



A Foundation of Faith
Online Christian cancer support magazine, hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. Click here for more information.

Cancer Patients Christian Online Support Group

Christians Overcoming Cancer
Christians Overcoming Cancer is a non-profit organization, COC is passionate about helping cancer patients succeed on their road to recovery through awareness, emotional support, and financial relief services. Click here for more information.

Faith & Coping with Cancer Discussion List

Our Journey of Hope
This is a cancer care ministry designed for the church setting and created by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. "We provide pastors and ministry leaders with the tools, training and support to raise up cancer care ministries in their churches and communities." Click here for more information

Together Living With Cancer
Christian perspectives and resources for living with cancer. Click here for more information.



American Cancer Society
This organization can direct you to services in your local community which help support and pay for some of your treatments. Telephone: (800) 227-2345. Click here for more information.

Cancer Care
Cancer Care's financial assistance program provides limited assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation and child care. Their oncology social workers can also help you find resources. Telephone: (800) 813-4673. Click here for more information.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. The website hosts a searchable database of financial resources. Click here for more information.

Healthwell Foundation
"Helping the under-insured afford critical medical treatments -- because no one should go without essential care." This website focuses on patients whose health insurance does not pay enough for their medical treatments. Telephone: (800) 675-8416. Click here for more information.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
This organizations provides limited financial assistance to those with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma who are in need of help with treatment costs. Patients may get help with medical co-pays, travel and lodging expenses, or other financial aid. Telephone: (800) 955-4572. Click here for more information.

National Foundation for Transplants
This site helps provide fundraising assistance for those who need bone marrow transplants, stem cell transplants, etc. Telephone: (800) 489-3863. Click here for more information.

The Simple Dollar
This personal finance website hosts a page addressing cancer-based treatment costs along with financial assistance when your money is low. Click here for more information.



Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer
CAM-Cancer is an open-access, non-profit web resource providing health professionals with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer. Click here for more information.

Complimentary Medicine Education and Outcomes Program
CAMEO projects work to bring evidence-based CAM knowledge to the cancer journey. Click here for more information.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Cancer Page
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Click here for more information.

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This organization was established to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) Click here for more information.

Society for Integrative Oncology
The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Click here for more information.



This section lists reputable cancer centers which use both conventional and evidence-based holistic treatment methods, according to your needs.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Campuses located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; and Tulsa, OK.
Telephone: (844) 290-6863 regular contact number, or (888)918-3387 for oncology info specialists available 24/7
Website: https://www.cancercenter.com/

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Campuses located in Boston,MA; Brighton,MA; Milford,MA; South Weymouth,MA; and Londonderry, NH
Address: 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Telephone: (877) 442-3324 for adults, (888) 733-4662) for pediatric.
Website: http://www.dana-farber.org/

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Campuses located in Houston, TX; Nassau Bay, TX; Sugar Land, TX; and The Woodlands, TX.
Telephone: (877) 420-1676, main number
Website: https://www.mdanderson.org/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Center: Campuses located in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester.
Address: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Telephone: (212)639-2000
Website: https://www.mskcc.org/

Wilmot Cancer Institute: Main campus is located in Rochester, NY; other campuses are located in Batavia, NY; Brockport, NY; Canandaigua, NY; Dansville, NY; Geneva, NY; Hornell, NY; and Wellsville, NY
Address: 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
Telephone: (866) 494-5668
Website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-institute.aspx



American Cancer Society
This organization offers "Hope Lodge", a collection of lodging places for patients who must travel for treatments which are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Each lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.Telephone: (800) 227-2345. Click here for more information.

Healthcare Hospitality Network
This is a members-only organization (up to $500 annual payment for membership) which helps members find a place to stay when they are required to travel for their treatments. Telephone: (800) 542-9730. Click here for more information.

Joe's House
This organization lists cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount. Telephone: (800) 563-7468. Click here for more information.



Assist Fund
"When you can't afford the medication you need, we're here to help." Among other diseases, this organization helps eligible patients cover the cost of medications for the following cancers: Blood cancers (A.L.L., B-cell Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma), bladder cancer, breast cancer, head & neck cancer, melanoma, neuroendrocrine tumors, non-small cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma. Telephone: (855) 845-3663. Click here for more information.

Medication Assistance Programs Grid
This is a PDF file compiled and provided by Wendalyn Andrews, Practice Manager, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Arizona Cancer Center. This file lists drug names (generic and brand) and corresponding contact information to receive assistance to help pay for the drugs. Click here for more information.

Needy Meds.org
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. NeedyMeds also provides a free drug discount card that offers a discount of up to 80% at more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide. Anyone can use the card regardless of income level or insurance status and no registration is required. Telephone: (800) 503-6897Click here for more information.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This organization offers free service for qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need at low-cost or free. Click here for more information.

Patient Access Network Foundation
The PAN Foundation offers over 60 disease-specific assistance programs to help patients pay for their out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses and health insurance premiums. Telephone: (866) 316-7263. Click here for more information.

Rx Hope.com
This organization gives a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. They act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help. Click here for more information.


Cancer. net brings the expertise of the American Society of Clinical Oncology to people living with cancer. Click here for more information.

Cancer Support Community, online
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Click here for more information.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® is dedicated to tailoring a combination of cancer treatments to the needs of each individual patient. Treatments options include conventional care, holistic care, and spiritual care. Hospital sites are located in Altanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tusla. Click here for more information.

Our goal is to support cancer patients, caregivers and practitioners through education. Click here for more information.



"A world of support for families affected by mesothelioma." Offers a monthly online support group, 24-hour live chat support, patient advocates and more. Click here for more information.

Mesothelioma Help.org
"Fighting the case for American families affected by asbestos caused, mesothelioma cancer." This website contains information regarding the different types of mesotheliomas, diagnosis, treatment options, legal advice, financial options, and more. Clicke here for more information.



American Cancer Society
Offers several support programs servicing most areas to help cancer patients including help with lodging, transportation, hair loss accessories, mastectomy products, and much more. Click here for more information.

Association of Online Cancer Resources
ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. Click here for more information.

Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events. Click here for more information.

Couseling, support groups, education, and financial assistance for those fighting cancer. Click here for more information.

Cancer in the Family Relief Fund
This organization offers grants to children and teens who are coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis. Grants help support the chidren's extracurricular activities to help them maintain a sense of normalcy as their parent focuses on cancer treatment. Click here for more information.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The foundation's services provides cancer patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job discrimination related to their illness. Telephone: (800) 532-5274. Click here for more information.



This site is rich with information for the general public and also has a page specifically for veterans of the United States military. Click here for more information.

Mesothelioma Veterans.org
This site is geared towards United States military veterans from all branches who are struggling with mesothelioma. This site contains information regarding the disease itself, veterans' benefits, the ties between military asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, treatment options, legal compensation and more. Click here for more information.