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Resource Directory

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Navigating the medical system when facing cancer can be a daunting task for patients, survivors, and their family members. To support you in this challenging task, we have assembled resources in an easy-to-use online tool.

Our resource directory is continually updated to provide the most current information available. If you find an error, or are aware of a resource not listed, please email us. *Please note, inclusion of a resource in the directory is not an endorsement of that resource or service. 


 

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Other, Patient Advocates
691 Sierra Rose Dr., Ste. A
Reno
NV
89511
(775) 828-2206

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is the non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is the non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. ACS CAN assists the mission of ACS through advocacy efforts at all levels of government. You are encouraged to become a part of cancer’s grassroots advocacy network in Nevada.

Education
3552 W. Cheyenne Ave., Ste. 130
North Las Vegas
NV
89032
(702) 431-6333

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health. The ALA's Better Breathers Clubs offer the chance to learn ways to cope with lung diseases. You can also get support from others who share in your struggles. These support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can. Additionally, their Lung Connection Community is an online forum for members to discuss how lung disease is affecting them and share their life experience with their peers.

Prevention, Education
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NV, Ste. 800
Washington
DC
20004
(800) 586-4872

The American Lung Association's Tobacco Quitline is staffed by Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists. The Call Center staff have extensive experience in the healthcare industry.

The American Lung Association's Tobacco Quitline is staffed by Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists. The Call Center staff have extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Areas of expertise include: Education, Smoking Cessation, Respiratory Therapy, Lung Disease, Nursing, Physician Referral, Respiratory Home Care, Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Intensive Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Medication Counseling, Patient Advocacy, Health Care Insurance, and Nursing Case Management. They can provide detailed and accurate answers to questions about smoking cessation, environmental health, asthma, lung cancer, allergies and emphysema.

Transportation
8001 South InterPort Blvd., Ste. 150
Englewood
CO
80112
(800) 424-7060

AMR Air Ambulance provides worldwide bed to bed services for fixed wing air ambulance and medical escort, with ground support through AMR Ground Ambulance.

AMR Air Ambulance provides worldwide bed to bed services for fixed wing air ambulance and medical escort, with ground support through AMR Ground Ambulance. Transportation is available for adults and children.

Transportation

Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.

Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. AFW's network of 1,600 pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.

Education

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) provides PDF downloads of educational materials covering a variety of cancers and cancer-related topics. Materials and guides include:

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) provides PDF downloads of educational materials covering a variety of cancers and cancer-related topics. Materials and guides include:

  • ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer: for breast, colorectal, prostate, small cell lung, and non-small cell lung cancers.
  • Guide to Cancer Survivorship
  • Guide to Caregiving
  • Advanced Cancer Care Planning
  • Managing Cancer-Related Pain
  • Managing the Cost of Cancer Care
  • Managing Your Weight After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Palliative Care
  • Stopping Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis

Some guides also available in Spanish.

Education, Survivorship During & After Treatment
450 Sutter St., Ste. 600
San Francisco
CA
94108
(415) 954-9988

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve heal

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country. Resources include cancer-specific educational presentations, fact sheets, research findings, and other tools for public health professionals. APIAHF also manages the Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network, and the Breast Cancer Awareness for Tongans Project which created linguistically appropriate educational materials and messages in Tongan.

Financial Assistance, Insurance

Ask Hilbert is a service that provides:

Ask Hilbert is a service that provides:

  • Easy & secure medical bills payment directly on the website (no more writing checks and credit card numbers on paper, which is very unsafe)
  • Automatic management of your medical expenses (including medical bills, EOBs, HSA/FSA statements) with a weekly spending summary send straight to your inbox (the summary also points out potential billing errors)
  • Access to a team of health policy experts to answer follow-up questions and receive pro-tips from experienced survivors

The service is now open to all cancer patients and patients with chronic conditions, to help them take control of their healthcare finances as they go through treatments. Sign up for the early access list program at www.askhilbert.com. The service is free for all early access program participants.

Support Programs & Services, For Caregivers & Family

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

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders. Use one of ACOR's 142 online communities to connect with people like you online and share information and support.  ACOR online communities are for parents, caregivers, family members, and friends to discuss clinical and nonclinical issues and advances pertaining to all forms of a specific disease. This includes patient and caregiver experiences, psychosocial issues, new research, clinical trials, long-term side effects and discussions of current treatment practices.

Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Support Programs & Services
801 E. Williams
Fallon
NV
89406
(775) 423-3151

Banner Churchill Community Hospital's Infusion and Oncology Center provides individuals facing cancer with a caring environment, specialized staff, and a patient-first approach.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital's Infusion and Oncology Center provides individuals facing cancer with a caring environment, specialized staff, and a patient-first approach. Managed by a nationally certified oncology nurse and staffed by nurses certified in chemotherapy services, the Infusion and Oncology Center offers an array of treatments including: chemotherapy, biotherapy, injections, including Neupogen and Epogen injections, hydration and electrolyte replacement and more. The Infusion Center also hosts the American Cancer Society's Look Good…Feel Better program. The hospital also has treatment options that include advanced surgical services, management of treatment-related side effects, and pain management. Diagnosis resources including colorectal screening, computerized tomography, MRI, mammography and ultrasound.

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