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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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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.

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.

Cancer Treatment
6130 Plumas St.
Reno
NV
89519
(775) 329-0222

Cancer Care Specialists' office houses a medical oncology infusion center, physician office and exam rooms, and a laboratory for rapid turnaround of treatment related to labwork.

Cancer Care Specialists' office houses a medical oncology infusion center, physician office and exam rooms, and a laboratory for rapid turnaround of treatment related to labwork. Specialties include cancers of the bone, bladder, brain, breast, cervix, colon, esophagus, gastric system, head and neck, liver, lung, skin, ovaries, pancreas, prostate, testicles and uterus. In addition, they specialize in Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Sarcoma.

Cancer Care Specialists offers Living Through Cancer Wellness Workshops with licensed clinical social worker Christine Kaplan for people with cancer, their caregivers, and those moving past cancer. Topics include stress, fear and anxiety, memory, exercise, communication, mindfulness, and more. Contact the office for dates and times. 

Prevention, Education
4955 Energy Way
Reno
NV
89502
(888) 723-6610

The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP), a program of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, was instituted in 2007 to educate the citizens of Nevada about the radon health risk.

The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP), a program of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, was instituted in 2007 to educate the citizens of Nevada about the radon health risk. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) offers literature, educational programs and radon test kits in many county Extension offices. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, but people can protect themselves against it by testing their home for radon levels and working to lower those levels through mitigation. Visit online for locations to receive a free or low-cost radon test.

Financial Assistance, Support Programs & Services, Patient Advocates
421 Butler Farm Rd.
Hampton
VA
23666
(800) 532-5274

Patient Advocate Foundation offers professional patient assistance by telephone, email, or live web chat to those in need that fall under the scope of services offered.

Patient Advocate Foundation offers professional patient assistance by telephone, email, or live web chat to those in need that fall under the scope of services offered. Services include co-pay relief, financial aid, case management, and outreach programs.

PAF manages the Komen Treatment Assistance Program Financial Aid Fund offering a one-time grant of $300 to cover some expenses related to breast cancer treatment.

In 2014 PAF opened the first ever Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers, Molecular Biomarker Specific disease silo. This program silo provides direct financial support of pharmaceutical co-payments for insured patients who are unable to afford their costs associated with treatment and personalized therapy specified by molecular biomarker testing.

In late 2014 PAF's received new funding which will allow the Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program to expand its support of patients suffering with Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis C, Multiple Myeloma or Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

In 2015 PAF launched the Transportation Financial Aid Fund,  designed to provide transportation relief for patients diagnosed with and in active treatment for either metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer. Approved patients will receive a one-time grant of $300 specifically to be used for transportation purposes as it applies to the patient’s current IV-infused treatment.

Clinical Trials, Children/Adolescents, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment, Palliative Care, Spanish
1155 Mill St.
Reno
NV
89502
(775) 982-4000

Renown Institute for Cancer is Nevada’s only program offering Comprehensive Cancer Program (ACoS CoC), Breast Cancer (NAPBC) and Radiation Oncology (ACR-RO) accreditations.

Renown Institute for Cancer is Nevada’s only program offering Comprehensive Cancer Program (ACoS CoC), Breast Cancer (NAPBC) and Radiation Oncology (ACR-RO) accreditations. Patient resources include the Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center featuring wigs, head coverings, and support groups; a dedicated Cancer Concierge; nurse navigators; palliative care and survivorship support. Screenings for: breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and gynecologic cancers.

Support Groups include:

  • Cancer Support Group (patients and families)
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Look Good...Feel Better (a partnership with American Cancer Society)
  • Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • ThyCa - Thyroid Cancer Support Group
  • Women's Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
  • Music and Wellness Program (not offered regularly)

Renown Health also offers a Lymphedema Program with treatment known as Complete Decongestive Therapy. 

Survivorship During & After Treatment, Cancer Screening, Spanish, Education, Prevention, Support Programs & Services, Hospice, Palliative Care, Cancer Treatment
7220 S. Cimarron Rd., Ste. 195
Las Vegas
NV
89113
(702) 616-4900

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the Las Vegas community's only not-for-profit hospital system with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the Las Vegas community's only not-for-profit hospital system with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. Services include screening, treatment and prevention, as well as hospice services and palliative care. Inpatient oncolocy services are offered through the Thomas A. Plein Oncology Unit. Additionally, St. Rose offers support groups, educational programs, and a Cancer Quality of Life Center. Free skin cancer screening is offered on a regular basis. Check the center's event calendar for dates. The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program is offered throughout the year as a six-week workshop for survivors, patients in treatment, or support persons for either of these groups, that are looking to get their lives back on track. Call for details. Support Groups include: Better Breathers Club, hosted by the American Lung Association Breast Cancer Support Group, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Bereavement Support Group Daughters Without Mothers Widow Support Group

Education, Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment, Survivorship During & After Treatment, Palliative Care, Hospice, Spanish, Prevention, Support Programs & Services
3001 St. Rose Pkwy.
Henderson
NV
89052
(702) 616-5000

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the Las Vegas community's only not-for-profit hospital system with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the Las Vegas community's only not-for-profit hospital system with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. Services include screening, treatment and prevention, as well as hospice services and palliative care. Inpatient oncolocy services are offered through the Thomas A. Plein Oncology Unit. Additionally, St. Rose offers support groups, educational programs, and a Cancer Quality of Life Center. Free skin cancer screening is offered on a regular basis. Check the center's event calendar for dates.

The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program is offered throughout the year as a six-week workshop for survivors, patients in treatment, or support persons for either of these groups, that are looking to get their lives back on track. Call for details.

Support Groups include: Better Breathers Club, hosted by the American Lung Association Breast Cancer Support Group, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Bereavement Support Group Daughters Without Mothers Widow Support Group