Over 60 Resources and Organizations to Help Cancer Patients

Advocacy, medical information, patient education, research, legislation, prevention, and referrals.

Air Care Alliance
Offers a central listing of free transportation services provided by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.

Air Charity Network

Coordinates free air transportation for children and adults in need through various organizations around the United States.

Air Compassion for Veterans

Provides free air and ground transportation for ill, injured, and wounded veterans and their families for medical care.

Along Comes Hope

Provides support to the families of children with cancer through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative, emotional support programs, and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness, and education.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The largest scientific organization in the world focuses on every aspect of cancer research.

American Brain Tumor Association

Support and education for people living with cancer and their families and friends.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

A website with resources and information about all types of cancer, news stories, research information, statistics, alternative approaches, and tips for living with cancer.

American Childhood Cancer Organization

Maintains a list of organizations offering financial assistance.

American Lung Association

Resources, patient education, prevention, and support groups.

Angel Airline Samaritans

Facilitates no-cost or reduced-rate commercial airline tickets to and from distant specialized medical evaluations or treatments for people with cancer in need and their families.

Angel Flight East

A non-profit organization dedicated to servicing the community by facilitating free air transportation for children and adults with medical conditions who need to get treatment far from home.


The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com gives you the latest mesothelioma information, support, and free access to top specialists for better care and peace of mind.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Advocacy, support groups, and patient education.

Breast Advocate App for iPhone and Android

This free app provides anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or at risk of developing breast cancer a voice in the decisions surrounding surgery.


A non-profit organization that provides the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

Bringing Hope Home

A non-profit organization that provides local families with cancer through financial and emotional support.

Cancer And Careers

A program of the CEW Foundations, the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc., A New York-based non-profit organization of executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance, and related industries.


Provides limited financial assistance for co-pays, transportation, home care, and childcare.

Cancer Connect

You are not alone. This online community is a fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group for cancer patients and caregivers.

Cancer Family Relief Fund

A charitable organization that encourages and facilitates grants to children whose parent or guardian is struggling with a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

Offers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services, including support groups, counseling, education, and healthy lifestyle programs.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC)

A group of national organizations that provide financial help to patients.

Candlelighters of Brevard

A non-profit organization focusing on children.

Caring Bridge

A non-profit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment, or recovery.

Corporate Angel Network

Arranges free air transportation for people with cancer traveling to treatment using empty seats on private and corporate jets.

Good Days

Provides financial support by covering co-pays for those with life-altering conditions.

Healthcare Hospitality Network

An association of more than 200 non-profit organizations provides lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment away from home.

Health Well Foundation

A nationally recognized independent non-profit organization providing access to life-changing medical treatments they otherwise would not be able to afford.

Hope Lodge

Gives people with cancer and their caregivers a free place to stay while receiving treatment in another city.

Joe's House

A non-profit organization providing a nationwide online service that helps people with cancer and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.

Kidney Cancer Association

Advocacy, individual counseling, medical and patient education, and referrals.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Advocacy, financial assistance, medical information, patient education, and referrals.

LifeLine Pilots

Facilities free air transportation through volunteer pilots of financially distressed passengers with medical and humanitarian needs.


Resources, medical information, patient education, and survivorship.

Lolly's Locks

A non-profit organization that provides high-quality wigs to cancer patients suffering hair loss side-effects of chemotherapy.

Look Good...Feel Better

A national public service program to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment.


Medically correct compression apparel for women with post-breast cancer lymphedema.

Medication assistance programs grid for patients (PDF)

Complied, updated, and provided by Wendalyn Andrews, Practice Manager, Division of Hematology/Oncology.

Male Breast Cancer Coalition

Providing an online space for men with breast cancer to share their stories and read the stories of others.

Mercy Medical Angels

Offers free or low-cost transportation for funding medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment.


Learn about the most common form of asbestos cancer, pleural mesothelioma, and get assistance with treatment and financial recovery.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

National, independent, non-profit, dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer.

My Hope Chest

Provides funding for uninsured women who desire reconstruction to have it.


A non-profit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free personalized websites.

National Brain Tumor Society

Advocacy, resources, medical information, patient education, peer matching, referrals, and support group.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Counseling, insurance information, patient education, peer matching, referrals, and survivorship.

National Children's Cancer Society

Advocacy, children's services, financial assistance, housing assistance, insurance information, patient education referrals, and transportation assistance.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Advocacy, patient education, referrals, insurance information, survivorship, and resources.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Advocacy, hospice, counseling, medical info, patient education, and referrals.

National Lymphedema Network

Advocacy, counseling, patient education, peer matching, referrals, and support groups.

National Marrow Donor Program

Resources, financial assistance, housing assistance, counseling, insurance info, patient education, referrals, transplant information, and assistance.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Medication assistance.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Advocacy, culturally specific resources, patient education, and referrals.


Helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.


The University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center runs OncoLink, a database that provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments, and new research advances.

PALS (Patient AirLift Services)

Arranges free air transportation for people for medical diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Advocacy, individual counseling, patient education, peer matching, referrals and support groups.

Patient Access Network Foundation

Assists patients with out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.

Patient Services, Inc.

Provides assistance with insurance premiums and co-payments for people with chronic diseases.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription drug coverage obtain the medications they need.

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)

A non-profit group dedicated to assisting those who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment needs.

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Advocacy, patient education, and referrals.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Offer free or reduced-cost lodging for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.


Helps patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications.

The Pink Fund

Provide short--term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.


A network and community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers.


Culturally sensitive support to young Jewish women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer as well as to those facing the risk of developing breast cancer.

Sisters Network

Committed to increasing local and national attention not the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community

The Assist Fund

Provides financial support to chronically ill patients with high-cost medications.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The patient financial aid program provides limited financial assistance to help defray treatment-related expenses for patients diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma.

The National Foundation for Transplants

Provides fundraising assistance for patients needing transplants, including bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

The Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides education, legal counseling, and referrals for cancer patients who need assistance managing insurance, financial, debt crisis, and job discrimination issues.

The Simple Dollar

A guide on how to make cancer treatments more affordable, which discusses payment options, important questions to ask insurance providers, and recommendations from experienced medical professionals.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Advocacy, educational materials, patient matching, referrals, support groups, and survivorship.

Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association

Advocacy, resources, counseling, education, and referrals.

Triage Cancer

Dedicated to helping survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals navigate cancer survivorship issues.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

Ignites interest in the study of triple-negative breast cancer among researchers, physicians, educators, and scientists.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)

A non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters is dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer.

Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer

Patient education, prevention, detection, referrals, and advocacy.

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Stel Bailey

Stel Bailey, a cancer cluster survivor and environmental health advocate, is a researcher and journalist with more than two decades of multimedia experience, having been published globally.

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