Cancer Resources

 

 

​Access Community Health Network 

Free or low-cost mammograms

866-267-2353              www.achn.net

 

                        

​The Advocacy Connector          

A Patient Resource Site.  A dedicated, up-to-date resource that connects patients with national and state organizational assistance.

https://advocacyconnector.com

 

American Cancer Society (ACS)      

Funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients and spreads the word about prevention. Services provided include treatment option discussions, advice on coping with side effects, and health insurance assistance.

800-227-2345              https://www.cancer.org/

 

 

Assistance Fund                     

Assist patients with paying for their medication copays, health insurance coverage premiums and/or basic medical incidental expenses.

888-845-3663              https://enrollment.assistfund.org/home

 

 

A Silver Lining Foundation  

Buy a Mom a Mammogram Program provides free screening mammograms and follow up diagnostic testing.  CCIC program provides access to national cancer research and services including free wigs.

312-345-1322              www.asilverliningfoundation.org

134 N. Wells, Suite 1218, Chicago, IL 60602

 

CancerCare            

Free, professional support services provided to anyone affected by cancer as a patient or caregiver and include counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance.

800-813-HOPE (4673)             https://www.cancercare.org

 

 

Cancer and Careers

The organization provides support for people with cancer who are managing a career. They provide expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events to empower cancer fighters and survivors in the workplace.

646- 929-8017             https://www.cancerandcareers.org/

 

Cancer Education   

Our mission is to improve cancer care through the dissemination of up-to-date and accurate educational programming and information for healthcare professionals, cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers.

http://www.cancereducation.com/index.html

 

 

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Provide cancer-related legal information and resources to people nationwide. Services provided include a telephone assistance line, conferences, seminars, workshops, education, and outreach programs, and other cancer community activities. Overall, resources for legal issues are provided.

866-843-2572   http://cancerlegalresources.org

 

 

CancerNet              

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

https://www.cancer.net/

 

 

Cancer Prevention and Control

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is advancing cancer prevention nationwide for everyone.

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/

 

Cancer Recovery Foundation of America (CRFA)     

Equip patients to survive cancer through research, advocacy, education, and support.

800-238-6479              http://www.cancerrecovery.org

 

 

Cancer Supportive Care  

Worldwide Internet cancer supportive care offers pertinent information tailored to the unique needs and benefits of the seeker. Our website provides resources and valuable information on high-quality cancer care including ways to improve quality of life and reduce toxicities of therapy through more effective and efficient means of promoting a cooperative and mutual association between the medical profession, cancer patients, and their families.

http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/

 

 

The Cancer Support Center             

FREE programs for those affected by cancer. From networking groups to cooking demonstrations and yoga, there are plenty of programs for you.

http://cancersupportcenter.org

2028 Elm Road, Homewood, IL 60430       708-798-9171

19645 South LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL 60448 708-478-3529

 

 

Carolyn and Karen Spiritual Healing House             

Our  Spiritual Healing House provides services for those survivors of Breast  Cancer who are not ready to go home.  We offer comprehensive continuous  services that may include: Spiritual Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Holistic Counseling, and Social Services Counseling

872-212-1168      info@ckshhbreastcancer.org

Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation         

The Center, was formed to transform the health of our communities through faith-rooted, collaborative action. The Center is joint work of staff from Advocate Health Care and the UIC Neighborhoods Initiative. We work to create health equity by building community, nurturing leaders and connecting with the unique spirit power of faith communities to promote social justice and abundant life for all.   We are a virtual center.

                           https://www.faithhealthtransformation.org/

Cleaning for a Reason     We are a virtual center

Cleaning for a Reason provides free home cleaning to patients battling cancer. When cancer makes life at home difficult, our trusted network of residential cleaners, cleaning industry volunteers, and community volunteers come together to support cancer patients and their families.

877-337-3348                        www.cleaningforareason.org

 

 

Faye’s Light            

Cancer Comfort Treatments to men and women in active treatment for cancer.  These qualities of life services complement medical care and include massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, reiki, creative art, and guided meditation.   All are provided at NO COST TO THE RECIPIENT.  Free spa services and holistic therapies to those currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

708-431-3643               www.fayeslight.org

P. O. Box 991, Homewood, IL 60430

 

Gilda’s Club Chicago

FREE programs for men, women, children, and their families and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer. 

312-464-9900              http://www.gildasclubchicago.org/

537 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654

 

Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program (IBCCP)

The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women. Even if a woman has already been diagnosed with cancer, she may receive free treatment if she qualifies. The program has been providing breast and cervical cancer screenings to the women of Illinois since 1995.

888-522-1282 

http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/womens-health-services/ibccp

 

 

Imerman Angels      

Provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there.

866-IMERMAN (463-7626) https://imermanangels.org/

205 W. Randolph Street, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

 

 

Mesothelioma Cancer Support

Mesothelioma.net is an advocacy and support group dedicated to providing all the latest in cancer research, treatment, and aid. 

1-800-692-8608                         https://mesothelioma.net/

MyLifeLine              

An online social media outlet dedicated to empowering cancer patients and caregivers to foster connection, inspiration, and healing through free, personalized websites.

888-234-2468                           https://www.mylifeline.org/

 

 

National Cancer Institute 

Cancer.gov is the central website for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. NCI is mandated by U.S. law to disseminate information about cancer and cancer research. This website serves as an important means to achieving that mission.

800-4-CANCER           https://www.cancer.gov/

Patient Advocate Foundation   

Provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating illnesses. This organization seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment, and preservation of their financial stability.

800-532-5274               http://www.patientadvocate.org/

 

 

Pink Fund                

90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses (car, house or rent, medical, car insurance, and utility payments) for breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer.

877-234-7465              www.thepinkfund.org

                   

 

Team Maggie For a Cure 

It provides fertility support for young adults facing cancer. Services provided include support, education, and financial assistance to teens and young adults with cancer seeking fertility preservation.

877-778-2366              http://www.teammaggieforacure.org/

 

 

Wellness Community

Wellness Community offers comprehensive and high-quality reviews in the following health and wellness products: Personal care, braces, yoga, relaxation.     

https://www.wellnesscommunity.org/

                    

 

Wellness House, Living with Cancer

Learn practice healthful living, reduce stress. Programs are FREE.

630-323-5150              http://wellnesshouse.org

131 North County Line Road, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 (Main Location)

 

Other Services

                         

 

American Institute for Cancer Research          

Whether you are a health professional, cancer survivor or someone who is looking to improve their health, our resources provide evidence-based.          https://www.aicr.org

 

American Heart Association               www.americanheart.org

 

 

American Lung Association                 www.lungusa.org

 

 

American Stroke Association             www.strokeassociation.org

 

 

 

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago

Complete services including Counseling, Domestic Violence, Health Care, Legal, Rental, Senior Care, Utility and Emergency Assistance

312-655-7500              https://catholiccharitiesusa.org

721 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654

 

 

CFHC – Chicago Family Health Center     

Provides comprehensive primary healthcare for all who seek care and the improvement of the health of the communities we serve by utilizing innovative health solutions.

773-768-5000              https://chicagofamilyhealth.org/

 

 

 

GriefNet                                         https://griefnet.org/

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.

 

 

Grief Recovery Institute  

Provide Grief Recovery assistance to people of all races, religions and background. Our focus and expertise are in helping people recover from loss, a normal and natural process that everyone experiences in their lives.

http://www.griefrecoverymethod.com

 

 

Medscape               

News & Perspective.  Your one-stop resource for medical news, clinical reference, and education.

https://www.medscape.com

 

 

Top Flight Defense, Inc.             

Encourage and engage women veterans to impact their communities.

(815) 714-9144                             topflightdefenseinc@gmail.com

https://topflightdefenseinc.org/

United Way

Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, healthcare, counseling and more.      

2-1-1 Information Line       www.211.org

Agency Resources