To help during this difficult time, the American Cancer Society offers several support groups and other resources; and a branch of the American Cancer Society is located within the Hemotology Oncology Life Center.
Community Resources (CRD)
The Mid-South Division collects and provides referrals to local resources that address the needs of patients, their families and caregivers. If unable to identify a resource or develop a resource to meet a patient’s need in a timely manner, a patient would be eligible to apply for financial assistance from the American Cancer Society.
National Cancer Information Center (1-800-ACS-2345)
The American Cancer Society’s national cancer information and resource service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-ACS-2345. Specially trained cancer information specialists are available to answer questions and connect callers to local resources.
Reach to Recovery
This is a volunteer visitation program that matches breast cancer survivors with anyone who has a concern about breast cancer.
Look Good Feel Better
This program brings trained volunteer cosmetologists and female cancer patients together to aid in dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment. The cosmetologists teach the patients beauty techniques to enhance their appearance and self-image.
Man to Man
The program offers prostate cancer education and a support group that gives valuable education, discussion and support for men dealing with prostate cancer.