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RESOURCES

February Highlights:

Free Colorectal Prevention and Screening Program

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Ascension Genesys Hospital Auditorium

Join Ascension Genesys for a free colorectal cancer prevention and screening program. Participants will learn how to reduce their cancer risks and receive a colorectal cancer screening kit.

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ACS CARES

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, deciding what’s next can be overwhelming. The American Cancer Society can help with ACS CARES™ (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support),a new patient navigation support program that connects people with quality curated information and one-on–one support.

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ACS Virtual Services

The American Cancer Society offers online programs to ensure you can access information and resources anytime, from anywhere. Click the button to learn more.

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ACS CARES FAQ

If you have questions about the ACS CARES program, click the button below. You’ll be directed to a document that will answer many of your concerns.

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Road to Recovery

Not having a ride shouldnʼt stand between you and lifesaving treatment. Connect with us to learn more about Road To Recovery availability near you and other resources to help you on your cancer journey.

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Road to Recovery Volunteer Opportunities

As a trained volunteer driver, you can change someone’s life in as little as one hour a week by ensuring a ride is available, so care isn’t stopped or delayed.

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Rides to Wellness

Rides to Wellness is a comprehensive non-emergency medical transportation program that provides mobility management, door-to-door service, and same day service to riders going to medical or other health and wellness-related appointments.

Financial Resources

Visit the links below to find resources for financial assistance.

Patient Advocate Foundation
This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements.

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Keep Swimming Foundation
Keep Swimming Foundation provides financial aid for patients and their families so that they may afford the essential, non-medical expenses required to remain together throughout long-term inpatient hospitalizations.

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Cancer Care
Financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation and child care. Our professional oncology social workers can find additional resources.

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Caregiver Guide and Support

A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer and get tips taking care of yourself as well.

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Healthy Living and Cancer Prevention

You can help reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active, and not smoking. It’s also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.

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Advanced Directives and Planning

In life we plan for many things. We prepare for our retirement, plan trips, and save money for our children’s education. Yet, we often forget to plan for our future healthcare treatment. No one can predict when a sudden illness or accident may occur, leaving a person unable to make personal healthcare decisions. Advance care planning is about ensuring that the healthcare treatment you receive is consistent with your preferences. It’s a gift to you and your family that promotes peace of mind.

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National Cancer Information Center

24/7 Cancer Helpline

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) cancer helpline provides 24/7 support when you’re dealing with cancer by connecting you with trained cancer information specialists who can answer questions about your diagnosis and provide guidance.  You will be connected to American Cancer Society programs and services and provided with referrals to other national resources.  Please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org for a live chat.  The ACS can assist in English, Spanish, and more than 200 other languages via a translation service.

Cancer.org

The American Cancer Society website offers access to the most recent and accurate cancer information and helps you find programs and services in your area. A few pages of note are:

www.cancer.org/survivors – a hub for support and treatment topics, as well as treatment and survivorship tools

www.cancer.org/phm  – information and tracking worksheets to help you organize and navigate your cancer experience

www.reach.cancer.org – breast cancer support program that connects breast cancer patients with trained volunteers to receive peer-to-peer support on everything from practical and emotional issues to helping them cope with their disease, treatment, and long-term survivorship issues.

www.cancer.org/caregiverguide – along with information about the caregiving process and what to expect with a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, this tool focuses on caregiver self-care, communication, coping, and caregiver resources