Patient & Family Support
Cancer is Not a Solo Experience
If you or a loved one has cancer, there are places in our community to turn to for additional help. No one understands what you're going through better than cancer survivors and the care givers who help patients every day. Consider a support group or other organized support program to answer questions and concerns you might have. There are also the physical effects of cancer and treatment that can be difficult to manage on your own.
Baptist Hospital of Miami: Pastoral Care
Emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families in times of need. http://www.baptisthealth.net/en/facilities/baptist-hospital-miami/Pages/Pastoral-Care.aspx
Cancer Support Community - Greater Miami
Providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. www.CancerSupportCommunityMiami.org
Easter Seals of South Florida
Provides respite care for caregivers of impaired adults over 60 or a person with memory loss. http://southflorida.easterseals.com
The League Against Cancer
A community-based not-for-profit organization providing free medical care to needy cancer patients. http://ligacontraelcancer.org/
Mercy Hospital Pastoral Care
The Mercy Hospital Chapel is open and welcomes anyone who seeks the comfort of prayer or a quiet moment of meditation. http://www.mercymiami.org/hospital-services/mission-ministry/pastoral-care/
Located at South Miami Hospital Paola Lancho, RD. Call 786-662-4385.
Relay for Life
Advanced Medical Specialties partners with the community in the Relay for Life (E Kendall, S Miami, and Pinecrest ) for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to donate to the team click www.relayforlife.org/ekfl and click on the Aladdin team. View the 2013 “Relay for Life” Momentous Recollections.
South Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
Useful resources and information about legislation, conferences, or events related to cancer. http://sfccc.med.miami.edu/
South Florida Cancer Association
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
S. Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
A Buddie for You
Provides one-on-one mentors for breast cancer patients. Call 1-800-599-2456.
Features extensive resources related to breast cancer. Breastcancer.org
Men Against Breast Cancer
For men who have been affected by breast cancer in a woman they love. http://menagainstbreastcancer.org/
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group with hundreds of member organizations. http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
American Cancer Society
Through the American Cancer Society, programs are available to assist with self image, support and encouragement, mastectomy products, wigs, medical equipment, transportation and more.
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services including counseling, online support groups, financial counseling and other patient and family services for anyone affected by cancer. Call 1-800-813-HOPE or visit their website: www.cancercare.org.
Helps secure financial assistance for treatment and assists patients when applying to various foundations. Call 1-800-479-6337
Chemotherapy Educational Video
Provides overview of chemo treatment process and what to expect. http://web.stream57.com/clients/usoncology/1152/chemo.html
Cleaning for a Reason Foundation
A national foundation providing FREE professional house cleaning to women undergoing cancer treatments. www.cleaningforareason.org
COBRA Premium Subsidy
Assisting individuals who have lost their jobs between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) pays 65% of the COBRA premium. IRS.gov
National Cancer Institute
Information on cancer. www.cancer.gov
Road to Recovery- American Cancer Society
Provides volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from appointments. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/Programs/road-to-recovery
US Oncology – Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
Helps patients who are struggling with living expenses during their cancer treatments. http://lifebeyondcancer.org/