The following national organizations have information and resources for older adults with cancer. Contact these organizations directly to learn more about their specific programs and services. Because programs and services change frequently, this list may not include everything available. Find more organizations and support.
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control: Healthy Aging for Older Adults
National Cancer Institute
National Institute on Aging
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
877-222-8387 (health benefits number; additional phone numbers available on website)
Financial Support Resources
National Council on Aging BenefitsCheckUp
CancerCare Financial Assistance Program
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Patient Financial Aid
Road to Recovery from the American Cancer Society
Local service or voluntary organizations such as Catholic Charities, Jewish Social Services, the Lions Club, Lutheran Social Services, the Salvation Army, the United Way, the YMCA, the YWCA, and others may provide assistance with local travel. Contact a social worker or check the local telephone directory for a list of organizations. Many hospitals and clinics also maintain a list of service organizations in the community. Find a complete list of local service organizations and organizations that provide travel and housing assistance.