The following national organizations provide additional information and resources that may be useful to older adults with cancer and their family members or caregivers. Contact these organizations directly to learn more about the specific programs and services they offer. Because programs and services change frequently, this list may not be inclusive. Find additional organizations and support.
American Cancer Society
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
CancerCare Financial Assistance Program
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.