Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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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.

Organizations

American Cancer Society
800-227-2345

CancerCare
800-813-4673

National Cancer Institute
800-422-6237

National Institute on Aging
800-222-2225

The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging
800-563-4916

Insurance Resources

Medicare
800-633-4227

Medicaid.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
877-222-8387 (health benefits number; additional phone numbers available on website)

Financial Support Resources

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

CancerCare Financial Assistance Program
800-813-4673

HealthWell Foundation
800-675-8416

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Patient Financial Aid
800-955-4572

Transportation Resources

Eldercare Locator from the U.S. Administration on Aging
800-677-1116

Road to Recovery from the American Cancer Society
800-227-2345

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.

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