Cancer Resources

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
800-4CANCER (22-6237)
Information specialists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) can answer questions about cancer, help with quitting smoking, provide informational materials, and help using the NCI website. The NCI website provides comprehensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and news.
WhatNext is a free online cancer support network, developed with the participation of the American Cancer Society that instantly connects people fighting cancer – based on their specific diagnosis – to peers and resources that can help. Cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and loved ones are asking questions and providing insight, as well as sharing their journeys

800-813-HOPE (4673)
CancerCare provides professional services to help people manage the emotional and financial challenges of cancer. Services include co-pay assistance, transportation to treatments, home care, child care and more.

Cancer Support Community
This is a global network offering face to in person & online support groups, education and hope for anyone affected by cancer.


Financial Assistance
Site contains the latest, most accurate information on pharmaceutical assistance programs available.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need, all in one place.


Public Assistance

Health Insurance Marketplace
To obtain information on health insurance in Arizona and to get affordable health care from the Marketplace
1-800-318-2956 (open 24/7, 150+ languages available)

Social Security Disability
To apply for social security disability

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
To apply for AHCCCS
1-855-432-7587 (interpreter services available)

Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)
To get more information on ALTCS

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)
This comprehensive treatment program is offered through AHCCCS for underinsured women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer.


Local Resources

The Live and Give Foundation, Inc
This foundation encourages women to “Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!” Its mission is to motivate women to perform breast self-exams and have mammograms performed, educate women regarding breast health and prevention and offer direct assistance to breast cancer patients through our ‘Wig Out’ program, which provides free custom wigs to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in Arizona.

Bosom Buddies –AZ
Bosom Buddies of Arizona has been providing information, monthly meetings, care and comfort since 1982 when five women decided they wanted to share their experiences and journey through breast cancer with other women.

Arizona Breast Cancer Support Guide
The Arizona Breast Cancer (ABC) Resource Guide provides quality and comprehensive resources to empower, encourage, and educate patients and co-survivors through the journey of breast cancer by giving choices where and when it matters most.

Singleton Moms – Supporting Single Parents with Cancer
This organization is dedicated to bringing hope, help and practical support to struggling single parents battling cancer by providing emotional, financial and household support to courageous moms and dads undergoing treatment.

Cancer Support Community
This organization offers a full range of support programs for people with cancer and their loved ones such as drop-in and on-going support groups, networking groups for people with specific types of cancer, educational workshops, exercise activities, stress management sessions, lectures by experts in the field of oncology, and social gatherings.