Ocean County Cancer Resources
Air Care Alliance
918-745-0384, or toll-free 888-260-9707
National association of pilots that provide free air transportation of patients and a family member for medical services too far away to drive. Service typically reserved for those with a medical need.
American Cancer Society (national office)
Toll free at 1-800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
Provides educational articles and information to help you locate clinical research trials, or events and resources in your area. There are interactive tools to help you make treatment decisions, and links to cancer survivor support groups and information. This site provides educational materials in Spanish and several Asian languages.
Cancer Care National Headquarters
CancerCare Copayment Assistance Foundation
Toll-free: 1-866-552-6729 (New York)
This non-profit affiliate of CancerCare was founded in 2007 to address the needs of cancer patients who are having financial difficulty affording their insurance copayments for cancer medications.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos Cancer)
Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos. Construction workers, shipyard workers and persons in the military have particularly high risks of asbestos cancer. This site provides a directory of specialists in the field, clinical trials, and access to financial assistance for veterans who may have been exposed to asbestos during their military service.
20 N. Orange Ave, Suite 140
Orlando, FL 32801
Online Cancer Support Groups
The Association of Cancer Online Resources provides support, information, and community to patients, family caregivers and professional health providers. There are over 130 online lists to choose from, including groups on specific diagnoses, alternative therapies, depression, fatigue, financial concerns... Online support groups offer the flexibility of 24 hour, 7 day a week access. Some people report that the anonymity of an online community is actually helpful in sharing feelings and concerns.
Please Note: Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.