Tucson Cancer ResourcesContact these local and national agencies for assistance in fighting cancer or helping a loved one through the struggle.
Arizona Cancer Center
3838 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Provides assistance to help patients and their families understand and deal with stress resulting from cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Center offers a wealth of education and resources to assist patients, including a lending library, support groups, touch therapies and movement classes.
1515 N Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Leukemia Foundation of Arizona
The Leukemia Foundation of Arizona directs energy and funds to help children with leukemia and their families. Financial assistance is often provided in the form of utilities, telephone bills, transportation payments, housing payments, and more. The organization also partners with other community organizations to provide assistance to families fighting leukemia.
PO Box 5820
Peoria, AZ 85385
Susan G. Komen For the Cure - Southern Arizona Affiliate
The Southern Arizona affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure raises funds for local community-based programs that educate, screen, and treat women who otherwise could not afford the services. Funds raised also go to support national breast cancer research, including research that happens here in Tucson at The University of Arizona.
4574 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
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.
1636 N. Swan Rd., Ste 151
Tucson, AZ 85712
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: Casa de la Luz Hospice 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.