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When diagnosed with cancer, the most empowering tool that may be used to fight back and provide a patient with hope is information. In fact, information about treatment options is the most requested need from the Society through our website and National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) at 1-800-227-2345. NCIC serves Michiana residents and others across the country as a trusted source for the most accurate, up-to-date information about cancer.   

The American Cancer Society has a proud history of being a place to turn for cancer patients, caregivers, and families seeking support during a time of need. Some of the Society's free support programs and services present in Michiana include:

  • Road to Recovery – a transportation assistance program that provides cancer patients with rides to and from treatment
  • Reach to Recovery – pairs trained breast cancer survivors with breast cancer patients to offer hope, knowledge, and moral support, from someone who has been in their shoes
  • Look Good…Feel Better – held at many hospitals in the Michiana area, this program helps patients cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, offering tips for skin care, applying make-up and wearing wigs and scarves
  • Cancer Survivors Network – an online social network giving cancer patients, survivors and caregivers a place to interact with others facing a similar journey
  • Information services: 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering information on treatment options, clinical trial matching, help navigating insurance and connecting residents with local support programs
  • Personal Health Manager – a free tote box filled with files and folders specifically designed to help patients organize and keep track of appointments, medication, test results, insurance, bills, and various other logistical and practical details associated with cancer.  Kits are personalized for each patient to the type of cancer they have.
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