NORTH HOUSTON CANCER CLINICS
3115 College Park Drive Suite#108 The Woodlands, TX 77384 
3233 Woodward Drive   Huntsville, TX 77340    
Phone: 936-439-5213         Fax: 936-439-5216

Resources

Diet and Nutrition

American Cancer Society (ACS)

www.cancer.org
800.227.2345 (or 866.228.4327 for TTY)
Makes recommendations regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle to ensure your health throughout the cancer treatment process.

Cancer Care

www.cancercare.org
800.813.HOPE (4673)
Lists online publications related to nutrition and diet.

Cancer.Net

www.cancer.net
888.651.3038
Makes recommendations on nutrition, diet during and after treatment, and vitamin and mineral supplements.

Caring 4 Cancer

www.caring4cancer.com
Hosts a video series on nutrition as well as general information about eating well, nutrition, and health. Includes recipes for during treatment and wellness. Readers may subscribe to the Recipe of the Week e-newsletter.

Livestrong

www.livestrong.org
Describes healthy behaviors for cancer patients, including a self-care plan for healthy living.

National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Health (NIH)

www.cancer.gov
800.4.CANCER (1.800.422.6237)
Gives eating hints for before, during, and after cancer treatment.

 

 

Financial Resources

Angel Flight

www.angelflight.com
Angel Flight was created by a group of volunteer pilots who will arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

www.cancer.org
800.227.2345 (or 866.228.4327 for TTY)
Advises patients on health insurance, financial assistance, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and prescription drug assistance programs.

Benefits CheckUp

www.benefitscheckup.org
Offers resources from the National Council on Aging on benefits programs, food assistance, and eldercare assistance.

Bureau of Prescription Help

www.medicineprogram.com
Facilitates access to free prescriptions for low-income families and those without insurance.

Cancer Care Assist

www.cancercare.org
800.813.HOPE (4673)
Makes financial assistance available to families through an income-based application process.

Caring 4 Cancer

www.caring4cancer.com
Covers the basics of insurance, managed care, Medicaid, and Medicare as well as information on financial assistance.

Healthwell Foundation

www.healthwellfoundation.org
800.675.8416
Provides financial assistance to underinsured patients living with chronic or life-altering diseases.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

www.lls.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov
800.MEDICARE (800.633.4227)
Serves as the official U.S. government site on the Medicare program.

Medicare Rights Center

www.medicarerights.org
800.333.4114
Advocates for improvements in the Medicare program and educates Medicare patients about their rights.

National Cancer Institute (NCI),
National Institute of Health (NIH)

www.cancer.gov
800.4.CANCER (1.800.422.6237)
Links to relevant financial, legal, and insurance information for cancer patients.

National Organization for Rare Diseases

www.rarediseases.org
The National Organization for Rare Disorders is dedicated to helping the nearly 30 million Americans with rare diseases, and the organizations that serve them, through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

NeedyMeds

www.needymeds.org
Aids patients with finding assistance for prescription drug coverage.

Netwish

www.netwish.org
Reviews requests for assistance based on demonstration of need (up to $500 per individual).

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

www.pparx.org
888.4PPA.NOW (888.477.2669)
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get needed medicines through the appropriate assistance programs.

Patient Access Network Foundation

www.panfoundation.org
866.316.PANF (7263)
Assists underinsured patients with copayments for cancer or chronic disease medications.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)

www.patientadvocate.org
www.copays.org
866.512.3861
Provides pharmaceutical copayment assistance to qualifying patients with brain, breast, lung, kidney, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and head and neck cancers as well as lymphoma, sarcoma, and some secondary issues resulting from chemotherapy treatment.

Patient Assistance Program Center

www.rxassist.org
Offers a comprehensive directory of patient assistance programs for those who cannot afford their medications.

Patient Services Incorporated

www.uneedpsi.org
800.366.7741
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) a non-profit, charitable organization that recognized the importance of providing a “safety net” for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and
co-payments.

Corporate Angel Network

www.corpangelnetwork.org
Arranges free flights to treatment centers for cancer patients.

Patient Services

www.patientservicesinc.org
800.366.7741
Creates a safety net for patients with chronic illness through financial assistance, advocacy, and resources.

Together Rx Access: Prescription Savings Program

www.togetherrxaccess.com
800.444.4106
Makes discounted prescription drugs available to eligible participants.

Social Security

www.socialsecurity.gov
800.772.1213
Serves as the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Effects

American Cancer Society (ACS)

www.cancer.org
800.227.2345 (or 866.228.4327 for TTY)
Describes various forms of treatment and how to cope with the anticipated side effects.

Cancer Care

www.cancercare.org
800.813.HOPE (4673)
Provides an extensive list of publications on managing the side effects of chemotherapy.

Cancer.Net

www.cancer.net (Chemotherapy side effects)
www.cancer.net (Radiation side effects)
888.651.3038
Gives simple explanations of chemotherapy and radiation treatment side effects; sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Caring 4 Cancer

www.caring4cancer.com
Discusses common as well as less common side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Health (NIH)

www.cancer.gov (Chemotherapy side effects)
www.cancer.gov (Radiation side effects)
800.4.CANCER (1.800.422.6237)
Offers fact sheets on the side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Livestrong

www.livestrong.com
Houses an extensive collection of articles on the side effects from nearly every form of cancer treatment.

 

 

 

 

Survivorship

Cancer.Net

www.cancer.net
888.651.3038
Introduces the concept of survivorship and talks about adjusting to life after treatment.

Living with Cancer Blog, Mayo Clinic

www.mayoclinic.com
Touches on subjects such as care for your body following treatment, reconnecting with loved ones, and managing late side effects.

National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Health (NIH)

www.cancer.gov
800.4.CANCER (1.800.422.6237)
Explores life and health after diagnosis and the completion of treatment.

National Coalition on Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

www.canceradvocacy.org
888.650.9127
Offers publications and referrals and serves as a national advocate for the rights of cancer patients and survivors.

 

 

Support Groups

Caring Bridge

www.caringbridge.org
Connects people experiencing significant help challenges with one another to exchange information and support.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer (FORCE)

www.facingourrisk.org
866.288.RISK (7475)
Supports, educates, advocates, raises awareness, and conducts research on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Cancer and Careers

www.cancerandcareers.org
Offers free publications and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.

Cancer Hope Network

www.cancerhopenetwork.org
800.552.4366
Provides free, confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families as well as access to support networks.

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)

www.npaf.org
Advocates on behalf of the patient to improve access to and reimbursement for high-quality health care through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.

People Living Through Cancer (PLTC)

www.pltc.org
Connects and supports cancer survivors and caregivers by transforming shared experiences into stories of hope.

The Wellness Community

www.thewellnesscommunity.org
Empowers individuals and families affected by cancer through education, resources, and community support.

 

 

 

Fertility

Fertile Hope

www.fertilehope.org
866.965.7205
Provides information, support, and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

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