The Cancer Resource Center provides free services, programs and support for you and your family when you need it most. Our wide variety of valuable resources serves the goal of meeting your needs through your cancer treatment process and into survivorship.
There are a variety of financial resources available to those who qualify, including the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation and TWIG 1 Cancer Care Fund. Members of your oncology team will work collaboratively with financial aid personnel to determine what individualized assistance is available to you.
Our oncology social worker is here to offer you emotional and social support throughout your cancer treatment process. The social worker will help to ease your adjustment to your diagnosis and assist you with navigating the decision-making process.
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can be daunting – but you’re not alone. The resources listed below are just a small number of the community of supporters who understand your struggles and are willing to share their experience and knowledge. For more information on available resources and support groups, contact your nurse navigator or call the Cancer Resource Center at 740-689-4941.
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society’s “Road To Recovery”
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. For more information, visit cancer.org.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The CSC provides support programs for patients, caregivers and their supporters. For more information, visit cancersupportcommunity.org or call 888-793-9355.
Perry County Cancer Alliance
Open to all cancer patients, family members and friends, this group offers support, knowledge and coping skills. Learn more here or call 740-342-4183.
Provides information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology on cancer types, treatments, advocacy, survivorship, resources, podcasts and news. Please visit cancer.net for more information.
Provides a complimentary online space where patients and families can share cancer stories, connect, provide updates and receive support. For more details, please visit caringbridge.org or call 651-789-2300.
Provides the latest information about chemotherapy for patients and their families, caregivers and friends. Get more information at chemocare.com.
The Cord Blood Center
The Cord Blood Center promotes awareness for current and future stem cell treatments and is committed to being the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available for mothers and families considering cord blood. Visit cordbloodbanking.com for more information.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute provides general information and resources on cancer and clinical trials. For more information, visit cancer.gov or please call 800-422-6237.
Provides information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. Learn more at oncolink.org.
Medicine Assistance Tool
Qualified patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need at a free or reduced cost. For more details, please visit medicineassistancetool.org.
Pink Hope Society
A group of local breast cancer survivors offering friendship, encouragement, advice and assistance. Learn more by visiting the Pink Hope Society on Facebook.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Women’s Mobile Health Unit
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with the support of Susan G. Komen® Columbus and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Projects of Southeast Ohio provides free women’s health services and education. Services are offered at Heritage Community Clinic in Athens and on the Mobile Health Unit that travels throughout southeastern Ohio. Our goal is to decrease late breast cancer diagnosis rates by offering free health screenings, vouchers for mammograms to qualifying women and referrals as needed. Click here to get more information.
Susan G. Komen® Columbus
This organization supports vital local breast health services in a 30-county service area, and dedicates remaining funds to national research to find the cures. Learn more about them by visiting komencolumbus.org or by calling 614-297-8155.
Lung Cancer Screening
Doctors have found that screening for lung cancer in people at high risk of the disease can help to detect lung cancer early, which improves the chances of successful treatment. Our guidelines for screening are based on the National Lung Screening Trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. A low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening is recommended for:
- Men or women age 55-77
- Current or former smoker who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Smoked at least one pack per day for 30 years OR 2 packs per day for 15 years
You will need to have a physician order for a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening. To learn more about screening for lung cancer, or if you feel you are a candidate for a screening, please talk to your healthcare provider or call 740-689-6889.
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer
This annual event provides hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer – from survivors and the newly diagnosed to loved ones and those at risk of the disease. You will hear stories from those who have experienced lung cancer firsthand and form connections with others in the lung cancer community. Shine a Light is held every year in November – during Lung Cancer Awareness month. Find out more on our Events page.
American Lung Association
As the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more information, please visit lung.org.
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders committed to improving lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. For more information, please visit lungcancerresearchfoundation.org.
Lungcancer.org is a service of CancerCare®, a non-profit organization providing free, professional support – including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications – to anyone coping with lung cancer. For more information, please visit lungcancer.org.
Radon Education and Licensing Program
The Radon Education and Licensing Program is a federally funded program under the Ohio Department of Health and work in cooperation with the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (US EPA) and a network of local health departments across Ohio. This program provides public radon education, as well as low cost radon test kits to Ohio residents. Click here to learn more.
Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. The organization delivers life-changing information and support services, builds supportive awareness, increases access to screening and much more. Visit go2foundation.org for more information.
Fight Colorectal Cancer
Get information on diagnosis and treatment, find answers to your colorectal cancer questions and access an online support community of fellow patients and caregivers. For more information, visit fightcolorectalcancer.org or call 1-877-427-2111.
Colon Cancer Alliance
Offers support and information for fighters, survivors, caregivers, and others touched by colorectal cancer (CRC), a Buddy Program that matches people for one-on-one support, an online support program called My CCA Support, where those affected by CRC can connect with others, and more. For more information, please visit ccalliance.org or call 1-877-422-2030.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
During this informative and educational session on prostate cancer, members discuss their experiences with cancer and share information and education with fellow attendees. Meetings are held at the Cancer Resource Center on the second Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome. For questions, contact Bill Stevens, Ph.D., at 740-687-6543.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Ohio
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Central Ohio Chapter serves individuals who have been touched by one of the blood cancers. Learn more at lls.org/central-ohio.