Some Texas Oncology locations have licensed social workers on staff who team with physicians and staff members to address patients' psychosocial needs. Social workers provide emotional support to patients and their families through individual counseling and support groups. They also help patients with financial challenges by connecting them to services and resources in their communities such as disability services, supplemental Medicaid programs, and medication assistance programs
The following contacts connect you to more information regarding social services available to cancer patients and their families. Please note that the information available through these links is not provided by Texas Oncology, and Texas Oncology does not necessarily endorse this information. All information provided through these links is for your reference only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician before acting or relying upon such information.
Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, Education
American Cancer Society : 1-800-ACS-2345
Information about cancer and resources available throughout the state.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Cancer Care Inc : 1-800-813-4673
One-on-one counseling, medical care information, telephone support group, financial assistance referrals and educational teleconferences.
Cancer Hope Network : 1-800-552-4366
Connects people with similar diagnoses and treatment plans.
A nonprofit organization helping cancer patients who face infertility.
International Multiple Myeloma Foundation : 1-800-452-CURE
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America: 1-800-955-4572
Assistance for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and multiple myeloma (including financial resources).
An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through the funding of leukemia research and patient aid in Texas.
Patient Drug Assistance Programs
A community of young adults with cancer.
Us TOO International
Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network PCa Support Hotline: (800) 80-Us TOO (800-808-7866) www.ustoo.org