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Social Services

Many of our cancer treatment centers have licensed social workers as part of your caregiving team. They help provide emotional reassurance and assist with support services for you and your family through individual counseling and support groups. They can also assist with financial challenges by connecting you to services and resources in your community such as disability services, supplemental Medicaid programs, medication assistance programs, and other local organizations.

Social Services Resources

Additionally, the following organizations can provide you with more information about available social services.

  • The American Cancer Society provides information about cancer and resources available throughout the state. 1-800-ACS-2345
  • Cancer Care Inc. provides one-on-one counseling, medical care information, telephone support group, financial assistance referrals, and educational teleconferences. 1-800-813-4673
  • Cancer Hope Network is a national nonprofit organization providing free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and their family members. 1-800-552-4366
  • Look Good, Feel Better offers online and in-person workshops on grooming and self-care for women, men, and teens. In-person workshops are available at many locations in Texas. 1-800-395-LOOK
  • The International Myeloma Foundation provides online support groups and information. 1-800-452-2873
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers assistance, including financial resources, for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and multiple myeloma. 1-800-955-4572
  • Leukemia Texas is a nonprofit organization focused on leukemia research and providing aid to Texas patients. 214-265-7393
  • The American Childhood Cancer Organization offers email support groups and online forums for caregivers of children with cancer and survivors. 1-855-858-2226
  • The Cancer Survivors Network, an American Cancer Society program, hosts discussion forums based on cancer type and lifestyle topics.
  • Stupid Cancer hosts online forums and Facebook groups, as well as meet-ups across the country, for young adults fighting cancer and their loved ones.
  • Geared toward working adults, Cancer and Careers shares insights, resources, and breaking news.
  • Cancer Support Community offers online discussion boards and support groups that meet regularly in chat rooms. In-person support groups are available in Austin and Dallas. Learning from Experience
  • Planet Cancer is a support community of young adults with cancer.

Prescription Assistance

Some organizations offer patients assistance with prescription medications. Your local Texas Oncology practice can also provide information about receiving assistance to obtain your medications if you cannot afford them.

  • RXAssist offers a comprehensive directory of patient assistance programs.
  • Needy Meds is a national organization that helps patients identify assistance programs to defray medical costs.