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Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
American Cancer SocietyPublic and professional education through programs, speakers, films, literature and seminars. The Patient Service Dept. may provide assistance with medication costs, transportation, home-care equipment, wigs, bed pads, surgical dressings, housing for out of town patients and families. Variety of gift items (wigs) and financial assistance (if eligible) may be offered.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society -Western RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Armstrong Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. ArmstrongAmerican Cancer Society - Armstrong UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - GreensburgWorks to eliminate cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service. Specific services include transportation, support programs and wigs as well as community education.IndianaAmerican Cancer Society -Western RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society I Can Cope ProgramEducational series that include "Learning about Cancer," "Understanding Treatments," "Managing the Side Effects of Illness and Treatment," " Communicating Concerns and Feelings," and "Taking Charge of Money Matters."AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society -Western RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Information and Referral Services - BerksProvides information to callers and referrals to appropriate community resources through: - Cancer Resource Connection with other non-ACS related Services - 24/7 hotline - Support NetworkBerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Information Services
  • Provide a toll-free number with trained cancer information specialists available 24/7 to help patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options and to connect them to local support.
    • Provide the Web site with accurate, up-to-date information about types of cancer, treatment options, and local programs.
      • Provide a Clinical Trials Matching Service to identify which trials would be appropriate for individual patients
American Cancer Society - Information ServicesAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website ( offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyProvides information on different types of cancer and treatment options, funds research on cancer and advocates on behalf of people affected by cancer. General information on clinical trials is available online. NorthamptonAmerican Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery ( Transportation )A medical transportation program that offers cancer patients rides to outpatient treatment through the efforts of volunteers. Rides available in Allegheny County.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society -Western RegionAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Washington Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. WashingtonAmerican Cancer Society - Washington UnitAmerican Cancer Society
American Cancer Society, York CountyInformation and guidance Support systems & education for cancer patients & family Transportation to/from cancer treatments Wig boutique - wigs, turbans; due to side effects of chemotherapy Limited financial assistance for prescription medications; through patient service center 1-888-227-5445 option #1 Public health education/cancer research. 'I can cope', education program for cancer patients and family Nutritional information for healthy eating habits Literature, videos, free speakers available Look good - feel better for patients suffering from appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation call 1-888-227-5445 for dates and times YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Institute for Cancer ResearchFosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results Provides a wide range of educational programs, quarterly newsletter, Nutrition Hotline, Cancer Resource for newly diagnosed patients, online Cancer Patients and Survivors section, memorial donations, gift annuities and estate planning American Institute for Cancer ResearchAmerican Institute For Cancer Research
Beaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationAssists Beaver County residents in the prevention of cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases, by sponsoring or providing support services and education programs.BeaverBeaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationBeaver County Cancer and Heart Association
Brenda Mehling Cancer FundThe Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.Brenda Mehling Cancer FundBrenda Mehling Cancer Fund
CancerCareProvides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of services are free of charge. CancerCareCancerCare
CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment AssistanceHelps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care. CancerCareCancerCare
Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. They join forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations;
  • Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations;
  • Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance. If you would like to have your organization considered for listing in our database, please complete our submission form.
Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Cancer Information ServiceSpecialists can help with the following: - Answer questions about cancer and help with quitting smoking - Help navigate the National Cancer Institute website ( - Provide information on their printed and electronic materials - Provide access to comprehensive accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. All services are confidential, and are for general knowledge. Specialists don't provide medical advice or recommend specific doctors or institutions.Cancer Information ServiceCancer Information Service
Cancer Resource ConnectionProvides answers to questions about cancer by phone and literature about prevention, diagnosis, detection, cause, and treatment of many forms of cancer. Referrals are given to nationwide research clinics and hospitals. Also provides patient services, i.e., wigs, medication assistance, transportation.DauphinCancer Resource ConnectionCancer Resource Connection
Cancer Support Group for WomenA member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer - from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease to those undergoing treatment to those who have been cured as well as family and friends who are affected as caregivers.DauphinThriveThrive
CanSurmontProvide support for people newly diagnosed with cancer and are in treatment.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
Cleaning for a ReasonCleaning services for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Cleaning for a Reason partners with professional residential maid services who are insured or insured or bonded and perform background checks on their employees to participate in the foundation. The companies have agreed to take 2 patients at a time and offer each patient 4 free cleanings, 1 a month for 4 consecutive months as a way to give back to their community. We accept cancer patient applications online, receive physician’s verification of treatment, and match the patients with our maid service partners.Cleaning for a ReasonCleaning for a Reason
Corporate Angel Network - Emergency Medical TransportationCAN is a nationwide program that arranges free air transportation for cancer patients by using available seats on corporate aircraft being flown on business trips. Patients must be able to walk, climb aircraft stairs and not be on oxygen, IV or other life support. Adult patients may bring one companion, children can be accompanied by 2 adult companions, all as space available. Corporate Angel Network, Inc.Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc. - PathwaysOffers in-home support for women with cancer while they are dealing with chemotherapy, radiation, cancer surgery or treatment. Services provided:
Light Housekeeping ~ dusting, vacuuming, organizing
Sanitize kitchen and bathroom
Laundry and Linen Changes
Meal Preparation
Shopping and Errands
Personal Care ~ help with bathing, dressing, grooming
Medication Reminders
Caregiver Relief ~ for caregivers who need periodic relief
BeaverHomemaker - Home Health Aide Service of Beaver CountyHomemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc.
Lisa's Lady BugsPatient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.JeffersonLisa's Lady BugsLisa's Lady Bugs
Look Good - Feel Better, American Cancer Society, York CountyA free program designed to help women conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
Look Good Feel Better - LancasterFree, non-medical group program that teaches women how to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Each participant is provided with a cosmetic kit containing cosmetics and skin care products specific to their skin tone. Registration is required.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Monongahela Valley Hospital - Cancer Support GroupOpen to all cancer patients and their familiesWashingtonMonongahela Valley Hospital Support GroupsMonongahela Valley Hospital
Our ClubhouseProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.AlleghenyOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
Our Clubhouse WestmorelandProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.WestmorelandOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:
  • Co-Pay Relief Program;
  • Outreach Programs;
  • Prevention assistance;
  • Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief ProgramPatient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:
  • To the Doctor,
  • To the Pharmacy,
  • To the Patient Directly.
Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
Penn Highlands - Cancer Support Group - Bri's AngelsOffers support to those dealing with the effects of cancer.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
Penn Highlands - Prostate Cancer Support GroupOpen to patients and survivors of Prostate CancerClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
Pink Tie AffairAssists men and women in the Pittsburgh area who are challenged with breast cancer. Provides financial assistance to those who have come during their difficult struggle with breast cancer.AlleghenyPink Tie AffairPink Tie Affair
Reach to Recovery - BerksContact with a woman facing a diagnosis of breast cancer by a breast cancer survivor. All visitors/callers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.BerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Reach To Recovery Support Group - LancasterVolunteers provide one-to-one support for individuals who have had breast cancer. Volunteers have had breast cancer, completed treatment and have received training from the Cancer Society. LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Road to Recovery - BerksProgram that assist ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment. For Berks County residents going to cancer-related appointments in Berks County or Pottstown Hospital in Montgomery County only.BerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
Strings for a CURE FoundationProvides help directly to cancer patients, focusing on breast cancer patients. Provides gas, grocery and pharmacy gift cards to cancer patients, primarily those with breast cancer. They also provide comfort baskets, educational materials and medical grants to these patients. ErieStrings for a CURE FoundationStrings for a CURE Foundation
The Washington Hospital - Living Each DayIndividuals with cancer, their families, and friends are welcome. The relaxed supportive atmosphere provides an opportunity to share, thoughts, feelings and concerns.WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
United Way Of Clarion County - Community Cancer Care FundProvides financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, gas cards, food and other necessaries.ClarionUnited Way Of Clarion CountyUnited Way Of Clarion County
UPMC Cancer Information and Referral ServiceProvides information about cancer and cancer-related topics, including prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, emotional support services, nursing and patient care, rehabilitation, referrals, and community resources and educationAlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
UPMC Horizon - Cancer Support GroupSupport group for Cancer patientsMercerUPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley CampusUPMC Horizon
UPMC Passavant - Living With Cancer Support GroupThis support group for cancer patients and their families meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-9:00pm, in the Support Services Building The group is sponsored by the Burger King Cancer Center. AlleghenyUPMC Health System Passavant HospitalUPMC Passavant
Vickie's Angel WalkHelping families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills due to the cancer. Financial help from Vickie's Angel Walk can be used for both medical and non medical expenses. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses, co-pays, medical premiums and prescriptions. Help is given in blocks of three months at a time.CumberlandVickie's Angel WalkVickie's Angel Walk
Victory Seekers: Cancer and Long term IllnessVictory Seekers! Join forces with our support team in gaining victory over cancer and long-term illnesses. Find healing power and encouragement from unity in God's Word for this battle. All Recruits Welcome! CumberlandChristian Life AssemblyChristian Life Assembly
Volunteers That CareFundraising and volunteer organization supporting cancer patients and their families.PotterVolunteers That CareVolunteers That Care
Wigs for Cancer Patients-American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitSusqueView Home provides free American Cancer Society wigs and and accessories, such as turbans.ClintonAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society

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