We have programs and services in Greater New Orleans to help you every step of the way. We’re there when you need us 24 hours a day with information, day-to-day help, and emotional support.
1-800-227-2345 and Cancer.org
Trained cancer information specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions about cancer, including information on diagnosis and treatment, and to link callers with resources in their communities and nationwide.
Cancer Resource Connection
The Cancer Resource Connection provides referrals to local resources that address the needs of patients, their families and caregivers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Clinical Trials Matching Service
The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families, and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient’s medical and personal situation. Call 1-800-303-5691 to speak to one of our specialists.
Health Insurance Assistance Service
The Society’s Health Insurance Service is free of charge and helps cancer patients by providing individualized information and resources to help patients navigate the health insurance system.
Day to Day:
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients, and an accompanying caregiver, who have to travel away from home for treatment.
We also partner with local hotels across the country to provide free or reduced-rate rooms for cancer patients, and accompanying caregivers, traveling for treatment.
Patient Support and Wig Boutique
The patient support room and wig boutique provides free wigs, head coverings, breast forms, and information on cancer diagnosis’ and treatment options.
The Quitline provides patients assistance with quitting tobacco including telephone counseling, self-help materials and local resources by calling 1-800-227-2345 or visiting Cancer.org.
Road to Recovery is a program that helps patients undergoing cancer care by providing transportation to their treatments and medical appointments. Transportation is provided based on patient needs and availability of resources in the community.
The Patient Navigator Program can help guide patients and families through their cancer experience. They can provide information and connect you with day-to-day help and emotional support.
Emotional Support Programs:
Online Communities and Support
Cancer Survivors Network is a free online community for people living with cancer and their families to connect with others, find resources, and tell your own story through personal expressions like music and art. Visit csn.cancer.org to access this resource.
I Can Cope online education classes are a quick and easy way to get the answers you need to help you or a loved one during and after cancer treatment. Classes are free and can be accessed at Cancer.org/ICanCope anytime, day or night.
With ACS.MyLifeLine.org, cancer patients and caregivers can set up web pages to connect with family and friends, allowing them to share their journey, get support with meals, transportation, and more.
Look Good...Feel Better
The Look Good Feel Better program offers free workshops that help women with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Trained volunteer beauty professionals teach simple techniques on skin care, makeup, and nail care that help improve the patient’s self-esteem and give her the ability to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence.
Reach To Recovery
The Reach To Recovery program matches people facing breast cancer with trained breast cancer survivors who had a similar diagnosis or treatment plan. Our volunteers offer patients the opportunity to ask questions, talk about their fears and concerns, and express their feelings.
Who We Are
Helping People Stay Well
We help you celebrate more birthdays by showing you how to stay well. We save lives by encouraging people to take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early and provide screening recommendations and simple tips to live a healthier lifestyle.
Helping People Get Well
We help guide you through every step of a cancer by providing information to help you make informed decisions and offer free services like transportation to cancer treatment or a free place to stay while receiving treatment far from home.
Whether it’s discovering medications that help people live longer, or pioneering the most promising cancer prevention or screening tests, we’ve been involved in nearly every major cancer breakthrough
in the last century. We’ve funded more than $4 billion into research efforts, including 47 Nobel Prize winners. The Society is the largest nonprofit, private source of cancer research dollars in the country.
Whether it’s passing smoke-free laws, increasing funding for cancer research, or inspiring communities to take up the fight through Relay For Life and other events, we fight
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.
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New Orleans, LA 70121