Northeast Florida Cancer Resource Guide

The Cancer Resource Guide for North Central Florida

The Cancer Resource Guide for North Central Florida is a thorough listing of cancer-related resources for patients, family members, caregivers and healthcare providers. The Guide is a public service of North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, WellFlorida Council and the Florida Department of HealthCancer Control Program.


 

Caregiver Resources

Memory trip for children with an ill parent

Memories of Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fulfills its mission: to create joyful memories for children whose parents have a life-threatening illness by giving families the opportunity to create lasting and loving memories together at a time they need it most. We provide 5 night/ 6 days accommodations in Orlando, theme park tickets and $100 spending money.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Helen Werking
hwerking@memoriesoflove.org
904‑596‑2789
4932 Sunbeam Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Visit Jacksonville

Consider Visit Jacksonville your local expert for local accommodations, dining, things to do and additional resources during your treatment.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
Contact:
904‑798‑9111
208 N. Laura Street, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32202

For Caregivers

CaringBridge.org

Free, personalized websites that keep family and friends connected during a serious health event. Contact:
651‑789‑2300

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides a variety of free online resources for family caregivers. Contact:
info@caregiver.org
1‑800‑445‑8106

Hospice Foundation of America

The Caregiving Resource page of their website offers practical tools, reading suggestions, and tips on caregiving for persons near the end of life. Most of this information is useful under other caregiving situations. Contact:
800‑854­‑3402

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Offers educational materials and information on agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations and medical equipment suppliers. Contact:
202‑547‑7424

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Advocates services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Members of n4a have the opportunity to obtain a national voice, be informed and prepared on aging issues and gain recognition. Contact:
202‑872‑0888

National Cancer Institute: Caregivers, Family & Friends

Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer, and also features resources that help individuals with cancer cope with the illness. Contact:
1‑800‑4‑CANCER

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

NFCA educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. Contact:
800­‑896­‑3650

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Their Caring Connections website provides free resources, and information about end-­of-­life issues such as advance care planning, caregiving, hospice and palliative care and grief. Contact:
800­-658-­8898
www.caringinfo@nhpco.org
Multilingual Line: 877‑­658‑­8896

Home Health Agencies

Arcadia Home Care & Staffing

Home Care is an extremely effective alternative to facility based care because it can reduce the stress and anxiety often experienced when an individual is placed in unfamiliar surroundings. Not only does this care allow the individual to receive nurturing assistance in the sanctity of their own home, but it also maintains a level of independence while avoiding institutionalization. The plan of care is custom designed to meet the particular needs of the individual and can be scaled up or down as the person's condition changes. Caregivers are carefully selected to meet those specific needs and are dedicated to assisting the consumer improve their quality of life.

Call Arcadia Home Care today to schedule a free consultation and learn our solution to your home care needs
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian
Contact:
Ellen Bissett-Kemper
ebk47arcadia@aol.com
(904) 731‑1183
2870 University Blvd W, Ste 104, Jacksonville FL 32217

ComForcare Home Health Care

Caregivers provide respite to family members. Light housekeeping, medication reminder, meal prep, errands, transportation. Companionship-someone to be there to help with care.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
Contact:
Anita Leverett
aleverett@comforcarejax.com
904‑232‑4407
7400 Baymeadows Way Suite 320
Jacksonville, Fl 32256

Community Resources

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Provide compassionate guidance and care to help those with advanced illness and their families to live better and improve quality of life. Call to request a free information visit.
Languages Spoken: English, translation service as needed for others
Contact:
Community Hospice Admissions
904‑407‑6500
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Community Palliative Consultants

Community Palliative Consultants helps people of any age find relief from the symptoms, pain and stress caused at any stage of any serious, complex or chronic illness. Established by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in 2010, this multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, social workers and chaplains guide intensive discussions with patients and their families to help establish goals of care and facilitate decision making. Community Palliative Consultants staff works with the patient’s attending physician to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by aligning expectations of care with realistic outcomes and treatment options, which may include a curative plan. Learn more at CommunityPalliative.com.
Languages Spoken: English, translation service as needed by others
Contact:
Community Palliative Consultants
904‑407‑7700
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Florida Department of Health Duval County Health Department

Languages Spoken: English/Spanish
Contact:
904‑253‑1000
900 University Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Halifax Health - Center for Oncology

The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is part of a nonprofit, acute-care hospital with approximately 700 licensed beds, serving East Central Florida. The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is a full-service cancer center providing preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. The program employs board certified medical, radiation, and a gynecologic oncologist. The Oncologists and medical staff collaborate on multidisciplinary evaluations and care through weekly conferences. Radiation Oncology Services include Varian iX, Novalis Tx and Elekta Synergy systems with multileaf collimator and on board imaging capable of respiratory gating and cone beam CT. This program provides low dose rate brachytherapy, prostate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, SBRT, IMRT, IGRT, BEXXAR, and genetic testing. The medical oncology/ hematology program utilizes the latest chemotherapy/biological therapy available as well as access to national clinical trials. The Gynecologic/Surgical oncology program provides the only da Vinci robotic surgery system to the East Central Florida area.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Debra Trovato
386‑254‑4211 option 6
303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32128

In the Pink

We serve all people with all cancers. We provide free services, such as wigs, lymphedema sleeves, etc. to those who qualify. We also provide free yoga and meditation classes to all cancer patients. We have two locations in Jacksonville. We are in-network for most insurance companies and file the claims for the services/items provided. All staff are certified mastectomy fitters, as well as lymphedema fitters. Contact:
Jeri K. Millard
904‑372‑0029 (Beaches), 904‑369‑5515 (Downtown)
522 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32207

Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library has up-to-date health information via subscription databases that are free to all card holders and are accessible from our 21 locations as well as from home. We also have books (and e-books) on a variety of health related topics. Our knowledgeable librarians can assist you with your research needs. Contact:
(904) 630‑2665

Live For Today Foundation

We are a nonprofit organization for young adults with cancer ages 18 - 35. We provide our members with unique opportunities, adventurous activities, and support from other young adults with cancer. You are eligible to join if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and have ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to join on our website!
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Live For Today Foundation
mail@live-for-today.org
904.273.4590
340 Sawmill Lane
Ponte Vedra FL, 32082

Sisters Network Northeast Florida Chapter

An Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., provides support to African-American women surviving breast cancer through in-home and in-hospital support as well as monthly survivorship meetings. In addition, financial assistance is available for costs related to treatment for those who qualify. Contact:
Dianne Townsend
904‑757‑6622

The Judy Nicholson Foundation

Contact:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS is committed to reaching out to those with leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases in meaningful ways. LLS offers programs to meet the needs of patients, families and oncology professionals including support groups, financial assistance, and patient education.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Jenna Gailliard
jenna.gailliard@gmail.com
904‑332‑6414
7077 Bonneval Rd. Ste. 103
Jacksonville, FL
32216

UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville

The UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville offers advanced screening, diagnostic care, education and treatment in a warm, welcoming environment. The UF Health physicians who work here provide a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to comprehensive care, from annual mammograms to a wide array of advanced treatment options. They specialize in high-risk assessments and provide consulting and monitoring for patients at risk for breast cancer. Throughout the process, your breast health team provides information and support, as well as a second opinion service to review original pathology slides or mammography films. Our team helps patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options to ensure they are making the best possible decisions for their care.
Languages Spoken: English. Interpreters available.
Contact:
Shahla Masood, MD
Shahla.Masood@jax.ufl.edu
904.244.4387
580 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the UF Health Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Combining our strengths with the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, we offer residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia all the benefits of an academic health center. We have specialists trained in brain cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, melanoma and more.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish. Interpreters available.
Contact:
904.244.0411
655 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209

Visit Jacksonville

Consider Visit Jacksonville your local expert for local accommodations, dining, things to do and additional resources during your treatment.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
Contact:
904‑798‑9111
208 N. Laura Street, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Women's Center of Jacksonville/Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies meets every Monday from 7-8:30 pm. Information & Referral Services are provided. Survivor Advocates are available to accompany newly diagnosed women to doctor's appointments and act as a second set of ears. Personal growth workshops are offered. Wigs, head coverings, bras and prostheses are available at no cost. All direct services are free.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks
904‑722‑300x224
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Care

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Services such as transportation, housing, financial assistance, Hope Lodges, clinical trials, service matching and support groups are available to cancer patients and their families. Contact:
ACS provides resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a toll‑free multilingual call center at 1‑800‑ACS‑2345

Arcadia Home Care & Staffing

Home Care is an extremely effective alternative to facility based care because it can reduce the stress and anxiety often experienced when an individual is placed in unfamiliar surroundings. Not only does this care allow the individual to receive nurturing assistance in the sanctity of their own home, but it also maintains a level of independence while avoiding institutionalization. The plan of care is custom designed to meet the particular needs of the individual and can be scaled up or down as the person's condition changes. Caregivers are carefully selected to meet those specific needs and are dedicated to assisting the consumer improve their quality of life.

Call Arcadia Home Care today to schedule a free consultation and learn our solution to your home care needs
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian
Contact:
Ellen Bissett-Kemper
ebk47arcadia@aol.com
(904) 731‑1183
2870 University Blvd W, Ste 104, Jacksonville FL 32217

First Coast Oncology

First Coast Oncology provides patients with the most advanced radiation oncology treatment available for cancer, in a compassionate and respectful environment. Our staff consists of highly trained staff of Radiation Oncologists and medical professionals who specialize in the most advanced oncology therapies available for all types of cancer. Drs. Ackerman, Perkins and Ossi are board certified physicians who work with a well qualified, licensed team that focuses on providing the latest cancer treatment options available in an effort to provide care that surpasses other providers in Northeast Florida. Contact:
Jennifer Maggiore
jennifer@firstcoastoncology.com
904‑880‑5522
10881 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Mayo Clinic Florida

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) – designated comprehensive cancer center with a multi-site national presence. Our three campuses – in Jacksonville, Fla., Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz;, and Rochester, Minn. offer MCCC a broad
geographic reach to serve patients, regionally nationally and internationally. Through our Jacksonville clinic, patients have access to more than 400 physicians, including 85 who are involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Physicians at our Jacksonville clinic diagnose and care for more than 10,000 patients with cancer every year.

MCCC offers a broad array of cancer diagnostic, treatment and support services for our patients including medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, surgical oncology(including minimally invasive and reconstructive procedures), malignant hematologic diseases, bone marrow transplantation, familial genetic cancer screening, nutrition, cancer psychologic counseling and cancer support groups. MCCC has leading experts in a variety of rare cancers and related hematologic diseases requiring specialized treatment, including sarcoma, thyroid cancers, myeloma, amyloidosis and melanoma, among others. In Florida, MCCC participates in a collaborative bone marrow transplant program with Nemours Children’s Clinic and Wolfson Children’s Hospital to provide specialized BMT services to both adults and children.

MCCC’s internationally recognized physicians and scientists collaborate across the spectrum of cancer research – including basic, translational, clinical and population sciences. Approximately 900 cancer-related clinical trials are available at MCCC.
Languages Spoken: All major languages
Contact:
Mayo Clinic Florida
904‑953‑0853
Mayo Clinic Florida
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville ,FL 32224

Children

Memory trip for children with an ill parent

Memories of Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fulfills its mission: to create joyful memories for children whose parents have a life-threatening illness by giving families the opportunity to create lasting and loving memories together at a time they need it most. We provide 5 night/ 6 days accommodations in Orlando, theme park tickets and $100 spending money.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Helen Werking
hwerking@memoriesoflove.org
904‑596‑2789
4932 Sunbeam Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

Our mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support. From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we are part of the team, allowing parents to solely focus on their child’s well being. Our goal is to BE THERE for parents facing the unthinkable so they can be there for their families.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Keli Coughlin Joyce
keli@tcjayfund.org
904‑543‑2599
P.O. Box 50798
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Lodging

Gabriel House of Care

Provides affordable long-term lodging for cancer patients and caregivers who come from outside of Jacksonville to receive cancer treatments at area hospitals and clinics. Patients must be referred by their hospital social worker and services are dependent on availability.
Languages Spoken: Translators available
Contact:
904‑821‑8995
4599 Worrall Way
Jacksonville, FL 32224

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.

Provides lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home. Contact:
800‑542‑9730

Medical Assistance

Community Palliative Consultants

Community Palliative Consultants helps people of any age find relief from the symptoms, pain and stress caused at any stage of any serious, complex or chronic illness. Established by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in 2010, this multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, social workers and chaplains guide intensive discussions with patients and their families to help establish goals of care and facilitate decision making. Community Palliative Consultants staff works with the patient’s attending physician to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by aligning expectations of care with realistic outcomes and treatment options, which may include a curative plan. Learn more at CommunityPalliative.com.
Languages Spoken: English, translation service as needed by others
Contact:
Community Palliative Consultants
904‑407‑7700
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville

The UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville offers advanced screening, diagnostic care, education and treatment in a warm, welcoming environment. The UF Health physicians who work here provide a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to comprehensive care, from annual mammograms to a wide array of advanced treatment options. They specialize in high-risk assessments and provide consulting and monitoring for patients at risk for breast cancer. Throughout the process, your breast health team provides information and support, as well as a second opinion service to review original pathology slides or mammography films. Our team helps patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options to ensure they are making the best possible decisions for their care.
Languages Spoken: English. Interpreters available.
Contact:
Shahla Masood, MD
Shahla.Masood@jax.ufl.edu
904.244.4387
580 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the UF Health Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Combining our strengths with the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, we offer residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia all the benefits of an academic health center. We have specialists trained in brain cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, melanoma and more.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish. Interpreters available.
Contact:
904.244.0411
655 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209

Outreach

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Services such as transportation, housing, financial assistance, Hope Lodges, clinical trials, matching service and support groups are available to cancer patients and their families. ACS provides resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a toll­free multi­lingual call center. Contact:
1­‑800‑ACS­‑2345

Florida Department of Health

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program provides information and resources for individuals regarding cancer and related topics. Contact:
Information, 850‑245‑4444

Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)

SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville. Contact:
904­‑757­‑6622

Transportation

Air Charity Network

Provides transportation to patients traveling for treatment. Contact:
877‑621‑7177

Century Ambulance Service, Inc.

Medical transportation (advanced life support/basic life support; critical care certified paramedics) and non-medical transporatation (wheelchair service; non-medical stretcher). Residence and healthcare facility-based transport.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Brandon Carter
brandon.carter@casjax.com
904‑356‑2828
2144 Rosselle Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Financial Support

National

Air Charity Network

Provides transportation to patients traveling for treatment. Contact:
877‑621‑7177

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Offers grants for those with breast, lung, colorectal or pancreatic cancer. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Contact:
866‑552‑6729

HealthCare.gov

The Find Insurance Options tool will help you find the health insurance suited to your needs, whether it's private insurance for individuals, families and small businesses, or public programs that may work for you. It was created to help consumers under the health insurance reform law, the Affordable Care Act. Contact:

Healthwell Foundation

This nonprofit organization offers help with insurance copays, premiums, and out of pocket costs for a wide variety of cancers. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Contact:
800‑675‑8416

Medicare Telephone Hotline

Speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Listen to recorded questions and answers on topics such as Medicare health plan choices and order publications. Contact:
1‑­800‑­MEDICARE

Medicare.gov

Get extra help with prescription drug costs, find out how Medicare works with other insurance, and compare health and drug plans on the U.S. government’s official site for Medicare. Contact:
1‑800‑MEDICARE

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.

Provides lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home. Contact:
800‑542‑9730

National Center for Farm Worker Health

This agency provides referrals to help centers throughout the United States for Primary Care for clients who are Migrant Farm Workers. Contact:
800‑377‑9968

Patient Services Incorporated

One of the earliest co-pay assistance programs, PSI offers financial assistance for many chronic illnesses, including some cancers. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Contact:
877‑250‑2350

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Co-Pay Assistance Program

Helps with both insurance premiums and co-payments. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Contact:
copay@lls.org
877‑557‑2672

The Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief Program

This program, aimed at those with insurance, including Medicare Part D, helps patients diagnosed with many types of cancer, including brain tumors. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Contact:
866‑512‑3861

Regional

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration provides financial assistance to those who qualify for Social Security government funded programs. Program Include: Medical Disability and Financially Indigent Programs such as Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Application process is required. Contact:
800‑772‑1213
400 N SR 19, Ste. 53
Palatka, FL 32177

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

Our mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support. From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we are part of the team, allowing parents to solely focus on their child’s well being. Our goal is to BE THERE for parents facing the unthinkable so they can be there for their families.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Keli Coughlin Joyce
keli@tcjayfund.org
904‑543‑2599
P.O. Box 50798
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

National Organizations & Websites

Cancer Resources

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The mission of AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. Contact:
866‑423‑­3965

American Institute for Cancer Research

Provides information about cancer prevention, particularly through diet and nutrition; featuring a toll-­free nutrition hotline, pen pal support network and research funding. Contact:
800‑843‑8114

American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Helpline through which cancer patients, caregivers and advocacy organizations may obtain referrals for local counseling services throughout the United States. This referral program aims to connect cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress. Contact:
Referral Helpline 866‑276‑7443. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day through a voicemail system.
154 Hansen Road, Ste. 201
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Provides resources for healthcare providers but includes patient-friendly tools such as help finding an oncologist, and up­-to-­date information about cancer policy issues. Contact:
571­‑483‑­1300

Be The Match

Provides assistance to patients and their physicians in the search for an unrelated stem cell donor. Provides general information about the stem cell transplant process, the search process, financial issues associated with the transplantation process and Patient Advocacy. Contact:
888‑999‑6743

C-Change

The mission of C-­Change is to eliminate cancer as a public health problem, at the earliest possible time, by leveraging the expertise and resources of its members. C-­Change is both a forum and a catalyst for identifying issues and major challenges facing the cancer community and for initiating collaborative actions to complement the efforts of individual C-Change members. C-Change focuses on advocacy, strategic initiatives and research. Free toolkits and resources available. Contact:
202­‑756‑­1600

Cancer and Careers

Provides cancer-related expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Also offers publications, resources, and support for cancer patients going through treatment and returning to work. Contact:

Cancer Answers H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Answers for cancer related questions. Contact:
800‑456‑7121

Cancer Care, Inc.

A national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are available in person, over the phone and through the agency's website. Spanish language help available. Contact:
800­‑813‑HOPE

Cancer Hope Network

Provides support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. Contact:
800‑552‑4366

Cancer Information and Counseling Line

A toll-free national service provided by AMC Cancer Research Center. Provides emotional support, up-to-date medical information and resource referrals through counseling. Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST. Contact:
800‑525‑3777

Cancer Support Community

Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. They offer support groups on stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions and social events. Contact:
888­‑793­‑9355

Cancer.Net

The patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions. Contact:
888­‑651­‑3038

Cancer101

Cancer101's mission is to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses and engage them as active partners in their care, by arming them with a toolkit to navigate their cancer journey. Contact:
646‑638‑2202

CancerCare Inc

CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Contact:
Information/Referral
800‑813‑4673

Cancervive, Inc.

Since 1985, Cancervive has provided counseling, education and advocacy to cancer patients, family members and health professionals. Popular education materials include books, DVDs and games. Contact:

Chemocare.com

Scott Hamilton's site focuses on chemotherapy managing side effects, survivor experiences and more. Contact:

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

Mission: to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials. Features a tool to search for current trials. Contact:
877­‑227­‑8451

Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Contact:
312‑202‑5085

CURE

CURE quarterly magazine is available free of charge to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Subscribers receive clear and comprehensive information in order to better understand cancer. Additionally, CURE, in association with the American Cancer Society, publishes an annual Cancer Resource Guide, which is sent to every new subscriber. CURE will also send free magazines for your support groups, community events, churches, etc. Contact:
subs@curetoday.com

Debbie's Dream

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (formerly known as Can't Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie's Dream) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality. Contact:
Admin@DebbiesDream.org
(954) 475‑1200

Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc.

Promotes health awareness to the underserved Latino community by providing ethnic-specific education with a focus on early detection screening of breast and cervical cancer, as well as other chronic diseases. Resources for hosting a Health Fiesta. Contact:
281­‑489­‑1111

Florida Cancer Trials, Inc.

Florida Cancer Clinical Trial Information and Matching Service: This is a Web and Telephone-based resource that allows the user to search for and identify active clinical trials throughout Florida for more than 100 different cancers. The patient would be matched to trials by completing a Confidential Patient Profile. Contact:
Clinical Trials Specialists
800‑584‑9976

Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)

ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the US. Contact:
713­‑798­‑4614

Livestrong: Lance Armstrong Foundation

Focuses its activities on: survivor resources and support, survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, scientific and clinical research grants. A particularly useful tool is the Livestrong Guidebook which functions as a workbook and provides information that is needed from the time of diagnosis through cancer treatment and beyond free through website. Contact:
866­‑673‑7205

Mesothelioma Help Now

Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Contact:
800‑584‑4151

National Cancer Institute

Provides up-to-­date information on all cancer types, information on clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals. Contact:
800­‑4‑CANCER

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

A network of groups and individuals that offer support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free, self-­learning audio program designed to help people cultivate important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness. Contact:
888­‑650­‑9127

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients aim to help people with cancer and their loved ones discuss the best treatment options for them with their physicians. The NCCN Website covers a wide array of cancer topics for patients, caregivers and their families. Contact:
215‑690‑0300

National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN)

National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) is an interfaith volunteer caregiving initiative that brings together volunteers to help people of all ages with long-term health needs to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Program availability and eligibility vary from one geographic area to another based on age, illness type and other criteria. Services are listed by state on the Website. Contact:

Olympian Shannon Miller's FREE "Competing with Cancer" eBook

America's most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived... this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216

OncoLink

Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, this website provides information about specific cancers, updates on treatments and research advances. Contact:

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Contact:
800‑532‑5274
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, Virginia 23666

R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The foundation matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained home-­based volunteers who have been treated for the same type of cancer. Trained volunteers (about 600) talk to patients about their cancer experience. Publications available: Fighting Cancer, Guide for Cancer Support and Cancer There's Hope. Contact:
800­‑433­‑0464, answering service after hours.

Society for Integrative Oncology

Provides guidelines and resources pertaining to integrative oncology, treatment and helps search for open clinical trials. Contact:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

A resource on many things relating to breast health and breast cancer. Lists community health grants, scholarships, research programs and more. Contact:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS is committed to reaching out to those with leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases in meaningful ways. LLS offers programs to meet the needs of patients, families and oncology professionals including support groups, financial assistance, and patient education.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Jenna Gailliard
jenna.gailliard@gmail.com
904‑332‑6414
7077 Bonneval Rd. Ste. 103
Jacksonville, FL
32216

Vital Options TeleSupport Cancer Network

An organization that facilitates a syndicated cancer talk show linking callers with patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists. Services in English and French. Contact:
818­‑508­‑5657

Children and Youth

Children With Hairloss

Provider offers hair replacement to children with any form of medically-related hair loss. Program provides a wig and wig care kit, a hat with attachable hair, and free styling services. Provider also accepts donated hair. Contact:
734‑379‑4400
12776 S. Dixie Hwy., Rockwood, Michigan 48179

CureSearch

Funds and supports children's cancer research and provides information and resources to all those affected by children's cancer. Contact:
800‑458‑6223

L Erickson USA

Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide. Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045

Planet Cancer

An online community for young adults affected by cancer Contact:
512‑452‑9010

Stupid Cancer

The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest support community for young adults affected by cancer (15-40) and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. They offer online and offline support communities nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, an international annual conference and a live weekly talk radio program. Contact:
212‑619‑1040

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Serves young adults affected by cancer worldwide, and offers support groups for them, their family and friends. Contact:
888­‑393­‑3863

Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss subsequent to medical conditions or treatment procedures. The hairpieces and services are provided without any associated costs to the families of the children. Contact:
440‑333‑4433

Young Survival Coalition

A global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women with breast cancer. Young Survival Coalition offers resources, connections and outreach so young women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Free support groups over the phone and online advice about managing insurance or the lack thereof. Resources for the uninsured are listed as well. Contact:
877­‑YSC‑1011

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

MD Anderson Cancer Center Complementary

Integrative Medicine Education Resources. When properly combined with standard cancer treatments, some complementary therapies can enhance wellness and quality of life, but others may be harmful during or after treatment for cancer. This website is offered to help patients and physicians decide how best to integrate such therapies into their care. Contact:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine

Offers touch therapy, mind-body therapy, acupuncture, creative therapy, nutrition counseling, and exercise programs to improve strength and promote relaxation. Services available for cancer patients and family members. Contact:
212‑639‑2000

National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Offers health information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), therapies and tips for talking with healthcare providers. Also includes ways to find CAM programs and providers, and advice for paying CAM therapies. Contact:
800‑422‑6237

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Supplies scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Also includes health information, grant and funding options, training resources, news updates and information on how to find a CAM practitioner. Contact:
888‑644‑6226

Men

The John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Creates programs for the advocacy and support of men fighting cancer and is associated with cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. Contact:
949­‑631­‑8400

Pain

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

ACPA aims to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain. Contact:
800‑533­‑3231

American Pain Foundation

Having cancer can put you and your family on a difficult, unpredictable, emotional journey. But managing the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, including pain, fatigue, nausea, depression and problems with sexuality, is an important part of comprehensive, quality cancer care. Contact:
888‑615‑­PAIN (7246)

National Pain Foundation

Seeks to improve the quality of life for those living with pain through information, education and support that connects persons with pain to each other and to those that can help. Contact:

Prescriptions

Diplomat's Oncology Navigator Program

Offers drug assistance. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy's Oncology Navigator Program provides clinical and reimbursement solutions to patients with oncologic and hematologic disorders. Financial assistance may be available for patients who meet annual benefit maximums, are among the working poor or on disability and financially unable to burden their co-payments or co-insurance liabilities. Contact:
Patient Care Coordinator
877‑977‑9118
4100 S Saginaw Street
Flint, Michigan 48507

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free. Contact:
1­‑888­‑477­‑2669

Patient Advocate Foundation

Mission: To provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare such as medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life­threatening illnesses. Contact:
800‑532­‑5274

RxAssist

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news and articles so that healthcare professionals and patients can find the information they need. Contact:
info@rxassist.org

Social Security

Updated information on the Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, an estimated value of $4,000 for qualified applicants. Contact:
800­‑633­‑4227

Women

Cleaning For a Reason

Cleaning For a Reason is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that cleans homes for women with cancer for FREE. Their partner maid services have helped over 10,000 women receive over $2.6 million in free house cleaning. Contact:
877‑337‑3348

Fertile Hope

Dedicated to helping cancer patients with fertility issues. Contact:
866­‑965‑7205

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Core mission: To increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed
with cancers specific to them.
Contact:
800‑444‑4441

L Erickson USA

Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide. Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045

MyOncofertility.org

An education resource that provides patients, parents and partners with cancer-related advice, animations, survivor videos and resources. Contact:
866‑708‑3378

Olympian Shannon Miller's FREE "Competing with Cancer" eBook

America's most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived... this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216

S.H.E Circle

A wellness community by and for African American lesbian and bisexual women. As a national health education program, S.H.E Circle encourages African American women to learn about health issues, ask questions, share information, connect with resources and provide support to each other. Contact:
1-866-MAUTNER (628-8637)
Toll‑free number: 202‑332‑5536

Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)

SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville. Contact:
904­‑757­‑6622

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Provides support, education, information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families. Contact:
202‑332­‑5536

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Increases public awareness, advances bladder cancer research, and provides educational and support services to the bladder cancer community. Contact:
888‑901‑2226

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Action (BCA)

BCA was started by women in a San Francisco breast cancer support group who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge about their disease. BCA is now a national education and activist organization that asks the hard questions about what needs to be done to end the breast cancer epidemic. Contact:

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Y-ME is a nonprofit organization serving men and women with breast cancer, as well as their families and friends. Its mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Contact:
800‑221‑2141
135 S. LaSalle Street
Ste. 200
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Colorectal Cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance

A national patient advocacy organization that offers support, resources, news, events and research to cancer patients. Contact:
877‑422‑2030

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Offers support for patients, family members, and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer. Also serves as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals and healthcare providers. Contact:
877‑427‑2111

Endometrial/Ovarian/Uterine Cancer

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Serves as an advocate for women with ovarian cancer. They work to increase understanding among the public and professionals and advance research for the development of an early detection test, improved healthcare practices and life-saving treatment protocols. Contact:
202‑331‑1332/ 866‑399‑6262

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Learn about ovarian cancer risk factors, causes, signs and symptoms, clinical trials and other resources. The Hope Line, 1-877-OV-HOPE, is a free telephone counseling and referral service that helps patients and families cope with the challenges of an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Contact:
1‑877‑OV‑HOPE

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

Provides information and support for esophageal cancer patients and caregivers. Contact:
800‑601‑0613

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Offers support, education and resources to patients with head and neck cancers. Contact:
866‑792‑4622

Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer

Includes support, education, a survivor network, newsletters and clinical trials. Contact:
800‑377‑0928

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer Association

Provides information, clinical trials, sponsor support groups, physician referral information, and news for those affected by kidney cancer. Contact:
800‑850‑9132

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Masters level social workers and health educators answer calls from patients and medical professionals. LLS also offers a patient financial aid program, co-pay assistance program and more. North Florida affiliate in Jacksonville. Contact:
800­‑955‑4572

Liver Cancer

YES

Provides information, resources, support, and hope for anyone affected by liver tumors. Contact:
877‑937‑7478

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Alliance

Provides information on risk, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. Also offers psychosocial support and advocacy for patients and those at risk. Contact:
800‑298‑2436

LungCANCER.org

Provides CancerCare services for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved. Services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. Contact:
800‑813‑4673

Marrow Cancer

National Marrow Donor Program

Conducts and supports research through public resources. Provides information for potential donors, patient advocacy aid assistance and patient education materials. Contact:
800‑627‑7692

Melanoma

Melanoma International Foundation

Provides information on prevention and early detection, a toll-free hotline for patients and their families, and directs local screening and education programs. Contact:
866‑463‑6663

Melanoma Research Foundation

Supports medical research in finding treatments, and educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. Contact:
877‑673‑6460

Skin Cancer Foundation

Provides information and programs on education, prevention, early detection and treatment for skin cancer. Contact:
800‑754‑6490

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Center

Features information on the dangers of asbestos, mesothelioma cancer and where to find treatment facilities in your area. Patient advocates are also on hand to help patients get connected with doctor match programs. Contact:
Jeffrey Jocoy
jeff@asbestos.com
800‑615‑2270
189 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Mesothelioma Help Now

Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Contact:
800‑584‑4151

Mesothelioma Resource Online

Mesothelioma Resource Online has created and developed this site to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones. Contact:
webmaster@mesotheliomasymptoms.com
(855) 584‑0411
One William Street
New York, NY 10004

Multiple Myeloma

International Myeloma Foundation

The International Myeloma Foundation provides a toll-free hotline, educational materials and seminars for patients and their families. Contact:
800‑452‑2873

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Includes a newsletter, teleconferences, and news updates to those affected by Multiple Myeloma. The foundation also supports the drug discovery and development process in order to bring patients new therapies. Contact:
203‑299‑0464

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Committed to programs and services that provide information to patients, health professionals and the general public. They seek to advance research, support patients and provide tools for patients looking to receive care. Contact:
877‑272‑6226

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A national organization creating hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. Contact:

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Net (PN)

Empowers consumers, patients, survivors and their families to help make the appropriate decisions relative to treating prostate diseases and insuring the desired quality of life. Contact:

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support

Us TOO is dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Contact:
630­‑795­‑1002

Zero- The Project to End Prostate Cancer

Zero works to advocate its efforts towards a cancer free generation at federal and state levels, provides information for patients about treatment, and provides services to those at risk. Contact:
888‑245‑9455

Sarcoma

Kristen Ann Carr Fund Sarcoma Forum

Provides funding for research and treatment of sarcoma, the education of young physicians, and seeks to improve the quality of cancer patient life. Contact:

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative

Increases public awareness of sarcoma, raises funds for research grants, and provides support and updated information to sarcoma patients, families and health professionals. Contact:
914‑762‑3251

Sarcoma Alliance

Provides information to patients and caregivers, an integrative discussion board, peer-to-peer services, financial assistance, and options for donating and volunteering. Contact:
415‑381‑7236

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Advocates for research, raises funds for grants, and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of Sarcoma patients. Contact:
301‑253‑8687

Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Inc.

Provides education and communication for patients, families and heath care professionals, and supports research for thyroid cancer. Contact:
877‑588‑7904

Support Groups

Beaches Cancer Support Group

Beaches Cancer Support Group is a place for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, those battling it, those in remission and their caregivers to meet weekly to discuss everything from how they feel that day to how to make soup. We invite people with ANY type of cancer to join.

Meets Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
beaches.cancer.support.group@gmail.com
904‑247‑2920
1375 Roberts Dr. Bldg. B, Ste. 100

Bosom Buddies

Meets Mondays 7:00- 8:30 pm Contact:
904‑722‑300 ext. 224
5644 Colcord Ave. Jacksonville Fl.

Candid Conversations about Breast Cancer

Candid Conversations About Breast Cancer is a free educational support group for breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month 6-7 pm.
Contact:
904‑308‑5490
2 Shircliff Way Jacksonville Fl.

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Provide compassionate guidance and care to help those with advanced illness and their families to live better and improve quality of life. Call to request a free information visit.
Languages Spoken: English, translation service as needed for others
Contact:
Community Hospice Admissions
904‑407‑6500
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

First Coast Oncology

First Coast Oncology provides patients with the most advanced radiation oncology treatment available for cancer, in a compassionate and respectful environment. Our staff consists of highly trained staff of Radiation Oncologists and medical professionals who specialize in the most advanced oncology therapies available for all types of cancer. Drs. Ackerman, Perkins and Ossi are board certified physicians who work with a well qualified, licensed team that focuses on providing the latest cancer treatment options available in an effort to provide care that surpasses other providers in Northeast Florida. Contact:
Jennifer Maggiore
jennifer@firstcoastoncology.com
904‑880‑5522
10881 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Halifax Health - Center for Oncology

The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is part of a nonprofit, acute-care hospital with approximately 700 licensed beds, serving East Central Florida. The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is a full-service cancer center providing preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. The program employs board certified medical, radiation, and a gynecologic oncologist. The Oncologists and medical staff collaborate on multidisciplinary evaluations and care through weekly conferences. Radiation Oncology Services include Varian iX, Novalis Tx and Elekta Synergy systems with multileaf collimator and on board imaging capable of respiratory gating and cone beam CT. This program provides low dose rate brachytherapy, prostate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, SBRT, IMRT, IGRT, BEXXAR, and genetic testing. The medical oncology/ hematology program utilizes the latest chemotherapy/biological therapy available as well as access to national clinical trials. The Gynecologic/Surgical oncology program provides the only da Vinci robotic surgery system to the East Central Florida area.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Debra Trovato
386‑254‑4211 option 6
303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32128

In the Pink

We serve all people with all cancers. We provide free services, such as wigs, lymphedema sleeves, etc. to those who qualify. We also provide free yoga and meditation classes to all cancer patients. We have two locations in Jacksonville. We are in-network for most insurance companies and file the claims for the services/items provided. All staff are certified mastectomy fitters, as well as lymphedema fitters. Contact:
Jeri K. Millard
904‑372‑0029 (Beaches), 904‑369‑5515 (Downtown)
522 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32207

Live For Today Foundation

We are a nonprofit organization for young adults with cancer ages 18 - 35. We provide our members with unique opportunities, adventurous activities, and support from other young adults with cancer. You are eligible to join if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and have ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to join on our website!
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Live For Today Foundation
mail@live-for-today.org
904.273.4590
340 Sawmill Lane
Ponte Vedra FL, 32082

Pink Ribbon Ladies

The Pink Ribbon Ladies offers support and education for women with breast and other female cancers in Nassau County, Florida.

Meets 2nd Monday Of Each Month 6 pm–7 pm
Contact:
isobelandmark@bellsouth.net
904‑321‑2057
Ackerman Cancer Center
1340 S 18th St, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Sisters Network Northeast Florida Chapter

An Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., provides support to African-American women surviving breast cancer through in-home and in-hospital support as well as monthly survivorship meetings. In addition, financial assistance is available for costs related to treatment for those who qualify. Contact:
Dianne Townsend
904‑757‑6622

The Judy Nicholson Foundation

Contact:

UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets 1st Thursday of every month 5:00-6:30pm Contact:
UF Health
904‑244‑1883
1910 Jefferson St., UF Health

Women's Center of Jacksonville/Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies meets every Monday from 7-8:30 pm. Information & Referral Services are provided. Survivor Advocates are available to accompany newly diagnosed women to doctor's appointments and act as a second set of ears. Personal growth workshops are offered. Wigs, head coverings, bras and prostheses are available at no cost. All direct services are free.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks
904‑722‑300x224
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Tobacco Cessation

National

American Cancer Society Quitline

The American Cancer Society Quitline provides articles on smoking cessation and quitting tips. Free brochures are available. The American Cancer Society is also a sponsor of A Great American Smoke-Out. Contact:
1‑800‑227‑2345

American Lung Association

Freedom From Smoking® is a free online quit program for adults that teaches the skills and techniques necessary to quit smoking. It is also available as a group clinic, an online program and a self-help book. Cessation counselors also available at the Lung HelpLine. Contact:
1‑800‑LUNGUSA

Quit for Life

The Quit For Life® Program is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing. The program helps people quit tobacco use by providing: *Up to 5 coaching calls and access to a Quit Coach *Access to Web Coach, an interactive, online community that offers e-learning tools, social support and information about quitting. Contact:
999 3rd Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, Washington 98104

Smokefree.gov

A website created by the National Cancer Institute to provide assistance to quit smoking. Provides a step-by-step guide to quit and other online resources. Contact:
1‑877‑440‑QUIT

Northeast Florida

Northeast Florida AHEC

Free Quit Smoking classes throughout the seven Northeast Florida counties. Free Nicotine Replacement Products to all registered participants.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
904‑482‑0189, 877‑784‑8486
1107 Myra Street, Suite 250
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Statewide

AHEC "Quit Smoking Now!"

The Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network offers tobacco cessation classes called "Quit Smoking Now!" throughout the state. See what's happening in your county by visiting their online calendar. Contact:
1‑87‑QUIT‑NOW‑6 (1‑877‑848‑6696)

Florida Quitline

Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help tobacco users quit. The Florida Quitline and Web Coach are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Florida Residents 11 and older may use the quitline. Services are also available for hearing impaired. Contact:
Multilingual telephone counseling 1‑877‑822‑6669