Updated August 23, 2010
Cancer Information and Support
American Cancer Society ∑ 1-800-ACS-2345 Information is provided for patients and their advocates, cancer survivors, healthcare professionals and people simply seeking knowledge about cancer. It also provides interactive help with exploring treatment options and making treatment decisions as well as helping individuals find resources in their own communities.
Breast Cancer Options ∑
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Oncology Nursing Society ∑
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Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
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Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
No Phone Listed
More links may be found in the Medical Library Association's User Guide which recommends a number of web sites for cancer information and support as well as sites for general information.
FREE Cancer Screenings
The American Cancer Society is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bring some free cancer screenings to eligible men and women who have no health insurance. The partnership, which is a national program, covers most follow-up appointments up to diagnosis. If someone is diagnosed with cancer they may be eligible to apply for a special type of Medicaid to cover treatment. Case management services may also be available for patients who have barriers to receiving care.
For Ulster County, NY residents, click here for eligibility and contact information.
For New York State residents, call 1-866-442-2242.
For all other states, contact the American Cancer Society (see above)
In Poughkeepsie, NY - September 23, 2010 - Free Prostate Screenings
Saint Francis and Vassar Brothers Hospitals are each offering free prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, September 23rd
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the week of September 19th is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. The screening, in conjunction with Hudson Valley Urology, is for men at a higher risk of prostate cancer, including African Americans, men over 50 and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
The free screenings consist of a PSA blood test and the digital rectal exam (DRE) and is open to men not currently being treated by a urologist or have not been screened within the past 12 months. Priority is given to men without health insurance. Registration for the free screening is required by both hospitals.
Time periods for screenings:
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