When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I did not even know enough to know what questions I needed to ask. I did know, however, that the American Cancer Society was a place to start looking for information. I remember calling and talking to whomever would listen.
The American Cancer Society website is easy to navigate and contains a great deal of information. I am not going to give a lot of specifics about how A.C.S. can help you in your particular situation, but I do suggest that you log on explore the contents of this organization’s website.
Time has blurred my memory somewhat, but it seems to me that the American Cancer Society paid for, or at least supplimented the hotel costs when we took Mother to MD Anderson in Houston.
I have a friend whose husband had pancreatic cancer, and the American Cancer Society provided him with home health equipment including a hospital bed.
In my opinion, the American Cancer Society is a wonderful organization which endeavors to support cancer patients and their caretakers in many areas. There is the support of providing knowledge and answering questions about the disease itself. They give emotional support by listening and empathizing with patients and families. They provide support with equipment helping to keep patients in their home as long as possible. They can sometimes provide financial support as they did with us in helping to pay for our hotel rooms.
I know there are many many more areas of help the American Cancer Society provides that I have not mentioned, but by checking out their website and contacting them directly, you will at least find a beginning place to find the answers to your questions.