American Cancer Society offers resources, help line
Friday, October 5, 2012
Those are often some of the first words said by cancer patients or caregivers after a diagnosis. The cancer journey has many steps and it is not always a clear path. Fortunately, the American Cancer Society is here to help, day or night. You can talk to a live person 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-227-2345, and a trained cancer specialist will address your questions, help you identify things you may not even know you need, and tell you about resources available where you live.
Providing patients and caregivers support during and after treatment is a hallmark of the mission of the ACS and we stand ready to help when you need us. We are blessed with dedicated volunteers who help make resources possible, and we thank them for their passion and effort. While we continue to support those in the fight, we are always working towards a cure and ending this disease as we know it. We invite you to join us as we work for a world with less cancer and more birthdays. For resources and programs, visit www.cancer.org.
Peter Ames is the state vice president of health initiative for the American Cancer Society. Steve Balfour is the state vice president of development for the American Cancer Society.