Cancer Resources by State

In addition to the state chapters of several national cancer organizations, there are numerous local nonprofits in each state to support those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Need resources in your state or have one that you’d like us to include? Email Joyce Palasek and let us know.

Other State’s Cancer Resources

Boston Cancer Support (MA)Providing direct access to information, resources, education, and peer support; facilitating innovative partnerships that encourage creative strategic collaboration in place of working in silos.

The Gathering Place (OH)Offers free programs and services to help individuals and families cope with the impact of cancer in their lives.


Arizona’s Cancer Resources

21st Century C.A.R.E.

211 Arizona

A 2nd Act – Girls Night Out events, workshops, annual storytelling performance, annual micro grants for women survivors of all cancers.

American Cancer SocietyInformation about cancer prevention and diagnosis, free patient services, financial assistance referrals and caregiver support.

Arizona Attorney General

Arizona Center for Disability Law

Arizona Department of Health ServicesResources and information for those with cancer and their families

Arizona End of Life Care Partnership

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

Arizona Myeloma NetworkSupport for those diagnosed with myeloma and their families

Arizona Oncology FoundationIntegrative and supportive services for those affected by cancer

Arizona Palliative Home Care

Arizona Prostate Cancer Coalition

Assistance in Healthcare ArizonaFinancial assistance

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

AZ Law HelpLegal assistance for medical, insurance, and disability

Bald Beauties Project – Empowering & impacting the lives of children & young adults affected by pediatric cancer. Providing professional photo shoots, teen comfort kits, a bereavement retreat & research grants for pediatric AML.

Bosom Buddies of Arizonabreast cancer support, education and advocacy

Camp Kesem – supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with fun year-round activities, events and a free weeklong summer camp.

Cancer Support Community FlagstaffPrograms that include evidenced-based support groups, movement, therapeutic arts, health, nutrition, and education seminars.

Cancer Support Community PhoenixSupport groups, education, social connections, healthy lifestyle

Cancer Survivors Circle of Strength of ArizonaVolunteer community bringing support to those touched by cancer

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona – Candlelighters supports, serves and advocates for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer, their families, long term survivors and bereaved families. Summer camps and other monthly events.

Catholic Charities Community Services

Check for a LumpDirect assistance with free wigs and mammograms

Circle of Strength

Community Information and Referral Services –  Linking individuals and families to vital community services throughout Arizona.

Courtney’s Courage, Inc. – Courtney’s Angel Paks (customized admission bags), Financial Support for rent/mtg/utilities/gas/groceries, Moms Dinner Out, Teen & Young Adult Support

Crisis Response NetworkProvides crisis call center services by connecting individuals and families to the help they need.

Disability Benefits 101

Duet Partners in Health and Aging

Editha House

Face the Fight – Face the Fight is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, complementary wellness services to patients who are currently or have previously battled cancer

Help in Healing Home

Impact One Pink Breast Cancer Foundation – Ships “Hope Boxes” with breast prosthesis, bras, wigs, post-surgical garments, and resources.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

Latino Program

​Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.

Leukemia Foundation for Arizona’s Children

Loving Hands of Healing Hope – To provide integrative spa services to women and men actively undergoing treatment for cancer.

Mindful Meanderings – Guided walks focusing on the healing benefits of mindfulness, nature, and gratitude to enhance the well-being of those touched by cancer. Held in various outdoor Tucson locations.

Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics – Genetic counseling, screening and referrals for Jewish genetic diseases

My Hope Bag

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – The NOCC is a valuable resource, providing emotional and community support for Survivors and their loved ones while providing funding for research and medical advancements

Northland Hospice and Pallative Care

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona Resources and support for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Phoenix Cancer Support Network

Quilt For a Cause – We organize the donation and marketing of hand-crafted quilts to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide treatment, support services and research for breast and gynecologic cancers

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Providing housing, transportation and support to families while their child is in the hospital

Ryan House

Southern Arizona Support Organizations – These nonprofits offer support services & programs to those with cancer & their families

Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer  – Comfort bags and pet therapy for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer

The Joy Bus Charity – The Joy Bus is a Not for Profit organization whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with fresh Chef Inspired meals.

The SingletonsPractical support for those battling cancer

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association – Patients and families. Local monthly support group, annual conference, free educational materials, on-line support.

Together Pink Network

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services – Emotional support for children and their families when there is a serious medical condition or death loss. We offer our services at no charge.

Tucson Cancer ConquerorsHealthy cancer survivorship with a focus on exercise, nutrition, education, and support

University of Arizona Cancer Center – Offering integrative services and classes including yoga, tai chai, meditation, lymphedema movement, acupuncture, massage, reiki, craniosacral, reflexology and more, as well as various support groups. 520-694-1855

YMCA of Southern Arizona – 12 week exercise program for cancer survivors (anyone from the moment of diagnosis and on).

Southern Arizona Cancer Support Organizations


Nebraska’s State Cancer Resources

Columbus Cancer Care Foundation: patient access to care (transportation and lodging), cancer support group, community resource room with educational materials, hats/wigs, lift chairs

English Current Services Spanish Current Services

Emotional Support/Mental Health

English Behavioral Services Spanish Behavioral Health Services

Local Transportation Resources

English Transportation Resources Spanish Transporation Resources

 Air Transportation Resources

English Airline Transporation Resources Spanish Airline Transportation

Columbus Community Hospital’s Thrive Cancer Rehabilitation Care
One-on-one consultation to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side effects of cancer treatment.

Columbus Community Hospital’s A Time to Heal
12-week program for physical, emotional and spiritual healing following cancer treatment.

English Flyer Spanish Flyer

Grace Cancer FoundationFinancial assistance for cancer patients who live within 40 miles of Grand Island, or are being treated at the Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island, or the Mary Lanning Healthcare – Morrison Cancer Center in Hastings.

Legal Aid of NebraskaLegal aid for people with limited resources.

Pink BandanaFinancial support for those under 40 with breast cancer in Nebraska.

Nebraska Cancer NetworkA listing of resources for all cancer types.

Project Pink’dFinancial assistance, wigs, lymphedema products, post-mastectomy bras camisoles, emotional and survivorship support for those with breast cancer.

A Time to HealCancer survivorship programs, wellness classes, support groups, support for caregivers.

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