American Cancer Society Support Programs ~ Just a Phone Call or Click away
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.800.ACS.2345 (1.800.227.2345) or visit our website at cancer.org
The local office of the American Cancer Society has a gift room with wigs, prosthesis, laryngectomy & ostomy supplies, hats, scarves and caring volunteers to help you along the way. The local office is open from 9-5 Monday - Friday (closed some holidays) and located at 1650 W Main Street, Ste. 3, Leesburg, FL 34748. The local number is 352.326.9599.
Listed below are some of the many programs and services the American Cancer Society has to offer. For more about Staying Well & Getting Well, Finding Cures & Fighting Back, go to cancer.org.
CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK
Join our online community by and for people with cancer and their families. Find and connect with others through our member search, discussion boards, chat rooms, and private CSN e-mail. Create your own personal space to tell us about yourself, share photos, audio, etc, start an online journal (blog), contribute resources, and more.
ROAD TO RECOVERY (RIDES TO TREATMENT)
Every day, cancer patients need rides to treatment. Some may not be able to drive themselves, and family and friends cannot always help. Our Road To Recovery program provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.
HOPE LODGE (LODGING)
Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through Hope Lodge.
TLC (HAIR LOSS AND MASTECTOMY PRODUCTS)
The “tlc”magalog is the American Cancer Society’s catalog and magazine for women. It offers helpful articles and a line of products made for women with cancer. Products include wigs, hairpieces, breast forms, bras, hats, turbans, swimwear, and accessories. All proceeds from product sales go back into the American Cancer Society’s programs and services for patients and survivors.
REACH TO RECOVERY (BREAST CANCER SUPPORT)
If you have breast cancer, you may want to talk to someone who knows what you’re feeling – someone who has “been there.” Through our Reach to Recovery program, we can match you with a volunteer who will talk with you about coping with your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
MAN TO MAN (PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT)
If you have prostate cancer, you may have many questions. Sometimes even asking for help can be hard. Our Man to Man program helps you learn about diagnosis, treatment options, side effects, and ways to cope with prostate cancer.
I CAN COPE ONLINE
For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.
LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER (HELP WITH APPEARANCE-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT)
In a Look Good…Feel Better session, trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.
CIRCLE OF SHARING (PERSONALIZE YOUR CANCER INFORMATION)
If you have cancer, Circle Of Sharing can help you get the information you need about your diagnosis, find resources to help you cope, and share this important information with family and friends.