National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute.
(800) 4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
American Cancer Society
(800) ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America
(800) 955-4LSA (800-955-4572)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
110 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5600
(877) NCCS-YES (877-622-7937)
National Family Caregivers Association
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
(800) IM-AWARE (800-462-9273)
Us TOO International, Inc.
(800) 80-US-TOO (800-808-7866)
Social Security Administration
Assistance After Hours and On Weekends
If you experience side effects in the evening or during the weekend, help is just a phone call away.
You can call the main phone number of the cancer center where you are being treated.
In the evenings and on the weekends, these numbers
will connect you to a CareLink nurse who will take your information and call the physician or physician assistant on call for that clinic. The physician or physician assistant will then call you back.
Some medications can be called in over the phone. However, keep in mind that narcotics or pain medicine cannot be called in over the phone.
If medication side effects require medical attention, you will be referred to a nearby Emergency Room.