Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area



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. 
Read below and follow the links to learn more about how we can help.


Online Communities and Support

If you're facing a cancer diagnosis, connecting with others who've been through one already can be a source of comfort and support. Learn more about the American Cancer Society's online communities including  WhatNext (cancer support network), Circle Of Sharing™ (personalized cancer information), and Cancer Survivors Network, then join the one that's right for you.


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

tlc” is the American Cancer Society’s catalog and website for women coping with the appearance-related effects of cancer. It offers helpful information and affordable products, including wigs, hairpieces, breast formsmastectomy brashats, turbans, mastectomy swimwear, and accessories. All proceeds from product sales are reinvested 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.


I Can Cope (Online cancer education classes)

If you or someone you love gets cancer, you will have questions. Our I Can Cope online classes can help you and your loved ones learn about cancer and how to take care of yourselves. The more you know about cancer, the better you can handle your treatment and decisions about your care.


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.


Look Good Feel Better for Teens

Look Good Feel Better for Teens is a unique, free program for teenage cancer patients ages 13 to 17. It helps them cope with how cancer treatment and side effects can change the way they look. The program addresses the needs of both boys and girls.       


Tell Your Story

Share your story and give hope to someone else facing cancer.


Patient Navigator Program (Personal cancer guide)

The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program connects you with a patient navigator at a cancer treatment center. You can talk one-on-one with a patient navigator about your situation. This person will listen in your time of need. Call us at 1-800-227-2345, and we can tell you more about this program.


National Cancer Institute — clinical trials search

Search NCI's list of 12,000+ clinical trials now accepting participants, or use more search options to search the set of 25,000+ clinical trials that are no longer recruiting.


American Cancer Society — clinical trials matching service

The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation.  Through a partnership with eviti, Inc., we can help you find research studies that are testing new drugs or methods to prevent, detect or treat cancer.

Thomas and McMahan Cancer Foundation

This organization offers so many supportive services for better quality of life for people with cancers in the New Orleans and Northshore areas. Some of these services they offer include meal, transportation, sitters, etc..