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Patient Resources

For many patients, the cancer journey can feel like an overwhelming experience. Many organizations exist to help, but can often be difficult to find.

This section is designed to help alleviate that stress by providing a central resource that includes local clinical trial information and a comprehensive list of resources and organizations here to support that journey. 

Grieving Parents and Families

The Best Day Ever Foundation provides services and resources for grieving parents and families with the goal to help them regain joyful moments in their lives following the death of a child from pediatric cancer or other illness, accident or suicide. The Best Day Ever Foundation is committed to identifying gaps in the resources available for grieving parents and siblings.

 
Some of our signature events include a family camping retreat, bereaved moms spa day, dad's bourbon tour, family fun days at local area sports complexes as well as our annual memorial celebration night to honor all our children.

The Center for Individual and Family Counseling

Helping people cope with the effects of cancer.  We help family members communicate about cancer, and provide emotional support and assistance to patients, family members, and loved ones.

Treehouse Children's Services

Helping children and their families better cope with cancer related illnesses and deaths.  We offer in-school group and individual counseling and office-based individual counseling.  We also offer a free youth summer one day camp.

Waddell Family Healing Hands Program

Offering free wigs for people who have a cancer diagnosis.  We provide free massage therapy and healing touch therapy to cancer patients and reduced rate services for caregivers.

Coping Connection

Helping people understand cancer through educational forums, telephone hotline, community outreach and the internet.  We provide access and referrals to community resources for cancer and grief.

Cancer Support Community Programs

CSC provides free researched based professionally facilitated programming and resources to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, friends and family members as well as those who have lost a loved one to cancer. Our program pillars are support groups, educational sessions, healthy lifestyle activities (yoga, tai chi, etc.) and social opportunities. we also do treatment decisional counseling and distress screening. Programs are held virtually and in person (Blue Ash, Ohio, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, & Mercy Eastgate.

Complimentary Oncology Second Opinions

Cincinnati Cancer Advisors saw nearly 400 patients last year for second opinions. They do not take over a patient's care, but rather consult with the patient and their treating physician in hopes of improving their plan of care and their outcome. All consultations are provided free of charge courtesy of our donors.

Financial Navigation Resources

Dealing with the financial aspects of cancer can often be as overwhelming as dealing with the disease. Cincinnati Cancer Advisors has a relationship with the Patient Advocate Foundation, where they could offer financial navigation assistance to patients or member organizations.

Genetic Risk Assessment

Cincinnati Cancer Advisors added a genetic counseling component to their second opinion practice, so they now have a dedicated resource here on staff that could help cancer patients understand the genetic testing that has been recommended to them as well as the results.

Foundation-funded Vacation

Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer puts the FUN on the calendars of women and families LIVING with breast cancer.

Information Resource Center

Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Information Specialists are highly trained oncology social workers and nurses. Call: (800) 955-4572

Clinical Trial Support Center

Work one-on-one with an LLS Clinical Trial Nurse Navigator who will personally assist you throughout the entire clinical trial process.

Financial Assistance

LLS provides a variety of financial support options for blood cancer patients.

LLS First Connection Program

The program gives patients and family members the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it," and obtain valuable information about LLS and the other resources available to support them.

LLS Information Booklets

Search LLS library of free publications.

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