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.
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 Advisos has a relationship with the Patient Advocate Foundation, where they could offer financial navigation assistance to patients or member organizations.
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