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Cancer help readily available

Did you know that over 20 million visitors log on to www.cancer.org in one year? The American Cancer Society is just a phone call away. Dial 1-800-ACS-2345 and you’ll be connected with one of our cancer information specialists who is ready to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Cancer Resource Network helps you:

Learn what to expect and how to plan when you’re diagnosed with cancer

Understand your cancer.

Understand treatment options.

Find help with insurance concerns including Medicare and Medicaid.

Find financial resources that may be available if you need them.

Find local support groups, transportation help and lodging for treatment facilities far from home, if those resources are available in your area.

Learn about other programs the society offers that might be helpful.

Find clinical trials that are right for you.

Locate a hospital that specializes in certain cancer treatments.

There is a wealth of information that is just a phone call away or a website at our fingertips. Please utilize these great information tools.

Nicki Oldham
Relay For Life

Whidbey Island Event Chair



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