Patient Resources

For More Cancer/Blood Disorder Information
The National Cancer Institute provides accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. Menu-driven, searchable database containing all available clinical trials in the country”.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. Nearly 30,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping persons who face cancer through research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
Oncologist-approved cancer information site from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Clinical experts provide current medical information and news on health topics.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Cancer Support/Wellness
Gilda’s Club creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. The innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.
The Breast Cancer Coalition is a local grassroots organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer through action and advocacy. The Coalition provides support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, makes access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and empowers women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer.
Livestrong provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer—and work for a world in which the fight is no longer necessary. They believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
The Western New York Wellness, Inc. operates a program designed to offer physical activities to help cancer survivors regain physical fitness.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. They currently offer 25 different support groups online that connect people facing similar issues. All of the support groups are led by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge

Financial Assistance
Every day Patient Access Network helps thousands of underinsured patients afford the copayments for their cancer or chronic disease medications.
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, healthcare premiums and deductibles for certain treatments.

Area Insurance Providers
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, NY, finances and delivers health care services across upstate New York and long-term care insurance nationwide.
The MVP Health Care Web site contains information on MVP benefits; a physician directory; convenient service options for members, employers, …
This Official U.S. site for Medicare provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new, and how to find Medicare plans, facilities, or providers.