Cancer Support Community provides a myriad of resources to help families impacted by cancer find answers to their questions

Cancer Support Community Resources

Cancer Support Community offers a way to connect with others through real-time professionally-led support groups, the ability to keep family and friends up-to-date on personal web pages, more than 20 discussion boards and a special space for teens impacted by cancer. Find Online Support

Cancer Support Community’s TOLL-FREE Cancer Support Helpline is for anyone affected by cancer. The helpline is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm EST and Friday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm EST, but you are welcome to call anytime. If you receive a recording, please leave your name and contact number and one of our counselors will call you as soon as possible. Call 1-888-793-9355. allows you to create a private site to keep your community involved in your cancer journey, or join more than 2,000 online discussion board members supporting each other with information, opinions, stories, and inspiration.

Learn About Cancer

Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, treatments and side effects of treatment.

Cancer Support Community HQ 
American Cancer Society 
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Diagnosis? What You Need to Know
Manage the Treatment Decisions Process

Living with Cancer

Find information on living with cancer, whether you are a newly diagnosed patient, a survivor, or a family member or friend of someone who is living with cancer.

Cancer Support Community HQ
Cancer Care
Stupid Cancer for Young Adults
American Cancer Society
Imerman Angels
City of Hope

Financial Support

Breast Cancer Angels Up to $1,000 for eligible breast cancer patients in Southern California

California Impact Eligible prostate cancer patients in California can qualify for free treatment

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Financial assistance for patients with an ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer diagnosis. Applicants can also call (866)719-2767

Complimentary Services

Hair with a Cause specializes in oncology aesthetics and offer free hair cuts and hair preservation services to anyone starting chemo. They also offer additional paid services in different areas of oncology aesthetics.

The Foundation for Living Beauty provides wellness retreats, educational workshops, and support events to women living with cancer.

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley provides broad public access to sexual and reproductive health care at no or low-cost.

Clinical Trials

Common Questions about Clinical Trials from Cancer Support Community. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. 

Legal, Health Care and Employment Rights

Cancer Legal Resource Center Free information on employment & healthcare.

Center for Healthcare Rights Free Medicare & Medi-Cal advocacy services (Los Angeles County residents.) The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Call (800)824-0780.

Triage Cancer – Provides free education and resources on the practical and legal issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer and Careers Provides free education, services and information to survivors, healthcare providers, and employees nationwide about all issues related to work and cancer. 

Nutrition/Meals for Cancer Patients

A healthy diet is an important part of a cancer patient’s journey before, during, and after treatment.
CSC HQ’s Recipe Gallery is filled meals in sections relating to mouth pain, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and more. It can also help you feel better and respond better to cancer treatment.

Project Angel Food offers nutrition services and a free home-delivered meal program.

Support for Children in Families Affected by Cancer

Walk With Sally provides hope through their individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling’s cancer journey.

Camp Kesen serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, undergoing treatment, or completed treatment.  The camp is approximately 1 week.

End of Life Planning and Supports

End of Life Choices provides information and personal support regarding California’s End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.

Compassion and Choices is a nonprofit organization that improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.