Recognizing that among the thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey are cancer patients with concerns about missing treatments, filling prescriptions, and managing overall fears while trying to re-establish their home-front, the Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT), the leading nonprofit providing free emotional and social support to cancer patients and their families across North Texas, in partnership with the national Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, based in Washington, D.C., is offering immediate emotional support, resources, and connections to oncology support through partners.
In addition to the free services offered by CSCNT at three locations in Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties for cancer patients and their families, CSC offers a free Cancer Support Helpline from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST at 1-888-793-9355 with nationwide referrals, free counseling from trained mental health professionals, and resources. Online chat is also available during the same hours at CancerSupportCommunity.org/Chat.
CSC is also partnering with MyLifeLine a platform where cancer patients can create a free, private website for friends and family anywhere in the world to keep friends and family informed of how they’re doing.
For those in Texas, CSCNT can also be reached directly for help at 1-214-345-8230, and can visit CancerSupportTexas.org and on social media for regular updates and information.
For people seeking access to interim cancer treatment and care options, CSCNT recommends reaching out to Texas Oncology, which has more than 170 locations across Texas, at 1-888-864-4226.