The UC Cancer Institute often partners with community organizations to connect patients with helpful resources. The following organizations offer support for cancer patients and families in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
American Cancer Society (Cincinnati Chapter)
The American Cancer Society is a not-for-profit committed to helping persons who face cancer through research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education. In Cincinnati, they also operate a free lodging facility, Hope Lodge, for patients traveling from outside the Greater Cincinnati area. They also manage a cancer survivor network and health insurance assistance program.
Breast Cancer Alliance
The Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati is an independent, not-forprofit volunteer organization committed to making breast cancer issues a top priority in the public and private sectors through advocacy, education and communication.
Cancer Family Care
Cancer Family Care is a not-for-profit organization provides counseling and support services to cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the devastating impact of cancer. Through this nonprofit organization, young women are offered education and awareness for early detection, support and an outlet to express fears.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Cincinnati Chapter)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. They offer financial aid and insurance co-payment programs to help patients in need.
Pink Ribbon Girls
The Pink Ribbon girls are young breast cancer survivors who are encouraged by their shared experiences to educate and inspire others to grow and live beyond breast cancer.
Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.
A comprehensive list of national organizations that provide support related to cancer can be found at cancer.gov.
National Cancer Institute
This clearinghouse for cancer information provides accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. Patient-friendly descriptions of diagnosis, treatment and prevention information for all types of cancer are available on their website. They offer live chat for questions and a toll-free information line.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network advances research, supports patients and creates hope for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
Fertile Hope/Lance Armstrong Foundation
UC Health’s reproductive specialists partner with Fertile Hope, a LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.