Helpful Resources

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) 24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and referral specialists.

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to everyone affected by cancer - patients, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.   Programs include counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance.

Cancer Information Service (CIS)
CIS information specialists are trained to answer cancer related questions by telephone, instant messaging, and e-mail.  Services are provided in English and Spanish and are free of charge. 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

Cure Magazine

LIVESTRONG provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer-and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary.

Medline Plus
Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Survivorship A-Z
A comprehensive interactive website for persons with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. The website also provides information on financial planning, government benefits, insurance, employment, and the concerns of day-to-day living.

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