Resources

Important Links:

US Department of Veterans Affairs:
Information on Service Related Disability Compensation & Pension Claims can be found by clicking on this link here: https://www.va.gov/disability/

American Cancer Society:
Information on Health Insurance, places to stay during treatment (The Hope Lodge) for military affiliated families facing cancer diagnoses can be found here: Healthcare for Military Affiliated families

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge:
A place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away. Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment. Find a Hope Lodge near you: Hope Lodge Locator

Ronald McDonald House:
A home away from home that provide comfort, support and resources to families who travel far from home for the medical care their child needs. Use the Chapter Locator to find one near you: https://rmhc.org/find-a-chapter

Veterans Crisis Line:
Call 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1 or visit the website to use the chat room option.

Stupid Cancer:
Each year, 77,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. That’s one every eight minutes. Stupid Cancer’s mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community.

Cancer and Careers:
Helps more than 485,000 people each year — online, in print and in person — by providing valuable information and resources via expert advice, interactive tools and educational events on employment during and after cancer diagnoses.

Jack’s Caregiver Coalition:
Envisioning a world where guy caregivers never feel alone and to improve the way guys think, feel, and act through every phase of their caregiving journey.

Survival 2 Strength:
A free 12 week program with no obligations or expectations to purchase membership or training after the 12 weeks are completed. Cost should never be a barrier to the benefits of strength training after cancer.

Lacuna Loft:
A nonprofit organization providing online support programs to young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through writing, art, music, and book clubs. 

First Descents:
provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18 – 39) impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

Dear Jack Foundation:
Provides quality of life programming that directly benefits young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Dollar For:
Helping patients crush medical bills through debt forgiveness programs.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
The CDMRP originated in 1992 via a Congressional appropriation to foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders-the American public, the military, and Congress.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.  Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. For more information on how to get involved in cancer related public policy, click this link: What is Public Policy and How Do I Get Involved?

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