Information for Day-to-Day Patient Support
Many treatment plans consist of more than just medicine. Read below to learn about several organizations that can help with other aspects of metastatic breast cancer treatment, including travel, nutrition, and more.
All organizations listed are not-for-profit and/or government agencies, and are independent from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Novartis has no financial interest in any organization listed, but may provide occasional funding support to these organizations. All descriptions are copyright of the respective organizations. Novartis is not responsible for the actions of any of these organizations.
Several organizations provide transportation and lodging services, so you can access the care you need no matter where you are located.
Air Care Alliance
Free air transportation to medical treatment for people with a financial need is provided by many volunteer organizations. Learn more
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away—an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. With 31 locations throughout the United States, each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Learn more
Angel Airlines for Cancer Patients
Angel Airlines for Cancer Patients facilitates no‑cost or reduced‑rate commercial airline tickets for needy cancer patients and their families. Patients use the charitable medical air transportation system to travel to and from distant specialized medical evaluations, diagnoses, or treatments. Learn more
Angel Wheels to Healing
Angel Wheels to Healing (formerly Angel Bus) provides nonemergency, long‑distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. Learn more
Joe’s House provides an online nationwide list of places to stay, to help cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers. Learn more
Road To Recovery
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Learn more
These organizations can connect patients with easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes.
Cancer Nutrition Consortium
Cancer Nutrition Consortium’s mission is to bring together resources in health, culinary, and industry to raise awareness of the issue of food, taste, and nutrition related to cancer treatment in an effort to improve the quality of life of patients. Learn more
Cook for Your Life
At Cook for Your Life, it’s our mission to teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. We turn nutrition guidelines into practical, easy recipes that are designed specifically for the different stages of treatment, and to promote healthy survivorship. Learn more
Eat to Beat Cancer
Eat to Beat Cancer is a global campaign to crush the cancer epidemic by getting people to eat foods that starve cancer. Eattobeat.org is a resource hub and recruitment platform for the community to inspire, influence, and monitor dietary behavior change. Learn more
Learn more about alternative healing options—like yoga, meditation, and more.
Cancer Support Community
The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Learn more
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. Learn more
Yoga Health Foundation
The Yoga Health Foundation fosters an awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provides individuals with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well‑being. The Yoga Health Foundation website features a searchable yoga finder and event directory for visitors to locate yoga teachers, studios, and events near them. Learn more
To help keep your home in order during treatment, free or reduced‑cost cleaning services are also available.
Cleaning for a Reason
The mission of Cleaning for a Reason is to give the gift of free house cleaning for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. (For women only.) Learn more
ComforTree provides free monthly nontoxic house cleaning to all cancer patients: men, women, and families with children. They provide their services regardless of cancer type. Learn more
Here are three organizations that can help manage challenges related to financial assistance, transportation to appointments, support groups, and much more. There are also often other local groups and organizations that can provide support for cancer patients. Ask your health care providers about support services available near you.
Through CancerCare, professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones, and the bereaved. Learn more
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well‑being by limiting financial challenges. Learn more
Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered, and hopeful. Learn more
There are a vast number of local and national organizations that are committed to bringing people together to provide valuable information and support to the breast cancer community.
Advanced Breast Cancer Community
This website provides information for advanced and metastatic breast cancer patients, caregivers, family, and friends. Learn more
Help patients and caregivers make sense of complex information and breast health and breast cancer, so that they can make the best decisions for their lives. Learn more
Provides free professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer. Learn more
Cancer Support Community
Dedicated to ensuring that people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Learn more
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Learn more
Make Your Dialogue Count
The Make Your Dialogue Count questionnaire is designed to create a personalized discussion guide to help you have better conversations with your doctor about living with advanced breast cancer. Learn more
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
Dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. Learn more
Dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Learn more
The Nordstrom Breast Prosthesis Program
Provides custom fittings for women who have undergone a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other reconstructive breast surgery. Learn more
Creates and sustains a supportive network and community of women affected by breast cancer. Learn more
Offers a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn more
Committed to increasing attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has had in the African American community. Learn more
Susan G. Komen
Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure cancer. Learn more
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