Support

Information

American Cancer Society

Cancer Information Specialists are available 24/7 to answer your questions about topics including treatment options, coping with cancer, clinical trials, screening, and much more.

1-800-227-2345

Cancer.Net

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

Mesothelioma Patient Assistance

Mesothelioma is a somewhat rare and terminal malignant cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Also known as asbestos cancer, it generally occurs in the lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart, and has a very poor prognosis. There are currently few highly qualified centers for addressing issues surrounding treatment and a cure. More information on cutting edge treatments, imaging and diagnosis is available at Mesothelioma.net. For more information, please visit their website or call the number below. 1-800-692-8608

1-800-692-8608

National Cancer Institute

Information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions in English and Spanish whether you are a patient, family member, friends, caregiver, or health care provider.

1-800-422-6237

The Boon Project

The mission of The Boon Project for Young Adults Fighting Cancer is to support young adult cancer fighters and their unique needs, through providing resources and creating a cooperative cancer fighting culture that works to heal the whole patient.

843-754-1879

Services

Best Chance Network

Free breast and cervical cancer screening for South Carolina women who meet program eligibility requirements. To review a listing of the services provided by BCN and to see if you qualify for free cancer screenings, please visit their website or call 1-800-227-2345 and ask about the Best Chance Network.

1-800-227-2345

Cancer Horizons

Cancer Horizons is a free community and resource for cancer patients, their loved ones, and caregivers. Cancer Horizons is a growing community dedicated to cancer patients, caregivers, and their families. We are an online source for all cancer-related topics including Financial Resources, Free Stuff, Clinical Trials, Latest Science, Support Groups, Care Giver Support and More! Email: Involved@cancerhorizons.com

801-501-7500

Cancer of Many Colors

Cancer of Many Colors CMC is a 501(C)3 based in Lexington, SC that takes the stewardship of the public’s trust very seriously. With the continued dedication of the community, the organization is growing and aspires to be a significant resource in South Carolina. To accomplish this, we are working with like-minded organizations and individuals to build awareness and financial resources that will aid patients in the local communities that we serve.

803-957-1048

CanHope Cancer Patient Support

CanHope provides financial, educational and emotional support for local cancer patients, encouraging them to rally against cancer and maintain good health. Formerly known as the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, CanHope is a nonprofit organization that helps people affected by cancer in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell or Edgefield counties.

803-649-5433

FORCE

FORCE is a non-profit that focuses on providing support and resources for people affected by HBOC syndromes (BRCA 1/2, PALB2, ATM, etc.). This includes previvors, survivors, family members, caretakers, and anyone else affected. We offer support through several channels, including quarterly support group meetings, an online message board, and 1:1 peer navigation where you can be matched with someone going through a similar situation.

866-288-7475

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

The mission of the LSS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patents and their families. LLS exist to find cures and ensure access to treatment for all blood cancer patients.

914-949-5213

Susan G. Komen

Helpful information regarding breast cancer facts and statistics, risk factors, screening and detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship topics, and personal stories. If you or a loved one needs more information about breasts health or breast cancer, call the breast care helpline at 1-877-465-6636.

1-877-465-6636

The Lonon Foundation

The Lonon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is helping children affected by a parent or caregiver's cancer diagnosis find comfort, heal, and grow from their shared experiences. We provide free monthly events to children ages 6-17 in Charleston, SC through our UPLIFT program. UPLIFT is our free monthly program sponsored by The Lonon Foundation for children who have a parent or caregiver with cancer.

843-345-3834

University of South Carolina Center - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network

The Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network, which was established in 2008, has been working to reduce colorectal cancer death in South Carolina through statewide education and awareness as well as providing screening services to medically underserved South Carolinians. The network partners with Free Medical Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Clinics to locate those most at risk and unable to access CRC screening services.

803-777-1231

Additional Resources

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association has 9 support groups called “Better Breathers Clubs” that are dedicated to people with lung disease, including lung cancer. Our participants have indicated that they find the clubs valuable and that they help improve quality of life.

1-800-LUNGUSA

Camp Happy Days

Camp Happy Days’ mission is to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. Our goal is to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.

843-571-4336

Cancer Association of Anderson

ANDERSON - The Cancer Association of Anderson hosts several support groups for cancer patients and provides an 8-week Oncology Rehabilitation program at AnMed Health’s Life Choice Gym. During this program, patients exercise under supervision of nurses and exercise physiologists, then take a class on survivorship subjects such as nutrition, dealing with stress and depression, and fighting fatigue.

Cancer Association of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Inc.

SPARTANBURG - The Cancer Association of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties is dedicated to providing quality of life services to area residents facing the challenges of cancer in our communities through screenings, education and direct services. With all funds raised in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, no reimbursement is received therefore this is the only area organization to provide these services without any cost to the clients.

864-582-0771

Cancer Society of Greenville County

GREENVILLE - The Cancer Society of Greenville County is a local agency helping local people by providing financial support to cancer patients and their families, high-impact education as well as counseling services. The agency creates an environment that accelerates healing and hope.

864-232-8439

Caring In Our Lifetime

MYRTLE BEACH - Caring In Our Lifetime is dedicated to raising funds and providing financial assistance with medical expenses to individuals in Horry and Georgetown counties affected by breast cancer.

NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is a national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people located assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

The Lydia Project

MIDLANDS REGION - The Lydia Project provides free services to women facing any type of cancer. This support includes ongoing correspondence and encouragement every month for at least twelve months. Locally, Lydia grants funds for rent, utility, medical supplies and prescription assistance to women who are unable to afford these basis expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who reside in South Carolina’s Aiken and Edgefield Counties.

706-736-5467

Tri-County Cancer Survivors

TRI-COUNTY - Tri-County Cancer Survivors, Inc. provides educational events, support groups, and celebration affairs for patients and survivors in the Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester county region.

Help The Cause

The Alliance relies on active involvement by individuals and organizations statewide to assess priorities and to develop, implement, and evaluate the success of our projects. The Alliance leadership, which includes our Board of Directors and staff, provides a statewide infrastructure; however, only through the grassroots efforts of committed partners across the state will we achieve our goals. Join Us