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Links

We have compiled a list of useful and informative websites about cancer and other resources to supplement what you have already learned from your CHOMG physician.


General Resources:
American Cancer Society

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Hope Network

National Cancer Institute

OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource


Alternative and Complementary Medicine:
Andrew Weil, MD - website on health and wellness

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

End of Life Issues
The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Growth House

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Trinity Care Hospice

Vitas Innovative Hospice

Support Groups:
Cancer Hope Network - Free, one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families

Cancer Support Community

Health Information Translations - Free health information in a variety of languages.

Helen's Room cancer support group meetings
860 Parkview Dr North
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 534-9429
Chemotherapy And You
Our state-of-the-art infusion suites are located at our Howard Hughes and Torrance offices. Each suite is designed with patient comfort in mind. We offer reclining chairs, beautiful views, open seating areas, and visitor chairs. Many of our patients enjoy spending time with others while receiving chemotherapy, and sharing the experience with others can relieve stress and provide great benefit to both patients and family members.

Our physicians and highly skilled nursing staff are on hand at all times to care for your needs. Our nurses constantly ensure that you are comfortable and that everything is going smoothly during your infusion. They offer moral support, hugs and genuine interest in you and your family. Even though the infusion centers treat many patients each day, patient waiting is kept to a minimum. We do everything within our power to welcome you, get you seated and start your treatment as soon as possible. To serve your needs quickly and efficiently, it is important that you arrive on time for your chemotherapy appointments. When treatment includes chemotherapy, patients have many questions. For the information and support that you will need, start your journey here.


Chemotherapy Education
CHOMG's "Chemo Seminar." Open to all CHOMG patients and their family members/friends. Held monthly at our Torrance Office with Drs. Nishimoto or Makalinao. Light snacks and drinks provided. Please call (310) 530-9763 for seminar dates and reservations at the Torrance office.

Chemotherapy Treatment Guide (English) PDF Format

Chemotherapy.com - Gives comprehensive information about chemotherapy and cancer care. Includes web tools and other resources.


Appearance Resources
Arbor Vitae Medical: Provides breast prostheses and other products for women who have had breast surgery. Medicare, Medi-Cal and some private insurance are accepted.

6208 W. 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 641-5296

Helen's Room (Monica Kahn) By appointment only. A positive appearance and resource center for cancer patients.
860 Parkview Dr North
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 534-9429, Call to schedule an appointment


Patient Assistance
We understand that during this time of crisis in your life, the unforeseen financial burdens of paying for your treatment and prescriptions can cause you and your family additional stress. We have put together a comprehensive list of organizations for you to contact that might provide greatly needed help during this difficult time. You can click on the links and be forwarded directly to each organization, or simply call the number and ask for details and assistance.

Copay/Insurance Assistance Websites
Access2Wellness phone: (866) 317-2775. Access2wellness is designed to help patients with prescription medication financial issues. It provides access to one of the broadest selections of assistance programs that offer more than 1,000 prescription medications for free or at a discount to those who qualify. This site contains information about these programs and can help determine if you might be eligible to receive assistance.
www.access2wellness.com

Cancercare Copay phone: (866) 55-copay. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.
www.cancercarecopay.org

Chronic Disease Fund phone: (877) 968-7233. The Chronic Disease Fund is an independent non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancers or life-altering conditions obtain the expensive medications they need. CD Fund assists patients throughout the United States who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics.
www.cdfund.org

CureToday - A comprehensive website and online magazine that covers all aspects of the cancer journey.
www.curetoday.com

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). The California Department of Aging (CDA) is responsible for the statewide administration of the SHIP, which is delivered through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Twenty-four of California's 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are responsible for oversight of local HICAPs. Seventeen of the AAAs contract for HICAP services; the remaining 9 provide service directly. HICAP services are available in all of California's 58 counties. HICAP services can be accessed via a toll-free line (1-800-434-0222).

National Cancer Information Center (800) 227-2345 is available 365 days a year to help cancer patients with treatment related financial problems. The center maintains a database of community resources that have funds available for medical care or to help patients with utility bills, food or rent.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888) 477-2669. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that's right for you, free of charge.
www.pparx.org

Patient Access Network Phone: (866) 316-7263. The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation provides co-payment assistance to help underinsured patients access the medical attention and treatment they need to sustain a reasonable quality of life.
www.panfoundation.org

Patient Advocate Foundation phone: (800) 532-5274. Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.
www.patientadvocate.org

Transportation Assistance
American Cancer Society: Road to Recovery phone:(800) ACS-2345 For a full PDF file of all these resources, you can download our Patient Assistance Resources.