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Northside Hospital’s Colorectal Cancer Transportation Assistance Program

 

Lack of transportation can be a major barrier to receiving cancer screening or treatment. Many people forego much needed medical care because they...
 

 

Supportive Care

Medical Oncology | Hematology | Supportive Care | Patient Resources Links

Caregiver Information & Support
Counseling, Education and Support Groups
Nutrition
Oncology Social Work Services
Post-Treatment Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Survivorship Care Planning


Caregiver Information & Support

AgeWise Connection
Phone: (404) 463-3333
Information on senior services, including respite care for caregivers

CancerCare, Inc.
Online and telephone based educational topics, counseling and caregiver support groups.

Cancer Hope Network
Peer support for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Cancer Support Community
Online educational information and support.

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880
Face-to-face educational programs and caregiver support groups.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver information and teleconferences.

Imerman Angels
One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.

Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands is a private, web-based caregiving coordination service that allows family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to create a community to assist a family caregiver with the daily tasks that become a challenge during times of medical crisis, caregiver exhaustion, or when caring for an elderly parent.

National Family Caregiver Association
Information and support for caregivers.

Well Spouse Association
Education, support and advocacy for spousal caregivers.

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Counseling, Education and Support Groups

Georgia Crisis & Access Line
www.mygcal.com
Phone: (800) 715-4225
Twenty-four hour crisis and suicide hotline, also serves as a Statewide single point of contact for accessing mental health, addiction, developmental and behavioral health crisis services throughout the State of Georgia.

Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Phone: (404) 851-8960
E-mail: BehavioralHealthServices@northside.com
Staffed by specially trained psychiatrists, licensed clinicians and nurses, Northside provides an array of services for behavioral and emotional conditions and substance use challenges.

Psychology Today
An online directory of counselors, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists and psychologists by geographic location. You can search for providers by their clinical specialty—i.e. treating anxiety, depression. You can verify what insurance plans they accept and read their professional profile.

Your Insurance Plan
Most insurance plans have a mental/behavioral health provider line listed on the back of the card—in addition to an online directory of in-network providers—that you can call for assistance in locating a provider.

Online and Telephone Education and Support Groups

Breakaway from Cancer

CancerCare, Inc.
Phone: (800) 813-4673

Cancer Hope Network
Peer support for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Cancer Support Community

Imerman Angels
One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone: (800) 399-7312

What Next.com
Peer support and resource information.

Face-to-Face Education, Mind-Body Wellness and Cancer Support Groups

Community Support Groups
In Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Areas

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Young Adult Cancer Survivors of Atlanta

US Too (prostate cancer)

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Nutrition

Sometimes patients feel challenged to maintain optimal nutrition and food intake when facing cancer and its treatment. Other times, patients simply want to know which foods are or are not a good idea while going through cancer treatment. After cancer treatment some patients want or need to adjust their diet to regain or maintain good health.

Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880 "Nutrition Consultations"

Northside Hospital - Diabetes & Nutrition
Diabetes & Nutrition Services at Northside Hospital offer a comprehensive diabetes, nutrition and weight management program. Our specially trained and board-certified nurses, registered dietitians and educators are highly trained in diabetes education, nutrition and weight management.

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment

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Oncology Social Work Services

Atlanta Cancer Care employs master's level oncology social workers to help patients and their loved ones optimally manage the emotional, social, financial and lifestyle changes associated with cancer and its treatment. Our oncology social workers can assist patients and families in accessing, understanding and/or locating help with: counseling and psychotherapy services, support groups, mind-body programs, spiritual care, educational and financial resources, prescription assistance, entitlement programs, health-system navigation, county aging services, transportation, and other services or resources designed to address practical and emotional needs.

To contact the oncology social worker who is assigned to your office, please call:

Alpharetta office patients of Dr. Michaels & Dr. Steis: (404) 731-1873

Alpharetta patients of Dr. K. Reddy, Dr. S. Reddy & Dr. Austin: (770) 667-4117

Conyers & Lake Spivey office [all] patients: (404) 731-1876

Cumming office [all] patients: (770) 667-4117

Decatur office [all] patients: (404) 695-0966

Tower office patients of Dr. Dubovsky & Dr. Michels: (404) 731-1873

Tower office patients of Dr. May, Dr. K.Reddy, Dr. S. Reddy and Dr. Seay: (404) 290-3941

For information on a variety of local/national educational, financial, insurance, legal, lodging, pharmaceutical and transportation resources, as well as county senior services and entitlement programs (SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare), please visit our Patient Resource section and click on Resource Links.

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Post-Treatment Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Survivorship Care Planning

American Society of Clinical Oncology
www.cancer.net/patient/Survivorship

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org/living-with-cancer/planning-your-care/

National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Survivorship
http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/ocs

OncoLink: LIVESTRONG Care Plan
www.oncolink.org/oncolife

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DISCLAIMER: No endorsement or affiliation is intended or made of any hypertext link, product, service or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or website. The organizations listed on this page are not inclusive of all available cancer and non-cancer related organizations. If you have questions regarding resources or would like more information, please contact the Oncology Social Worker who covers the office where you see your Atlanta Cancer Care healthcare provider.

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