Forms & Resources

Forms

Medicaidwww.health.ny.gov/health

NYS disability: Most people apply for this through human resources at their employer.

Roswell Park Underinsured Program: Speak to a financial counselor near the cashier’s desk.

Social Security Disability: www.ssa.gov/disability

Community Information and Resources

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has a tremendous variety of resources and information available on all types of cancer.
1-800-ACS-2345 or TTY: 866-228-4327
www.cancer.org

American Lung Association 
Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. 
800-LUNG-USA (800-586-4872)
www.lung.org

Association of Cancer Online Resources 
ACOR is a large collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information relevant to your illness.  
212-226-5525
www.acor.org  

CancerCare CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. CancerCare also offers limited financial grants for those in ongoing treatment. 
1-800-813-HOPE or 212-712-8080 (NYC: National Office)
www.cancercare.org   

Cancer and Careers
This website provides an online forum filled with information intended for the working woman with cancer. It offers information and tools “to help working women manage their battle with cancer as effectively as they manage the rest of their lives.”
www.cancerandcareers.org  

Cancer Hope Network  Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. They match cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
1-877-HOPENET
www.cancerhopenetwork.org  

Department of Veteran Affairs Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. 
877-222-VETS (8783)
http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/  

Healthwell Foundation
The Healthwell Foundation provides copayment and premium payment assistance to eligible individuals. 
800-675-8416
www.healthwellfoundation.org 

International Myeloma Foundation
The IMF describes itself as “dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure." 
800-452-CURE
www.myeloma.org  

Life Transitions Center
www.lifetransitionscenter.com

Medline Plus An online source of health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. 
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus  

National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health (NIH) runs the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and they provide information about most cancer-related topic; access to literature from the PubMed database; updates on NCI-supported research, funding opportunities, and special reports. 
800-4-CANCER or TTY 800-332-8615 
www.cancer.gov   

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) NFT provides advocacy, support and financial assistance to transplant candidates and recipients when they face major transplant-related costs not covered by insurance.
800-489-3863 
www.transplants.org  

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
888-477-2669
www.pparx.org

The Bone Marrow Foundation
Provides resources, information, programs and services about bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. The Foundation's Patient Aid Program was created to fill the financial
gap transplant patients may experience over the course of treatment.
800-365-1336
www.bonemarrow.org

The Lymphoma Research Foundation
LRF is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with information on the disease.  
800-500-9976 
www.lymphoma.org

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 
Founded in 1998, the MMRF is the world's number one private funder of myeloma specific research. Their webpage provides information on a variety of topics related to the research and treatment of multiple myeloma.
203-229-0464
www.themmrf.org

The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
If you are interested in learning about complementary and alternative medicine you may wish to look at OCCAM. Established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
800-4-CANCER or TTY 800-332-8615
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam