Managing everyday life on top of the challenges of cancer can be tough. So, whether you need help with transportation to treatment, coordinating child care or adult care, or making travel and hotel arrangements for treatment away from home—there are cancer treatment resources and groups you can turn to for help.
Transportation, lodging, and resources for child care and adult care
There may be times when getting to your appointment is a problem. For example, your car may be in the shop or treatment may take you far from home. If you're responsible for loved ones while you're receiving treatment, there could be times when you need someone to care for your child or a parent. If you're unable to turn to a friend or relative in these situations, here are a few resources that may help.
- Road to Recovery is a volunteer network that provides transportation to and from treatment, if you don’t have a ride. The program is part of the American Cancer Society. You can contact them 24/7 at 800-227-2345.
- The LIVESTRONG Foundation can help connect you with many support programs, including nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, and government agencies. These support services include help with air and ground transportation to and from your treatment. You can call them at 855-220-7777 or visit them at www.livestrong.org for more help.