Cancer Resources

The following is a list of resources that you may find helpful. Some may have already been recommended by your health care providers.

Local Resources

American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society provides information about a wide variety of topics for many different cancers. The local office also provides transportation and/or housing (Hope Lodge) during active cancer treatment for those who qualify.
(615) 327-0991

Breast Cancer Connection: This group combines health information, sharing, support and empowerment for women breast cancer survivors. There will be an expert speaker each session to address a current topic or issue relating to breast cancer. Informal discussion follows. The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Breast Health at Saint Thomas Hospital on the third Wednesday of June, September, December and March.
(615) 222-3085 

Bridges to Care – Nashville Consortium of Safety Net Providers: Bridges to Care (BTC) links uninsured residents of Nashville to a network of some 35 safety net primary health, dental, mental health, and substance abuse clinics that serve patients based on their ability to pay. BTC also provides help with prescription medications and transportation.

BTC Contacts:

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
1818 Albion Street: (615) 341-4124

Lentz Public Health Center
311 23rd Avenue, North: (615) 340-2255

Woodbine Public Health Center
224 Oriel Street: (615) 485-3821

Catholic Charities of Tennessee
10 South 6th Street: (615) 760-2799

East Nashville Public Health Center
1015 East Trinity Lane: (615) 862-7916

BUMC Cancer Support Group
Brentwood United Methodist Church (BUMC)
309 Franklin Road, Room A390
Brentwood, TN 37027
Meets at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month
(615) 373-2425 or (615) 373-3663

Cancer Support Group
St. Stephen Catholic Community
Room 105, Holy Family Center
14544 Lebanon Road
Old Hickory, TN
Meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Meetings are open to all patients, survivors and caregivers.
(615) 812-2056

Gilda’s Club – Nashville: Free of charge to everyone, Gilda¹s Club Nashville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, provides a non-residential home-like gathering place where people living with cancer as well as their family members and friends can join with others to build social and emotional support. We offer resource information, educational lectures, mind-body workshops and classes, diagnosis specific groups, movement workshops, expressive arts, cooking and nutrition classes, support groups and social events.
(615) 329-1124

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The Society's comprehensive Patient Services programs provide free up-to-date information on blood cancers and their treatments by phone, Web, or by mail; educational seminars for patients and families; Resource Guide, Family Support Groups and First Connection peer-to-peer support program; and direct patient financial aid.

For more information contact:

404 BNA Drive, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 331-2980
(800) 332-2980 (Toll Free)
(615) 331-2941 (Fax)

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
310 25th Avenue North, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 467-1936, ext. 101

Multi-County Cancer Support Network: Provides support for cancer patients, family members & survivors and serves the Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion & Bedford counties

Address: 110-B Lauderdale Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phones: (931) 393-4443 or (800) 497-4322
Fax: (931) 393-4413

Estill Springs group meets at 7 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Nazarene Church in Estill Springs. Shelbyville group meets 2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m. every other month at the Union Planters Bank (Elm Street Branch).

Sisters Network – Nashville: Sisters Network® Inc. is the leading voice and only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network promotes the importance of breast health through empowerment, support, breast education programs, resources, information, and research. The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.

Please contact: Mary Kelton Smith
(615) 299-5574
(615) 299-5574 fax
2916 Claymille Blvd
Nashville TN 37207

Women's Hospital at Centennial Medical Center
Meets at 6 p.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. For breast cancer survivors at any stage of survivorship.
(615) 342-5026


American Cancer Society (national office)
800-ACS-2345 (1-866-228-4327 for TTY)

Cancer Care: CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs – including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Toll Free: 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
Administrative Line: 212-712-8400

Cancer Survivors Network: Created by and for cancer survivors, the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) is a telephone and Internet-based support service. From the time of diagnosis and beyond, anyone experiencing cancer is invited to use this service. Listen to or read (Internet) 100 hours of pre-recorded discussions and stories. Find and connect with others like yourself. It is free, easy to use and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(877) 333-4673

Lance Armstrong Foundation: The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer.
Toll-Free LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare: (866) 235-7205
9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday

Man to Man: Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Man to Man program helps men cope with prostate cancer by providing community-based education and support to patients and their family members.
Contact your local American Cancer Society or call toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Men against Breast Cancer: Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC), the first national non-profit organization to provide targeted support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one; as well as, target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight against breast cancer.
Men Against Breast Cancer
PO Box 150
Adamstown, MD 21710-0150
Toll Free: 866-547-MABC (6222)
Fax: 301-874-8657

National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service: The National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service (CIS) is a national information and education network. The CIS is a free public service of the NCI, the Nation's primary agency for cancer research.
Toll Free: 800-4-CANCER

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.
1010 Wayne Avenue
Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 650-9127
Fax: (301) 565-9670

National Lymphedema Network: The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
Latham Square
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1111
Oakland, CA 94612-2138
Toll Free: (800)541-3259
Toll: (510) 208-3200
Fax: (510) 208-3110

National Patient Advocate Foundation: National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) is a national, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of patient access through improved access to, and reimbursement for, evolving therapies, therapeutic agents, and devices through policy and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.
Patient Advocate Foundation
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
Toll Free: (800) 532-5274
Fax: (757) 873-8999

People Living With Cancer: Oncologist approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Toll Free: 888-651-3038

Us TOO International: Us TOO is a grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners and families.
5003 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 (USA)
(630) 795-1002
Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Monday-Friday
Fax: (630) 795-1602
PCa Support Hotline: (800) 80-Us TOO (800-808-7866)

The Wellness Community: TWC is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease.
888-793-WELL (9355)

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization: A telephone and Internet-based site that offers breast cancer information, resources and support for patients, survivors, families, and friends. The telephone hotline is staffed by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors. It is a convenient, anonymous resource for breast cancer information, as well as support. Callers can be matched with a survivor, patient and/or supporter having had a similar experience with breast cancer. On the Internet site, guests can submit questions concerning breast health and/or breast cancer, which are answered by a breast cancer survivor.
Toll Free: 800-221-2141 (English)
800-986-9505 (Spanish)