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You guys have helped me so much during this trying time.  Cancer can be so ugly, but you guys are beautiful. - M.W.

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I want to thank everyone for their hard work, compassion and loving kindness that you have shown and continue to show toward me. Cancer robs us of almost everything, but helpful and caring organizations like yours give me the strength to fight my disease with all my might! - P.J.

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I can't even begin to explain, but I am so thankful for your help, it really made a difference and always came just as I needed it.  Thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart and I truly appreciate it! - D.C.

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From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for providing me with a compression sleeve and glove plus 2 bras.  This is an amazing resource with very caring and understanding staff. - D.P.

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Thank you so much for providing me with a compression glove and compression sleeve for my lymphedema.  Treatment costs associated with my breast cancer have become a burden and you eased that burden by helping with this treatment at no cost.  Thanks again! - R.M.

Additional Resources

Kentucky CancerLink works with other organizations that provide assistance to Kentuckians in need of life saving cancer screenings or those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Contact us for additional information regarding these organizations or other resources that may be available in your area.  

  • American Cancer Society or 1-800-227-2345 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Bluegrass Care Navigators Many families say their biggest regret is not calling sooner.  Get informed before you need to be.
  • Cancer Care or 800-813-4673
  • Cancer + Careers Cancer and Career’s mission is to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening with sDNA: Cologuard   Visit www.cologuardtest.com and click on FAQ to find out more about this new option for colorectal cancer screening.
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Colon Cancer Prevention Project  The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to eliminating preventable colon cancer.
  • Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered  FORCE’s Mission is: To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.
  • Friend For Life  A network of cancer survivors and caregivers who provide compassionate, one-on-one support to others diagnosed with cancer, and to their loved ones.
  • Good Giving  Your connection to charitable causes in our community to become an informed and inspired giver.
  • Hope Lodge  The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is a free service available to cancer patients ages 18 and over traveling to Lexington for cancer treatment. 
  • I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation – “No One Goes Solo” Foundation provides emergency financial assistance
  • Kentucky Cancer Program  Promotes cancer related education, research and service programs
  • Kentucky Cancer Program – Pathfinder– interactive site to help find resources in local areas of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Cancer Registry – Excellent data regarding cancer burden in our state or call 859-219-0557
  • Kentucky Colon Cancer Prevention Program
  • Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program is a federally funded, public health program providing free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible women in Kentucky. Services like mammograms and Pap tests are offered through local health departments and participating clinics around the state.
  • Komen Kentucky  Susan G. Komen For The Cure
  • KORT Physical Therapy Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Lung Cancer Alliance Phone Buddy Program
  • Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer  Assisting patients and their families with medical treatment costs.
  • Mesothelioma  Learn how to spread awareness of the dangers of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure
  • Mesothelioma Cancer  Information about mesothelioma, they provide support and help both families and patients of this terrible disease.
  • Mesothelioma Group provides up-to-date, free, information and support, specifically focused on helping patients.
  • My Pink Navigator – provides chemo and beauty bags for patients going through a cancer diagnosis.
  • National Cancer Institute  or 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Needy Meds  Informational website that has up-to-date contact and instructions about various pharmaceutical manufactures’ drug assistance programs
  • Patient Advocate Foundation  Provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to health care including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses
  • QUIT NOW Kentucky – FREE service to help Kentuckians quite smoking or quit using tobacco products
  • Robin’s Nest Northern Kentucky provides financial assistance to cancer patients in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky.  To qualify for assistance you must have been diagnosed with cancer within the previous six months, currently undergoing medical treatments for the cancer, or recovering from medical treatments completed within the last six months.
  • Shirley’s Way Provides financial support to individuals under medical care for cancer and other diseases.
  • Surgery on Sunday  Surgery on Sunday, Inc. works closely with community partners to provide essential outpatient surgical procedures to income-eligible individuals. Patients are referred to Surgery on Sunday, Inc. by numerous partner agencies.
  • Stamp To Cope  Provides rubber stamping/art supplies to breast cancer survivors as an art therapy method of coping
  • The Fighter’s Fund Financial support for colon cancer patients – based on available funding
  • The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer Short-Term financial aid for basic living expenses.
  • UK HealthCare  Stay connected with UK HealthCare
  • UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center Get connected with Markey Cancer Center
  • UK HealthCare Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Veteran Mesothelioma Support
  • Young Survivor Coalition – Breast Cancer

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