Patient & Treatment Resources

Lovelace Health System partners with a network of excellent community organizations that are able to assist patients and their families through their cancer treatment journey. There are also several national organizations with valuable information regarding cancer treatment. We encourage patients to contact these local and national resources for additional information.

American Cancer Society
Local office: (505) 260-2105
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: cancer.org

ACS offers support to children dealing with parent's terminal illness.

Cancer Care
Local office: (505) 823-8060
Website: cancercare.org

CancerCare for kids provides free, professional support services for parents, children and adolescents affected by cancer, as well as information about helping children understand cancer and additional resources.

Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
Local office: (505) 764-6400

Provides special support services for young people after the death of a loved one.

Cancer Services of New Mexico
Local office: (505) 259-9583

Provides services to reduce cancer suffering for families in New Mexico.

Cancer Support Now
Local office: (505) 255-0405

Offers several groups that provide support for caregivers - family and friends - and several that provide support for those with a diagnosis.

In it Together Awareness, Resources and Support for PAYA Cancer

Numerous cancer resources available for young adults, their spouses and all family members ranging from educational, therapeutic and support.

Kids Konnected

Connects children and teenagers who have patrents with cancer so they may talk with someone their own age who is going through the same experience.

Livestrong

Curriculum that offers online lessons for grades K-12 to help students learn about cancer in a way that is age appropriate, inspirng and empowering along with additional online resources.

American Cancer Society - Cancer Resource Centers
Local office: (505) 260-2105
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

Cancer Resource Centers are designated spaces in a cancer treatment facility where highly trained American Cancer Society volunteers provided materials, information on community resources and immediate access to the national call center and the ACS website.

American Cancer Society - Reach to Recovery
Local office: (505) 260-2105
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

One-to-one support from a trained breast cancer survivor with a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, for moral support, ACS resource access, community resource access and more.

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Website: www.acor.org

ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer and related disorders.

Cancer Care
Toll free: (800) 813-4673
Website: cancercare.org

Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. Services include counseling, support groups, education workshops and publications.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Toll free: (866) 843-2572

Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. The CLRC also conducts national education and outreach programs for community groups, employers and health care professionals and is actively involved in community activities to raise public awareness of cancer-related legal and public policy issues.

Cancer Services of New Mexico
Local office: (505) 259-9583

Cancer Services of New Mexico is a non-profit service organization focuses on addressing gaps in New Mexico's cancer related services - Family Cancer Retreat, family cancer resource bags, LIPA program, New Mexico Cancer Service Survey.

Cancer Support Community
Toll free: (888) 793-9355

Speak to a licensed mental health professional through the CSC helpline or online chatroom.

Cancer Support Now
Local office: (505) 255-0405

Cancer Support Now offers several groups that provide support for caregivers, family and friends.

Chemotherapy.com
Website: chemotherapy.com

Chemotherapy.com is an online resource tool providing information on understanding cancer and about chemotherapy treatment.

The Colon Cancer Alliance
Toll free: (877) 422-2030

The Colon Cancer Alliance helpline provides the latest information, expert resources and cutting-edge tools for colon cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Toll free: (877) 427-2111

C3 conducts research and advocacy and provides counseling to assist with cancer-related concerns or access.

Comadre a Comadre Program
Toll free: (877) 725-7775 x0

The Comadre a Comadre program's mission is to empower the lives of Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through advocacy, education, information, resources and support about breast health and breast cancer.

Department of Senior Affairs - Senior Services Information and Assistance
Local office: (505) 764-6400

Senior information representatives will personally connect you to an array of resources and services that make it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay involved in the community.

In It Together Awareness, Resources and Support for PAYA Cancer
Website: www.neo4u.org

Numerous cancer resources available for young adults, the spouses and other family members ranging from financial, educational, emotional and research sites.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Toll free: (800) 955-4572
Website: www.lls.org

LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and health care professionals.

Lung Cancer Alliance
Toll free: (800) 298-2436

Offer personalized support, information and referral services at no cost through a team of trained, dedicated staff members to help patients, their loved ones and those at risk.

My Cancer Circle

My Cancer Circle coordinates volunteer activities, including meals, transportation to medical appointments and provides a private space where community members can offer support and encouragement.

National Cancer Institute
Toll free: (800) 422-6237

The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient and Caregiver Resources
Toll free: (800) 865-1125

NCCN resources aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer, providing information on diagnosis, cancer types, cancer treatments, clinical trials and resources.

People Living With Cancer
Website: www.plwc.org.za

People Living With Cancer is a national organization that builds innovative partnerships to collaborate on advocacy, awareness, education, screening, prevention, patient support and survivorship.

Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico
Local office: (505) 254-7784

PCSANM provides publications and other reading materials on a wide variety of PC subjects including new member folders, support meetings and outreach activities.

Aging Parents and Elder Care

Support groups, daily living solutions and free referral service through Elder Carelink to help with fidnign home care, assisted livign, financial planning and personal emergency responses.

Caregiver Action Network
Local office: (202) 454-3970

CAN is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

CareGiving.com
Website: caregiving.com

A community of supportive individuals caring for a family member or friend before, during and after caregiving.

CaringBridge
Website: caringbridge.org

CaringBridge transforms your personal connections into support when you need it most. By creating a free CaringBridge website, people in a time of need can share updates, photos and videos, connection with friends and family who care and want to help.

Caring from a Distance
Website: cfad.org

A website geared toward long-distance caregivers with links to resources across the US.

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
Website: caregiver.org

Our services, education programs and publications are developed with caregiver's expressed needs in mind, to offer real support, essential information and tools to manage the complex and demanding tasks of caregiving.

Imerman Angles Cancer Support Community
Toll free: (877) 274-5529

Imerman Angels provides free personalized one-on-one cancer support for cancer fighters, survivors and their caregivers.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Brings together caregivers and volunteers through online communities that organize daily life; provides a free easy-to-use, private individualized group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Website: caregiving.org

Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintainign the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance is dedicated to improving quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation and advocacy.

National Caregiving Foundation

Provides free support kits to caregivers.

Today's Caregiver
Website: caregiver.com

Online services and magazine focused on providing information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.

Cancer Care
Toll free: (800) 813-4673
Website: cancercare.org

Offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs and co-pays, and our professional oncology social workers can help you find additional resources.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Website: cancerfac.org

CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.

NM Human Services Department
Toll free: (855) 637-6574

Centennial Care is the new name of the New Mexico Medicaid Program. Centennial Care provides services including physical health, behavioral health, long-term care and community benefits.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient and Payment Assistance
Website: www.nccn.org

The oncology reimbursement landscape continues to present ever-evolving challenges for clinicians and others that work with patients with cancer.

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation
Local office: (505) 842-8171

NMCCF is dedicated to supporting our patient's non-medical needs during their fight against cancer.

New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool
Local office: (505) 622-4711

NMMIP was created to provide access to health insurance coverage to residents of New Mexico who are denied health insurance and considered uninsurable is available for otherwise uninsurable persons.

Social Security Administration
Toll free: (800) 772-1213
Website: www.ssa.gov

Social Security Administration to initiate a social security disability application or to view social security resources.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Toll free: (800) 432-6217

TANF program, known in New Mexico as NM Works, provides a monthly cash benefit to be used to meet basic family needs such as housing, utilities and clothing costs.

Casa Esperanza
Local office: (505) 246-2700
Website: www.casanm.org

Albuquerque's House of Hope provides appropriate housing and emotional support for patients and their families who reside temporarily in Albuquerque while the patient receives treatment.

Department of Senior Affairs - Senior Services Home Services
Local office: (505) 764-6400

Individuals who are 60+ years old and live in Bernalillo County may receive a variety of home chore, minor home repair and home retrofit services.

Holland's Rose, Inc.
Local office: (505) 345-2020

Holland's Rose provides affordable housing for patients and families who must travel to Albuquerque for medical care, especially for those receiving cancer treatments.

Joe's House
Toll free: (877) 563-7468

Joe's House website offers a consolidated accommodations list that caters to patients, their families and caregivers with lodging options.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
Toll free: (800) 542-9730

HHN is a nationwide organization that provides lodging and support services to patients and families who are receiving medical treatment away from their home communities.

The New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation
Local office: (505) 842-8171

NMCCF is dedicated to supporting patient's non-medical needs during their fight against cancer.

Department of Senior Affairs
Local office: (505) 764-6400
Website: www.cabq.gov

Seniors age 60+ who are unable to cook for themselves, have no one else to cook for them and are unable to attend a meal site may be eligible to receive a home delivered meal on a donation basis.

Meals on Wheels Albuquerque
Local office: (505) 823-8060
Website: www.mow-nm.org

This program is currently the only one of its kind in the Albuquerque metro area. It provides meals for any duration whether they are needed during a period of recuperation or for many years.

NM Human Services Department
Toll free: (800) 432-6217

The Human Services Department administers several food assistance programs through the Income Support Division to help people with low incomes and resources to purchase food products.

American Cancer Society
Local office: (505) 260-2105
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

Road to Recovery offers free transportation to medical appointments for current cancer patients.

Angel Flight South Central
Toll free: (800) 500-0433

Angel Flight helps people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.

Catholic Charities Social Services
Website: ccasfnm.org

The Senior Transportation program provides transportation services to 60+ seniors who transportation to essential medical appointments and grocery shopping.

Department of Senior Affairs
Local office: (505) 764-6464

Curb-to-curb van transportation within Bernalillo County is provided to individuals 60+. Reservations are required.

Lovelace Transportation
Local office: (505) 341-0042

Lovelace transportation services are through Superior Medical Transport and offers one-way transports to a contracted provider or facility. Call 48 hours before to schedule.

Molina Healthcare
Toll free: (888) 593-2052

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico works with Integrated Transport Management to offer rides for members who have no other means of getting to medical appointments.

Presbyterian
Local office: (505) 923-5200

Presbyterian Non-emergency Transportation Safe Ride provides door-to-door medical and specialized transportation services to medical appointments, schools, insurance companies, etc. Call to schedule.

United Healthcare
Toll free: (866) 913-2492

Logisticare manages your transportation benefit. They offer routine transportation to medical, dental and behavioral health appointments.

Cure Diva
Website: curediva.com

Online store which sells a variety of cancer products such as prosthesis, hats, head covers, skincare, clothing, undergarments and accessories. Also has a community support cancer blog.

Gift Closets
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

Gift Closets from American Cancer Society provides free items such as wigs, breast prosthetics and mastectomy bras.

Headcovers Unlimited
Toll free: (800) 264-4287

Headcovers Unlimited provides hats, turbans and wigs for hair loss and cancer patients.

Knitted Knockers
Local office: (505) 823-8060

Knitted Knockers makes special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.

Look Good...Feel Better
Toll free: (800) 227-2345

Look Good...Feel Better sessions offer trained, volunteer cosmetologists to teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.

Ortiz Al-Al & Cathy's Hair Fashions
Local office: (505) 881-0818
Website: wigstoyou.com
Shenas Wigs & Hair Extension Hair Replacement
Local office: (505) 907-7288
Tender Loving Care
Toll free: (800) 850-9445

TLC is a not-for-profit website and catalog of the American Cancer Socity. Their mission is to help women cope during and after cancer treatment by providing wigs and other hair loss and mastectomy products.

The Hope Shop
Local office: (505) 260-2105

The Hope Shop from American Cancer Society is an online store offering clothing, headgear and accessories.

Topsy Turban

Topsy Turban is an online store offering hand-made turbans, scarves, fringe caps and various other head wraps.

Wigs
Local office: (505) 323-9003
Website: www.wigs.com

Wigs.com is an online store offering medical Wigs for cancer patients and those with medical hair loss.

Wigs by Mary Lou
Local office: (505) 881-4145
American Cancer Society
Local office: (505) 260-2105
Toll free: (800) 227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is a national health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. They provide in-depth information on specific types of cancer, causes and treatment options.

Anita Salas Memorial Fund
Local office: (505) 841-5896
Website: nmhealth.org

The Anita Salas Memorial Fund helps pay for women's breast or cervical cancer treatment, or related bills such as transportation, lodging, or medications for treatment.

BreastCancer.org
Website: breastcancer.org

BreastCancer.org is a national organization that is dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer in the hope to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer.

Cancer Services of New Mexico
Local office: (505) 259-9583

Cancer Services of New Mexico (CSNM) aims to provide services to reduce cancer suffering for New Mexico's families. They work closely with other service providers across the state to ensure coordination and avoid duplication of services.

Cancer Support Now, Inc.
Local office: (505) 255-0405

Cancer Support Now, Inc. is a community of survivors offering support and assistance to patients, their families and caregivers.

Chemotherapy.com
Website: chemotherapy.com

Chemotherapy.com is a complete resource and guide for information on chemotherapy including treatment details, managing side effects and recovery.

Comadre a Comadre
Local office: (505) 242-1222
Website: comadre.unm.edu

The Comadre a Comadre program’s mission is to empower the lives of Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through advocacy, education, information, resources, and support about breast health and breast cancer.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Local office: (505) 872-0141
Website: www.lls.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.

Look Good Feel Better
Toll free: (800) 395-5665

Look Good Feel Better offers complimentary group, individual and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence.

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
Local office: (505) 272-7813
Website: www.nmcca.org

The New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance is a network of healthcare institutions and approximately 90 cancer treatment physicians in New Mexico.

People Living Through Cancer
Local office: (505) 242-3263
Toll free: (888) 441-4439
Website: www.pltc.org

People Living Through Cancer is a community of those who understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repercussions of cancer. They aim to connect and support cancer survivors and caregivers.

RT Answers
Local office: (703) 502-1550
Website: rtanswers.org

RT Answers was created by the American Society for Radiation Oncology to explain to patients, their families and the public how radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat cancer.

Susan G Komen
Website: ww5.komen.org

Susan G. Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against breast cancer.