Breast Cancer Resources

  • National Cancer Information Center - Trained American Cancer Society specialists can answer questions for patients or caregivers. Find clinical trials, locate nearby resources, get information on treatments and medications or financial aid. The hotline offers an insurance specialist for Tennessee, who can answer questions about coverage for most major insurance plans. Oncology nurses and social workers are also available for individuals who just need to talk.  For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit their website at www.cancer.org.

  • American Cancer Society Resource Center, Johnson City - Location:  The Regional Cancer Center, upper level, One Professional Park Drive in Johnson City (across from Johnson City Medical Center, State of Franklin Road).  For more information, call (423) 232-6900.

    Offers educational material and information on community resources for cancer patients.

  • American Cancer Society Patient Service Room - Location: 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Provides wigs, bras and breast prosthetics at no charge, regardless of the patient's income. Hats and turbans are also available. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Walk-ins welcome.  For more information, call (423) 926-2921 or visit the national website at www.cancer.org.

  • Hope Lodge - This American Cancer Society program provides free housing for patients traveling to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.  Physician referral needed.  For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

  • Clinical Trials Matching Service - Links patients with clinical trials that may be suited to the individual's specific need.  For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit the national website at www.cancer.org.

  • Genetic Testing and Consultation -
    Johnson City Regional Cancer Center: (423) 232-6989
    Kingsport Hematology/Oncology: (423) 224-3150

  • Look Good...Feel Better - Teaches beauty techniques to women currently undergoing any type of cancer treatment. The program helps women minimize the appearance-related side effects of treatment, with a goal of boosting confidence and helping women cope with cancer treatment.  For more information, call  1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit the national website at www.cancer.org.

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