TABLE 3-3 Selecteda Psychosocial Services (Other Than Information) Available at No Cost to Individuals/Families with Cancer

Psychosocial Service


How to Access

Locations Available



American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Counseling—telephone referral

In all 50 states

Helpline served 186 callers in 2006

1-866-276-7443 (toll free)



Counseling—face-to-face, online, telephone

In all 50 states

42,680 individuals from all 50 states received counseling, education, support group, referral or financial assistance in FY2005 (unduplicated count)

1-800-813-HOPE (toll free)


Lymphoma Foundation of America (Lymphoma)

Counseling—one-on-one telephone and peer counseling

In all 50 states

In 2005, provided counseling to 1,300 patients

1-800-385-1060 (toll free)

Decision support

ACS’ Reach to Recovery (Breast Cancer)

Decision support by providing information through face-to-face visits or telephone conversations



1-800-ACS-2345 (toll free)



Decision support

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Breast Cancer)

Informed decision making—education conferences and teleconferences

In all 50 states

Three large conferences annually

1-888-753-5222 (toll free)

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