Service To Help Cancer Patients

Nebraska cancer patients and their families can benefit from services through the American Cancer Society’s Patient Service Center.

The Center offers individualized telephone-based patient navigation to cancer patients and their caregivers. Thanks to generous donations and grants, the Center offers services to Nebraska cancer patients and caregivers. Last year, the Patient Service Center, located in Austin Texas, served 714 Nebraska patients and 19,210 cancer patients across the High Plains Division (Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Hawaii). The number of patients served in the Division is expected to reach over 21,000 in 2010.

The Patient Service Center complements the Society’s Web site, and national call center, and provides locally-based services for anyone affected by cancer in the High Plains Division. Patient Service Center navigators can help cancer patients and caregivers eliminate barriers and reduce delays in completing cancer treatment, by identifying available resources for transportation, lodging, financial assistance and more.

The Center connects patients to Society services in their local communities and helps them and their families to access the services of other agencies through a Community Resource Database that includes more than 5,000 local and national resources.

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