Additional Resources

Team Survivor Northwest recommends the following resources

Gilda’s Club

Gilda’s Club Seattle offers a broad, community-based program of social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors, their loved ones and friends that provides sustained support, education and resources on-site in the Seattle Clubhouse and off-site with collaborating partners.

Cancer Lifeline

Provides emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process.  Cancer Lifeline welcomes patients, survivors, their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers.  Their services are available throughout the Puget Sound area and in 16 Western Washington counties.

Cierra Sisters

Cierra Sisters, Inc. is an African-American breast cancer survivor and support organization. Cierra Sisters, Inc. was conceived and founded by Bridgette Hempstead, a breast cancer survivor.  “Cierra”, an African name meaning  “knowing”  reminds us that when we have knowledge, we have power against the effects of breast cancer.  Cierra Sisters welcomes all cancer survivors, supporters, caregivers, family and friends.

Fred Hutchinston Survivorship Program

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Survivorship Clinic offers treatment, support, and education in the years after cancer treatment is completed.

Swedish Cancer Institute

At Swedish, cancer care is designed to meet all needs, from diagnostic testing and treatment to managing symptoms and side effects to providing home follow-up services. It also includes emotional support, spiritual guidance and financial counseling. We take an integrated approach to providing this care because we recognize that mind, body and spirit all play a part in each person’s health and well-being.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a “nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

Asbestos.com

Provide informational literature such as a mesothelioma packet and books.  All of our services are free of charge.  Get patients connected with top doctors & treatment centers locally to them.  Assist veterans with VA benefits and claims.  Assist patients and their families with financial assistance.  Provide a monthly support group.  More info at www. asbestos.com

Messothelioma Organizations

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma Guide provides top information about surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiation for this type of cancer. Patients and families affected by mesothelioma can find hope and answers to their questions at Mesothelioma Guide. More info at http://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/treatment/.     Other Mesothelioma resources: http://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/and  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance http://www.mesothelioma.com/.

nwhopeandhealing.org

Northwest Hope & Healing Foundation helps breast and gynecologic cancer patients from Swedish Cancer Institute.  In addition to personalized support, it  gives grants up to $500 to qualified patients  for nonmedical necessities such  transportation, groceries, utilities, child care and emergency rent.  For information on obtaining financial assistance, contact a Swedish social worker. It also provides “healing baskets” to comfort newly diagnosed patients.