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information for Cancer Patients
APOS’ Toll-Free HELPLINE - 1-866-276-7443 (1-866-APOS-4-HELP) is a national resource to help people with cancer and their caregivers find emotional support in their own communities.
This referral program, part of the Cancer Support Helpline® (affiliated with the Cancer Support Community), connects cancer patients, their caregivers and advocacy organizations with psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
If Helpline counselors cannot find local support services and there is an immediate need for help, a Helpline mental health counselor can provide short-term emotional support by phone while patients seek professional help with coping in their community.
To request a confidential
referral, please call: Toll
(1-866-APOS-4-HELP). Calls are accepted Mon-Fri 9 am- 8 pm ET. If you reach a recording, please leave your name and contact number and one of the Helpline counselors will call you as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: This service is not a substitute for seeking proper medical care or advice and serves only to provide referral information for support and counseling services to patients, their care-givers and advocacy organizations. If you feel you are in urgent need of medical attention or support services, please contact your physician or area hospital for immediate assistance.