Cancer Information

American Cancer Society: Cancer diagnosis and stagingCancer information in other languagesTreatmentLung CancerTalking about cancer

Go2FoundationFree one-on-one lung cancer hotline or email (1-800-298-2436[email protected]); 一General inquiry (202-463-2080 and 650-598-2857[email protected]).

CancerCareEducation, workshops, and counseling

American Lung Association: Research, education and advocacy


Medi-Calhealth insurance

Social Security: Disability insurance

CancerCareFinancial assistance for home care, transportation, child care

Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope: A $5,000 reward with the goal of changing your life

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation: Provides telephone and online counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education, and financial assistance.

Patient Access Network Foundation: Funding for medical expenses; $750-25k, varies by diagnosis

MoneyGeek: Tips on managing finances and covering the mortgage during cancer treatment


Curry Senior Center: Free breakfast and lunch

Project Open Hand: Free meal to pick-up or home delivery 

POH Senior Lunch Program: All seniors (age 60+) & adults with disabilities (age 18-59) are welcomed to enjoy health lunch at dining rooms across San Francisco; there is a suggested $2 donation but no one is turned away if unable to pay

CalFresh Program: Issues food stamps that can be used at many supermarkets and food stores

Pink Daisy Project: Gift cards for groceries, restaurants and gas

Other Cancer Resources 

UCSF Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center: Symptom management workshops; other activities such as yoga, qi gong, dance, art therapy, etc.

Look Good Feel Better Program: Free cosmetics and lessons, a free wig and tips on hair styling 

Margot Murphy Women's Cancer Program: Multilingual and culturally competent care navigation, emotional and practical support, and survivorship support activities. Services are offered free of charge in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taoshanese.

Cleaning for a Reason: Free home cleaning for cancer patients

Cancer and Mental Health: Managing mental health after a cancer diagnosis

 Additional Resources