Angelina Radiation Oncology Associates

Helpful Resource Links

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Hospice in the Pines : Website

Hospice in the Pines provides services for terminally ill patients and their families. Our service area includes Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties. Patients with cancer and other end-stage conditions are eligible for hospice care if the physician can clarify that the patient's life expectancy is six months or less.

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Joe W. Elliott House : Website

The Joe W. Elliott House is a 30-room facility providing low-cost lodging for out-of-town patients whose treatments can last from two days to several months. A joint venture of Hospice in the Pines and Memorial Health System of East Texas, the facility is within walking distance of the Temple Cancer Center.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the 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. AROA PictureThe website serves as a resource for cancer patients and their families by offering information for cancer patients, support programs and services for loved ones and survivors and resources for healthy living.

For information on local cancer support groups, please contact the Lufkin office at: Lufkin Office, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904
Phone: (936) 634-2883 | Fax: (936) 634-2792 | Map

CancerCare

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.


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Finding reliable information on the Internet can be challenging. With thousands of websites offering cancer information, it's hard to know which ones to trust. Your health care team at Angelina Radiation Oncology Associates suggests the following websites as a good place to start.

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute: NCI is the government's principal agency for cancer research and training. For the general public, patients, and health professionals, they offer consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of its research programs and clinical trials.

National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship: NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

People Living with Cancer: PLWC provides cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Links provide information on cancer types, diagnosis, treatment, coping and survivorship.

ASTRO's Answers to Your Radiation Therapy Questions: Created by the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, this site explains how radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat cancer.

Radiology Information: Developed jointly by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, the site answers questions about various radiologic procedures and therapies, including how to prepare and what to expect.

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A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer. This book is a unique directory of national and regional cancer resources. Whether you're looking for educational materials, financial assistance, support groups or other resources, A Helping Hand will answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. Copies are made available to all AROA patients, or to order your FREE copy, call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or send an email with your name, address and the book title.

Site Specific Treatment Recommendations

The NCCN, or National Comprehensive Cancer Network, provides a tool designed to help cancer patients better understand their disease and treatment options. The "NCCN Guidelines for Patients" are available for free from the NCCN's web site here: http://www.nccn.com/patient-guidelines.html. The documents were developed in response to the need for more reliable information about cancer that could be easily understood by the general public. The hope is that patients can review the documents in advance of physician office visits and so be able to have better-informed conversations with their care team about their treatment options.

Medication Assistance

Information for people who need help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses.


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