Esophageal Cancer Resources
The Sarah Cannon Fund
As part of our mission, the Sarah Cannon Fund has been established to support people living with cancer through a variety of community-based programs and resources, including the American Cancer Society and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Since 2012, the Fund has supported our collective goal to help those affected by cancer navigate the journey from diagnosis through survivorship. Click here to learn more about the Sarah Cannon Fund.
American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
cancer.org (800) 227-2345
National Cancer Institute
A collection of information operated by the National Institutes of Health. cancer.gov
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA)
ECAA’s mission is to provide outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, to increase public awareness of this disease and to offer education and information in a supportive environment.
Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation
The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation has three part mission: to bring awareness and education about esophageal cancer, to walk the journey with patients, and to support research to find an early screening test for esophageal cancer. fightec.org
- Medicare: medicare.gov and cms.gov
- Affordable Care Act: healthcare.gov/law/
- Hill Burton: HRSA Hill Burton PDF
- Your Local Health Department and Local Free Clinics: freeclinics.us/clinics/search
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery
The American Cancer Society offers a volunteer-run service called Road to Recovery. This service provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Because this service is run by volunteers who donate their time and use their own cars, the drivers cannot usually drive long distances. Call (800) 227-2345 to learn how to schedule a ride in your area.
Free or Reduced-Cost Flights
Sometimes getting to treatment also includes having to fly for treatment. Angel Flight is an organization that provides free air transportation for medically necessary trips. They are a group of pilots and volunteers. You can contact Angel Flight by calling (918) 749-8992 or visiting angelflight.com.
Cancer Support Community
- This includes The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club.
- Visit cancersupportcommunity.org or call (888) 793-9355.
- Visit cancercare.org or call (800) 813- HOPE (4673).