Colleen’s Corner: Local and National Resources

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Colleen was a young physician who battled cancer for 12 years. She believed it should be easier for patients and families facing a cancer diagnosis to find available supportive resources and services. We are working to make her belief a reality.

When you see Colleen's Corner anywhere on our website, the information provided is patient and community submitted. If you would like to share a resource you think other cancer patients or caregivers might benefit from or would like to add a comment about a listed resource, please email our cancer support specialist. You may also click the submit a resource or comment button in any of the below sections.

We have gathered a number of trusted organizations that Henry Ford Cancer Institute patients have found to be helpful. Please note that these organizations are not owned or operated by Henry Ford, unless otherwise noted.

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Connect with Others

women talking face to faceNo one should fight cancer alone. Social support resources can address your emotional needs and connect you to other cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

  • Support for Cancer Patients
  • Support for Caregivers
  • Bereavement and Grief Support
  • LGBTQ Resources

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Financial Support

coin jars with plantsFinancial assistance, grants, and planning tools can provide you with funding and information to ease the cost of cancer.

  • Assistance for Medical Expenses
  • Assistance for Living Expenses
  • Financial Planning
  • Health Insurance and Government Assistance

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Resources for Everyday Life

bag of applesCancer can complicate your life and prevent you from feeling “normal.” We’ve gathered some resources that can help normalize your daily routine and make you feel better about yourself, despite the toll of cancer and its treatment on your body.

  • Medical and Cosmetic Needs
  • Transportation
  • Caregiving and Housekeeping
  • Food and Shopping Help
  • Organization Tools

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Information and Research

woman on laptopA cancer diagnosis may leave you with many questions. If you’re searching for information about your diagnosis online, make sure you use a trustworthy source.

  • Patient Resource Centers at Henry Ford Health System
  • Educational Information from Reliable Online Source

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