Resources and Support

You Don't Have to Face this Alone

Are you newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer or a caregiver? You are not alone. Resources and support are available. Gastric Cancer Foundation was established to provide information and an understanding community for people with gastric cancer and their loved ones.

Common questions arise around treatments and managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills. You may also worry about caring for your family, keeping your job, or continuing your daily routine. Your health care team can help you find support.

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Join Our Online Community of Patients and Caregivers

Find hope and inspiration. Share your story. Learn from others. We have partnered with Smart Patients to build an online community where gastric cancer patients and their families can learn from and support each other. Sign up and join the conversation.

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Free Help Finding Clinical Trials

Use our free matching service to identify clinical trials looking for your specific diagnosis, stage and treatment history.  A trained navigator is available to help.  Phone and web-based assistance is available, and matches are drawn from the full national database of active clinical trials.

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Treatment and Survivorship Care Planner

This free resource provides and organizes important information needed by patients in order to make informed healthcare decisions. Download and complete your treatment & survivorship care plan using the template here.

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Monthly Newsletter

We’ll deliver our monthly newsletter to your Inbox with Foundation updates, news about cutting edge research and trends in the field, and how to make a difference.

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Connect with Us and Stay Informed

Follow us on social media and sign up for our monthly newsletter for the latest Foundation and research updates and connect with others affected by gastric cancer.

Additional Resources and Support

American Cancer Society

General resource for all cancers
www.cancer.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Doctor-approved patient information
www.cancer.net

Cancer Care

Free emotional and practical support from professional oncology social workers.
www.cancercare.org

Cancer Support Community

Free counseling or support for cancer patients or their loved ones.
www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Cancer Support Helpline: 1-888-793-9355

HealthWell Foundation

Assists patients with copays, premiums, deductibles and out of pocket expenses.
https://www.healthwellfoundation.org

Imerman Angels

Matches individuals seeking cancer support with a “Mentor Angel” for one-on-one support.
https://imermanangels.org

My Cancer Connection

One-on-one support telephone support for patients, survivors and caregivers
https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/patient-support/mycancerconnection.html

National Cancer Institute

The federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.
www.cancer.gov

Patient Access Network Foundation

Helps underinsured people pay for the medications and treatment they need.
www.panfoundation.org

The Assistance Fund – Gastric Cancer Co-Pay Assistance Program

Provides underinsured people with financial assistance to cover all or part of the individuals’ out-of-pocket cost for supported medications.
www.tafcares.org

Your Cancer Game Plan

Tools to help you navigate your cancer journey.
www.yourcancergameplan.com

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