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Finding Help in Your Community

Organizations in your community may offer help with transportation, lodging, child care, and home care — costs of cancer care that are rarely covered by health insurance.

Don't forget about the power of using your local elected officials. They often have resources and connections that can be useful. For example, if you're having difficulty with Medicaid, calling the office of your state representative might help. For a problem with Medicare, the office of your federal congressman or senator may be able to assist or offer information. Project Vote Smart ( or 888-VOTE-SMART) can provide contact information for your elected officials.

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