Resources for cancer patients in New Orleans
Understanding cancer is key, especially upon your diagnosis. Many people search for information, and having the right amount and type of information is important, especially when making treatment decisions. Touro recognizes that you need reliable cancer-specific information. Being newly diagnosed with cancer means you’ll need to educate yourself. Instead of searching all over the internet, we’ve made things easy for you.
Touro Caring for Caregivers program
We offer you the following ways to become informed:
- Patient Resource Library: Our library is located on the 1st floor of Touro Infirmary in the Supportive Cancer Care Center. Our library features many books and free brochures about cancer. You can also access cancer-specific websites through our computer.
- New Patient Orientation: You’ll meet with the Cancer Care Navigator, gather information on cancer, and get your questions answered. You can schedule an orientation session by calling Danielle McCullogh, RN, BSN at 504.210.4475.
Supporting our cancer center
Ensuring each patient receives the care they need, to lead their best life.
The Touro Infirmary Foundation funds the development and execution of several Supportive Cancer Care Programs within Touro’s Cancer Center. Support groups, travel and lodging and co-pay assistance, are just a few ways the Foundation provides resources to the patients that need it most. Each patient’s cancer journey is unique. At Touro we care for the whole person. Providing services beyond disease treatment, we are here to assist patients in every step of their cancer journey.
American Cancer Society Grant for Transportation Assistance
Cancer patients undergoing treatment frequently require assistance getting to and from facilities, often creating a financial and logistical burden. That’s why the American Cancer Society has awarded a transportation grant to Touro. These funds will be used to address the transportation needs of cancer patients in New Orleans.
Patient Charity Care and Co-Pay Assistance
Patients having financial difficulties may be eligible for assistance through payment programs offered through the Foundation.
Cancer Patient Support Groups
The Foundation provides funding to Touro Cancer Support Groups throughout the year including a celebration for National Cancer Survivor’s Day.
Hotel Discount Program
The Foundation provides discounts for patients and families at local hotels, including accommodations for specialized recliners for breast cancer patients. Click here to view discounts.
Cancer Patient and Cancer Patient Family Community Resource Guide in partnership with Loyola’s Counseling Department. Providing patients and their families with valuable community resources that are available to them.
Wig Voucher Program
Through funds raised through GiveNOLA Day. The Foundation provides wig vouchers for cancer patients who have experienced hair loss due to treatment.
Women’s Health Celebration
Through support of the Heebee Family Fund, Touro hosts and annual Women’s Health Celebration- Pampered & Pink at Audubon Zoo. The event featured valuable information on women’s health including an expert panel of physicians.
Smoking Cessation Program
In 2019, the Touro Foundation received a grant to launch a Smoking Cessation program partnering with the American Lung Association. The program will offer multiple series of courses available throughout the year beginning in January 2020.
For more information on these programs or to learn how you can support these cancer programs, contact the Foundation at 504.897.8435.
Ask us for additional resources
If you’re having trouble locating the information you need or are unsure what the best book or website for you might be, don’t hesitate to ask us. We’re here for you because fighting cancer is what we do.
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