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Navigating the medical system when facing cancer can be a daunting task for patients, survivors, and their family members. To support you in this challenging task, we have assembled resources in an easy-to-use online tool.

Our resource directory is continually updated to provide the most current information available. If you find an error, or are aware of a resource not listed, please email us. *Please note, inclusion of a resource in the directory is not an endorsement of that resource or service. 


 

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Financial Assistance, Transportation
PO Box 712
Elko
NV
89803
(775) 738-0035

The Elko Cancer Network is a community non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of cancer patients and survivors in the northeastern Nevada area.

The Elko Cancer Network is a community non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of cancer patients and survivors in the northeastern Nevada area.

We are a sole entity governed only by our Board of Directors and funded solely through donations, grants and fundraisers conducted throughout the year.

All funds raised by the Elko Cancer Network remain in northeastern Nevada to assist area patients. 

Financial Assistance

If you require financial assistance, please download the application here, and mail completed form to:

PO Box 712, Elko NV 89803.

For more information call 775.738-0035 (Stefanie Covert)

Spanish, Prevention, Education

Everhealthier Women is a web app designed for mobile devices. It empowers women to engage in important health behaviors by fitting tasks into their lifestyle.

Everhealthier Women is a web app designed for mobile devices. It empowers women to engage in important health behaviors by fitting tasks into their lifestyle. The tasks are the screenings and prevention behaviors that match users’ age and profile according to national guidelines. The app provides up-to-date information on numerous health issues and links to online resources, including different organization’s care and prevention feeds on Facebook and Twitter. The app currently runs in English and Spanish. Originally designed to organize cancer prevention and treatment for women of color, user feedback indicates the app is helpful for all women of all ages.

Clinical Trials, Cancer Treatment

The Expanded Access Navigator, or EA Navigator, represents a unique partnership between the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, patient advocacy organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and the

The Expanded Access Navigator, or EA Navigator, represents a unique partnership between the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, patient advocacy organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and the federal government to provide clear, digestible information on single-patient EA. This website provides a roadmap to guide patients, caregivers, and physicians through the request process, which involves various decisions, steps, and players, including pharmaceutical companies, the FDA, and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The Navigator clarifies the process for people who need information on investigational therapy or treatment options, which include clinical trials and EAPs, as well as single-patient EA. The goal of the Navigator is to increase understanding of the request process, not to encourage or discourage requests for expanded access.

It provides in one place information about the expanded access policies of various companies and the availability of investigational medicines under them. It also helps lead patients and physicians through the request process. The navigator currently focuses on cancer drug manufacturers and resources, but will gradually be expanded to include drugs for other diseases.

The Expanded Access Navigator is divided into two sections, one for patients and caregivers, the other for physicians.

  • The patient and caregiver section explains expanded access, helps users find appropriate clinical trials, and describes how to work with a physician to request access to an investigational medicine.
  • The physician section helps clinicians identify investigational treatment options for their patients, and walks them through the process of asking a pharmaceutical company about expanded access for a patient and submitting an expanded access form to the FDA. (The agency has taken steps to streamline the process for physicians, and last year introduced a shortened application form to simplify the necessary paperwork.)
For Caregivers & Family
101 Montgomery Street, Ste. 2150
San Francsico
CA
94104
(800) 445-8106

Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home.

Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home.

FCA, as a public voice for caregivers, shines light on the challenges caregivers face daily and champions their cause through education, services, and advocacy.

The services, education programs, and resources FCA provides are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.

These include:

  • FCA CareJourney is a secure online solution for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers.
  • Family Care Navigator, sponsored by the NCC, helps caregivers locate support services state-by-state.
  • National Center on Caregiving (NCC) unites research, policy, and practice to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state.
Cancer Screening, Prevention
1200 S. 4th St., Ste. 111
Las Vegas
NV
89104
(702) 380-8118

First Person Care Clinics offers quality, affordable healthcare for medically underserved, uninsured, and underinsured individuals.

First Person Care Clinics offers quality, affordable healthcare for medically underserved, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. The clinic works to provide physical and mental healthcare services to all sectors of the community regardless of ability to pay. Services include cancer screenings such as: initial screening for breast cancer with referrals for mammography; Pap test for cervical cancer and HPV screening; and colorectal cancer screening via FIT test.

Cancer Screening, Prevention
3343 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas
NV
89169
(702) 731-0909

FirstMed Health and Wellness Center is a non-profit medical clinic providing preventive and primary health care services to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada.

FirstMed Health and Wellness Center is a non-profit medical clinic providing preventive and primary health care services to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a particular sensitivity to the Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander communities, FirstMed turns no one away because of inability to pay. Services include wellness programs with screening and preventive care such as breast exams, bloodwork, colorectal and prostate cancer screening, and tobacco use and cessation counseling. The center also offers Women's Health Connection screenings, weight management and exercise classes, dental and mental health screening. A mobile clinic is offered as well. Services are provided in English, Spanish and Tagalog.

Palliative Care, Spanish

Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in ​​​Nevada.

Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in ​​​Nevada. Just like in ​most other states, you can use Five Wishes in ​​Nevada to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your Five Wishes is a legal document.

Other, Children/Adolescents
Las Vegas
NV
89109
(702) 735-8434

Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The organization, which has chapters in 55 cities, also funds childhood cancer research through events such as their Kick-It program.

For Caregivers & Family, Support Programs & Services, Other, Spanish
550 Italy Dr.
Sparks
NV
89434
(775) 331-3663

Food Bank of Northern Nevada operates multiple food pantries along with its Mobile Harvest offering food to those in need.

Food Bank of Northern Nevada operates multiple food pantries along with its Mobile Harvest offering food to those in need. Visit https://fbnn.org/get-help/program-schedules/ to find a current list of food pantry locations and the Mobile Harvest schedule. 

In addition, the Food Bank partners with several community food pantries and health clinics to offer Prescription Pantry, a program through doctors to connect you with nutritious food to stay healthy. Learn more about this program and participating pantries here.

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