Travel Assistance Information

General Information

For starters call the National Cancer Information Center in Austin at 1-800-227-2345 and make sure you ask for a Cancer Information Specialist (CIS). The specialist must have been there a year and pass certification exams to be called a CIS.


For lodging patients can try and they will provide a list of lodges/hotels/motels across the nation that offer a reduced cost place to stay.

Air Transportation

For transportation, patients can try They will try and find private pilots or commercial airlines to fly patients or provide discounts.

Financial assistance and referrals

The American Cancer Society also has a program called the “road to recovery” where volunteers will drive patients to and from appointments. When distances are great, patients may also request mileage reimbursement which may cover gas. Receipts are typically required.

Referrals for financial assistance may found at or call them at 1800-813-HOPE.


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