American Cancer Society (ACS)
Missoula office: 3550 Mullan Rd., Ste. 103, Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 728-1004, Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Cancer Information Hotline: 1-(800)-ACS (227)-2345, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . www.cancer.org
ACS is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Direct support includes:
• → Cancer Resource Center: Free access to resource information and support at
Community Cancer Care, located at Community Medical Center.
• → Gift Closets: Women battling cancer can go to the Gift Closet for free
wigs, hats and scarves located at three locations in Missoula: (1) The American
Cancer Society, 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 301, (2) Community Cancer Care at Community Medical Center and (3) Cancer Center of Montana at St.
• → Health Insurance Assistance Service: MT cancer patients can call the
American Cancer Society’s 24-hour toll-free number to speak with a health
insurance specialist to ask about coverage and insurance programs specific to
the state. Call 1 (800) 227-2345, 24/7.
• → Look Good…Feel Better: Trained cosmetologists offer free group sessions
to teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance their
appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Call
(406) 728-1004 for dates, times and locations.
• → Patient Lodging Program: Designed for cancer patients and one caregiver
who must travel more than 50 miles or 90 minutes to receive cancer treatment.
Participating hotels provide complimentary or reduced rate rooms to patients
on a space available basis. Call (800) 227-2345 2 weeks in advance to arrange lodging.
• → Reach to Recovery: Trained breast cancer survivor volunteers provide
support via phone or in person to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
• → Relay For Life: The largest signature fund-raiser of the American Cancer
Society which includes survivor celebrations and memorial events.
• → Road to Recovery: Trained volunteer drivers provide free rides to treatments
and home again. Call (800) 227-2345 for more information.
Komen: Susan G. Komen Montana Affiliate
P.O. Box 5568, Helena, MT 59604-5568
www.komenmontana.org and www.komen.org
Komen Montana funds research and breast cancer programs for free mammograms, diagnostic services, treatment, and survivor support. Contact us for information about current grantee programs.
121 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32904
Mesothelioma Guide is a comprehensive resource for patients with mesothelioma and their loved ones, our mission is to guide them toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions.
Montana Cancer Control Coalition (MTCCC)
MTCCC is a statewide collaborative of individuals and organizations working
together to reduce the overall burden of cancer for Montanans. Workgroups
address priority objectives through collaborative projects. To volunteer, or for
more information, call (406) 258-3684.
Montana Cancer Control Program (MCCP)
Missoula City-County Health Department
301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802
MCCP provides assistance to both individuals and professionals. Educational materials, speakers on cancer topics, consultations and research are available at no cost. Other services include cancer screening systems for provider offices and assisting businesses with employee wellness programs.
Montana Cancer Institute Foundation
500 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
The Institute is a unique, independent collaborative effort between Providence
St. Patrick Hospital and the University of Montana promoting the integration
of research, patient care and educational programs.