Skin Cancer Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Committed to providing the highest standard of care for the whole person, not just the disease, City of Hope offers a wide array of support and educational services through the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center .
Patients and loved ones have access to a coordinated team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, patient navigators, pain management specialists and spiritual care providers at the center.  In addition, they can participate in a wide array of programs including educational classes designed to better prepare them and their caregivers for treatment, healing arts workshops, peer support groups and much more.

Additional resources for skin cancer patients include:
Patients may be invited to participate in City of Hope clinical trials when an investigational drug or therapy is appropriate for them.
Part of the National Institutes of  Health, the National Cancer Institute, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
800-4-CANCER (226237)
The NCCN, an alliance of 19 of the world's leading cancer centers, including City of Hope, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care.
866-788-NCCN (6226) or send an email
The American Cancer Society has many national and local programs, as well as a 24-hour support line, to help cancer patients and survivors with challenges such as travel, lodging and emotional issues.
800-ACS-2345 (227-2345)
866-228-4327 for TYY

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
The AAD represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States and promotes excellence in education and research, clinical practice and surgical standards, and patient care and public interest.
866-503-SKIN (7546)

Melanoma International Foundation
The Melanoma International Foundation provides information for melanoma patients and their families on patient support, early detection, education and advocacy.

Society for Melanoma Research (SMR)
The SMR is a diverse organization of scientific and medical investigators devoted to alleviating the suffering of people with melanoma.
Email: was developed by the American Academy of Dermatology specifically for patients and health professionals to use as a resource for up-to-date information on the treatment and management of skin diseases.

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, we’re here to help. City of Hope is committed to making the process of becoming a patient here as easy as possible. Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or request a new patient appointment online.