Cancer Resources

Services and support groups available for persons and families living with cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Omaha: (800) 642-8116
National: (800) ACS-2345 ((800)227-2345)

National Cancer Institute

800-4-CANCER ((800) 422-6237)

Cancer Survivors Network

(877) 333-HOPE ((877) 333-4673)

Methodist Fremont Health Medical Center

A team of health professionals to help patients and families before, during, and after treatment. FAMC's cancer program received Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) - the highest level awarded.

Methodist Fremont Health Medical Center

450 East 23rd St.
Fremont, NE 68025

(402) 721-1610

Cancer Treatment

Nebraska Cancer Specialists

Dr. M. Salman Haroon & Dr. Nagendra Natarajan
(402) 941-7030

Fremont Health Radiation Oncology

Dr. Amir Zahra & Dr. Mohammed Zahra
(402) 727-3580

Support Groups & Education

"Sisters and Survivors" Support Group

A support group for women with breast cancer and their families. 
(402) 727-3580

Compassionate Friends

A support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. 
(402) 727-3439

Reach to Recovery

A breast cancer support program operated by volunteers who have been breast cancer patients. 
(800) 642-8116

Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Group

Support and education for patients and caregivers. 
(402) 344-2242

Prostate Cancer Support Group

For men and their loved ones; timely and reliable information about prostate cancer and other prostate-related issues. 
(402) 727-3439

Support Services

Wigs

The ACS Wig Bank program is made available through La' James International College and is for persons who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. 
(402) 721-6500 or the ACS in Omaha at (402) 393-5801

Breast Prosthesis

Free prosthesis for women who have experienced the loss of a breast. 
ACS in Omaha at (402) 393-5801
Judy Nosbish-Harms of Women's Orthotics & Prosthetics at (402) 727-7900
Mary Allison of Kubat Pharmacy at (402) 727-1070

Home Care/Meal Services

Methodist Fremont Health Home Care

Skilled nursing, personal care, rehabilitation therapies and counseling to patients in their homes. 
(402) 941-1699

Methodist Fremont Health Hospice

Care designed to offer sensitivity and support while enhancing the quality of life for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. 
(402) 941-1699

Meals on Wheels

Delivers a hot nutritious meal in Fremont for anyone who cannot cook for himself/herself. Available Monday through Friday. 
(402) 721-4444 or (402) 721-5089

Home Assistance

Home Instead 

(402) 753-2078

Right at Home 

(402) 721-1500

Comfort Keepers

(402) 991-9880

Lifeline® from Fremont Health

Personal alert service. 
(402) 721-1610

PROMEDCARE

(402) 727-7900

Advance Directives

Methodist Fremont Health Medical Social Workers

Instructions and preferences for your future medical treatment. 
(402) 727-3384

Spiritual/Psychosocial Services

Methodist Fremont Health Medical Social Workers

Provides assistance with psychosocial or financial needs. 
(402) 727-3384

Methodist Fremont Health Chaplain

(402) 727-3663

Financial Resources

Every Woman Matters

(800) 532-2227

Methodist Fremont Health Medical Center Patient Accounts

(402) 941-7220

Service for Children with Cancer

Cancer Treatment

Family practice doctors and pediatricians care for children with cancer as needs arise. Pediatric oncologists in Omaha or Lincoln oversee cancer treatments.

Transportation

Methodist Fremont Health Bus Transportation

Free transport between Fremont Health and the patient's residence, for those who cannot provide it for themselves. Scheduled through the department providing service. 
(402) 727-3882

Car-Go

Free transportation service for people 55+ within city limits. 
(402) 721-7780

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging

Offers transportation for people in Fremont. 
(402) 721-7770 or (402) 721-8262

Fremont City Cab

(402) 721-2121

Transit Lines (City Bus Service)

(402) 727-2690

Road to Recovery

Volunteers provide free transportation for patients needing rides to and from treatment. 
(402) 393-5801

Hotel

Patients traveling more than 50 miles for treatment may be eligible to stay in hotels in Fremont, Omaha, and Lincoln at no cost. 
(402) 393-5801

American Cancer Society Resources

A diagnosis of cancer can bring about a tremendous amount of upheaval and uncertainty into the lives of both the person diagnosed and their family. It is at these times that the American Cancer Society can provide that extra bit of support and information to complement that being provided through the health care system. At a local level, the ACS and its trained volunteers provide confidential information and support for people affected by cancer.

For more information about services provided by the ACS, call (800) 227-2345.

You can also view more local resources from the American Cancer Society High Plains by visiting their website as well as reading their cancer blog.