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Cancercare provides free, professional support services to patients, families, and caregivers to help them cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges of cancer. This nonprofit’s services include counseling; support groups; access to educational publications on a wide range of cancer topics; live telephone and online workshops in which oncology experts provide up-to-date cancer information (there is also a repository of past workshops); and financial assistance to qualified individuals, such as to cover transportation expenses or co-payments. All services are overseen by professional oncology social workers.