LOCK HAVEN - Over 220 residents in Clinton County will learn they have cancer this year. For many of those residents, however, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem.
One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips for treatment in six weeks. A patient receiving chemotherapy might report for treatment weekly for up to a year. In many cases, a patient is driven to hospitals or clinics by relatives or friends, but even these patients must occasionally seek alternative transportation.
Road to Recovery links volunteer drivers to cancer patients in need of transportation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-3445 to find out more information about this service and many other patient programs available
Road to Recovery is a program of volunteers who drive patients to treatment centers and home again. These volunteers arrange their own schedules, with some volunteering as little as one afternoon a month and others driving patients several days a week. The American Cancer Society can provide some compensation for driving expenses, including gas, tolls and parking.
Those who enjoy driving and have some spare time can help someone keep a potentially life-saving appointment. Clinton County is in need of drivers, specifically in Renovo and Lock Haven.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For general cancer information and to learn about call your American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit our Web site at www.cancer.org.