Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.
Working to Unravel the Effects of Cancer

The Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association (DPC) is a local organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in the Danville and Pittsylaniva County area.  All donations remain in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area to help defray the cost of cancer-related prescriptions, equipment, supplies, transportation reimbursement, nutritional supplements, as well as other special needs.  DPC provides emotional support not only in the office setting but also with our COPING cancer support group that meets the last Tuesday of every month, where not only the client is invited, but also any caregivers that may be providing support to their loved one.  We provide access to other educational materials and cancer awareness through our association with the Cancer Research & Resource Center of Southern Virginia.

How it all started...
Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association (formally Danville Cancer Association) was formed in 1959 and is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization under IRS ruling.  Originally the association began as a three part program that contributed towards local cancer research that was conducted by local physicians.  The second part of the program included providing educational materials concerning cancer that was presented by representatives of the association to groups and the general public.  The last part of the program was the patient services end, where aid in the form of travel reimbursement was provided for clients traveling out of town for treatments and through donated medical supplies and equipment.

Presently, DPC's primary focus is on patient aid, with over $200,000 spent per year for cancer-related prescriptions, travel reimbursement, medical supplies and equipment, wigs, prosthesis and other special needs.  However, educational materials and programs are still a part of the program.  The only aspect that has been changed is that DPC does not contribute to research efforts.

Our focus is on improving the quality of life for local cancer patients by providing access to services needed to help in their battle against cancer.

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 to 5:00

Upcoming Events

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Our services also include cancer-related supplies, such as nutritional supplments, adult incontenience supplies, wigs, hats/turbans and mastectomy bras and prosthesis. 
DPC offers reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to cancer-related medical appointments for chemotheraphy and/or radiation treatments and other related oncology visits. 
Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer assists cancer patients with the cost of their cancer-related prescriptions prescribed by their oncologist.