Cancer can be more than a physical disease. After a diagnosis, you and your loved ones will face emotional, financial, spiritual and physical challenges. For this reason, seeking current, reliable information about all of the various ways a diagnosis will impact your life is an important step in your journey. The following links provide access to clinical and financial practical information as well as emotional support for those facing a diagnosis of cancer. Perhaps the most useful support can be derived from individuals that have already experienced a diagnosis of cancer. Connect directly with other cancer patients here to share information and support.
The Patient Resource Center is an independent and comprehensive source of cancer treatment information provided exclusively for patients and their families.
Here, women and men who are living with cancer or have completed treatment and are cancer-free share their stories of survival, from initial diagnosis and treatment to recovery and the ways that cancer has transformed their lives.
Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. Learn more about the critical role that caregivers play.
Theravive is a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Our mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help, and qualified therapists who can provide counseling. We are in our 8th year of connecting thousands of individuals to licensed therapists.
Managing a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can be overwhelming. But there are steps that patients and caregivers and friends can take to alleviate some of the stress of the situation. Here we list practical, proactive measures that can make all the difference.
If you’re a parent with cancer, what do you tell your children? Cancer survivors share their stories.
At some point during a cancer journey, patients might consider receiving medical care in their own homes as part of their recovery or treatment plan. The following information will help patients and caregivers know what to expect if they choose home health care.
Informing yourself about options and resources for confronting the financial challenges that cancer presents is no less important than studying disease characteristics and treatment options. An understanding of the various ways to ease the burden of medical bills can be a critical step in alleviating stress and allowing you to remain focused on your care and well-being or that of your loved one.
Severe illness or an accident could result in an inability to communicate or to make choices. Thinking ahead and making choices about advanced directives, living wills, and other planning related to your health will help your loved ones and ease your mind.
Completing treatment for cancer is an accomplishment. You may feel a great sense of relief as some of the anxiety and discomfort subside and the inconvenience is over. After thinking about cancer every waking moment during treatment, you need to resolve a few issues as you begin to recover physically and move on with your life.
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