Navigate Your Cancer Journey

We have online resources available to help you at any point on your cancer journey. Select your stage and concern below to get started.

Health and Disability Insurance

Health and Disability Insurance

Those affected by cancer need to understand health and disability insurance. This is an overview of things you need to know under current laws. To learn more, consult with those knowledgeable about

  • group
  • high-risk coverage
  • high-riskpools
Health Care Assistance for Uninsured

Health Care Assistance for Uninsured

Many people affected by cancer can’t afford to pay for important health care services. Fortunately, a variety of health care assistance programs are available to help those who have a financial need.

  • assistance programs
  • child care
  • counseling
Important Legal Decisions

Important Legal Decisions

You will need to prepare legal documents to tell others what you want done during a health crisis or after death. Here is an overview of the important legal decisions to consider and how to find help

  • advance health directives
  • creating a will
  • during treatment
Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy

Each person responds to treatment differently. No one knows in advance how effective cancer treatment will be. There's also no way to know how long anyone will live—with or without cancer.

  • cancer support groups
  • facing your fears
  • imerman angels

Male Fertility Preservation

Some men are not able to have children due to the effects of cancer treatment. By identifying your risk for infertility, you can take steps before treatment to preserve your fertility. For men who

  • Fertility
  • male infertility
  • physical effects of cancer
Meeting Others Like You

Meeting Others Like You

Talking with people you can relate to will help you manage the physical, emotional and practical challenges cancer brings. Make an effort to meet others who have been affected by cancer. There are

  • cancer community
  • emotional effects of cancer
  • emotions and cancer

Organizing and Keeping Important Records

You'll be keeping track of a great deal of important paperwork through your cancer journey. Keeping organized records will make life easier for you and your loved ones. If you don't feel well enough

  • cancer guidance
  • during treatment
  • going through treatment
Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life

Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life

Palliative care helps to relieve the symptoms or problems caused by cancer or other diseases. Cancer treatments are designed to cure or control the disease. Palliative care focuses on comfort and

  • continuity care
  • end of life
  • palliative care
Telling Others About Your Cancer

Telling Others About Your Cancer

How to tell others about your cancer diagnosis is a personal choice. There’s no one right time or way to do it. Some may openly share their experience with others. Some might decide not to share any

  • friends
  • Just Diagnosed
  • kids
Transportation and Other Cancer Support Services

Transportation and Other Cancer Support Services

A wide range of support services are available to help you, both during and after cancer fighting treatment. See the chart below for some of the common services.

  • assistance programs
  • practical effects of cancer
  • support services
Using Credit for Those Affected by Cancer

Using Credit for Those Affected by Cancer

Using credit to pay for cancer treatment requires forethought and close management. Credit lets you pay over a period of time for purchases or services. Many credit users may need to change how they

  • creating income
  • credit
  • finances
Working With Your Health Care Team

Working With Your Health Care Team

Members of your health care team can get very busy. It might seem like there’s no time to talk about your questions and concerns. If your health care provider has a time limit for each patient, try

  • appointments
  • cancer care plan
  • doctor's visits
Your Cancer Treatment Options

Your Cancer Treatment Options

Learn as much as you can about your type of cancer and treatment options. Start with information you get from your health care team and the opinions you get from other health care providers.

  • alternative medicine
  • biological therapy
  • cancer treatment plan
Your Emotions After a Cancer Diagnosis

Your Emotions After a Cancer Diagnosis

Feeling strong and positive will help you during the healing process. However, mood swings can be common after a cancer diagnosis. And sadness, worry or fear are natural emotions during the cancer

  • depression
  • Emotional Support
  • Emotions
Your Personal Beliefs

Your Personal Beliefs

Every person has a set of personal beliefs and ideas. These may include beliefs about spirituality and religion. Many affected by cancer find that the cancer journey deepens their beliefs. It can even

  • confusion
  • faith
  • hope