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.

Finding a Counselor

Finding a Counselor

A counselor provides a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can talk about your concerns. A counselor won’t solve your problems for you. You'll be guided through a process of learning and

  • counseling
  • counseling costs
  • counseling professionals
Finding and Evaluating Cancer Information

Finding and Evaluating Cancer Information

Knowing how to find reliable cancer resources can help you feel more confident and informed. Good information and services can improve your quality of life and support your healing and recovery. If

  • cancer information
  • finding and evaluating resources
  • finding cancer organizations
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
Home Health Care Needs

Home Health Care Needs

Some cancer patients require specialized health care assistance. This might happen during or after cancer treatment. Home health care services can provide certain types of temporary or ongoing medical

  • acute care
  • Caregiver
  • during treatment
How to Prepare for Treatment

How to Prepare for Treatment

The most common cancer treatments today are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. A cancer patient may receive one or a combination of these or other types of treatment. The type of treatment you

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
Lymphedema

Lymphedema

Lymphedema causes swelling in the arms and legs. Some cancer survivors may experience lymphedema as a side effect of surgical or radiation cancer treatment. Early identification and treatment may

  • after treatment
  • cancer survivors
  • physical effects of cancer

Making Changes to Your Home

During and after cancer treatment, you may benefit by making certain physical changes to your home. These accommodations can make life easier and safer during and after cancer treatment.

  • changes at home
  • disabilities
  • home health care

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
Neuropathy

Neuropathy

Neuropathy causes tingling or numbness, especially in the hands and feet. It affects about one to two percent of Americans and is caused by damage to a single or multiple nerves. There are different

  • neuropathy
  • numbness
  • pain

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
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to weaken and become very fragile—sometimes fracturing with little or even no impact. Primary osteoporosis happens from the normal process aging and

  • fragile bones
  • late effects
  • osteoporosis
Ostomies

Ostomies

Some survivors need to live with an ostomy after cancer treatment. An ostomy is a surgical opening from an organ inside the body to the outside of the body. This allows waste to empty into a pouch

  • colostomy
  • ileostomy
  • ostomy