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
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.
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
The day cancer treatment ends, a new chapter begins. Some survivors may leave cancer behind and continue life with few or no health problems. Others might have ongoing physical challenges. Some of
The uncertainties that cancer can cause don’t always end when treatment ends. You may find that your life has changed in unexpected ways, which may make you feel uncertain and worried about what your
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
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.
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
One area of life that might change after cancer and treatment is the ability to have or enjoy sex. This is sometimes referred to as male sexual dysfunction. Whether the cause is physical or emotional,
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
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
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
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
Not all cancer patients experience pain during treatment. However, some need to have pain managed by their health care team. Every experience is different. If you have pain, talk to your health care
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