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.

Young Adults With Cancer

Young Adults With Cancer

Young adults (teens to age 35) and adolescents have very specific concerns when they are diagnosed with cancer. This is a time when they want to meet others and form close relationships. It's a time

  • body image
  • dating
  • family
Body Image

Body Image

You may experience temporary or permanent physical changes in your body as a result of cancer treatment. The way you feel and think about your body may also change. Understanding how cancer can affect

  • body changes
  • body image
  • effects of treatment
Changes to Your Treatment Plan

Changes to Your Treatment Plan

There may be reasons to consider changes to your cancer treatment plan. You could learn about a new type of treatment. You cancer could go into remission. You might receive new test results. Be

  • benefit coverage
  • finances
  • getting the best care
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Survivors sometimes experience ongoing pain after cancer treatment. Chronic (or persistent) pain may be mild or severe, and may affect quality of life. The good news is that there are now many methods

  • after treatment
  • chronic pain
  • complimentary treatment
Cognitive Changes After Cancer Treatment

Cognitive Changes After Cancer Treatment

Some cancers and treatments can result in cognitive changes that affect thinking, learning, processing or remembering information. These changes can affect many aspects of life such as the ability to

  • after treatment
  • care plan
  • chemo-brain
Communicating With Your Health Care Team

Communicating With Your Health Care Team

Do you understand the information you're getting from your health care team? Do you know what questions to ask? You need good communication to get the best care from your health care team members.

  • choosing your healthcare team
  • doctor's appointments
  • during treatment
Concerns About Physical Effects of Treatment

Concerns About Physical Effects of Treatment

It’s natural to have concerns about physical changes that could happen during and after cancer treatment. Your health care team can help you learn what to expect. They will explain what is likely to

  • acupuncture
  • biofeedback
  • drugs
Considering Clinical Trials

Considering Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are scientific studies. They test treatments that are in development. Trials also study other ways of using current treatments. Look into whether a clinical trial could be right for

  • clinical trials
  • medical care
  • medications
Converting Real Property Into Income

Converting Real Property Into Income

To pay for cancer treatment, you may need to consider borrowing against or selling real property to create income. The laws that cover home loan, sale and rental transactions are complex and change

  • creating income
  • finances
  • practical effects of cancer
Developing Your Support System

Developing Your Support System

Some people receive a lot of support from loved ones, friends or caregivers. Others go through the cancer journey with little or no help. In either case, you'll have times when you need some extra

  • caringbridge
  • coping
  • finding support
Employment Issues

Employment Issues

Cancer and treatment can make it difficult to work. Prepare early for not working for a period of time. Or, there may be ways to change your job duties so you can keep working. Also, consider future

  • benefits
  • disability income
  • discrimination
Fatigue

Fatigue

Sometimes survivors may feel extremely tired or feel like they don’t have enough energy to carry out daily activities. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by survivors during active

  • after treatment
  • fatigue
  • feeling weak
Federal and State Benefit Programs

Federal and State Benefit Programs

Federal and state benefit programs offer help to meet health care and income needs. These programs can help those who can’t work due to cancer, treatment or aftereffects.

  • federal and state benefits
  • financial help
  • insurance
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