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
Appealing Insurance Claim Denials

Appealing Insurance Claim Denials

Even those who have health insurance can face financial challenges in receiving timely cancer treatment. If you’ve had a health insurance claim denied, learn your rights and how to take action. This

  • appeal insurance claim denials
  • denials
  • finances
Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities

Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities

You may have concerns about being able to live at home after cancer treatment. Perhaps you have a temporary or permanent physical change or a broader need for assistance with health and personal care.

  • assisted living
  • effects of treatment
  • health care
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
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
Converting Personal Assets Into Income

Converting Personal Assets Into Income

To pay for cancer treatment, you may need to consider selling some of your personal assets, such as furniture, vehicles and financial accounts. Personal assets can also be used as collateral to secure

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
Emotional Support Teams for Survivors

Emotional Support Teams for Survivors

The need for emotional support doesn’t stop when treatment ends. There are many ways to receive emotional support that can improve your quality of life and help you manage the challenges you face at

  • counseling
  • emotional effects of cancer
  • Emotional Support

Emotions After Cancer Treatment

After treatment is done, you can experience a mix of reactions. Often the emotions are positive. You may have discovered new personal strength and deepened relationships with loved ones during

  • after treatment
  • aftereffects
  • anger
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