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.

LIVESTRONG Guidebook and Planner & Journal

Now available in print or electronic versions, the LIVESTRONG Guidebook is a companion for cancer survivors as they navigate the physical, emotional and practical concerns they may have during their

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
Choosing Your Health Care Team

Choosing Your Health Care Team

Choose a health care team that has had success treating the type of cancer you have. A good team will work with you and help you get the best treatment for your type and stage of cancer.

  • benefits
  • health care provider
  • health care team
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
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
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
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
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