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
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. read more
Alejandro: I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed with medulloblastoma.
Josefina: We started the journey on July 6, 2001, and because it was metastasized to his spine, there was nothing they could do for him. It was terminal.
Alejandro: I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. read more
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 read more
Amer: I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2003.
We didn’t know what was happening. I wasn’t eating and lost a lot of weight. A doctor decided to admit me in the hospital. I live in Anchorage, Alaska, and because they didn’t have many doctors for cancer, they decided to ship me off to Seattle. I stayed there for three months. They gave me chemotherapy.
Amer: I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2003. read more
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 read more
I became a survivor when I was diagnosed in the fall of 2001 with uterine cancer.
I became a survivor when I was diagnosed in the fall of 2001 with uterine cancer. read more
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. read more
I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed on October 20, 2003.
I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed on October 20, 2003. read more
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 read more
I haven't been in school for a year. I used to exercise a lot. I used to be in sports. I don't do that anymore. It takes everything I have just to get up and do things I do now, which is hang out in the house and read, sometimes go volunteer, stuff like that.
I haven't been in school for a year. I used to exercise a lot. I used to be in sports. I don't do that anymore. read more
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. read more
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 read more
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. read more