Support Resources

American Cancer Society Treatment and Support:

https://www.cancer.org/treatment.html

“Whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, we’re here to help. We can even find you a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.”

 

CancerCare:

https://www.cancercare.org/

“Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.”

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Patient and Caregiver Support:

https://www.mskcc.org/experience/

“To cope with cancer you need more than medical treatment. That’s why we offer services like counseling for you and your family, therapeutic programs in art and music, and help for issues that come up while you’re in our care and even long after active treatment is over. To us, you’re more than a diagnosis — you’re a person with a life beyond cancer, and we want to help you get back to it.”

 

George Washington University Patient Care:

https://smhs.gwu.edu/gwci/patient-care

“The GW Cancer Program includes the GW Cancer Institute, the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the Katzen Cancer Research Center. We offer you the best in treatment and survivorship programs, from clinical care and patient navigation to support groups and legal counseling. In this section of our website, you can start getting answers to questions you have about cancer treatment and survivorship.”

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology Navigating Cancer Care and Support:

https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care

“This section is designed to help people with cancer and their families better understand the disease, its causes and its treatment.”

 

Journey Forward Patient Tools:

https://www.journeyforward.org/planning-tools/my-care-plan

“Your healthcare needs will change as you move through—and beyond—cancer treatment. Included are two forms that may help you along the way. Visit the Survivorship Library to learn more about what to expect, how to manage side effects and treatment guidelines.”

 

NIH National Cancer Institute on “Coping with Cancer”:

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping

“The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer. There are resources available to help you learn about the disease and about the people who can help you.”

 

LiveStrong on “Navigating Your Cancer Journey”:

https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help

“We have online resources available to help you at any point on your cancer journey”

 

Cancer Hope Network:

https://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/matchme.html

“Our matches are made based on diagnosis, treatment protocol and other factors, giving patients an opportunity to speak to a Support Volunteer whose experience closely mirrors their own.”

 

St. Jude Patient Resources:

https://www.stjude.org/treatment/patient-resources.html

“No matter where you are in your child’s treatment journey, we have resources and experts to help you.”

 

LUNGevity Patient and Caregiver Support:

https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers

“LUNGevity provides information and resources to help lung cancer patients be more active participants in their healthcare decisions. We also connect people affected by lung cancer with other patients, survivors, caregivers, and medical experts to get the support they need at any point in their lung cancer journey.”