A diagnosis of cancer is life-altering and devastating.  And that’s a gross understatement.  Navigating a treatment plan and knowing about, much less making sense of, the information & the resources that already exist to help a cancer patient and their caregivers is as challenging and confusing as the disease itself.


While battling my husband’s cancer, I learned about so many amazing groups whose sole purpose is to help cancer patients and their caregivers on their journey.  But the challenge is finding them.  How can you search for things that you don’t even know exist?


To help answer this question, I created CancerHAWK. Some resources I knew about during our journey; others I wish I had known about. My hope is to make anyone else’s cancer journey a tad bit easier by sharing this information.


BTW, in case you are wondering, I chose the name CancerHAWK because hawks are symbolic of messengers and protectors. Keen vision is one of their greatest gifts, which is why they can see things that others may miss.


If you know of a resource that I can write about, please send an email to robyn@cancerhawk.com.


  1. Debbie Panas says:

    Robin, I wanted to take a moment to say a Huge thank you to both you and your daughter. The chemo blanket that your daughter made and sent is absolutely beautiful and looks and feels like professionals have done it! Every time I have chemo, there is at least 2 patients at a minimum who inquire where I got it. I tell them about cancer hawk which is one of the best resources for someone going through cancer. Trust me this is not my first go around, and although I thought I had all the information I needed to move forward, I am always interested in the new discoveries. In any event, words cannot express how grateful I am that you thought send me my chemo blanket! Not only is it gorgeous, but it is soooooo warm that it is all I need to keep me cozy during treatment.

    Debbie panas

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  4. I’m so sorry about the loss of your dear husband. I just read this segment now. It’s even more astonishing what you are doing here. Thanks again.

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  6. don says:

    Robyn, just a little note to let you know how my wife (Marty)(bile duct Cancer) is doing. We got our hopes up,at Northwestern, about becoming involved in a trial with thera spheres and some type of chemo they were testing to see if it made the tumor more sensitive to the radiation. However they said they thought that on the scan they noticed a few cancer cells between the liver and the peritoneum. Mayo had seen the same things about four months ago and thought it was some type of strandular material in the fat. Apparently that was enough to disqualify one for the trial. We are back in Springfield doing another three months of chemo, (two weeks on one week off), and then back up to mayo. I had written to Mayo about how unhappy we were with our visit to mayo, the head of the oncology department responded very graciously and said when we came back up in three months he would personally take our case and be my wife’s doctor. I will keep you up to date,mentally it is a very difficult time, trying to balance hopes with reality. take care, don

  7. Deb Pulver says:

    Started a nonprofit for women with any type of cancer that are are in need of a wig. Would live to speak with someone or have lunch and discuss your program!!

  8. Janey Peters says:

    Hi : My name is Janey Peters . I have triple negative breast cancer. I have had 2 surgeries Jan. Feb. 2013 I am in chemo now and then go to radiation . So I have a ways to go . I seen on your site that you have free skin care samples for cancer patients . Do you also have a blanket for chemo also . We do not have anything like this where I live . We live in a very small town . I am 59 and sure could use these two things if you have them . I would appreciate it if you would email me and let me know if I am able to get them . My address is :
    Janey Peters
    21722 County Road 9
    Bemidji , Minnesota
    My phone number is 218-444-5856
    Thank You so much .

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Janey! We will get you a blanket right away. Re: skin care,please connect with Susan of Moon-Organics. Susan’s email is info@MOON-organics.com and her phone number is 678.463.6648 Sending you much love & light! xox Robyn

  9. Vinnie Alonso says:

    Robyn, keep up the great work. God Bless.


  10. Mandy Yendra says:

    I am newly diagnosed with stage Iv breast cancer. I have four children between the ages of 2 and 15….we are all devastated. I refuse to give into this cancer. I have to live for a while. Anyway, any news of cancer resources would be so helpful as we were living paycheck to paycheck before the diagnosis, and since I was given six months to live, any new treatments or therapies are greatly appreciated as well.
    Thanks for all you do and God Bless you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers

    • Robyn says:

      Mandy, I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. On the right hand side of my website, there are links that will direct you to information and resources that can help specifically “Financial, Travel, Career & Legal Assistance” can connect you with organizations such as The Pink Fund that offer financial assistance; “Treatment Options” can connect you to information on personalized, precision cancer treatments that you can discuss with your medical team; and “Breast Cancer” for tons of resources that can hopefully help you in many different areas as you navigate your way through this diagnosis. Sending you much love & light. Stay positive and never give up hope. xoxoxoxo

  11. George Viramontes says:

    I’m a caregiverfor my best friend who dose not have much time,We were given a month do this traveling.I need help getting him back home to Istanbul Turkey as soon as possible,i’m going with him. so he can see his family and live out what ever time he has left.Please any one that can help me find a way to make this happen.

    • Robyn says:

      I only know of organizations that help with travel within the United States and that will fly cancer patients to and from long distance cancer treatments. I suggest you connect with the National Patient Travel Center (www.patienttravel.org) as they may know of an organization that can help you.

  12. Heidi green says:

    Hi what wonderful work you are doing. We are in Australia and most Cancer patients find it hard to recieve packs or gift packs as most people won’t ship to Australia. We have just started practical care to offer gift packs at an affordable price to help with all different side effects. But we are having trouble getting our name out there. I was wondering if you would be happy to add our website to your back linking.
    Regards Heidi

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Heidi, what a wonderful thing you are doing! I am happy to tweet and Facebook about your organization to help spread the word. All of the organizations I back link to on my site however must also offer services to cancer patients in the US. Keep up the good work. #cancersucks #youROCK xoxoxox

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