Support Services

Cancer doesn’t have to be isolating and scary.  In this section, you can learn about different support options.  Connecting with a social worker or oncology navigator or meeting someone who has been where you are now through an online community, support group or mentoring program can be super helpful. There are even incredible camps and retreats for when you need to take a break from cancer.  You don’t have to do this alone.

Reliable, Relevant Cancer Info Delivered Straight to Your Inbox

  Medivizor provides personalized, reliable medical information to people coping with serious or chronic medical conditions.  Medical conditions currently supported include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, melanoma and prostate cancer as well as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and infertility. It’s similar to a google alert but much, much better.  Medivizor‘s FREE service scans hundreds of clinical reports;...

got Cancer? meet CancerCare

  Despite the fact that CancerCare is a national organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the US and Puerto Rico, not everyone knows about them or about the amazing assistance they offer. Candidly, I wish I had known about them when we were battling my...


Fight Cancer With This FREE Cancer Fighting Video Game

  Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task.  To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and...


The 4 Stages of Mesothelioma & Their Treatment Options

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Michelle Whitmer.  Michelle has been a medical writer and editor for The Mesothelioma Center since 2008. Focused on the benefits of natural and holistic medicine for cancer patients, Michelle is a certified yoga instructor and earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College in Florida. Accurately diagnosing a mesothelioma...


MORE Books for Children & Families Living with Cancer

I am amazed how many books have been written to help families deal with a diagnosis of cancer.  Below is yet another post on helpful books written by Bonnie Coberly, Certified Health Counselor (CHC) at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers. Bonnie helps individuals to reach their wellness goals through smart and...


Books Written For Children When an Adult Family Member Has Cancer

I recently came across a helpful list of books written to help children when an adult family member has cancer.  This list was compiled by the Children & Family Program team of The Gathering Place, a non-profit, community-based cancer support center that offers a wide variety of FREE programs for anyone touched...


Coping With Mesothelioma: A Support Group for this Rare Cancer

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Faith Franz.  Faith is a writer for The Mesothelioma Center, an organization that provides support and resources for people and families with this rare disease.  Faith also likes to spread the word about the benefits of alternative medicine. Support for Mesothelioma Patients If you were diagnosed with lung cancer, you wouldn’t...


Champions Oncology & Sarcoma

  I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer....

10 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of The Cancer Treatment Centers of America

For years I’ve seen television commercials for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).  But are they really as good as they appear to be?  I’ve visited their Arizona facility twice and I have to say, I think they might be that good. If nothing else, I’m impressed with the way...




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