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.

Camps for Kids & Families Touched by Cancer

  Attending one of the many camps created specifically for anyone touched by cancer can be a wonderful way to connect with others who share similar experiences.  While some camps are just for children (or young adults) who have been diagnosed with cancer or have survived a diagnosis of cancer;...


“How We Survived Cancer” – 7 Insights from Cancer Insiders

This post was written by guest blogger Greg Pierce.  Greg is a 3x cancer survivor, American Cancer Society Hero of Hope speaker and Social Media Community Manager for WhatNext.com.   WhatNext.com is a fantastic support site where anyone touched by cancer can connect with others on a similar path.  WhatNext.com makes it easy to share...


WTF is a Cancer Coach?

  I’ve heard of a football coach and a basketball coach– who hasn’t, right?  I’ve even heard of a career coach, a relationship coach, a wellness coach and a life coach… but a cancer coach???   Until recently, I had no idea there even existed such a thing… that is...


A Little Shirt Can Go A Long Way

  In May of 2009, Alan had brain surgery.  I remember sitting in the waiting room of MD Anderson with Alan’s parents and his sisters for 8 hours anxiously awaiting news about Alan’s surgery.  There were tons of other people there also waiting for news about their loved one’s surgery. ...


Reliable, Relevant Cancer Info Delivered Straight to Your Inbox

  When first diagnosed with cancer, most people turn to the internet in hopes of finding information to better understand their diagnosis and research options for treatment. But finding reliable, relevant information is no easy task. And when you do find such information, it is often challenging and confusing to...

Using Social Media to Navigate a Diagnosis of Cancer

No ifs, ands or buts about it… cancer sucks!  A diagnosis of cancer is life altering.  And for many, it is devastating – emotionally, physically, financially and socially.  Navigating a treatment plan and finding, much less making sense of, the information & existing resources that help cancer patients and caregivers...


Financial Assistance for Pediatric Cancer Patients Living in South Carolina

  If you live in South Carolina and have a child with a diagnosis of cancer, check out Children’s Chance– they help support South Carolina children and their families facing pediatric cancer with non-medical needs.   Children’s Chance offers the following programs & types of financial aid for cancer patients: *  Family...


So You’ve Completed Your Cancer Treatments… Now What?

  Thanks to advances in early detection and better treatment regimens, there are an estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the US today.  Amazing, right! But what happens after active treatment has been completed?  Many cancer survivors can tell you that recovery is not always the end of their cancer...




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