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.

21 Tips for The Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient

    Discovering you have cancer can trigger many emotions, including fear and confusion.  As you begin to navigate the complexities of cancer, connecting with other people in the same situation can be extremely helpful.  WhatNext.com is a great resource to met other people in your exact shoes.  I love...


FREE College Admissions & Financial Aid Counseling for Teen Cancer Survivors

Ask anyone who has navigated the college admission and financial aid process and they will tell you that the entire process can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances.  Add-in a diagnosis of cancer (past or present) to the equation and the challenges now increase tenfold.  Students grades may have suffered as...


If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, You Must Read This…

  Know Your Tumor provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the biology of their tumor. So far, nearly 50 percent of Know Your Tumor reports have highlighted information that may be helpful as patients and their oncologists make treatment decisions. These options include clinical trials...


Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

What Programs Exist that Help Children with Cancer Just Be Kids? Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area.  If you know of a child...


Lazarex Cancer Foundation Helps Patients Navigate Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are both safe and effective.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits of participating in a clinical trial include: Trial participants have access to...


10 Ways to Help Siblings of Cancer Patients

Cancer has a profound effect on the entire family, especially when it’s a child whose been diagnosed.  While everyone is understandably focused on the care of the ill child, it’s natural for siblings to feel anxious, neglected, scared and even resentful at times.  MD Anderson‘s website offers great advice via podcast on how to tell children that sibling...




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