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.

What’s the Dealio with Cancer Treatment Centers of America?

I’ve learned that for better or worse, when it comes to cancer, things rarely are as they appear to be.  After all, cancer is tricky.  And each person’s cancer is unique to them.  The treatment regimen that works for one person may or may not work for another person.  Test...


Dear Diary, I’m sick & tired of this cancer…

As a kid growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, I kept a diary- a place where I could express my most private thoughts. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, random thoughts. You name it, I wrote about it. I even remember the secret hiding place where I kept my diary- you...

Kick Cancer Overboard…

Imagine this…  A cruise ship filled with cancer fighters and survivors, their friends, family and supporters – all together celebrating life in a place where those touched by cancer can take a break for a few days… where the most important question is not how to pay for the next...


Take Me Away…. Check out Cancer Retreats

  “Calgone, take me away!”  Remember those “old” Calgone bubble bath commercials where taking a Calgone bubble bath could whisk you away from all your problems….  aahhh…. if only life were that simple.   Back to reality….  although taking a bubble bath can help relax your mind & body (especially...


got Sarcoma? get Answers here…

    Support for Sarcoma Patients The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is an amazing organization whose mission is to support people with sarcoma, a very rare cancer type.  (Candidly, until Alan was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in 2009, we had never even heard of the word “sarcoma” before.) They have...


Sharsheret = Supporting Jewish Women with Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Support for Jewish Women with Breast Cancer If you are Jewish and facing either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, check out Sharsheret– an amazing national organization dedicated to helping Jewish people navigate their way through these diseases.  Whether you are newly diagnosed or living with metastatic disease or simply want...


Finding the BEST Dr. You Can for Mesothelioma

  Mesothelioma is a very rare type of cancer, representing about 0.3% of all diagnosed cancers annually.  And there is no known cure.  Because of this, The Mesothelioma Center strongly urges people diagnosed with mesothelioma to find a specialist to treat it as doctors trained in asbestos-related diseases typically provide the highest...


Chemo Duck Helps Kids Get Through Chemotherapy

I think the only thing more frightening than hearing the words “You have cancer” is hearing that your child (or any child for that matter) has cancer.  To help parents prepare their children for chemotherapy treatments and eliminate fear of the unknown, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program was born. (BTW, this...


Picking the Cancer Treatment That Works Best for YOU

Cancer Connect is an AMAZING, innovative online network for people with cancer & their caregivers.  And they host FREE, educational webinars called “Web Chat with the Experts“.  It’s an unbelievable opportunity to learn from and get your questions answered by leading medical experts. And I’m beyond excited about this…. my very favorite...


Musicians On Call

This is seriously AMAZING….  I just learned of a super cool organization called Musicians On Call.   Studies have shown that music has a direct, healing effect on people…. music can lower blood pressure, help with pain management, reduce stress, anxiety & depression, assist Alzheimer’s patients in recalling the past,...




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