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.

IHad Cancer

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the feelings of isolation and confusion can be overwhelming.  Candidly, it can also be down-right terrifying… and that’s an understatement.  Although you hope no one ever has to go through a cancer diagnosis, it can help to be able to speak to someone whose...


Chemo Angels Here on Earth

Check out Chemo Angels, a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing a smile to a cancer patient’s face.   What a wonderful way to give cancer patient’s a little extra love & support.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… As you know, cancer F#%Q! sucks!  And often times, a kind, supportive...


A Roadmap to Managing Cancer

  When Alan was diagnosed with cancer (the 2nd time around), life quickly became a roller coaster.  A few ups… a lot of downs… and quite a few loop-de-loops.  We didn’t know which end was up.   Although we found the right people and the right resources to help us,...


The Little Things Make the Biggest Difference

  The Little Things For Cancer (aka The Little Things) has one mission… to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers.  The “little things” they help with are actually “big things” to people dealing with cancer. They will help out in any way they can… meeting whatever...


FREE Career Advice for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Check out this AMAZING free resource dedicated to helping cancer patients & survivors thrive in the workplace & earn a living called Cancer and Careers. Cancer and Careers offers FREE expert career advice from professional career coaches, interactive job search tools, support groups & seminars for employees with cancer. Check out their...


The Stupid Cancer Show… great for young adults with cancer

I just love this button from stupidcancer.com... but I have to admit, I LOVED Alan’s crazy eyebrows (before chemo)…. but he still looked HOT without them.  I also LOVE the STUPID CANCER SHOW. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… and here’s what Stupid Cancer Show has to say… “70,000 young adults (15-39) are...


Let’s Talk About Health & Breast Cancer

Check out TalkAboutHealth, an interactive website designed to provide personalized, helpful & accurate answers to breast cancer-related questions. Users share knowledge & experiences, ask questions and build a community of support.    Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Users post a question.  TalkAboutHealth then finds survivors, experts, and...

Amazing Resource for Brain Cancer Patients

  I just learned about Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), an incredible organization completely devoted to educating patients about brain cancer and fundraising for brain tumor research.  Check them out… they have tons a GREAT info on their site to help anyone affected by brain cancer.  Here’s just a few of the amazing...


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

  Batter up! The 8th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament to benefit Brain Tumor Research is coming up this Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Central Park, NYC and is sponsored by the world famous New York Yankees. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Neurosurgeons from 24 top medical...


ISOL & the Big C

ISOL means In Search of Love The Big C unfortunately means CANCER not climax   I just read an amazing blog post on CrazySexyLife (one of my favorite sites on cancer & wellness) called Chemo Courtship.  Guest blogger Catherine Phillips writes about how she, single mother of 2 with cancer, approached dating.  Yes,...




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