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Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment

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General Information
Coping With Cancer (Tools to Help You Live (CancerCare)
Chemotherapy and You ( Support for People With Cancer (NCI)
Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects (CancerCare)
Radiation Therapy and You ( Support for People With Cancer (NCI)
Managing Side Effects (CancerConnect)
Taking Time ( Support for People with Cancer (NCI)
Facing Forward ( Life After Cancer Treatment (NCI)
Cancer--Living with Cancer (MedlinePlus)

Caring for the Patient with Cancer
Home Care for Cancer Patients (NCI)
Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer (CancerCare
Transitional Care Planning (PDQ®) (NCI)

For Family and Friends
Coping With Cancer In EveryDay Life (ACS)
Listen With Your Heart ( Talking With the Person Who Has Cancer (ACS)
Facing Forward ( When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment
Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer (CancerCare)
When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer ( A Guide for Teens (NCI)
When Your Parent Has Cancer ( A Guide for Teens (NCI)

Support and Advocacy
National Resources
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Camps/Retreats for Families and Children Touched by Cancer (ASCO)
Camps for Children with Cancer (Children's Oncology Camping Association International
Make-a-Wish Foundation
San Francisco Bay Area Resources
Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program (Stanford Cancer Center)
Healing Partners – a Healing Touch Program for Breast Cancer Patients (Stanford School of Medicine
Living Strong, Living Well (Stanford School of Medicine & YMCA
Breast Cancer Connections [formerly The Community Breast Health Project]

Financial and Legal Issues
Financial, Insurance, and Legal Information (NCI)
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (ACS)
Patient Financial Aid (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Get Help – Financial Assistance (CancerCare)
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (ACS)
Medicare Coverage for Cancer Tests (Medicare)
See also Childhood Cancer, Financial Issues
See also Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials
See also Low Cost and Free Health Services, Travel Assistance

Coping with the Diagnosis
Coping With the Diagnosis of Cancer (Stanford Cancer Center

Coping with Cancer Recurrence
When Cancer Returns (NCI)
Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer ( Dealing With Recurrence or Progressive Illness (ACS)

Coping with Advanced Cancer
Coping With Advanced Cancer (NCI)
When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer ( Support for Caregivers (NCI)

Exercises for the Person with Cancer (Oncolink)
Helpful Exercises After Breast Surgery (Oncolink)
Helpful Stretches After Gynecologic Cancer Treatment (Oncolink)

General Information
Nutrition for Cancer Patients (ACS)
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients ( Before, During, and After Treatment (NCI)
Nutrition and Cancer (Stanford Cancer Center)
Nutrition for Children
Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer (Lucile Packard Childrens's Hospital)
High-Calorie / High-Protein Diet (Lucile Packard Childrens's Hospital
Nutrition for Children With Cancer (ACS)

Reproductive Health
Reproduction and Sexuality (CancerConnect)
Sterility (CancerConnect)
Cancer and Fertility Preservation (American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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