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Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment

(Jump to:General Information | Caring for the Patient with Cancer | Coping with the Diagnosis | Coping with Cancer Recurrence | Coping with Advanced Cancer | Exercise | Financial and Legal Issues | For Family and Friends | Nutrition | Reproductive Health | Support and Advocacy |

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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
Cancer Diagnosis:11 Tips for Coping:Mayo Clinic
Cancer Diagnosis:Advice for Dealing With What Comes Next:Mayo Clinic

Coping with Cancer Recurrence
When Cancer Returns:NCI
How to Cope With Cancer Recurrence:Mayo Clinic
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
Cancer and Fertility Preservation:American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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