Knowledge is key when faced with a cancer diagnosis. Empower yourself by increasing your understanding about the disease and it's treatment.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) is a national information and education network. Gather information about the disease, treatment, and coping strategies.
Let's Talk Treatment Options
When diagnosed with cancer, you may face life-changing treatment decisions. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious or uncertain. Let’s Talk Treatment Options will help you figure out what information and questions you should share with your doctor to find the treatment that is right for you. This interactive tool will help you articulate what you know and what you need to know to move forward with your healthcare team.
The financial costs of cancer care can be a burden to people diagnosed with cancer, their families, and society as a whole. Browse these resources to learn about financial assistance, insurance, and free or low cost health care programs that may be available to you.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
A partnership of organizations joining forces to help cancer patients manage their financial challenges.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Obtain information about Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace .
There are Free & Charitable Clinics across the U.S. that provide health care to the medically under-served in their community. Find a clinic near you!
Social Security Administration
Social Security supports people who are fighting cancer. Support is offered to patients dealing with this disease through their disability program. People with certain cancers may be eligible for a Compassionate Allowance. Compassionate Allowances are cases where individuals have medical conditions so severe they obviously meet Social Security’s disability standards, allowing the case to be processed quickly with minimal medical information. Visit the Social Security Administration website to apply for benefits.
In addition to dealing with health issues, you may encounter some legal problems on your route to recovery. You have certain rights that are protected by law, regardless of your diagnosis.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be difficult to handle. Counseling is available and can be a useful part of recovery to the person diagnosed with cancer as well as their family members, friends, and caregivers.
CancerCare provides free professional support services to people whose lives are affected by cancer. Services include individual and group counseling, online and telephone support groups, financial assistance, and teleconferences.
National Cancer Institute
The NCI Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to answer your questions about cancer, coping, and life after cancer treatment. Cancer Information Specialists can assist those diagnosed with cancer, family members, friends, or anyone who has been touched in some way by the disease.
Asbestos.com is a web resource that provides up to date information about asbestos and breast cancer on their asbestos and breast cancer educational page.
County Office Search
County Office is your quick reference guide for accurate, up-to-date information about all government offices in your local area.