Finding the right health care team to treat your cancer isn't always easy. Here you can learn more about the types of health professionals who care for people with cancer. We also offer suggestions on finding the ones that are right for you.
Finding and Paying for Treatment
In this section we'll discuss some of the practical aspects of starting treatment for your cancer, such as finding the right health care team and dealing with financial and insurance issues. You'll also find lists of questions you should ask, as well as interactive tools you can use to learn how cancers like yours are typically treated.
Here you can search databases and directories for hospitals, healthcare facilities, and doctors. Get information about services offered, treatments available, and doctor specialties to help find the right treatment center for you.
Health insurance can be a maze that few people fully understand. Here you can get information on issues surrounding private and government insurance plans, as well as other possible sources of financial help.
Find out about things you can do to protect yourself and your family, both legally and financially, if you have cancer. Learn about laws that protect your rights and professionals who can help you navigate the legal and financial systems.
Here you'll find lists of questions you should ask your doctor about your cancer. You'll also find interactive tools you can use to learn about chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as tools to learn how cancers like yours are typically treated.
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.
Coping With Cancer After a Natural Disaster: Frequently Asked Questions for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
If you have to evacuate your home or treatment center due to a natural disaster, the American Cancer Society can help you continue getting the cancer care you need. Read our questions and answers for patients and caregivers.