Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

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Here’s more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Living with cancer

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area

Distress in People With Cancer

Attitudes and Cancer

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Understanding Psychosocial Support Services

Learning About New Cancer Treatments

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Complementary and alternative treatments

Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?

Complementary and Alternative Methods and Cancer

Finances and health insurance

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

How to Find a Financial Professional Sensitive to Cancer Issues: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families: Off Treatment:

Legal protections at work

What is COBRA? (also in Spanish)

What is HIPAA? (also in Spanish)

Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People Facing Cancer (also in Spanish)

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

CancerCare
Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673
Website: www.cancercare.org

    Free professional support, such as phone counseling, online support groups, and educational materials, for people with cancer, their loved ones, and caregivers. Also offers CancerCare for Kids at www.cancercareforkids.org or CancerCare’s main number, above. This program is for kids with a parent, sibling, or other family member who has cancer. It offers practical support, education, and counseling to parents and children.

Cancer Hope Network
Toll-free number: 1-877-467-3638
Website: www.cancerhopenetwork.org

    Volunteers provide free and confidential one-on-one telephone support for people with cancer and family members.

Cancer Support Community
Toll-free number: 1-888-793-9355
Website: www.cancersupportcommunity.org

    Provides support for those living with cancer and their loved ones. Offers information, stress management, and online support groups led by professionals, including some in Spanish; has a special subsite (http://grouploop.org/) for teens and parents.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Telephone: 703-838-9808
Website: www.aamft.org

    Sponsors www.therapistlocator.net which provides referrals to local marriage and family therapists. The site also contains educational materials on helping couples live with illness, as well as other issues related to families and health.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    An excellent source of up-to-date information about cancer for patients and their families.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 06/19/2013
Last Revised: 06/19/2013