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More on relating to people with cancer

When Someone You Know Has Cancer (also in Spanish)

When Someone You Work With Has Cancer (also in Spanish)

How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer

To learn more about cancer and what to expect

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Advanced Cancer (also in Spanish)

Advance Directives

Nearing the End of Life (also in Spanish)

Hospice Care

National organizations and websites*

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

Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673

    Offers free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, including things like telephone counseling, online support groups, workshops, and publications

Cancer Support Community
Toll-free number: 1-888-793-9355

    Has support groups for patients, caregivers, and loved ones, as well as open discussion groups that are available 24/7; all are password protected and led by trained professionals

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)/National Center on Caregiving
Toll-free number: 1-800-445-8106

    Provides information on caregiving topics such as guidelines for better communication, decision making, and how to hold a family meeting, as well as free online workshops and support groups

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800 422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    For up-to-date information on cancer and many cancer-related topics, including caregiving

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

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Last Medical Review: June 9, 2014 Last Revised: February 5, 2015