Handouts addressing common practical concerns for oncology patients.
Tips for Navigating Cancer Treatment
This article provides an practical tips for navigating your cancer treatment including working with your healthcare team, communicating with your caregivers and making the most out of trips to the hospital/infusion center/providers office.
Accessing Assistance for Basic Needs (housing, food, utilities, and clothing)
It is important to maintain a safe place to live, have food on the table, electricity, water, and clothes on your back during treatment; these tips can help.
Accessing Transportation Resources To and From Treatment
This article provides information for planning transportation to and from medical appointments as well as planning for the costs of transportation and parking.
Financial Assistance for Transportation
This article provides information and tips for finding resources to help with the cost of travel to treatment.
Transportation Resources: Air Travel
Sometimes cancer patients need to travel far from home to access cancer treatment. These organizations provide some assistance with medical transportation.
Lodging Resources During Treatment
Staying closer to your treatment site can relieve the pressure and costs associated with repeated travel. This article provides information about lodging assistance that may be available.
Traveling with Cancer
This article provides tips on planning travel while coping with cancer and treatment.
Home Care, Home Infusion, and Durable Medical Equipment
This article provides an overview of home health care, home infusion and durable medical equipment (DME) as well as how to access these services and have them covered by insurance.
Understanding Your Specialty Pharmacy
This article explains what a speciality pharmacy is as well as how and when to use one given your pharmaceutical insurance coverage.
This article provides an overview of cancer caregiving including tips for providing care for a loved one and caring for yourself.
Coping With Pet Care During Treatment
Pets can lessen stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression, and can help you be more physically active. All of this can be a big support to you during cancer treatment. There are some things you will need to consider when caring for your pet(s) while getting treatment.
Fundraising Using Crowd Sourcing/Crowd Funding
This article provides an overview of the fundraising method crowd sourcing (also called crowd funding).
Resources for More Information: Organizing Help
This article provides descriptions of web based services that can provide assistance with communication, task management and meal delivery.