Cancer 101

A cancer diagnosis can transform a person's life in an instant. During this time of shock and disbelief, important treatment decisions must be made. The guide below provides an organized framework for understanding how cancers are diagnosed and staged, as well as how to cope with new emotions that arise following a cancer diagnosis.

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Getting Started
Getting Started
Understanding cancer means knowing it’s more than one disease.
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At Diagnosis
At Diagnosis
A cancer diagnosis comes with new challenges, from balancing work and cancer to understanding pathology and staging.
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Before Treatment
Before Treatment
Learn the basics about each treatment, clinical trials, second opinions, insurance and long-term effects.
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During Treatment
During Treatment
Learn about coping with side effects, proper nutrition and staying active.
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After Treatment
After Treatment
Once treatment is complete, special care needs to be taken to avoid the fear of recurrence and a survivorship care plan should be developed.
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Caregiving
Caregiving
Notes on navigating the challenging territory of caregiving and tips on practicing self-care.
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Resources
Resources
A list of helpful resources to assist people with cancer and their families cope with the emotional and practical aspects of the disease.
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