I was just diagnosed with cancer, and I feel overwhelmed.”
General support to cope with fear, anger, confusion or change brought about by a recent diagnosis or ongoing illness. Gather a sense of what to expect, questions to ask.
How do I get a second opinion without offending my doctor?”
A clinical trial may be my only hope – how can I find one that is right for me? What are the risks and benefits?”
My insurer says my treatment is not the current ‘standard of care’. How do I appeal? How will I pay for treatment?”
Access health care. How to access care and approach health literacy, language/cultural barriers, transportation, and other factors that affect access.
I need to apply for Social Security benefits, but I don’t know what other programs I might qualify for.”
My husband’s FMLA is running out and he is not ready to return to work. How can we protect his job?”
I don’t know how to tell my kids I have breast cancer.”
How can I best help myself?” or, “I’m worried about Dad’s treatment options.”
Advocate for oneself. Plan, strategize and learn to navigate health-related issues; help develop a “plan” to address issues.
I want to die at home – what are my options?”