Take Control. Stay Informed. Get Organized.

Take Control of your Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be accompanied by a wave of overwhelming emotions, thoughts and fears. Patients and caregivers are immediately confronted with a deluge of new information, confusing terminology, paperwork, and forced to make decisions regarding treatment options. Having a plan of action, the means to stay organized, and access to appropriate resources and information is half the battle.

The “Where Do I Start” section is designed to support you and help you navigate your diagnosis. Take control of your cancer by learning about your disease with a series of cancer-specific booklets from the National Cancer Institute in the Navigating Cancer area, read up on Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Advice from Survivors, and reference important resources that will help provide you with support.