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Cancer Patients & Families

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. In this section you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.

The following websites provide some resources to help those with cancer and their families to cope with the not-so-obvious issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer.net provides a wealth of information about cancer, and also provides a guide for financial resources to help with some of the costs of travel, chemo, doctor appointments and other expenses.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network provides resources and support for patients and their families as well as guide on how to speak with your doctor.

RetailMeNot has a blog dedicated to looking your best while fighting cancer.

The Association of Cancer Online Resources provides valuable information and offers interaction in online support groups for patients, families and caregivers.

Forktip has recently published a comprehensive guide to helping loved ones cope with a cancer diagnosis.

Hidden Gem Life Solutions has published a comprehensive list of cancer funding resources in this guide titled "The World's Biggest List of Cancer Funding Resources."