SAN FRANCISCOThe Cancer Survival Toolbox is a set of
self-learning audiotapes available in English and Spanish, designed
for persons with cancer to help them develop skills needed to manage
their cancer experience.
The six skills taught in the tapes are self-advocacy, communication,
information seeking, decision making, problem solving, and
negotiation. Two new modules were introduced last year: Finding
Ways to Pay for Care and Topics for Older Persons.
The program was developed by the National Coalition for Cancer
Survivorship (NCCS), Association of Oncology Social Work, and
Oncology Nursing Society. The audiotapes are available free of charge
by phone at 1-877-TOOLS-4-U
(1-877-866-5748) or at the NCCS website www.cansearch.org/programs/toolbox.htm.
The Toolbox is made possible through a grant from Genentech, Inc.