Cancer Care, Inc., a voluntary cancer agency dedicated to providing supportive services for people with cancer and their families, is providing copies of Cancer Care Briefs-single-page information sheets that help cancer patients cope with their
Cancer Care, Inc., a voluntary cancer agency dedicated to providingsupportive services for people with cancer and their families, is providing copies of CancerCare Briefssingle-page information sheets that help cancer patients copewith their illnessfree to callers to their 800 support and counselingline.
Covering topics such as "How to Find Resources in Your CommunityIf You Have Cancer," "Practical Tips for People With Cancer WhoAre Experiencing Nausea or Have Lost Their Appetite," and "YourHealth Care Team: Your Doctor Is Only the Beginning," Cancer CareBriefs reflect Cancer Care's experience providing direct services to cancerpatients and their families for more than 50 years.
"Now, we have been able to produce a series of short informationalpieces, or briefs, that convey much that we have learned about helpingpeople with cancer. These aren't meant to replace our services, but tosupplement them and offer help to people having specific problems or questionsabout what to do or expect," says Cancer Care Executive Director DianeBlum, a certified oncology social worker.
The Briefs are available free of charge by calling the Cancer Care CounselingLine toll-free at 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673) from anywhere in theUnited States. Titles include:
Callers to Cancer Care can also receive one-to-one phone counseling,join a telephone support group, participate in educational teleconferenceson specific subjects, request other informational resources, or get referralsto local resources.