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Cancer Insurance Checklist

pdf-homeFrom the Cancer Support Community, the Cancer Insurance Checklist is a valuable tool. It is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer. Click below to get the checklist:

Considerations / Training Guide Before Becoming an Autologous Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant Caregiver



  • The caregiver must be free from any illness or allergy.
  • Clean hands are a must at all times while around the patient.
  • When the patient wants to talk, be positive and supportive Continue Reading…


SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS (organized by type of cancer) We want to help you find what you need and we try hard to keep this information up to date, accurate, and current. Please let us know if you feel we should revise our list in any way by emailing us at QUICK INDEX (click to jump to specific cancer): Continue Reading…

Cancer Checklist

Checking this page could save your life!

Cancer Facts:

  • There is no type of cancer from which someone has not been cured!
  • There is no type of cancer for which there are no treatments!
  • Cancer is the most curable of all chronic diseases! Continue Reading…

A New Tool for Clergy to Help Cancer Patients

The diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic event for individuals and is usually the first time they realize their mortality. They are scared, out of control and need help. One of the first sources from whom they might seek help is the clergy. Because the diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence, this is an opportunity for the clergy Continue Reading…

Support – That Vital Ingredient

Cancer is a unique disease in many ways. One of them is that it affects the entire family and friends. Another is the fact that support is a vital factor in the recovery process. Therefore, this article is directed toward the family and friends of cancer patients. Continue Reading…

Searching for Support

Numerous clinical trials validate the benefits of a cancer support group. There is little doubt that individuals attending a support group live longer than those who do not. But even greater than that is the fact that those attending a support group have a substantially better quality life. And in my opinion, quality of life is the most important factor Continue Reading…

Stress Reduction Through Support Groups

An individual diagnosed with cancer today has slightly better than a 50% chance of being cured. Your goal must be to swing that pendulum as far toward 100% as possible. This must be your aim regardless of the statistics for your particular type of cancer. Continue Reading…


In 1985 we started the R. A. Bloch Cancer Support Center on the grounds of the University of Missouri-Kansas City based on work done by Harold Benjamin at his Wellness Community. Like everything else we do, it is totally free to all participants and donations are never solicited. Early in its infancy, Raymond and Anna Lou LaTurner sought help at the Center. Continue Reading…

HELP is Only a Phone Call Away

The trauma of being diagnosed with cancer is enormous. All of us who have been there know it. The questions that race through our minds, even while the physician is still trying to explain the situation, are unending. Will I die? Will I be an invalid? Will I have terrible pain? What do I tell my family? What do I tell my friends? How will I handle my work? Will I have to endure Continue Reading…

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