Cancer Resources & Information
Cancer is a disease that causes some cells to grow out of control. It can develop anywhere in the body and is named for the part of the body where the cancer began. For example, cancer that begins in the lungs is called lung cancer even if it has metastasized to other parts of the body. Life expectancy for patients with cancer depends on a number of factors including the type of cancer, how soon treatment begins, how well the type of cancer responds to treatment, how the cancer has spread, and how well the body can tolerate treatment. The resources for cancer patients and families below provide helpful information, guidance, and support. Palliative care can help patients with cancer manage side effects and navigate cancer treatment, while hospice care can help patients nearing end of life manage pain, discomfort, and stress caused by the illness.
- Diet and Nutrition for Cancer Patients
- Cancer Hospice Eligibility Criteria
- Palliative Care: Navigating Cancer Treatment
- Cancer Hospice Information for Healthcare Professionals
In addition to the expert advice on cancer above, here are some hospice and palliative care financial resources for cancer patients:
Community resources for cancer patients near you.
While there are many different national cancer resources available to patients and their families, there may also be local resources, both at the city and state level. These resources include help for caregivers, food programs like Meal on Wheels, in-person and online meet-ups and support groups, and more. We recommend you do further research to see what cancer information and resources are available in your area. You can also explore the Crossroads website here to find services in your state.
Cancer resources for families.
Whether you are the caregiver of someone with cancer, or simply a loved one of a patient, the situation can cause significant stress. The following cancer expert advice and information can help caregivers and family members who are supporting their loved one with cancer.
- American Cancer Society
- National Cancer Institute
- Crossroads Caregiver Resources
- Benefits CheckUp
- Eldercare Locator
- Caring Bridge
- National Alliance for Caregiving - Resources
- Crossroads Grief Support
Additional cancer resources and advice.
If you would like more information on cancer resources for families, including patient care, and comfort care options, you can contact Crossroads 24/7. We are available by email, phone, or live chat to answer any questions you may have.
Browse additional cancer hospice and palliative care resources below:
- Lung Cancer Services
- Terminal Cancer: Making the Transition to Hospice
- Signs of Late-Stage Skin Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Supporting Men with Breast Cancer
(Please note that Crossroads does not endorse any of the organizations linked above. Patients and their families should conduct their own research before making any healthcare decisions.)