How We Can Help

During this challenging time, we want to highlight resources that could help support you and your loved ones. We've compiled CancerCare services and resources below, as well as reputable organizations for additional information.

Get Support Through Our Hopeline: 800-813-HOPE (4673)

  • Speak with our master’s-prepared oncology social workers who will provide support and resources to help you better cope with cancer, social distancing and the effects of the coronavirus.

    CancerCare Hopeline Hours:
    Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
    Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Join a Support Group

  • Support groups provide a meaningful way to connect with others while practicing social distancing.

    We offer online support groups led by oncology social workers. These groups meet through a password-protected message board platform. To join a group, you will need to complete our online registration process. Our online support groups are available to people residing within the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories).

    We also offer telephone and virtual support groups that are available to people in various locations. Please see our list for specific geographic requirements.

    View all of our support groups »

Listen to Our COVID-19 Workshops

  • The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer Connect Education Workshop includes:

    • Overview & Definition of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • What are the Symptoms of COVID-19
    • Review of Risk & Guidelines to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from the Coronavirus
    • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment
    • Follow-Up Care & Quality-of-Life Concerns
    • Self-Care Coping Tips to Manage Stresses of Coronavirus

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      The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer Connect Education Workshop includes:

    • New & Emerging Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    • Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19, including Risk Factors
    • Working with the Health Care Team to Minimize Your & Your Loved Ones Exposure to COVID-19
    • If Diagnosed with COVID-19, Discussing Treatment Options & Supportive Care
    • Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Goals of Care & Health Care Directives
    • Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19

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      The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Emerging Guidelines for People Living & Coping with Cancer Connect Education Workshop includes:

    • Effect of COVID-19 on People Living with Cancer

    • Where to Find Reliable Information Regarding this Pandemic & Its Treatment
    • How to Currently Protect Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19
    • Social Distancing, Masks & Gloves
    • Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments to Reduce Your Exposure to COVID-19
    • How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine/Telehealth - Appointments
    • Coping with “Self-Quarantine Fatigue”
    • Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives
    • How Might a Vaccine Work: Progress & Outlook
    • Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses - Related to COVID-19 & Cancer
    • Helping Children During this Pandemic
    • Self-Care & Stress Management Suggestions

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      You may also register for our November 16 Connect Education Workshop What We Now Know about COVID-19: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer.

Listen to Our Podcast Miniseries

  • We are featuring a five-part miniseries on our podcast, Cancer Out Loud, about the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on the cancer community. With tips from our oncology social workers, the miniseries will cover a wide range of related topics including mindfulness, speaking with your children about the pandemic and social distancing.

    Listen on our website or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

    View all Cancer Out Loud episodes »

Learn About Our Advocacy Efforts

  • Our advocacy efforts support and improve the lives of people affected by cancer and their loved ones. We are collaborating with many other cancer-related advocacy organizations to ensure that patients and caregivers who are affected by COVID-19 have their needs met.

    Learn more »


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