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 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 an Online Support Group
Our online support groups provide a meaningful way to connect with others while practicing social distancing. Support groups are led by oncology social workers and are password-protected. 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).
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Apply for Financial Assistance for COVID-19
Assistance is available for people with cancer affected by COVID-19 in active treatment to help with costs including food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, home care and child care. Please call 800-813-4673 to apply.
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Listen to our COVID-19 Podcast
Our Connect Education Workshop The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer 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
- Questions for Our Panel of Experts
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Ask a Question About Coping With COVID-19 and Cancer
Speak With Your Children About COVID-19
Read Coping With Anxiety About the Coronavirus
Cope With the Impact of Social Distancing
Social distancing is the practice of maintaining six feet between individuals who do not otherwise have regular contact in order to reduce the rate of coronavirus infection. This is especially important for those with a cancer or other serious medical diagnosis who cannot afford further complications to their health. Though social distancing is critical to curbing the spread of the coronavirus, it can contribute to feelings of isolation, anxiety or depression. You may benefit from structuring your day with a schedule or including fresh activities and new skills. It’s also important to maintain social connections by calling, texting or video chatting friends and family. In addition to your existing network, you can also reach out to our oncology social workers through our toll-free Hopeline (800-813-4673) or join an online or telephone support group.
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Read COVID-19 Updates on Our Blog
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.
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Additional Informational Resources
- American Cancer Society's Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak
- American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s Coronavirus Resources
- Cancer.net's Common Questions About Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer
- Cancer.net's Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Google's COVID‑19 Information & Resources
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know
- World Health Organization (WHO)'s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public