Basics

Here's the good news: If you need chemo as part of your cancer treatment and are feeling worried about what's to come, that's completely normal!

The better news: You don't have to go through chemo—or fight cancer—alone. Plenty of help is available. So sit down, make yourself comfortable and read this guide. It is written with you in mind and includes the most current information and advice that will help you get through this portion of your treatment. You'll get up to speed on what you need to know as you prepare for, undergo and complete your treatments. You'll also learn how to work effectively with your doctors and stay on your treatment schedule, the key to achieving successful results.

Get tips on how to thrive during treatment . . .


Chemo 101

Get the basics on what chemo is, how it works and what the treatments are actually like.

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What is Chemo?
Common Cancer Names
Your Chemo Care Team
Resource List
Questions for Your Doctor

 
Understanding Cancer Speak
Clinical Trials: Are They Right for You?
Top 10 Chemo Questions—Answered
"Cutting-Edge Science Saved My Life!"
What I Learned From My Chemo Team


Planning for Treatment

Of all the things you should know about chemo, here’s the most important one: It may be your single best chance to rid your body of all cancer cells. So getting and completing your chemo treatments on time, every time, is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Chemo Appointment Checklist
Your Personal Chemo 'Cocktail'
4 Ways to Stop Treatment Anxiety
Eat Right for Best Results
Preparing for the Completion of Chemo

 
4 Reasons to Get Organized
Chemotherapy: Staying on Schedule
Get Comfortable
Taking Control Over Cancer


Know Your Rights

A cancer diagnosis has personal implications—but it also has practical ones. How will your life change? How will you pay the bills? Who will help you? Fortunately, we can help you get the answers.

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On the Job
Your Rights During Treatment

 
Navigating the Insurance Maze