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General Support Information

People Helping People (National Cancer Institute)
from "Taking Time: Support for People With Cancer and the People Who Care About Them"
Suggests ways in which cancer patients can seek and receive help from others. Discusses different sources of support: family and friends, other cancer patients, support groups, spiritual help, people in health care, people in the hospital and caregivers. [undated]

How to Find Resources in Your Community If You Have Cancer (NCI Cancer Facts)
Discusses types of services, how to locate them in your area, and how to get the most benefit from them. [8/05]

How to Find a Counselor (People Living With Cancer)
Discusses the benefits of counseling in reducing stress, improving coping and decision-making skills and increasing overall quality of life. Describes the different types of counselors (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pastoral counselors, among others) available and provides specific suggestions on how to locate counselors and counseling services in your community. [12/04]

The Cancer Survival Toolbox (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship)
Self-learning audio program available online or by ordering audiotapes via the online ordering form or by calling 877-866-5748. The program covers topics or skills that can help people meet the challenge of cancer, including communicating, finding information, solving problems, making decisions, negotiating, standing up for your rights and topics for older persons.


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