Spotlight on Mental Health
Depression impacts up to 1 in 4 cancer patients, and anxiety affects nearly as many patients and survivors. Caregivers are also at risk for substantial distress. To help bring these critical issues to the forefront, we're introducing "Spotlight on Mental Health," a blog series that will examine the unique mental health concerns and needs of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers. The series will also explore challenges to accessing mental healthcare and share ways we are working to close the gap so that people can receive the cancer support they need to thrive.
Worried About Cancer Costs? We Offer Free Financial Navigation & Support
Cancer treatment costs and other financial stressors can weigh heavy on cancer patients and their families. Many people are not sure where to turn for guidance. Our Cancer Support Helpline offers free financial navigation for people impacted by cancer. Read our blog to learn how our Financial Navigators can help ease your distress about cancer costs.
Lessons Learned: The Importance of Self-care When Caregiving
In 2007, Kelly unexpectedly became a caregiver when her husband, Justin, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. "At 27 years old and having been married for only 3 months, I felt completely unequipped to take on the title of caregiver," she writes. "I was just getting used to being a 'Mrs.' and signing a new last name. Life was supposed to just be beginning for Justin and me." Keep reading to learn more about Kelly's story and some vital lessons she learned that are important for every caregiver to know.
Spotlight on Mental Health: Let’s Talk About Cancer Support and Why It’s Critical
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Factor in the stress of a cancer diagnosis, and the numbers become even more concerning. To help address these urgent concerns, we’ve been busy expanding our support programs and services with new, innovative offerings. We share more in this blog, which kicks off a new series on mental health and cancer.