In Treatment

Now that you are receiving treatment—surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy—you may have questions like these.counseling

  • How do I deal with this fatigue, pain, skin reaction?
  • What long-term effects might I have from treatment?
  • How do I talk to family and friends who are emailing me all sorts of “cures” and articles?
  • How do I manage anxiety before my CT or PET scan?
  • How do I keep life as normal as possible?
  • What questions should I be asking my doctors?

We can help your time in treatment be less stressful, for free. Contact us.

How We Can Help

Educate You.

Our oncology nurse navigators can provide information about how to manage side effects, what to expect during and after treatment, and how to communicate with your healthcare team. They can also talk with family, children, and friends to help them to better understand your disease and treatment.

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Support You Emotionally.

Our oncology therapists, at no cost, can provide options to manage anxiety, reduce stress, and maintain your emotional health. They can help you communicate better with those you love, build a network of support, address questions on sexual health, and find a balance between your treatment life and your real life.

Thinking medication might help your mood? Ask your physician or one of our therapists for a referral to our psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist. All major healthcare plans are accepted.

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Empower & Connect You.

Learn what you need to know about your cancer, treatment, healthy living, and stress management—and connect with others—in our programs, classes, and groups.

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Discover What We Offer For

As you manage your cancer, please explore these resources for help. And remember, you can always call on Life with Cancer for help with medical and emotional issues…


  • Cancer and Careers: Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
  • Caring Bridge: Helps you manage communication and conserve energy.
  • Genito-Urinary Multi-Disciplinary D.C. Regional Oncology Project (GUMDROP): A non-profit based in the Washington DC Metro area that was organized to enhance patient outcomes through greater cancer clinical trial awareness. The GUMDROP website,, provides a central location to learn more about dozens of current clinical trials that apply specifically to prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.
  • Imerman Angels: Can connect you with an individual in a similar situation.
  • Lotsa Helping Hands: Manages offers of assistance and helps get your needs met.
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI): The federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training, NCI supports a national network of cancer centers. It shares information on cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care, and survivorship and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. World-renowned experts from NCCN Member Institutions diagnose and treat patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and are recognized for dealing with complex, aggressive, or rare cancers. NCCN programs offer access to expert physicians, superior treatment, and quality and safety initiatives that continuously improve cancer care.

“Thanks for sharing your knowledge/expertise of chemo, radiation, side effects, nutrition and treatment in general. From a patient point of view, it sure helps to having accessibility to care providers like yourself and the wonderful program of Life with Cancer. We are so blessed to have you all.”


Unsure where to start? Contact us today, and we can help you along your journey.