Individual counseling is often helpful during a patient’s cancer journey. We offer 6-10 individual counseling sessions, which are conducted by our graduate interns under the supervision of our licensed clinical staff. Before receiving counseling, we request that people asking for individual, family or couples counseling attend an Orientation/Welcome Meeting and at least three weekly group meetings before beginning individual counseling.
Open to Options
Making a decision about cancer treatment can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Important decisions need to be made about treatment for new or recurrent cancer as well as ending treatment. Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One proven strategy for getting the most out of your visit is to be as prepared as possible. Having a written list of questions can help you feel more organized and comfortable in asking the questions you need to have answered as you work together with your doctor to make a decision about which treatment is right for you.
If you want help coming up with a list of questions to ask your health care team, consider using CSC’s Open to Options® program. Click here for more information.
Cancer Support Helpline – 888-793-9355
The Cancer Support Helpline is staffed by counselors and resource specialists who have extensive years of experience helping people affected by cancer. All services are provided in English and Spanish. Operates Mon-Fri, 6am-6pm PST. For more information, please click on the link above or call 888-793-9355.
As part of the added support people might need due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, CSC’s Helpline will remain open Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST.
My Life Line
Easily connect with your friends and family to organize your own personal community – privately and securely. And connect to others like you for support and sharing on our discussion boards. For more information please visit www.MyLifeLine.org.
Free Housing for Patients Traveling for Cancer Treatment – CSC & Airbnb Collaboration
In March of 2019, Airbnb announced a strategic partnership with the Cancer Support Community. Through this collaboration, the Airbnb community will provide free housing for cancer patients and caregivers, provided they meet certain geographic and income criteria. Please call the CSC Airbnb Helpline at 877-793-0498 to learn more and to apply for the program.
Cancer Experience Registry
The Cancer Experience Registry is an opportunity for any adult touched by cancer to share their experience so that others may learn. This online survey captures several parts of the patient and caregiver experience including physical, emotional, social, practical, and financial aspects of cancer. Doctors, nurses, researchers, policymakers, and others in the health care field use the findings in this report to help improve the cancer care journey. Please click the link above for more information.
2020 Cancer Experience Registry Report
The 2020 Cancer Experience Registry Report describes general findings among patients with any cancer type, findings among patients living with specific cancers, and findings among caregivers. Click here for some key highlights.