Dealing with cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. Fortunately, there are many online communities and support programs available to provide advice and guidance during treatment. The American Cancer Society offers around 100 online groups led by oncology social workers, while CancerCare provides emotional support and practical advice. The National Cancer Information Center is available 24/7 to answer questions, and MyLeukemiaTeam is a free social network for those with leukemia.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often used as part of psychotherapy treatment plans, and virtual therapy through phone calls, video conferences, emails, and text messages can help close the gap for those seeking mental health support. Cancer Connect is another option that allows patients to interact with others being treated at the same center. Unfortunately, the NQTTCN doesn't include psychiatrists on the list, so if you need medication as part of your treatment, you'll have to look elsewhere. E-Therapy Cafe offers discounts, insurance reimbursements, and financial help to make online therapy more affordable and accessible. One piece of advice for cancer survivors is to never give up and have a strong desire to move on.
It's helpful to share experiences with others who have been in your place, but only your doctor can give you the best advice for your type of cancer and situation. Make a difference by being part of a passionate community of CSC supporters who help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.