A cancer diagnosis is tough — hard to hear, hard to deal with. Thousands of questions spin through your head. What treatment will I have to go through? How do I find the right doctor? What about the cost of care? Am I going to live?
The US Oncology Network includes nearly 1,000 physicians and thousands of cancer care professionals ready to work with you. Each year, physicians in The US Oncology Network touch the lives of more than 750,000 cancer patients. From finding the right doctor, to managing your care, to finding your way through the maze of treatment options, we are dedicated to helping you fight your cancer and win. This section is designed to help guide you on your road to recovery. Here is what you’ll find:
Knowledge is power in this fight. We’ve gathered information about many types of cancer to help you learn more about your disease.
Once diagnosed, most patients want quick and easy access to cancer information. In this section, you’ll find:
• An overview of general cancer treatments
• Access to our Cancer Profiler Tool with treatment options for common cancer types
• Downloadable questions to ask your doctor about types of treatment
• Tips for talking to your family and friends about what’s going on
• Resources for finding and evaluating doctors and practices you can trust
Your First Appointment
You want to be prepared for your first appointment. In this section, you’ll find:
• An overview of what to expect during your first visit and what to take with you
• A guide to types of insurance to help you review your coverage
• A list of questions to ask at your treatment clinic about costs
• Tips for keeping track of all the information you’ll get during treatment
Managing Your Treatment
Cancer treatment is no picnic, but you can get through it. In this section, we’ve pulled together some help:
• Tips for dealing with side effects of your treatment
• Downloadable tools for keeping up with information during your treatment
• Information about how diet and exercise can help you in your fight
• A discussion of clinical trials
When you’re going through cancer treatment, few things are more encouraging than thinking about life after cancer. This section offers advice on getting back to normal and ways you can support others on their journeys.