Cancer Support Helpline

1-888-793-9355 or via live chat

Staff is available to provide cancer counseling for patients and their loved ones who are struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis. Our Cancer Support Community trained professionals can be reached:

  • Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST
  • Saturday – Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST

My LifeLine

Because community is stronger than cancer.

The easy way to keep everyone important to you informed of your cancer journey all at once. Easily organize your own personal online cancer support community, privately and securely. With MyLifeLine you can document your cancer journey, coordinate schedules, and generally ensure those you want in the know are aware of your cancer treatment and cancer support needs. Also, connect with others diagnosed with cancer for support and sharing. MyLifeLine is free, secure and confidential. Learn more here.

Cancer Experience Registry

Your cancer experience can inspire change.

The Cancer Experience Registry allows those adults touched by cancer to share their experience so that others may learn. This online survey captures several elements of the patient and caregiver experience including the physical, emotional, social, practical, and financial aspects of cancer. Doctors, nurses, researchers, policymakers, and others in the health care field use these findings to help improve the cancer care journey for those that come after.  Share your experience on the registry here.

2020 Cancer Experience Registry Report now available  

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.

Open to Options®

Let’s Talk Treatment Options – find the treatment that’s right for you

You or a family member have been diagnosed with cancer. Which cancer treatment is right for you and your family? Cancer Support Community’s Open to Options™ program prepares you to get the most out of each doctor’s visit, as you talk openly and from a place of preparation as you collaborate with your health care team about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. In a brief one-hour session, an Open to Options™ specialist can help you develop a personal list of questions and concerns to explore with your doctor and to develop the best cancer treatment plan for you. Learn more here.

Find a Clinical Trial 

Any time you or a loved one need treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to consider. Learn about clinical trials and then speak with your doctor to decide if clinical trials are right for you.

External Resources 

Beyond the help for cancer patients and caregivers available on our website, the national Cancer Support Community website has an extensive list of external resources to help provide support during your cancer journey. Cancer resource services include:

  • Advocacy
  • Caregivers
  • Children’s Services
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Counseling and Emotional Support
  • Covid-19
  • Culturally Specific
  • Fertility
  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Education
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Inherited Cancers
  • Legal Assistance
  • Medical Information
  • Nutrition and Food
  • Patient Education
  • Prevention and Detection
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Referrals
  • Research
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Survivorship
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Young Adult