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Informed Decisions About Cancer Treatment

Pocket Cancer Care Guide

An iPhone app for patients and their family, friends and loved ones to quickly and easily build lists of practical questions used to guide conversations between you and your oncologist. Learn More

Teamwork: A Cancer Patient's Guide

Developed by cancer survivors and healthcare professionals, this booklet addresses the need for good communication and provides a list of sound, practical questions that patients can use when talking to their doctor. Learn More

Cancer Survival Toolbox®

An award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is a free, self-learning audio program that has been developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness. Learn More

Collaboration Among Care Providers

Policy Initiatives

NCCS works towards policy initiatives that improve the quality of cancer care, care coordination and cancer care planning. NCCS is engaged in a number of public policy initiatives aimed at providing all cancer patients the opportunity to be fully engaged in cancer care decision-making and management to ensure that cancer patients receive well-coordinated care that incorporates symptom management with active treatment. NCCS supports the development and communication of a personalized plan of care as a core element of quality cancer care and seeks reforms of the health care system to stimulate patient demand for such plans and to encourage health provider support for care planning. Learn More

From Cancer Treatment to Survivorship

Journey Forward

Journey Forward's custom-made Survivorship Care Plan Builder is available for use by any oncologist. In addition, Journey Forward offers an electronic Medical History Builder where patients can record their health history in a format that makes changes easy and avoids the need to fill out medical history forms repeatedly. Learn More

Cancer Advocacy

Some would say that, ideally upon a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening illness, a person would be provided a patient advocate. Unfortunately our society is far from using this model. Therefore, NCCS has developed materials, programs and skill-building tools to enable individuals and their supporters to become effective self-advocates. You can think of these as your advocacy tools as you begin your journey of survivorship. Learn More