Cancer Helpline: Cancer Support

There are many different types of cancer, capable of developing practically anywhere on your body, some more aggressive and severe than others. Regardless of the type, learning that you or a loved one has cancer is never an easy thing to experience and should not be something you have to face alone.

Adjusting to all the new issues and complications that come with a cancer diagnosis can be extremely difficult and overwhelming. It is common for new cancer patients to experience emotional and physical side effects. Therefore, it is essential to make sure you have a reliable and secure support system to help you through this journey. Many individuals, either battling cancer themselves or caring for a loved one with cancer, can find strength and inspiration through cancer support groups online.

Share your own experiences about managing cancer or learn more about the challenges and successes others have experienced. The ExtendaTouch cancer helpline will enable you to connect with actual people who face the same everyday experiences and challenges. ExtendaTouch is entirely free and is packed full of stories, friendly advice, and resources that can help you feel part of a positive cancer network. All types of people gather to share resources and opportunities that can help everyone live their best life while providing care for their loved ones.

How can ExtendaTouch help me?

The ExtendaTouch helpline consists of unpaid family caregivers across the entire U.S. ExtendaTouch provides online tools for its members to share information and support; perhaps even current news about:

  • Cancer caregiver support
  • Coping strategies for various cancer treatments
  • Managing symptoms and side effects
  • Therapy and treatment options
  • Maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle

You can feel safe expressing yourself or reading about your most pressing questions about the many types of cancer. ExtendaTouch is here to assist you in meeting other family caregivers who can share helpful cancer advice online. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Gina
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a female
Lyfmya
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
Shirley
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
Janjan
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a female
jll
My mother had cancer in various parts of her body. I don't have a lot of specific information because I was very young when she first became ill. I'm better qualified to speak to what it was like to grow up in that environment.
I care(d) a total of 25 years for a female
ttatum
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a female
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
I cared for my sister who had breast cancer for five years. It metastasized throughout her body. I cared for my dad, who had pancreatic cancer, and lived just one month after his diagnosis.​ Being an advocate and gently attending to their needs made me proud. It was amazing to me how being positive and remembering all the good years made such a difference in my thinking.
I care(d) a total of 6 years for a malefemale
Swimgirl
I care(d) a total of 20 years for a malefemalenon-binary
martywolf1
My father started his cancer journey when I was twenty five. He was first diagnosed with lung cancer and then metastasized to his brain. My mother did not drive so I took him to his radiation therapies and doctor appointments during his eighteen month cancer journey. This journey was my first experience dealing with cancer. My sister also had ovarian cancer that she battles for seven years. She has lots of medical challenges that started in her forties when she was diagnosed type two diabetes.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
sgchambers
I was the primary caregiver for a male patient with tonsillar cancer. His treatment was M-F (daily) radiation, and the symptoms were super-challenging. There are *many* mitigation strategies to the painful radiation's effects on the soft tissue of the throat and mouth. We tried a *ton* and ultimately, found those that work particularly well for that ear (mouth and throat).
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male