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Family and Friends want to be helpful.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Attend medical appointment
  • Keep a medical record book
  • Handle the insurance and any financial needs
  • Be an advocate
  • Provide meals

 

Determine if you are eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits.

If you have esophageal cancer, you should automatically qualify for expedited benefits.

If you have stomach cancer, it will vary based on staging and other factors. This link will help identify whether you are eligible for expedited benefits.

Research your qualifications and apply by for benefits by clicking here.

 

Healthgrades.com is a helpful site to find doctors if you need second opinions.

 

Find a treatment facility you are comfortable with and where your doctor has privileges.

 

 

CaringBridge transforms your personal connections into a powerful community of support when it's needed most. Start a free CaringBridge website to share health updates with family and friends who care and want to help

 

 

CancerCompass website provides information and interaction with other people that have been touched by cancer. Join thousands of conversations about the cancer issues that matter to you. Whether you want to find answers, learn from others or offer your support, you’ll join a thriving community of more than 60,000 people who’ve been affected by cancer.

We also wanted to create one destination that provides you with what you need to make empowered and informed treatment decisions. In addition to community, you’ll find resources for the latest cancer information and news, interactive discussion forums, and tangible advice for every aspect of cancer care.

CancerCompass membership is free.

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