Solving Problems – Cancer Survival Toolbox®

Solving Problems Toolbox“Solving Problems” describes how to identify and follow the steps needed to solve a difficult situation in your life or daily activity.

After listening to this Toolbox program, you will be better prepared to:

  • Identify and define the problem
  • Gather information
  • Plan your action
  • Carry out your plan
  • Evaluate your plan and make necessary changes

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  1. Introduction
  2. Five Problem-Solving Steps
  3. Fertility Issues
  4. Talking to Family, Friends, and Co-Workers
  5. Cross-Cultural Issues
  6. Conclusion

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Additional Resources

Patient Advocate Foundation  |  (800) 532-5274
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides free mediation and arbitration services, direct financial assistance, and has case workers on staff who are trained to help patients navigate a large variety of issues.

CancerCare  |  (800) 813-4673
A national organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: including people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. Programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers free of charge. Counseling and some materials are available in Spanish.

Take ChargeTake Charge of Your Cancer Care

NCCS has made two simple tools to help patients on their journey: The Know Yourself Worksheet and Essential Questions to Ask Your Doctor. These tools encourage communication between patients and doctors and help patients better prepare for their appointments.
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TeamworkTeamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking With Your Doctor

Teamwork is a helpful booklet published by NCCS that aims to help cancer survivors better communicate with their physicians. Developed by cancer survivors and health care professionals, this booklet addresses the need for good communication and provides a list of sound, practical questions that patients can use when talking with their doctor.
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