Get Organized

Get Organized

When you are going through cancer treatment, it can be easy to become disorganized. Frequent doctors appointments, multiple medications, and social commitments can be forgotten if you don't keep on top of them. While missing a lunch date with a friend won't harm you, missing your medication or a doctor's appointment can definitely effect your health, so it's vital to find a method of organization.

We share practical information on what to expect from the cancer experience and tools to help you navigate and manage cancer care.

MANAGING TREATMENT

  • Apple iPhone/iPod Apps-  These iPhone apps are perfect for managing and organizing your medical information and personal life. (coming soon).
  • Treatment Journal - Alex's Lemonade Stand is happy to provide families of children with cancer a free treatment journal. The journal includes a treatment tracker section, symptoms and side effects section, appointment schedule section, questions for healthcare provider section, personal notes and thoughts section, and a calendar section.  Order it here.
  • No Way Can It Be- A guidebook for young adults (and teens) facing cancer.  Written by Doung Ullman, cancer survivor and his mother, Diana as a resource for people from initial diagnosis through survivorship.  You can download or order a free copy here.

Clinical Trials

  • Guidebook - This guide from the National Cancer Institute will help you to look for a cancer treatment clinical trial that might benefit you.
  • Clinical Trial Matching Service (powered by EmergingMed) - assists cancer patients and their families in locating treatment options. Patients are pre-screened for clinical trials by completing a disease-specific questionnaire about their diagnosis and treatment history. Clinical Trial Specialists guide each caller through the matching process over the phone or follow up with web visitors who begin the process online. Visit www.emergingmed.com.