Resources for Living with Cancer

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I’m in the process of adding more resources and updating this list. Let me know if you see any broken links, if something’s missing or if you’d like more information about something.

Resources for Caregivers can be found HERE.

Resources for Supportive Friends can be found HERE.

If you’re a parent living with cancer, check out these resources.

Has a doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with terminal cancer? Check out this page.

Resources for Patients

Resources for Finding Support and Information

Resources for better sleepHaving trouble sleeping?
Tuck has created an in-depth guide to the latest research on sleep and cancer; the sleep-related side effects of common cancer treatments; and ways to get a better night’s sleep while dealing with daytime fatigue, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and other symptoms that patients with cancer might experience.
Check out the guide here:

National Cancer Information Center (NCIC)
A program of the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Information Center provides information and support to those facing cancer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trained cancer information specialists are available via phone, email or live chat, providing accurate, up to date cancer information to patients, family members, and caregivers and connecting them with valuable services and resources in their communities, including information on insurance, support groups, and other resources. they will match you up with the programs that will meet your specific needs.

Patient Navigator Program (Personal cancer guide)
The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program connects you with a patient navigator at a cancer treatment center. You can talk one-on-one with a patient navigator about your situation. This person will listen in your time of need. To learn more about this program, call:

National Cancer Institute’s Patient Publications

You can find downloadable resources as well as request publications to be mailed to you free of charge. There are also resources available for caregivers, family, and children.

National Cancer Legal Services Network offers referrals to free legal services programs so that people affected by cancer may focus on medical care and their quality of life.


An Adult Respite Program, North of the Tension Zone

Priceless 4 Purpose grants adults affected by cancer and undergoing active treatment in Minnesota up to 3 nights respite time at Mystic Views alone or with an adult loved one of their choosing, providing a peaceful, calm distraction, free of sights and sounds of a hospital room or doctor’s office at no charge. We understand the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis. It is for that reason that we provide our mission at no charge.

Our volunteer organization works tirelessly to support 100% of all requests for the Mystic Views adult respite program costs with grants and donations.

Mystic Views, “North of the Tension Zone” is a unique lodging facility tucked into the woods overlooking a natural lake. Nearby Gull Lake, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes offer many activities including snowmobile trails, cross-country ski trails, bike trails, State Forests, fishing, golfing, and unique downtown shopping, restaurants and much more.

Resources for Specific Cancers


Check out our page filled with links to resources for mesothelioma patients.

Lung Cancer:

Check out our page with resources and information for patients living with lung cancer.

Stage IV Cancer Support

Stronghold Ministry

A CANCER diagnosis can cause intense fear –
Stronghold Ministry helps take the fear out of cancer.

Are you or a loved one fighting cancer?
Have you just been diagnosed and looking for help?
Have you been battling for a long time and wanting to give up?

We understand and we can help! Our founders, Joe and Terri Fornear, have been through an intense Stage IV cancer battle with metastatic melanoma and Joe has been cancer free since 2003. The Lord was their Stronghold – holding on to them when they were too weak to hang on to Him. This is how we got our name.

“He only is my rock and my salvation, My Stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” – Psalm 62:6

Now, we want to be in your corner! Request our free spiritual gift basket! And let us know how we can pray and encourage you or your loved one. Sign up for our encouraging newsletter too!

Am I Missing Something?

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