Newly diagnosed?

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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? Here are some resources you'll need as you work with your doctor and care team on the right treatments for you.

Learn about your cancer

Read up about the most common kinds of cancer, or search our health encyclopedia.

Choose an oncologist

An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer. You want to feel comfortable with the people treating you. What should you look for?

female doctor examining testsExperience: How much experience does the doctor have with your type of cancer?

Communication: Can you and your doctor communicate clearly about your care?

Caring: Does your doctor and care team listen to and address your concerns?

Resources: Do your doctor and care team direct you to additional services?

Before choosing — or changing — an oncologist, visit their home pages, and ask other patients for recommendations.

Online services

We're there for you. With kp.org, you can view your medical record and request services, all from the comfort of your home:

In some cases, you can share your online health records with a family member, who can use kp.org for you.

Treatment options

Your treatment options depend on the kind of cancer you have, your general health, and more. Your doctor and care team will explain your treatment plan, but it can be a lot to take in, so here are resources to help:

Support

Comforting handsYou're not alone. Talk to a mental health professional or those who know what you're going through:

Find counseling and other mental health services.

Connect with support groups in your area.

Explore online cancer support groups.

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Reviewed by: Michael Russin, MD, February 2016
Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

© 2016 Kaiser Permanente

A shoulder to lean on

Find out about support groups, classes, and other services and online communities that can help you cope with cancer.

My health manager

Email your doctor's office, get test results, refill your prescriptions, and more, all from the comfort of your home.

Research and clinical trials

Learn about cancer research and clinical trials at Kaiser Permanente and other organizations.