MyLifeLine.org was created to connect cancer patients and caregivers to their family, friends, and others like them for social and emotional support. Today, more than ever, we recognize how important community can be. We are here for you. Join us here or call our helpline: 888-793-9355.
What Cancer Patients, Families and Caregivers need to know about COVID-19
Live Phone Chat Hotline:1-800-227-2345. Programs & Services in your area. Watch this video series to learn how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges that come during cancer treatment and beyond, and find inspiration in the experiences of other survivors.
The Cancer Hope Network has resources both online and live, creating hope for adults facing cancer one conversation at a time: 877-467-3638
Free online cancer support and caregiver support groups (intake required)
Cancer Support Group via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 6-8 pm. Caregiver Support Group via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6-8 pm. To schedule an intake, please email
Nancy L. Gaulin Private Practice, LLC or call:617-584-5426.
The mission of Survivor Journeys™ is to provide social, emotional and educational support services to cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. Survivor Journeys™ is affiliated with Springfield Medical Associates’ Primary Care Cancer Survivorship Program.
In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. Resources added daily.
East Coast Mindfulness offers FREE meditation sessions every Thursday, 12:10 – 12:50PM US Eastern Time. Use the link below to register once for this free offering, after which you will be emailed a Zoom link so that you can participate. All are recorded for use at a later time.
This FREE app offers one minute breathing exercises taken from Dr. Jud’s award-winning behavior change programs. You will build mindfulness, calm and focus as well as and be supported in accessing a mindful state when you need it — in the midst of a busy day, or a quiet moment at home. Dr. Jud is an addiction psychiatrist and expert in mindfulness training for habit change.
For iOS For Android
Are you anxious about the coronavirus, or COVID-19? If so, you’re not alone. The uncertainty about how serious it will be and the downstream impact contribute to the “social contagion” of coronavirus anxiety. We see sensational stories in the media and share them with others, driving fear to extreme levels.
Dr. Jud has a helpful video to support you during this time and beyond. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.
Apply for a grant from the Randi Friedman Wellness Program and receive a 6-month membership to enjoy the meditation app CALM
UMass Memorial Health Care offers resources to teach you a wide range of mindfulness skills aimed at enhancing concentration, resilience and well-being in the challenging environment of health care with their Mindfulness in Action program.
The Mindfulness Center at Brown offers evidence-based training for individuals and business leaders and their organizations, including schools, hospitals, law firms, for profit and not-for-profit companies. Join the Community Mindfulness Sessions online or by phone.
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours.
From Newsies to Sweeney Todd, Playbill is running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them online.
The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook
Google Arts & Culture has hundreds of museums and galleries across the worlds to tour online.
Free Streamed Concerts from Wingmore Hall in London
MyBCTeam is a social network and online support group for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. MyBCTeam gives you the easiest way to find the best team of breast cancer providers and peers who are living with or have survived breast cancer. Share with others like you, and learn from their experience.
Anyone impacted by a diagnosis of cancer knows that the sense of isolation, loss of control, feelings of helplessness, the desire to connect, and even celebrate good news. The Living Room provides a place where anyone impacted by cancer can find support, education and hope. Connect through more than 20 cancer message boards, including a space for teens impacted by cancer.
What We Talk About, created by the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, is intended to be a place where the community of people, both ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ the hospital can come to read, write, and think about the terms that connect to cancer.
GRYT Health is an award-winning, mobile app-based social community founded by cancer survivors and caregivers who wanted to create a more human approach to helping people live on their own terms. The GRYT app is an award-winning mobile app that provides instant, anonymous peer support and tailored information to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, medical professionals, researchers and advocates
iCancerHealth helps patients, their caregivers and medical teams to share information more easily. Free and easy-to-use, the app can be downloaded on your computer, tablet and phone. Manage medications; Track & report symptoms to your doctor; Reach out and connect with other patients; Involve your caretaker(s); Store and share medically relevant information; Record changes in your overall health; Access resources and information from Cancer Hope Network Click HERE. for to sign up for your free account.
PatientsLikeMe is a for-profit company, but not one with a “just for profit” mission. We follow four core values: putting patients first, promoting transparency (“no surprises”), fostering openness and creating “wow.” We’re guided by these values as we continually enhance our platform, where patients can share and learn from real-world, outcome-based health data. We’ve also centered our business around these values by aligning patient and industry interests through data-sharing partnerships. We work with trusted nonprofit, research and industry Partners who use this health data to improve products, services and care for patients.
MyHealthTeams creates social network for chronic condition communities. We believe that when you or a loved one are diagnosed with a disease, it should be easy to connect with people just like you, who can share their experiences, and help you discover the best people around to help you.
Online Support Groups Through CancerCare:
- Healing with Words — A Therapeutic Writing Group
- LGBT Caregiver Support Group
- Men With Cancer Support Group
- Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group
Read this report by The National Alliance for Caregiving entitled:
“Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving.”
My Cancer Coach, developed in partnership with BreastCancer.org and Fight Colorectal Cancer, is a free mobile tool, designed for cancer patients, to provide specific information about personalized cancer treatment options and to help manage your cancer journey. The Cancer Coach provides breast and colon cancer patients with treatment information specific to their diagnosis, includes calendar, note-taking and audio-recording functions, and has a glossary of terms as well as links to additional resources.
CaringBridge connects you with the support of friends and family when its needed most.CaringBridge for iPhone/iPad makes it simple: create a website, visit a friend’s page, add updates or encouraging notes, and share your story. For iPhone and Android.
Get easy-to-use tools to help you plan and manage care – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond – provided by Cancer.Net. Brought to you by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). iTUNES/ APPLE or Goolge Play or Amazon Intuitive, on-the-go tools keep track of questions, symptoms, medications, appointments, and health care providers, allowing you to: •Get Information •Record Questions • Log Medications • Track Symptoms • Appointments • Providers.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship has created the Pocket Cancer Guide. Browse hundreds of questions in categories relevant to stages of your cancer diagnosis. Build lists of questions to use when speaking with your doctor/nurse. Record and playback answers; link appointments; explore extensive glossary to learn more about terminology. For iPhone