Personalized Cancer Support Resources at Your Fingertips

April 21, 2022

If you or a loved one is affected by cancer, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. You may wonder, “What are my treatment options?” and “How do I plan for the cost of care?” If you are a caregiver, you might be unsure about what to do first, or how you can best support your loved one. During the treatment process and beyond, patients and caregivers must continue to navigate many important questions and concerns about their care.

First and foremost, know that you are not alone. Support is available. Here at CSC, we offer a variety of resources to help you learn about your cancer diagnosis and the different treatment options available. We also provide tips to help you or a loved one cope with cancer, make treatment decisions, manage healthcare costs, and more.

We know this is a difficult time for you. So, we’ve introduced a way for you to easily access the resources you need, anytime, anywhere. Keep reading to learn about Launchpad, our online tool that allows you to create a personalized dashboard with guides, videos, tips, and other educational resources — all designed to help you regain control and become an active member of your healthcare team. Launchpad is useful for anyone impacted by cancer, no matter where you are in your journey.

 

What is Launchpad?

Launchpad is a simple, 4-question survey you can take right from your phone, computer, or tablet. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete. You can skip questions, too. However, the more questions you answer, the more tailored your resources will be.

After you complete the survey, you will arrive at your personalized dashboard. Based on your survey responses, you will find a collection of resources to help you navigate a specific stage of your (or your loved one’s) journey:

  • A new cancer diagnosis
  • Cancer treatment
  • Cancer survivorship
  • A cancer recurrence

"Support is so vital and one component, out of many, that helps me cope."
— Nancy, cancer survivor

Where can I find Launchpad?

You will find Launchpad at the top of our homepage and on several other pages throughout our website. Look for the question “Are you seeking help for yourself or a loved one?” Choose “Myself” or “A loved one” to get started.

CSC's online survey to create a personalized dashboard with cancer support resources asks if you are seeking help for yourself or a loved one

Can I return to my dashboard?

Absolutely — just be sure to save your dashboard; otherwise, you will not be able to view it later. To save your dashboard, just click on the Save Your Dashboard button in the top left side of the webpage. You will need to enter your email address and some basic information. Then you can return to your dashboard as often as you need to.

“I am very grateful to the amazing work of the Cancer Support Community for providing me with confidence and knowledge… My advice — take full help from this to become positive and maintain quality [of] life.”

—  Ramana, cancer survivor

Can I update my preferences as things change?

Yes. In fact, we recommend that you do update your preferences when things change. This ensures you are receiving resources that address your current needs. Simply click the Update My Preferences button on your dashboard. We recommend that you update your information when you:

  • Begin receiving cancer treatment
  • Complete cancer treatment
  • Experience a cancer recurrence
  • Face a new cancer diagnosis

You can also update your areas of interest. After you update your preferences, your dashboard will be refreshed with relevant resources to support your current needs and interests.

“Just hang in there. We are not alone."

— Tammy, cancer survivor

No matter where you or your loved one may be with a cancer experience, Launchpad offers relevant information to empower you. In a few simple steps, you’ll gain access to personalized resources at your fingertips so that you can navigate your journey with knowledge, confidence, and hope.

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