The CancerHawk Foundation today launched the — CancerHawk Navigator, the most comprehensive searchable database for patients, caregivers, advocates, social workers and others to quickly and easily connect with resources, information and assistance programs based on a specific cancer diagnosis, state of residence, age and gender.
The CancerHawk Navigator includes more than 40 categories of assistance, ranging from academic assistance and childcare, to fertility, lodging, nutrition and financial aid, to name a few. Users simply enter a zip code and diagnosis to begin a search for helpful national and local resources. As the search continues, users can narrow their search to generate more customized results based on the types of assistance needed. All information shared is confidential.
“There is a clear and present need to connect cancer fighters and their supporters with the information and resources they need to navigate their individual and evolving treatment and recovery needs,” said Robyn Stoller, CancerHawk Foundation’s founder.
According to Stoller, navigating cancer treatment does not need to be as challenging and confusing as the disease itself, something she knows first-hand. The CancerHawk Foundation was inspired by Robyn’s husband Alan who in 2009 decided to have what had been previously been diagnosed as a lipoma in his arm removed. It was not until it had been fully removed that the correct diagnosis of pleomorphic rhabdomysarcoma was found. By that time, the cancer had already metastasized to Alan’s lungs, and aggressive treatment had to begin immediately. One year after Alan was diagnosed, he passed away at the age of 47.
Although Robyn stumbled upon some useful resources during her journey, she came to learn that there was so much more help available than she ever knew existed. Knowing such information earlier could have been a game changer or at least made the process a little easier.
Since then, Robyn’s relentless discovery of knowledge has helped thousands of families meet their personalized financial, travel, support and survivorship needs. CancerHawk.com also is home to Stoller’s award-winning blog which offers the latest cancer-related news and research written in her signature no-nonsense style.
The CancerHawk Foundation makes cancer its prey by connecting cancer fighters and their supporters with the information and resources they need to navigate nearly every aspect of their individual and evolving treatment and recovery needs.
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