At Cancer Sherpa, we partner with you to chart the course of your individual healthcare journey and advocate for you until you are able to advocate for yourself.
Order diagnostic tests
Refer to a teaching hospital for follow-up tests and, if necessary
What prompted you to see your physician?
Who made the cancer diagnosis?
Are you confident in your physician and their findings?
Locate and help contact top oncologists and surgeons specializing in your cancer type to review your primary diagnosis
Facilitate further diagnostic testing if necessary
Evaluate and discuss differences in diagnoses and prognoses and how they inform treatment and trial options
Collate and evaluate all potential treatment and trial options based on prognostic data and outcomes
Set short and long-term expectations
Routine Tests and Scans
Locate where to meet each team member for requisite appointment
Locate a medical center and specialists who can efficiently and effectively treat your cancer and pre-existing condition
Assist in coordinating physician and treatment appointment to minimize your in/outpatient at the hospital
Assist in establishing a support network, starting with us!
Assist in negotiating a modified work and/or school schedule to accommodate treatment
Assist in negotiating a modified work schedule to accommodate treatment
Assist in negotiating a modified school schedule to accommodate treatment of a child or adolescent patient
How and what to tell the people in your life
Transportation and accompaniment to/from/at physician appointments and treatments
General assistance with transportation/carpool in daily life
Meal/grocery preparation and delivery
Exercise and activities that get you safely out of the house to move and have some fun
Acupuncture/massage/physical therapy/pain management
Certified trainers specialize working with cancer patients
Individual and family therapy
Delivery/removal of medical bed, installation of safety handles/bars, medial alert call system, etc.
In-home full or part-time nursing support
In-home palliative care
Part-time tasks and errands assistant
Wig purchase and care
Understand your coverage
Appealing insurance coverage decisions
Buy additional coverage
Negotiate with employer/insurance provider for additional coverage
Understanding cancer costs and expenses
Treatment/trial payment plans
Short and long-term financial planning post-diagnosis
Medical Power of Attorney
Financial Power of Attorney
Legal Guardianship of Minor(s)
Last Will and Testament
Assist in establishing a short, and long-term follow schedule
Dietary Modifications/Nutrition Plan
Psychotherapy/Survivor Support Group