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Get Support During Treatment for Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin

Dealing with your feelings is often easier as you learn more about your disease. Getting support from others can help, too. Doctors, nurses, and other members of your healthcare team can answer your questions. Talk with friends and family or others who have had cancer. Meet with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy. Many cancer patients attend support groups. There, they share what they’ve learned about cancer and its treatments. Here are some ways you may find support:

  • Talk with a nurse or social worker at your hospital or clinic. They may be able to suggest a local or national group. Groups may offer emotional support and information. They may also provide financial aid, transportation, home care, or other services.

  • Call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service. The phone number is 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). They have information on resources.

  • Call the American Cancer Society. The phone number is 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345). This nonprofit group helps patients and their families.