Resources

Important Links:

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Information on Service Related Disability Compensation & Pension Claims can be found by clicking on this link here: https://www.va.gov/disability/

American Cancer Society
Information on Health Insurance for military affiliated families facing cancer diagnoses can be found here: Healthcare for Military Affiliated families

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1 or visit the website to use the chat room option.

Stupid Cancer
Each year, 77,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. That’s one every eight minutes. Stupid Cancer’s mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
The CDMRP originated in 1992 via a Congressional appropriation to foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders-the American public, the military, and Congress.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.  Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. For more information on how to get involved in cancer related public policy, click this link: What is Public Policy and How Do I Get Involved?