Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Triage Cancer provide?

Triage Cancer provides both in-person and online services in three areas:

  1. We host in-person and online educational events on a variety of cancer survivorship topics
  2. We provide speakers on a wide variety of cancer survivorship topics for educational events hosted by hospitals, cancer centers, community clinics, professional associations, cancer advocacy organizations, and other groups, through our Speakers Bureau. Triage Cancer speakers have spoken in a wide variety of settings.  Click here for past speaking events. We host educational events for patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and health care professionals.
  3. We also provide a myriad of online tools and resources, including Twitter and Facebook Chats, “Ask the Expert” calls, written educational materials (e.g., Quick Guides, checklists, manuals, etc.), international, national, and state resources, a chart of state laws, and a series of animated videos.

We also share cancer survivorship information and late-breaking news with the cancer community through our educational blog.

In addition, we host www.CancerFinances.org as a toolkit to navigate finances after a cancer diagnosis.

Does Triage Cancer have a hotline?

No, Triage Cancer does not provide a hotline. However, people can contact us with their questions. Our goal is to steer people towards the most appropriate resources – whether those are medical, financial, practical, legal, or other psychosocial care resources. If you are looking for a resource, a good place to start is the Resources section. We also recommend visiting www.CancerFinances.org, which is intended to guide you through some key topics that may impact your financial situation. By answering a series of questions, we will guide you to the information and resources most relevant to you. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or many years past active treatment, this site can help you navigate finances after cancer. Triage Cancer also hosts a weekly #AskTriage session on Facebook. Visit Triage Cancer’s Facebook page for more information.

Click here for more information about how Triage Cancer can help patients, survivors, and caregivers.

How can Triage Cancer help oncology health care professionals?

Health care professionals are often tasked with organizing educational events for their colleagues, patients, and caregivers. Triage Cancer makes this process easier for busy health care professionals by providing them with a single speaker for an educational event or multiple speakers on a variety of cancer survivorship topics through our Speakers Bureau. Triage Cancer can also provide event coordination and logistical support services for cancer survivorship educational events.

Additionally, many of the events that Triage Cancer hosts offer free continuing education units for health care professionals. For example, Triage Cancer has developed an Insurance and Finance Intensive for oncology health care professional on the health insurance, disability insurance, and financial issues facing patients and caregivers. In addition, Triage Cancer and Cancer and Careers offer a comprehensive  In-Service Training for oncology health care professionals, advocates, and human resources professionals on employment, health insurance, and disability insurance issues, to improve patient and caregiver access to valuable information about practical cancer survivorship issues.

Click here for more information about how Triage Cancer can support oncology health care professionals.

What do I need to do to have a Triage Cancer Speaker come to my event?

The first step is to complete the Speaker Request Form.  We will contact you to gather any additional details and determine if we are able to fulfill the request.  Because our speakers are all experts in their various fields, many have extremely busy schedules. Therefore, in order to have the best success for your request, we recommend that you submit your request as early as possible.

Do you charge for your services?

Triage Cancer does not charge for its services. However, some speakers request an honorarium and/or that their travel expenses are covered. Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis by each speaker.

I do not have a budget for my event, should I still submit a request?

Yes. We recommend that if you are hosting an event where attendees may benefit from hearing one of our speakers, that you complete a request form.  While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find a speaker that fits your needs, we will always try.

How can I join your Speakers Bureau?

Triage Cancer prides itself on offering speakers who are experts in their fields and who are also engaging presenters. Each speaker is carefully identified and vetted.  If you would like to apply to join the Triage Cancer Speakers Bureau, please submit an application here.

How do I order materials?

You can submit a material order form here.

How do I request a training for health care professionals?

You can complete a training request form here.

Why does Triage Cancer use the term “survivor?”

Triage Cancer has adopted the National Cancer Institute’s definition of cancer survivorship beginning at the time of diagnosis, and most descriptive of the services that we provide (from the point of diagnosis, throughout life). However, we certainly acknowledge and respect that there are different definitions of “survivor;” different perspectives on when “survivorship” begins, and very different feelings about the word, “survivor.”

Do you have a question that isn’t addressed here?  Email us at info@TriageCancer.org.