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Coping with a cancer diagnosis

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It can be challenging dealing with a cancer diagnosis. See what resources city employees can access to help them navigate the process.

A cancer diagnosis can make you feel anxious, nervous, and uncertain about the future. During this time, you will need support. Here are few resources that can help you or a family member cope with a cancer diagnosis.


Your City of Houston Employee Assistance Program offers someone you can to talk and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.  The EAP offers six free sessions to employees and their household family members. Call 832-393-6510 or 855-378-7485 to speak with someone (TTY:711).


Your local YMCA has partnered with the LIVESTRONG Foundation to offer a small-group cancer survivorship program for those who are living with, through or beyond cancer.

Learn more about the program.


Cigna offers a variety of resources in their Wellness Library about cancer and related topics. From dealing with fatigue to various articles on different types of cancers, the library is filled with helpful information.

Learn more at

American Cancer Society in Texas

Texans living with cancer can get support managing their treatments and recovery through the American Cancer Society in Texas. You can find a list of resource referrals to help with free transportation, lodging and more.

Learn more at the American Cancer Society.

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