What Is MyCancerJourney?
Data You Can Trust
survival estimates based on clinical outcomes obtained from over 500 cancer centers across the United States
real-world outcomes of others with the same diagnosis, clinical factors, demographic, and overall health as you
board certified patient navigators help the patients define their goals and preferences and select appropriate treatment options
How Does MyCancerJourney Work?
- Tell us about you. What is your diagnosis? What are your concerns? What are your preferences?
- Meet with a professional patient navigator to discuss your preferences and clarify your treatment options.
- Use this information to discuss with your care team and determine the best treatment option for you.
What Users Have to Say
"Cancer is a personal disease and each person’s cancer has its own individual traits. Knowing these traits and being able to get answers on how treatment might unfold opens the door for what patients really want...a map to guide them through a difficult time. MyCancerJourney is this map." "Large scale results like this are not available elsewhere, including through oncologists. I asked oncologists at two leading cancer centers in the US, ‘What are the statistics for each type of treatment compared to no treatment?’ Their answer was, ‘We only have data on the treatments.’" "I am a firm believer in patients advocating for themselves, educating themselves, and guiding their own medical treatment. I think there is a breakdown in communication between doctors and patients. Because most people have a severely limited scientific background, it is easy to be confused, intimidated and overwhelmed. There is no right answer for treating cancer, but having access to trusted information can empower patients to make treatment decisions that reflect their own values and best interests."
To empower cancer patients with actionable information tailored to their unique characteristics and clinical conditions to feel more confident in discussions with their care team, understand the available treatment options and make treatment decisions that best align with their personal goals.
Our Founder’s Story
In 2011 my father was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. The diagnosis was terrifying, and the treatment choices were complex, with profound quality of life and economic implications. My family trusted his physicians and valued their advice, but in the end, we were left with complex personal and emotional decisions with no right answer or positive outcome potential. We wanted to know how long he might live. How much longer if he obtained different treatments? What are the tradeoffs for the various options to the quality of his life? My family and thousands more facing similar issues needed answers to these questions to make an informed decision. Even though we were working with top centers, we could not obtain the personalized information we needed. In retrospect, my father made a sub-optimal treatment selection and died within a year, primarily due to treatment complications. This experience was the impetus for the creation of MyCancerJourney.
Is MyCancerJourney Right For Me?
You may be eligible for MyCancerJourney, if…
- You are actively enrolled with Surest Benefits
- You have been newly diagnosed with one of the following types of cancer:Breast, Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Colon/Rectal, Stomach, Pancreatic, Liver, Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Head & Neck, Thyroid, Lung
- You have not started treatment yet.
- This is not a recurring diagnosis.