New Patient Checklist

The RIS New Patient Checklist provides suggestions for newly diagnosed sarcoma patients.

circle_check2_navyResearch Doctors, Hospitals and Targeted Cancer Centers

Seek an opinion from a sarcoma center or doctor who has considerable experience treating sarcoma cancers. Sarcoma can be very different from other cancers in how it responds to treatment. Therefore it is wise to seek the opinion of someone who is experienced in treating this specific form of cancer. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyFind a Personal Advocate

Find a personal advocate or someone whom you trust to carry out your wishes and provide emotional support for you throughout your treatment.   This can be a friend, loved one, or co-worker. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyResearch Your Particular Sarcoma Cancer

Research sarcoma cancers and the particular sarcoma you may have been diagnosed with. More then five dozen different types of sarcoma have been identified, so it is important to understand the particular sarcoma for which you have been diagnosed. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyJoin the RIS Support Network

Join the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation Support Network. The Network is designed to provide increasing resources and support for sarcoma patients, survivors and loved ones particularly in the Upper- Midwest. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyGet Local Support

Remember you are not alone in dealing with sarcoma, be sure to take advantage of any support systems in your community. Rein in Sarcoma (RIS) hosts several events throughout the year in the Twin Cities to support sarcoma patients and loved ones. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyCommunicate with Family and Loved Ones

At times like this it is often really important to let your loved ones know of your situation. You,  a loved one or trusted friend can be asked to post how you are doing through on line applications such as Facebook or Caring Bridge. family, friends, and others who may want to help. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyPeer to Peer Sarcoma Network

The Peer-to-Peer Network wide consists of individuals affected by sarcoma – Survivors, Caregivers and Loved ones, from across the country, who wish to correspond with others in the sarcoma community. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyJoin the Association of Cancer OnLine Resources (ACOR)

ACOR logoJoin the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) sarcoma list serve and open up dialogue with other sarcoma patients, survivors, and family members concerning treatment options, diagnosis, helpful advice, and emotional support. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyConsider Fertility Options

If possible, consider fertility options before treatment. A sarcoma diagnosis often requires immediate action, and treatments can affect the patient’s fertility. If fertility is an important to you, bring it up with your doctor. read more…

 

circle_check2_navyNutrition – Take care of yourself

Research cancer-fighting diets and optional minerals and supplements. Talk about these options with your doctor or dietitian. read more…

circle_check2_navyRead Relevant Books

Read relevant books: medical, science, support, inspirational, religious, spiritual, complementary (mind/body), informational, and dietary. read more…

circle_check2_navyTips for working with your Medical Team & Just who are They?

You have and will interact with many medical providers in your sarcoma journey. Here are useful tips from others who have shared your journey. read more…