When you face a life-threatening disease, learning about your treatment options can help you make informed choices about your health care. The treatment your doctor recommends will depend on your diagnosis, your disease status and other health factors specific to you.
The first step in learning about your treatment options is to ask your doctor questions. You may also want to talk to other doctors (get a second opinion). Different doctors may recommend different treatments. You can gather information from books, articles, the Internet and other people. Then you can discuss this information with your doctor.
Learn about transplant and other treatment options
If you have a blood-related cancer or other disease for which a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant (also called a BMT) is a treatment option, you may want to learn:
Be the Match® has a team dedicated to supporting patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Our patient services coordinators offer free, confidential, one-on-one support and financial guidance. We also offer free educational resources — DVDs, booklets, online tools and more. We can help you from the time you are diagnosed through your survivorship. Our goal is to help you get what you need, when you need it.
Our patient services coordinators are available between Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
- Inside the United States, call 1 (888) 999-6743. This call is toll-free in the United States.
- Outside the United States, call 1 (612) 627-8140. This call may have long-distance or international charges.
- You can also send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interpreters are available
If you need information in another language, we can help. You will need to say — in English — what language you speak. It will take four to eight minutes for an interpreter to join the call. Please stay on the line until you are greeted by the interpreter.