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Be Your Own Advocate

Guidebook for Patients

The Be Your Own Advocate (BYOA) Patient Guide is a free resource for patients and their families to help them navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The guide includes five sections: Your Healthcare Team and Treatment, Your Support System, Organizing & Planning Calendars, Insurance/Healthcare Benefits and Resources. 

The guide is available in English, Spanish, or Polish! Click the link below to download your free, interactive PDF. 

If you have questions or wish to receive a hard copy of the guide, contact the LLS patient advocacy, access and outreach team at (312) 651-7353 or


Thank you to this very generous sponsor whose support made this program possible.