they gave me a manual. it's actually called "Cancer: 101." they probably thought about calling it "Cancer for Dummies," but decided against it. it's in a three-ring binder--not the depressing 8 1/2" x 11" size, but the cute 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size, in clear plastic and apple green, and comes with a matching organizer for keeping all your notes and receipts and doctors' cards in a place where you can find them, other than smashed in the bottom of your purse where mine are.
this is concerning. i have always been able to manage my life out of the bottom of my purse.