Help Support CancerCare’s Free, Healing Hearts Camp!

April 17, 2015

CancerCare’s free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Check out our Indiegogo page to help us make this unique experience available to additional families!

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Improving Body Image During and After Cancer Treatment

April 16, 2015

For some, cancer and its treatment can cause significant physical changes to the body. These changes can affect a person’s body image and reduce their sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. To help people cope with these changes, CancerCare is partnering with Me-therapy, a free online resource for improving body image and managing physical changes associated with cancer.

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Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work Introduce the Handbook of Oncology Social Work

April 14, 2015

Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work applaud the publication of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer,” published by Oxford University Press.

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CancerCare Superstar Myron Shares His Story of Help and Hope

April 10, 2015

A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.

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Funds Now Available to Help People Afford Cancer Treatment Medications

April 6, 2015

The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even having health insurance doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to afford treatment. Do you or someone you love need help paying co-payments for chemotherapy and cancer medications? The CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people afford their co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment medications.

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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 3

April 2, 2015

The final episode of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” discussed recent advances in cancer treatment and covered a number of concerns facing people affected by cancer today. The episode talked about two important aspects of a person’s cancer experience: finding strong emotional support networks and navigating the financial challenges surrounding a cancer diagnosis.

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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 2

April 1, 2015

Part 2 of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” follows the intensifying search for a cure in the 1970s and ‘80s. The episode also explores the beginning of patient activism, and shows patients with cancer and their families becoming more involved in decisions about their treatment.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

March 31, 2015

A new, three-part documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” takes an interesting approach to the history of cancer. Instead of focusing only on scientific research or personal stories, the documentary shows how the two are deeply intertwined.

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Families Are Invited to Join the Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp

March 27, 2015

Registration is now open for families interested in spending a weekend at CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp, a free retreat for those coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer. The seventh annual camp will take place on June 5-7 at Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA. The camp combines fun activities such as swimming and horseback riding with therapeutic grief activities to provide emotional support.

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Financial Assistance Is Now Available for People Diagnosed with Melanoma or Lung Cancer

March 24, 2015

CancerCare now has national grants, generously funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, available for people diagnosed with metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer. The funds will cover travel expenses associated with treatment for those who are eligible.

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